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How To Destroy Blocks In Metroid Dread (All Types)

In this guide, you'll learn how to destroy all the types of blocks found in Metroid Dread.

Metroid Dread finds no shortages when it comes to using obstacles, doors and blocks to prevent Samus from progressing and reaching home. While players mostly figure out solutions to them instantly, there always lie a few tricky ones. In this guide we focus on the blocks and types of blocks in Metroid Dread and how to clear and get past them.


All Types of Blocks in Metroid Dread and How to Destroy Them

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Metroid Dread has Beam Blocks, Missile Blocks, Dark Blocks, Bomb Blocks, Speed Booster Blocks, Power Bomb Blocks, Pitfall Blocks, Screw Attack Blocks, and Alien Blocks designed to trick and prevent Shamus from entering certain zones. Most of these can be fired at until shot down. Here’s a complete list of all these blocks and how you can take them out.

Block Type  Identification  How To Destroy 
Beam Block Has a regular block appearance with a glowing white circular center on each block face Use any Attack until the box shatters
Missile Block Appears with glowing Red marked lines and has a central red neon glow with a missile icon Use a Missile
Dark/Black Block Is a simple box in varying dark shades Use any Attack
Alien Block Contains remnants of an alien being in the shape of a rectangular block formation Use the Diffusion Beam or Power Beam
Bomb Block Has a regular block appearance with a glowing light purple center that has a bullseye resemblant icon Use the Cross Bomb or the Morph Ball Bomb
Speed Booster Block Appears with a glowing Golden-Yellowish center with the generic speed boost icon Run through the block while Speed Booster is active. Can additionally be destroyed using Shinespark
Power Bomb Block Has glowing Orange marked lines with a glowing orange center with a steering wheel like icon with a diamond in the center Use the Power Bomb
Screw Attack Block Appears with a bright neon blue glowing center with a thunderbolt icon Use the Screw Attack ability
Pitfall Block Has a greyish-white moon-like center with a branch-like cracked central icon. Stand on top of it or Use any Attack.

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That’s pretty much all there is to know about the types of blocks in Metroid Dread and how you could destroy them in-game. We hope this guide was of assistance to you. In order to best traverse the map, you’ll need to know how and where to get morph ball ability in Metroid Dread. You can always get upgrades in Metroid Dread in order to boost your attacks and movements. Additionally, here’s how you can unlock the Gravity Suit in Metroid Dread.