29 Apr 2021 6:29 PM +00:00

Returnal Second Chance: How to Get an Extra Life

Returnal generally only gives players one life per run. This can make things extremely difficult, but will be par for the course for those familiar with roguelikes. Luckily you can actually get extra lives by collecting certain items and bonuses. To help you get the Second Chance bonus and an extra life in Returnal we've put together this Returnal Second Chance guide. We'll explain which items activate Second Chance, and outline another way you can get a second life.

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Returnal Second Chance: How to Get an Extra Life

To gain the Second Chance bonus and an extra life in Returnal you will need to pick up either the Astronaut Figure or the Child's Watch Artefacts. These unlocked after getting into the house, which will unlock items once you leave each time. Just bey having these items you will be returned from the dead in the spot where you died, extremely useful for obvious reasons.

The Child's Watch Artefact item in Returnal
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Other Ways to Get an Extra Life

There are a couple of other ways to get an extra life in Returnal. They are as follows:

  1. Certain Parasites will allow you to take a single killing-blow. This essentially saves you from death once.
  2. Reconstructors will allow you to set a respawn point in exchange for Ether. Read more about that in our Returnal Reconstructors Guide.
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That's all you need to know about getting an extra life in Returnal. For more on the game be sure to check out our guide on Proficiency. There's plenty more where that came from. Check out our Returnal Tips guide to gain the upper hand on your enemies.