11 Oct 2021 3:53 PM +00:00

Metroid Dread: Stuck in the Dairon Starting Area? Here's What to Do

When starting out in the Dairon area of Metroid Dread, you may find that you get stuck. There's a wall that can be climbed using your new Spider Magnet ability, but then you'll enter a room that seemingly has no exit. There's some hidden blocks to destroy before you can progress. Here's where to find them.

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Stuck in Dairon Starting Area

After you've travelled from Cataris to Dairon, you'll be in a long room that shows up as purple on your map. Exit through the door on the left and then look up and to your right. There is a blue wall you can climb. Do so using the Spider Magnet ability, and loop around to the left. This area is seemingly blocked.

A map of the starting area in Dairon, highlighting a row of white hidden blocks
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If you look at the map above, you will see some white blocks near where you are standing. Shoot at the ground in this space to clear them away. this will allow you to drop down and continue through Dairon. It's a great example of how shooting walls as you explore can reveal new pathways and secrets. You'll be able to get on with the story after this point.

Now that you know how to progress through the entrance area of Dairon in Metroid Dread, why not take a look at our article on which order to play the Metroid games in? Elsewhere there's our look at the Dread's new approach to map navigation.