Stellar Blade has a point of no return, here’s when

Stellar Blade has a point of no return, here’s when
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Ben Williams

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10th May 2024 17:32

Unlike most games, Stellar Blade has not one point of no return, but two, where you'll be locked out of exploration and other features from certain points for the rest of the game

Thankfully, they're quite easy to look out for if you've been paying attention to the game's story. However, in case you've been quite casual about the campaign, I'll tell you exactly which objective you need to look out for. 

When is each point of no return in Stellar Blade?

First point of no return

Stellar Blade's first point of no return is during the mission "Orcal's Testimony", specifically the objective described as "Talk to Adam at the Safehouse and go to the Orbit Elevator".

This mission objective has you head off to the Orbit Elevator on Spire 4. As soon as you talk to Adam, you'll be locked out of completing any side quests as well as any of those on Xion - or finding collectables at the human city as well. 

Keep in mind that if you want to unlock Stellar Blade's true ending, you'll need to learn about completing the Lily progress bar first.

Stellar Blade key art of EVE and Adam
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Second point of no return

The final point of no return in Stellar Blade is from the "Burning Xion" campaign mission as you talk to Lily and choose the option "Follow the bike signal and leave".

You won't be able to return to any other areas from this point. So, if you have other side quests or collectables to go after, do so before Burning Xion. 

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Ben Williams
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Ben Williams
Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.
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