Returnal Has Built-In Cheats That You Can Access With a Tweak

Published 05/05/2021, 2:30 PM EDT


Sony Interactive Entertainment’s PS5 title Returnal is quite the spectacle. The game came out only a few days ago, April 30, and since it has become a talking point. It is extremely addictive, with insane VFX and the rougelike feature makes it a wonder to experience. Furthermore, with adaptive triggers of the PS5’s DualShock, the game is a delight to play.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

However, many seasoned console players have found it difficult to beat the game. Many have marked the resemblance of Control and Hades in Returnal. The rougelike feature is the primary factor that makes this title highly addictive. Furthermore, the visuals with bio-mutants and dark sceneries and neon luminescence make it a treat at 4k 60 FPS.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The objective is to power through each level with the protagonist, Selena Vassos. She is stuck in a planet known as Astropos, and all you need to do is build up to finish each level to go on to the next. If you fail, the game will take you back to the last checkpoint from where you begin again.

Developing studio Housemarque seems to have delivered a winner with this title. After the success of Hades, it is only natural that we will see more such rougelike titles in the days to come.

DIVE DEEPER

Epic Games vs. Apple: Files Suggest Xbox Hasn’t Ruled Out Bringing Its Services to PlayStation and Nintendo

about 1 month ago

Youtuber discovers built-in cheats in Returnal

 YouTube channel TheRandomizer, has discovered something totally priceless for Returnal players. It seems like players can access some cheats in the game that are already debugged in there. Developers sometimes use cheats to race through levels while testing the game.

However, for some odd reason these cheats in Returnal are still present. Players can access them only by attaching a keyboard to their PlayStation 5. Here are all the commands players can use to gain some illegal benefits:

  • Press & Hold shift, control, alt 1 to 0 drops your current level weapons.
  • Press & Hold shift, control, 8 instantly takes you last place (First Cycle)
  • Press & Hold shift, control, 4 instantly takes you back to ship.
  • Do not use 3 or 7 otherwise your game will freeze.

However, these benefits might not last long. Housemarque posted on its Twitter today that a patch is coming out later today. This patch will remove the cheats from the game in all probability.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

If you want to take benefit of these debug cheats, then turn your PS5’s internet connection off. Drop in to Astropos and have a blast gliding around with Selena.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

Hood: Outlaws and Legends Gets a Launch Time for PC as well as Consoles

about 1 month ago

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Avhinandan Chakraborty

616 articles

Avhinandan Chakraborty is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since August 2020. He is currently pursuing his Master's degree in English Literature from Calcutta University, and has been professionally writing since 2020. Ever since he was a child, he has been extremely passionate about online gaming and eSports, having played titles like GTA Vice City, FIFA, and IGI, among many others.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT