As a new player, when you jump into Returnal a lot of action happens in a short period of time. The game doesn’t really explain what is going on and how to do things. It is part of the game’s charm I would say, the lack of information makes it more interesting and mysterious to play. You learn as you go and as you progress through the first biome, the Overgrown Ruins, you will come across two types of barriers.
You probably won’t know how to take them down to pass through. In this guide, we will explain how to destroy energy barriers in Returnal.
Returnal: How to Destroy Energy Barriers
No matter what type of energy barriers or wall you are facing, you need a certain item to pass through. To destroy energy barriers in Returnal you need to find the Atropian Blade.
The blade is found in the Overgrown Ruins, the first biome of Returnal. Use the Atropian Blade to bring down the Energy Barriers and pass through. The game doesn’t continue with its story until you are able to find the blade and use it to pass through.
One thing to note here is that to destroy the circular barriers you need to get the Blade Balancer mode for your Atropian Blade. The mod lets you perform even more powerful melee attacks.
And that’s everything you need to know about destroying energy barriers in Returnal. If you need more help, see Crimson key location, complete biome surveys, how to fast travel, Nemesis boss fight, Ixion boss fight, Phrike boss fight.