On this page of the Returnal game guide, you will find a description of the first biome of the planet Atropos - Overgrown Ruins.
Overgrown Ruins is the first biome of the planet Atropos in Returnal. In this biome, Selene crashes her ship Helios, and here she will begin the next cycle if she dies during the exploration of biomes 1 to 3.
In the Overgrown Ruins, you will find Selene's house for the first time, which is associated with 6 short sequences connected to the Returnal storyline. More information about Selene's house can be found on the House - how to get inside? page.
During the exploration of the first biome of Atropos, you won't be able to visit all places immediately - you will get this opportunity at a later stage of the game.
The most dangerous opponents
The first extremely dangerous enemy you may encounter while exploring Overgrown Ruins (especially in locations behind the yellow doors) is a four-legged creature with a tentacle-shaped tail. The enemy is greatly resistant to damage and can fire energy balls towards Selene, charge, and jump attack.
Aiming at the head will cause more damage to the enemy, and in addition, it will faster stagger it, so the creature will not be able to perform any actions for a few seconds.
The other dangerous enemy inhabiting the Overgrown Ruins is Mycomorph, which can attack both at close range and from a distance (projectiles causing damage, slowing-down spores). Moreover, this type of opponent can teleport - during this, it changes its shape and becomes insensitive to any attacks for a short while.
At the end of the Overgrown Ruins, you will have to face the first boss in Returnal, Phrike. A detailed description of the Phrike boss fight, as well as tips and tricks on how to defeat it, can be found on the Phrike - boss, how to defeat? page.