Returnal: Can You Fight Bosses Again? Answered


Returnal is a challenging game full of incredibly difficult (but fun) boss fights. And if you’re someone who wants to take on these challenges over and over again, you’re probably wondering if this option is available. Here is the answer to whether or not you can fight bosses again in Returnal.

Can you fight bosses again in Returnal?

The answer is yes. Difficulty junkies may rejoice knowing that the game lets you take on its five bosses as many times as you want. In fact, it’s a simple process, really.

All you have to do to fight a boss again is return to where their boss arena is. These boss rooms can be found at the very end of each biome and will be clearly marked on the map after being defeated at least once. This means that whenever a race is restarted, the bosses will respawn and wait for Selene to return.

For example, in the image below, Ixion will always wait for Selene like this whenever she returns to the Crimson Wastes biome:

Return of the battle bosses to Ixion again

Do you have to fight bosses again?

The answer to this question is no. Returnal doesn’t actually require you to fight bosses that have already been defeated, even when a race is restarted due to death. After each boss fight, a gateway opens which transports Selene to the next biome.

These gateways remain active and open so that she can bypass previously completed boss fights. There is, however, one exception. The final boss, Ophion, must be fought twice to get the secret ending.

Plus, it’s always a good idea to go through each biome to get the best weapons and items possible, increase your skills, and improve Selene as much as possible, even if you decide not to repeat boss fights.

That’s all you need to know about whether or not you can fight bosses again in Returnal. be sure to check out our in-game guide wiki for more tips, tricks, and other helpful information, including other boss guides.

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