Returnal‘s world may shift and change with each new loop you play, but some elements will remain constant throughout. Case in point: You’ll constantly find doors and containers you can’t open, and if you’re looking to make it to the end of the game, you’ll definitely want to figure out how to open locked doors and containers in Returnal as soon as possible.
Well, worry not, because you’ve come to the right place. Below you’ll find info on how to unlock the many doors and containers that are littered throughout this alien world.
How to Open Locked Doors and Containers in Returnal
Both doors and containers can be unlocked by using Atropian Keys.
These are items picked up throughout the biomes of Returnal, and you’ll usually find plenty of them by exploring the world diligently. They’re easy to spot too, as they give off a purple glow and are displayed as inverted triangles when you get close to them.
We’ve included a screenshot down below for you to reference.
However, it is worth mentioning that you’ll want to be selective with when you use these items.
Using keys to open locked doors is typically necessary to progress through certain areas in Returnal, so you should always find at least enough keys to bypass these mandatory obstacles. Every other key, though, can be used to unlock a variety of containers and optional doors that could reward you with hidden secrets and loot.
It’ll be up to you to decide when and where to use these extra keys, and holding off may allow you to score better rewards than if you used them immediately.
That’s all there is to know about how to open locked doors and containers in Returnal. For more on the game, check out our guide wiki. It has plenty of other guides that can help increase your chances of survival several times over.
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