Plus, the speedruns are even faster.

Shortly after the release of Metroid Dread, a major streak break was discovered.

Getting hold of the morph ball bombs early on unlocks a secret method for killing Kraid, the game’s second boss.

Now, a new method of beating the boss has been discovered that requires another element to grab early: flash shift.

This item allows Samus to launch quickly and is usually found shortly after fighting Kraid.

However, if found in advance, Samus will be able to flash into Kraid’s face instead of a parry and unleash a barrage of missiles.

Twitter user Yassu Yassu showed the secret method in action.

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Speedrunners have had a great time with Metroid Dread so far, although breaks in sequences often take longer overall.

We previously reported the best speedrun time as 1h 25m 21s by Australian speedrunner Hardpelicn.

This has since been broken, according to, by the French player Oopla with a time of 1h 20m 56s.


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