How can you know how to find Powderfall Bluffs if you don’t even know they’re hiding waiting for you to be found?
Did you know Slime Rancher 2 has a secret winter biome? Yup, the mythical Powderfall Bluffs, an area that many fans of Slime Rancher 2 aren’t even aware exists.
This can very easily be referred to as the secret biome…because it is incredibly well hidden and you don’t even see it hidden in clouds on the main map until you find it. Don’t worry – here is a step by step guide to teach you how to find Powderfall Bluffs in Slime Rancher 2 along with pictures to guide you each step of the way.
Let’s dive in, so you can enjoy amazing pictures like this one:
How to Find Powderfall Bluffs in Slime Rancher 2
The hidden environment is the snow biome called Powderfall Bluffs, and it is a truly delightful place to discover, but you only have the materials to find it once you have certain upgrades and a certain amount of the map unlocked. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Here are the things that are a key part of how to find Powderfall Bluffs.
What You’ll Need To Find the Secret Snow Biome in Slime Rancher 2:
- A boom plort
- A tabby plort
- A batty plort
- A fully upgraded jet pack (you might be able to do this with one upgrade, but it’s much easier with the full upgrade)
- Upgraded storage for your vacuum pack (recommended)
Once you have these, you can get moving.
Step 1: Take the Northern Portal to Ember Valley
From the opening section of Rainbow Island you want to take the northern portal that leads to Ember Island. This is where the secret portal for the secret winter biome can be found.
Step 2: Head to Where the Crystal Gordo Slime Is (Was)
The Crystal Gordo is located towards the northwest section of Ember Valley and there are two main ways to reach it: one through a side cave system. If you see a lot of puddle slimes making those cute little “brrruuuu” noises then you’re on the right track.
The other is doing a lot of jet packing from the high entry point into Ember Valley, pausing every so often to check the map and make sure you’re heading in the right direction.
You’re looking for the Crystal Gordo because it turns out, he’s not even the most interesting thing there (sorry big guy), but there is a hidden room in this section of the map.
You actually get a good look at it from the platform where the Crystal Gordo Slime is at.
Wait, let’s have a closer look at that waterfall…
You want to make sure to aim at that cave as you jump in the air and use your jetpack, because it is possible to go too short and end up on a ledge underneath the cave. Get enough elevation to make sure you can actually make the full leap.
Step 3: Feed the Statues with the Proper Plorts
Remember earlier when I said you would need a boom plort, a batty plort, and a tabby port? Behind the waterfall you go directly to a room that looks like this:
The statue to your left needs the boom plort, the center one needs a tabby plort, and the one on the right needs a batty plort. Just one of each will do and when each of these are filled, the bottom of the floor opens up. While it can look intimidating, drop straight down, it’s not water you can drown in.
Step 4: Navigate Through the Snowy Cave
There’s a portal in the Snowy Cave. Just head through the tunnels and you will come to a portal.
Step 5: Step Through the Portal – Welcome to Powderfall Bluffs!
Congratulations, if you hit the map button you’ll see this:
Exploring Slime Rancher 2’s Secret Snow Biome
If you’ve seen some strange screenshots and asked yourself “Where’s that Walrus Slime?” (I know it’s a Saber Slime…but I can’t help thinking they look like cute walruses), congratulations, the secret snow biome known as Powderfall Bluffs is also the home of the Saber Slime – though they are a bit hard to find.
They’re not rare like Yolky Slimes, but you do have to search to find them and don’t be surprised if you find the Gordo Saber Slime or a Largo Saber Slime before finding an actual saber slime you can capture. This is what happened to me when I first found this area as I ran into the Gordo first, then a Saber/Boom Largo, and then only after searching for 20 minutes did I find one of these legendary saber slimes that I captured and brought back to the ranch!
Among the new things you can find here include:
- Snowballs (a new type of food)
- Perfect Snowflakes
- New type of chicken
- The famous Saber Slime
This area is absolutely beautiful and the detail is beautiful. From little chicks creating small lines behind them as they waddle through snow, to the incredible northern lights and light/reflection work, this is a stunningly beautiful area that you will want to take some time to explore.
Congratulations – now you know how to find Powderfall Bluffs and unlock this magical section of Slime Rancher 2, making an already great game even better with a place that can deliver genuine wonder while exploring it.
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