Metroid Dread launched last week to critical acclaim, and players all over the world are now deep in the depths of planet ZDR. As with past games, Dread rewards its players for being fast, thorough, and tough. You can unlock Ending Rewards (as well as Chozo Archives) by beating the game under certain conditions, but it can be a bit tricky to get them all, and especially on one save file. Follow this guide, and you’ll be able to unlock the full gallery in one place.
Doing it all on one save file
The first and most important thing you need to know is the way the game stores the Ending Rewards and Chozo Archives is kind of dumb. Instead of selecting they Extras from the main menu, you have to select a save file first. All rewards earned on that save file are then exclusive to it. If you unlock some art on File 1, and some more on File 2, they won’t be viewable in the same place.
In order to get everything in one place, you need to start a New Game on top of your completed file, erasing it. The new file will retain the old rewards, and you can press on and collect more. If you don’t want to delete the file forever, you can copy it over into an empty slot, giving yourself a backup before you save over it.
Metroid Dread Ending Rewards
Metroid Dread includes a collection of artwork as its Ending Rewards. You can unlock art from each of the 2D games as well as Other M through various feats of speed and strength. Here are all of the images and requirements:
Metroid: Zero Mission – Beat the game on Normal Mode
Metroid: Samus Returns – Beat the game in under 8 hours on Normal Mode
Super Metroid – Beat the game in under 4 hours on Normal Mode
Metroid: Other M – Beat the game on Hard Mode
Metroid Fusion – Beat the game in under 8 hours on Hard Mode
Metroid Dread – Beat the game in under 4 hours on Hard Mode
Zero Suit Samus – Unlock all other Ending Rewards
Metroid Dread Chozo Archives
The Chozo Archives is a collection of images showing what went down on ZDR before the events of Metroid Dread. There are nine to unlock in total, one for each region. You unlock each new piece of artwork by collecting 100% of items in an area. The final area of the game does not have any items, so the ninth image unlocks when you’ve collected 100% of the items across all regions. You can check out the artwork below!
More Metroid Dread content
If you enjoyed this guide, we’ve got more you can check out! You can learn how to open the game world up with developer-intended sequence breaks or shave off some time with speedrun exploits. We’ve also got a video review chat available on YouTube.