Tucked into the pretty easy Returnal trophies listing are a number of duties that require a little bit of exploration. While different trophies solely ask that you simply beat sure bosses or complete simply outlined targets, a number of of them want you to hunt for a number of key gadgets and places.

In this Returnal information, we’ll clarify how to complete the biome survey trophies. We’ll present you what three duties you want to complete in every space to get the trophy and the way to monitor your progress.

How to complete biome surveys

If you have a look at the trophy listing in Returnal, you’ll see a number of trophies require you to complete a biome survey. They are:

  • Past the Ruins — Finish Overgrown Ruins Survey
  • Ascending the Mountain — Finish Crimson Wastes Survey
  • Through the Forgotten City — Finish Derelict Citadel Survey
  • Echoes of the Past — Finishing Echoing Ruins Survey
  • Frozen in Time — Finish Fractured Wastes Survey
  • Submerged in Memories — Finish Abyssal Scar Survey

Biome survey progress in Returnal

You can monitor your progress from the PlayStation menu
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To complete every of those surveys, you need to:

  • Collect each Xenoglyph Cipher in every biome
  • Retrieve each Scout Log in every biome
  • Scan each Xeno-Archive in every biome

You can verify your progress on every trophy by urgent the PlayStation button in your DualSense controller. Doing so will deliver up progress playing cards for a number of actions, together with your path to finishing every biome survey.

Since the cycle of Returnal remixes the format of every stage, it’s not possible to element the situation of every of those collectibles. However, when you perceive how to learn Returnal’s maps and know what the collectible icons appear like, you’ll have a greater probability of discovering every of this stuff as you discover.

Scout logs will be discovered on the deceased variations of your self you’ll discover all through every biome.

You will normally discover Xenoglyph ciphers alongside partitions all through biomes. If you come throughout one you haven’t seen earlier than, it is going to have a crimson glow to it. You can use these to decipher the varied Xenoglyph tablets discovered in every biome.

Xeno-Archives are discovered behind the darkish blue triangular doorways that home elective rooms in every biome. To complete a Xeno-Archive, you want to discover every message the room holds. To discover each bit of the story in a few of archive rooms, it’s possible you’ll want the grappling hook.