Metroid Dread Cataris Speed Booster puzzle guide

Learn the Cataris Speed Booster puzzle solution in Metroid Dread to push one step closer to that 100% rating.

Metroid Dread’s Speed Booster puzzles are some of the toughest tasks in the game, but you’ll need to master the mechanics if you want to achieve that 100% rating. Below, we’ll walk you through how to complete the Metroid Dread Cataris Speed Booster puzzle located at the top of the map.

Metroid Dread Cataris Speed Booster puzzle guide

The Cataris Speed Booster puzzle is only holding a basic Missile Tank, but you’ll still need to beat it if you want that 100% rating. This one is located in the top center of the map, in the chamber next to the Dairon Shuttle. We recommend attempting the Metroid Dread Cataris Speed Booster puzzle after you’ve obtained the Space Jump upgrade.

Metroid Dread Cataris Speed Booster puzzle guide
Here's where you'll need to start the Speed Booster puzzle.
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To start, run to Dairon Shuttle area to the left. You need to use the space within this zone to start your run. Your aim is to run right, shoot the door open, then wall jumping up to the highest level of the room. Once there you can hit down to convert your speed booster run to a shinespark. The shinespark lasts for five seconds, which should give you enough time to hop down and climb up to the other side of the room where the Speed Blocks are. Finally, press B without touching the analog stick while under the blocks, then hold up to direct your boost into the blocks. Here’s how it should look in execution:

The tricky part to this puzzle is mastering the wall jump. Samus will keep her Speed Boost going so long as you don’t hit a wall or change direction, and that includes pressing the opposite way on the analog stick. When you wall jump, you want to press B, then only flip the analog stick over after Samus has changed direction. If you don’t, you’ll cancel the run. 

Cataris speed booster puzzle metroid dread guide
Only flip the analog stick after Samus completes her wall jump to maintain your momentum. 
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If you end up grabbing the ledge you’ll also cancel the run, so make sure to mash jump after the wall jump to get the height required. If you make it up, wall jump again on the higher level to bounce back so that you’re running to the right. Don’t worry about dodging enemies as you’ll kill them if in the speed boost. Remember to cancel into a shinespark before you drop down in the central area.

It’s a little fiddly to master the wall jump, but keep practicing and you’ll eventually get it to claim this hard-sought item. There are plenty of tough challenges waiting ahead for your Speed Booster skills, however! Head to our Metroid Dread hub page to find all our guides, tips, and tricks.

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