Metroid fans finally have a new game to play, after waiting 16 long years. Fortunately, Metroid Dread has been praised by critics and fans alike, with some going out of their way to secure the Collector's Edition and matching Samus and E.M.M.I amiibo. For those who decided to skip the amiibo, it seems they missed it, as a fan discovered an exploit that helps restore the health of the game and missiles in massive quantities.
Metroid games are known for their difficulty and Metroid Dread is no exception. Many players have mentioned how difficult it is and how often they have seen Samus's suit explode upon death in the game. However, it seems that by accident, those who own Metroid amiibos have an advantage, as they offer in-game health and missile reloads when used daily, with the daily part being the keyword. A fan on Twitter who has the new Metroid Dread amiibos reportedly discovered that if players suspend the game, they enter the Switch user settings with the game still running and change the system clock a day earlier before returning to Dread, the amiibo. can give the player another health and missile recharge. While the amount of health players gain depends on the "day", it is possible to continually use the exploit to recharge Samus' health to the max if fans are patient enough to go through the menus over and over again.
Another fan who has backed this statement has stated that it's not just the Dread amiibo that work, but all the Metroid amiibo like the relaunched Ridley amiibo. As such, dedicated gamers who have a full set of series-related amiibos could easily use this exploit to its fullest against difficult bosses found on the planet ZDR. While the exploit can be exhausting for some, it could definitely help some players in a pinch when needed. All Metroid fans need to do to redeem amiibo bonuses is open the pause menu mid-fight and enter the amiibo menu. Once the bonuses are redeemed, they can advance another day to get more.
This is most likely unintentional and may be patched in the future like games with similar daily resets. Still, it could only be fixed a bit in the same way as the time travel exploits of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. At the very least, those currently struggling with the game could use it to get ahead while they can.