What happens when you die in Hades?

Death in Hades is inevitable, and can be beneficial as it gives you the chance to upgrade skills and unlock new weapons.

When playing through the Early Access of Hades, gamers have been asking what happens when you die in Hades? As a roguelike style game, death in Hades is inevitable. When you eventually die, you return to the House of Hades. There, you can upgrade skills and unlock new weapons before heading out and trying again. For more on how death works, we’ve put together a quick guide on what happens when you die in Hades.

What Happens When You Die in Hades?

Dying brings you back to the House of Hades
When you die in Hades, you'll return to the House of Hades where you can upgrade the skills and weaponry of Zagreus.
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When you die in Hades, Zagreus is transported back to the House of Hades where he emerges from a pool of blood. In the House of Hades, you can speak with other characters including Hades himself, and upgrade your skills. To upgrade skills, head into the bedroom of Zagreus and interact with the reflective mirror.

Once you’re happy with your skills, you can head into the next area where an assortment of weapons are displayed. If you’ve earned enough Keys, you can unlock new weapons and test them out on the skeleton enemy that spawns there. When you’re satisfied with the weapon you have equipped, head out the door at the bottom of the room to continue playing Hades.

In the bedroom of Zagreus, you can upgrade his skills in the reflective mirror
After dying in Hades, head to the bedroom of Zagreus and upgrade his skills by using the reflective mirror. 
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Dying in Hades isn’t a bad thing, and you’re expected to die quite a few times while getting the hang of the game. In addition to taking you back to the House of Hades where you can upgrade the skills and weapons Zagreus uses, dying triggers the autosave feature in Hades. With the autosave feature triggered, you can safely quit the game and come back to your save slot later.

So, how many times have you died in Hades so far? Are you liking the game? Let us know down in the comments below! For more on Hades, be sure to check out some of our previous features including how to save the game in Hades, how to get into the Early Access for Hades, and our full preview of Hades.

By reading through this guide, you should now know what happens when you die in Hades.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. When she's not gaming or caffeinating, you can reach her at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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