Nintendo released a free update for the Switch Metroid Dread Thursday, which includes three different Boss Rush modes. In addition, two new levels of difficulty have been added: the easy Rookie mode and the above average hard Dread mode.
In the release notes of version 2.1.0 Nintendo explains more about the Boss Rush modes. There is the Regular Boss Rush, Survival Rush, and Dread Rush. There is also more information about the two new difficulty modes: Rookie Mode and Dread Mode. There are actually two difficulty levels available, the normal mode and the hard mode.
Rookie mode is best suited for new players. Enemies do less damage in this mode than in normal mode and more items are available. At the other end of the spectrum is dread mode. In this mode, if the player is attacked or injured by a fall, the game ends immediately.
The first Boss Rush mode is available after the player completes the Metroid Dread. In this, the player must defeat twelve bosses in the shortest possible time. Any damage inflicted on him carries over to the next battle. The stock of weapons is completely replenished between battles. If the player is defeated, they can choose to “Retry” to continue playing from the start of the battle they just lost. However, there is a time penalty. Then 15 seconds are added to the total time. There is also the opportunity to “train” on individual bosses.
Dread Rush is very similar to Boss Rush, except that the player is killed after a boss hit. Dread Rush becomes available once the player has completed the Metroid Dread setting of the Dread difficulty.
The last Boss Rush mode is Survival Rush, which can be played after completing a Boss Rush or Dread Rush once. In this, the player must defeat as many bosses as possible within five minutes.
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