Note: This guide contains spoilers for all of Returnal‘s bosses, and the game is best enjoyed by experiencing it for yourself without any prior knowledge. We recommend going in blind, but if you still need help, read on.
Bullet-hell roguelike Returnal will put you through your paces with its fast-paced battles, and that’s never more true than against its tough, powerful boss characters. You’ll find a boss at the end of just about every biome and they’ll challenge you to utilize all your skills, weapons, and consumables to defeat them.
However, if you know what to expect from each boss, and can read their moves, it’s more than possible to defeat them–sometimes without even taking a hit. The key is to watch their moves, anticipate their actions, and avoid their attacks. We’ve powered through every boss in Returnal to help you master each one. Below, you’ll find all the info and strategies you need to defeat Returnal’s toughest challenges, find the White Shadow, and uncover the mysteries of Atropos and its eternal cycle. Here’s everything you need to know to beat Returnal’s bosses.