Returnal has a challenging environment with every biome shapeshifting into something new and unfamiliar. Under such circumstances, it is important that the players are ready for any kind of challenge thrown at them. There are some regions in the game that may look like they are just a part of the aesthetic environment, but they are reachable by your character. Now you can dash most of the places, but at one point in the game, a grappling hook is your only way forward. So in this guide, we tell you how to get the Grappling Hook i.e the Icarian Grapnel in Returnal.
How to Get the Grappling Hook In Returnal?
You can get the Icarian Grapnel by defeating Ixion, the second boss in the Crimson Wastes location of Returnal. Once the boss is defeated, it will drop you this grappling hook as a reward. You will need this tool to access some of the areas that are restricted and only accessible via a grappling hook. Do not underestimate this boss. This flying enemy has a bunch of different attacks and air dives that will make it difficult for you to kill it.
How to Use the Icarian Grapnel
Icarian Grapnel is a Xeno technology. You will be able to grapple to any kind of dusty orange light orbs that you encounter in the game. It will also allow you to travel vast distances. Press the triangle button on your controller to grapple when you approach the target. This is a permanent item that will be attached to your character’s suit throughout the gameplay. You can use it to grapple to locations that will have an abundance of resources and are not reachable via a Dash.
So that is all for our guide on how to get and use the Icarian Grapnel grappling hook in Returnal. If you would like to know how to get and use Data Cubes, check out our guide on that too.