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Where To Find The Crimson Key In Returnal

Where To Find The Crimson Key In Returnal
If you want to open the Crimson Gate, you’re going to need the Crimson Key, simple right? This guide on Where To Find The Crimson Key In Returnal will tell you where to find the key as although you can discover the Crimson Gate very early in your adventure, it can take some doing to get the key itself.

Although much of Returnal is procedurally generated, meaning the layout and design of each biome is slightly randomized for each playthrough, there are certain sections that are fixed. Specific boss battles, certain item locations, and the Crimson Gate are just some examples of the fixed locations that you will encounter each and every time you play. The Crimson Gate is the door between worlds. The first world, or biome, is Overgrown Ruins. The Crimson Gate allows you to progress to the next biome, the Crimson Wastes.

Where To Find The Crimson Key In Returnal

Where To Find The Crimson Key
In order to obtain the Crimson Key you need to complete The Overgrown Ruins biome. This includes killing the final boss in the area. It can be a very tough fight, depending on the weapons and other items you find on the way.

When you kill the boss you claim the Crimson Key as your prize. Don’t forget to make sure that you find the Datacube before you reach the second area.

  • The Crimson Key is used to unlock the Crimson Gateway
  • The Crimson Gateway lets you travel to the next level
  • You need to defeat the first boss in the Overgrown Ruins area
  • Once you defeat the boss, you obtain the key
If you want to open the Crimson Gate, you're going to need the Crimson Key, simple right? This guide on Where To Find The Crimson Key In Returnal will tell you where to find the key as although you can discover the Crimson Gate very early in your adventure, it can take some doing to get the key itself.
Intrepid Explorers have likely found the hidden Data Cubes, but what do the do? This Returnal Datacube Guide - Deposit Into A Matching Device explains what the "matching device" means as you can find a secret compartment hidden behind a destructible wall that holds a Datacube, but then you need to find the Datacube Processor.
You may have spotted loot underwater but you can't drain the pool, you have to learn How To Go Underwater In Returnal. This guide will explain the process behind gaining access to areas that are underwater as, at least initially, if you attempt to explore beneath the surface you are returned to the shore injured.
Vines are often blocking access to valuable health pickups, so you want to take them out. This guide on How To Destroy & Cut Vines In Returnal will tell you what special artifact you require if you want to cut down the vines and gain access to the incredibly valuable health pick ups behind.

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