Metroid Dread Update 2.1.0 Now Available (With Patch Notes)

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Nintendo and MercurySteam have released a new software update for Metroid Dread, which now sees the game on version 2.1.0.

This has introduced the Boss Rush mode, which will become available once you have completed the game. Those that conquer it will then unlock Survival Rush, in which you will be challenged to “defeat as many bosses as possible before a timer runs out.”

Metroid Dread is now available at retail and on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

Metroid Dread Update Version 2.1.0 Patch Notes

New Modes Added

Three different boss rush modes have been added to the game. Press the R Button on the “Samus Files” screen to move to the Boss Rush selection screen.

Boss Rush
  • A mode where players fight 12 continuous boss battles, and aim for the best time.
  • Any damage received is carried-over into the next fight. Weapons are fully-restored between battles.
  • If Samus is defeated, players may select “Retry” to continue playing from the start of the battle they lost. There is, however, a time penalty for being defeated.
  • Bosses fought in Boss Rush can be fought one-on-one at any time by selecting “Practice”.
Survival Rush
  • A mode where players see how many bosses they can defeat inside of the 5 minute time limit.
  • Any damage received, or weapons spent are carried-over into the next battle. Even if time remains on the clock, Samus being defeated will result in a game over.
  • Defeating a boss will add a fixed amount of time to the countdown clock. Defeat a boss without receiving any damage to receive an even bigger time bonus.
Dread Rush
  • The basic rules are the same as in Boss Rush, but if Samus is hit by a boss, her energy drops to zero and she is defeated.
  • Bosses fought in Dread Rush can be fought one-on-one at any time by selecting “Practice”.
General Fixes
  • Fixed an error where the Game Over screen would not display properly when Samus takes damage and is defeated immediately after destroying a central unit.
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