Returnal All Unique Items. Unique items in returnal include keys, artifacts and other 1 time items that you can discover in the game world.
Returnal All Unique Items Locations
Unfortunately, when you die in returnal, the game maps change to make sure each playthrough is different and just as difficult as before, however it also makes finding items, even unique items like keys, different for every player. Although some things are the same for everyone like items that are dropped from bosses.
The good news is that while the layout of rooms changes every playthrough, the item locations will often be placed in the same type of room, so you can know what to look out for on the map based on what it looks like in my game.
The other good news is that you only need to find and use keys once as after you unlock a door it will remained unlocked even when you die.
House Key & Astronaut Figurine
The astronaut figurine is a very useful item in game as it gives you an extra life, so you dont have to restart the game over if you die. A very useful item indeed. To get this you need to find two things, a house which will be locked and the house key somewhere in the map.
Another very useful item in returnal is the reconstructors, a one time use alien looking item that can be activated when discovered, using up Xeno-tech you’ve collected, which will give you an extra life when you die. Of course like the astronaut figurine its best to use this when you most need it.
How To Get The Atropian Key
The Atropian key is used to unlock a Xeno gate which contains useful loot inside, however to find the key you will need to search the map. Like many items in game, the key is randomly placed, so you will need to do some searching. Fortunately items that are discoverable are shown on the mini map when you enter a room and the item will glow a bluish purple so its easier to spot.
How To Get The Anathema Key
This key opens the Anathema vault which is where the first boss of the game is located. The keys location however is random and you’ll need to do a bit of searching for it. Fortunately items that are discoverable are shown on the mini map when you enter a room and the item will glow a bluish purple so its easier to spot.
How To Get The Crimson Key
The crimson key is used to unlock the crimson gate and reach the games second biome, however to get the key it is dropped from the overgrown ruins boss Phrike after defeating them.