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Best Metroid Dread Cheats

Scanning Amiibo figures can provide permanent power-ups and quick boosts.

While adventure games like Metroid Dread are chock-full of things like sequence-breaking exploits, you would be hard-pressed to find anything that qualifies as a full-on “cheat.” Developers are usually aware of sequence breaks, after all, and just leave them in for the fun of it. There are very few things you could do in Metroid Dread that could even remotely be considered cheating in the traditional sense, barring exactly two options. So, what are the best Metroid Dread cheats?

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Best Metroid Dread Cheats

The only way to “cheat” in Metroid Dread would be to scan one of the game’s two tie-in Amiibo figures. Nintendo sells a two-pack of Metroid Dread Amiibo for Samus and the E.M.M.I., and scanning them provides both a permanent bonus and a once-a-day buff.

  • If you scan the Metroid Dread Samus Amiibo, you’ll be granted a free Energy Tank, boosting your health by 100 points permanently. Additionally, you can re-scan the Amiibo once a day to restore 200 health.
  • If you scan the Metroid Dread E.M.M.I. Amiibo, you’ll be granted a free Missile Tank, boosting your maximum missile capacity by 10 permanently. Additionally, you can re-scan the Amiibo once a day for 30 free missiles.
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Besides the main Metroid Dread Amiibo figures, you can also scan any Metroid-adjacent Amiibo, such as the ones branded for Super Smash Bros., to receive similar one-per-day buffs.

  • Scanning a Metroid Samus, Super Smash Bros. Samus, or Zero Suit Samus Amiibo will restore 200 health.
  • Scanning a Ridley, Metroid, or Dark Samus Amiibo will give you 30 free missiles.

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As for which of these you’d consider the “best,” well, the Metroid Dread Samus and E.M.M.I. Amiibos are only available in a two-pack, so… I guess it’s a tie? If you’re already an Amiibo collector, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to have your Metroid collection close at hand while playing Metroid Dread, just in case you need a quick health or missile top-off.

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