You will die in Returnal. Quite a lot. The game simply kills you without letting you win. It’s like a nightmare to be in a constant cycle. Hehe, maybe Housemarque was inspired by this. Although you’ll keep getting into the beginning of the loop every time you die, which makes the game a bit of a hassle, as the game progresses you’ll develop good motor skills. So maybe there is a silver lining to all of this. Well now there is no delay, let’s find out what happens after death.
Whenever you die in the game, you will find yourself near the Helios Crash Site. You will find that your character Selene returned to the original crash site with just a gun. You won’t lose any progress you’ve made in the game, just restart at a spawn point and without your inventory . Even if you are running in a loop, there are no checkpoints to save your game. You must complete the objective to save your progress.
After passing biome 3, you can choose to start all your runs from biome 4. This way, if you die in Returnal, you don’t need to go through all the biomes again. In fact, you can choose to fight again with all bosses completed. If you want to get high-quality products quickly, this is a good way. You will get better weapons that can help you develop further in the game.
Every time you die, you will lose all of your inventory. This includes everything from weapons and ammunition to all consumables and healing items. So now you will have to re-explore all the biomes to find all the items. This can be annoying when the map is randomly generating itself, making it difficult to locate a single location.
After dying in Returnal, the only items you can keep are Hermetic Transmitter and Atropian Blade. These items will be unlocked at specific points in the game. They are important for quickly traversing the various Returnal biomes.
Also, each time you die in the game, you will learn more about Selene and the history of the game. This gives Selene more depth of character, and you can also learn about the Atropos plant.
This is everything you need to know about what happens when you die in Returnal.