The mysterious Astronaut follows your every step in the esoteric world of Returnal. While the full-size motivations are as opaque as the visor of his helmet, Selene will collect a miniature version to assist her task of breaking the Atropos Cycle.
You can get an Astronaut Figurine after completing one of the brilliant house sections, or from a Fabricator store, with the ominous promise that it “won’t let you go.” In Returnal, there are a couple of things that work similarly to this. So in this guide, we will tell you how they work in Returnal.
Returnal Astronaut Figurine
In Returnal, the Astronaut Figurine functions as an extra life. The screen will fade to black when Selen’s health reaches zero, but she will be returned to the same location with full health and all of her arms and abilities. You can preserve your run, as well as brute force your way through bosses by using this item.
If an Astronaut Figurine becomes visible, you should try to get your hands on one. You can also buy them for 300 Obolites in Fabricator shops, which is a very reasonable price.
The Child’s Watch, like the Astronaut Figurine, “won’t let you go.” On the other hand, the Child’s watch seems to only return a fraction of the health that the Figurine does. So that’s why Child’s Watch is like a weaker version of the Astronaut Figurine.
The price of Child’s Watch at Fabricator shops is 175 Obolites, which reflects the Child’s watch’s lower power level. The child’s watch often appears in side paths around the world for free. Furthermore, you will have two retries in the same run, if you carry both items at the same time stacked with each other.