Metroid Dread Includes a Secret Boss Death Just for Sequence Breakers

Players have discovered a sequence-breaking moment in Metroid Dread that allows you to instantly defeat one of its early bosses if you find one of Samus’ upgrades earlier than intended.

SPOILERS AHEAD for Metroid Dread

In Metroid Dread, Samus once again runs into the space pirate monstrosity known as Kraid. It’s one of the earlier boss fights and features two phases that will test your skill in the game up to that point. However, if you are able to go a bit out of your way to obtain the Grapple Beam and then the Morph Ball Bombs, you can dispatch this giant lizard in the blink of an eye.

As shown by @Glaedrax on Twitter, Samus can destroy a part of the wall to the left with her Morph Ball Bombs and enter that part of the wall she destroyed to be shot right into Kraid’s stomach. Once inside, Samus absolutely wrecks Kraid’s insides and ends the fight without having to go through any of its phases.

Due to the open-ended nature of Metroid games, sequence breaking has long been a part of its storied history. However, this may be the first time players have been rewarded for thinking outside the box and getting upgrades earlier than many other players would.

In our Metroid Dread review, we said that it ” brings back the legendary exploration and progression and merges it with excellent modern combat and some of the best boss fights ever.”

For more, check out our full Metroid Dread walkthrough, 20 essential tips, how to survive and defeat the E.M.M.I., and the locations of all the Artaria Missle Tanks, Energy Tanks, and Power Bomb Tanks.

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