Since Returnal is a roguelike, it seems only natural that you’ll need to constantly unlock new items and weapons in order to defeat specific enemies that are blocking your path. One such opponent boasts a red shield that seems like it is impossible to get through, but there is a tool that can dismantle it. Here is everything you need to know about how to beat red shield enemies in Returnal.
How to Beat Red Shield Enemies in Returnal
As soon as you start exploring your first Biome in Returnal, you’ll run into an enemy type that has a red shield. In order to defeat this enemy, you have to get your hands on a specific item called the Aptropian Blade.
The Aptropian Blade is Returnal’s melee weapon, allowing you to get up close and personal to deal out some damage to your opponents. You’ll unlock this weapon by naturally progressing through the game’s first Biome. Don’t worry about missing it, as you can’t actually complete the level without getting it.
As soon as you do unlock the Aptropian Blade, you’ll also never lose it. The item will permanently be a part of your character from that point on.
In addition to being able to use it as a melee weapon, you’ll also find that this blade can be used to destroy walls that hide useful items, making it one of the most important weapons in the game.
And that is everything you need to know about how to beat red shield enemies in Returnal. If you’re still looking for more tips, tricks, and FAQs, be sure to check out our guide wiki.
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