In this guide, we will explain two key questions, how to do surveys in Returnal? And how to complete biome surveys and get the survey trophies? A total of 6 Gold Trophies are tied to the surveys in the game. So of course, those looking to 100% the game must complete all surveys in Returnal.
Returnal: How to Complete Biome Surveys
To complete a biome survey in Returnal you need to collect all collectibles. You need to pick up all Scout Logs, Xeno-Archives, and Xenoglyph Ciphers in a biome to complete the survey and get the trophy.
The problem with collectibles in Returnal is that you can never tell where to find them. Maps in this game are randomly generated so locations can be different each time. The good news is that collectibles stay with you so you don’t have to collect them all during a single run.
The bad news is that it will take multiple runs to track down collectibles in biomes. It takes time but in the end, you can unlock all trophies and 100% the game.
Since the game tells you very little about so many things, it is no surprise that it doesn’t tell you how much you progressed in your surveys. However, there is a way to keep track. While in-game, press the PS button to open the Control Center where you will find the game’s Activity Cards.
Some of the cards refer to the biome surveys, press X on one of these to check the progress for finding collectibles in a biome.
And that’s everything you need to know on how to complete surveys in Returnal. Need more? See how to fast travel, how to save, Crimson Key Locations, equipment locations, Ixion boss fight, Nemesis boss fight.