In Persona 3 Reload, in addition to having to face dangers in the human world or having to go to school and cultivate friendships and relationships, you will also have the opportunity to visit Persona 3 Reload Tartarus. It is a building divided into several floors that acts as a large dungeon in which you will have to face various enemies and bosses. Each block has a different theme and will have different enemies that you will have to fight, as well as having chests to open (some will require Twilight Fragments) in which you will find rewards. In this article, therefore, we will tell you everything you need to know about Persona 3 Reload Tartarus.
What is Tartarus in Persona 3 Reload?
Unlike the last Persona games, where there were dungeons for each chapter of the story, in Persona 3 Reload, there is only one that will be available for the entire game. However, you should know that Tartarus will not be available at any time, but only in the Dark Hour. In order to be transported to this sort of other dimension, you will have to talk to your navigator (at the beginning it will be Mitsuru, but then it will change during your adventure) or use the bulletin board in the dorm lobby.
However, as soon as you start the game, you will be transported into Tartarus on 4/20 as part of the game's story to show you the gameplay mechanics surrounding this particular dungeon. Once you have completed this mission, which will be necessary to continue your adventure, you will have to manually choose to go inside Persona 3 Reload Tartarus.
Regarding its structure, we can say that Tartarus is divided into several blocks, each of which is divided into different floors. However, you will not be able to continue to the end of the dungeon at the beginning of your adventure; you will have to wait to continue with the main story. As you continue, floors will unlock and the borders will no longer be present. This will allow you to explore the dungeon more freely and recover all the rewards found inside.
Persona 3 Reload Tartarus Is Randomly Generated
An essential thing to know is that most of what makes up Persona 3 Reload Tartarus is randomly generated. This means that when you decide to return for a visit and go over the same plans you have already completed, perhaps for leveling or whatever, you will not see what you saw the first time. But what, exactly, changes? Let's see it together.
- Layout (unless it's a floor with a teleporter or a border floor)
- Treasure Chests
- Breakable Objects
What Are Teleporters in Persona 3 Reload?
Every couple of floors, you will have the chance to find a teleporter that will allow you to move between the various floors of the dungeon in order to speed up the exploration process, especially if you are only there to look for something specific. However, you should know that these farcasters do not all work the same way; some are only one-way.
Two-way teleporters are on each floor for Gatekeeper fights, allowing return to the entrance and later use. Activate them before the fight for precaution. One-way teleporters on other Tartarus floors only go to the entrance, requiring a restart from the highest floor. Teammates identify them, marked on the map with a blue hexagon.
Different Treasure Chests
In the Persona 3 Reload Tartarus, you will have the opportunity to open four different types of treasure chests: Regular, Tare, Twilight Fragments, and Nihil. Before we explain in detail the differences between these types of chests, it is good to know that, as we said previously, this is one of the things that changes with each visit to the dungeon, except those found on the Gatekeeper floors. This can still be a good thing if you don't have enough resources to be able to open them the first time.
- Regular chests, appearing bluish, typically hold yen and may include standard items such as health-restoring items.
- Rare chests emit a purple light from the top and provide superior items like enhanced health and spirit point replenishment, as well as better armor and accessories.
- Twilight Fragment chests are silver with red lights, demanding a specific number of Twilight Fragments to unlock. However, they contain superior weapons and potent items, justifying the cost.
- Nihil chests, identified by a green light, appear from the third block onward. These chests offer weapon and armor blueprints that can be taken to Mayoido Antiques, once opened, to craft powerful gear.
Shuffle Time Cards
If you win a battle, it is likely that you will be able to trigger an event called Shuffe Time (this will be guaranteed if you end the battle with an All-Out Attack), in which you will have to choose a card from those present on screens to obtain bonus rewards. These cards have different rewards that vary depending on the type of card you choose. The higher the number on the card, the better rewards you will have. Here is the list of cards you can get.
- Persona: If you don't already have this Persona, it will be added to your collection. If you already have this Persona, all other Personas with the same arcana as the one on the card will get more experience points.
- Green Wand: Each team member gains extra experience points from this battle.
- Blue Cup: Your team will get help, like healing health or getting stronger, in this way.
- Red Sword: You get a Skill Card that helps your Personas learn new moves they wouldn't learn otherwise.
- Yellow Coins: Your main character gets some money, and the amount varies from a little to a lot based on the card's level.
A new mechanic that has been added to Persona 3 Reload is Arcana Bursts. These particular cards are very rare and will give you the chance to obtain a unique prize. However, if you are able to obtain these cards every night, you will create an Arcana Burst. This means that the cards will be boosted by one level and you will receive better rewards for that night. Furthermore, you will also be able to choose an additional card thanks to having activated this event.
Defeat Gatekeepers To Proceed
But how do you proceed inside Persona 3 Reload Tartarus? You will have to defeat the Gatekeepers. These are the kinds of bosses that block the passage between one level and another, so you will be forced to defeat them if you want to continue. Pay attention to the fact that these enemies will be stronger than those you have faced up to that point, even if, in reality, it is a reskin of them. However, once defeated, you won't have to do it again because they don't respawn like regular enemies.