Hard Mode can be unlocked by completing the game on normal difficulty. This guide will cover how to unlock hard mode, hard mode differences and changes, and how to get all hard mode rewards in Metroid Dread. Read on to find out how to unlock the ultimate challenge with Metroid Dread's hard mode!
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Hard mode will not be available from the start of the game. Players will need to clear normal mode first in order to unlock hard mode. At the end of the game, your individual play time and stats will be displayed before a message stating that you have unlocked hard mode.
Like previous installments with multiple difficulties, Metroid Dread's Hard Mode features enemies that are stronger than in normal mode. Enemies will deplete more Energy when you are injured, leaving far less room for error than during your first normal playthrough.
Complete Hard Mode under 4 hours to unlock all of the following ending rewards.
|Ending Reward||How to Unlock|
EnlargeEnding Reward 4
Metroid: Other M
|Complete the game on Hard Difficulty.|
EnlargeEnding Reward 5
|Complete the game in under 8 hours while playing on Hard Difficulty.|
EnlargeEnding Reward 6
|Complete the game in under 4 hours while playing on Hard Difficulty.|
EnlargeEnding Reward 7
|Unlock all Ending Rewards.|
Rewards are tied to the difficulty you played. You cannot earn the rewards from Normal Difficulty by playing on Hard Difficulty.
After the game, you will return to the main menu where you can choose to continue your last save on normal mode, or start up a more challenging hard mode.
No, there is no Easy Mode for Metroid Dread. There is no easier difficulty setting other than Normal Mode. Upon finishing the game, you will only get to unlock Hard Mode.
|Items and Collectables|
|All Missile Tank Locations||All Energy Tank Locations|
|All Power Bomb Tank Locations||All Gallery Images and Chozo Files|
|100% Unlockables||All Speed Booster and Shinespark Puzzles|
|Tips and Tricks|
|What Happens When You Get a Game Over||Ending Explained|
|What to Do If You Get Stuck||How to Unlock Hard Mode|
|Post Game Content||How to Speedrun Metroid Dread|
|How to Counter EMMI||How to Shoot Through Walls|
|How to Unlock Dread Mode||How to Unlock Rookie Mode|
|Boss Rush Mode Guide||Difficulty Mode Differences|
|Survival Rush Mode Guide||Dread Rush Mode Guide|
|Practice Mode Guide||-|
|All Door Types and Blocks||Game Length|
|How to Parry||How to Heal|
|Controls and Best Settings||All Teleportal Locations|
|All Recharge Station Locations||All Network Station Locations|
|All Save Station Locations||All Map Station Locations|
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