Welcome to the Secret Ending page of the IGN walkthrough and wiki guide for Returnal on the PS5. This page explains what the Secret Ending is, and how you can get to it by playing through Returnal’s Act 3, which unlocks after you’ve beaten Ophion in the Abyssal Scar and have already rolled credits.
How to Unlock the Secret Ending in Returnal
In order to unlock the secret ending in Returnal, you have to start over with a fresh run. In doing so, you can begin to collect the six Sunface Fragments.
You can find these scattered in random places across Returnal’s world, meaning that you may need to die and restart several times to get them all. Each Sunface Fragment is permanent.
Once you’ve earned all six Sunface Fragments, return to the 20th century house and experience the sixth and final haunted house sequence. In this one, you go to the top of the stairs and pick up the square cube next to the telescope by the window. Then you go all the way down to the basement and interact with the wheelchair.
Here, you’ll pick up the car keys that are needed to get into the car that you saw after beating Ophion the first time. You’ll need to play all the way to the end again and beat Ophion a second time, this time going straight to the car instead of passing it. Use the key to unlock the car, and watch the very final cutscene play.