Metroid Dread Forum  /  Best version to do speedrun

What is the optimal version of Metroid Dread for speedruns? Physical version, digital on console or digital on microSD?


Digital installed onto switches internal memory. You also save a bit of time if you remove your SD card all together. Version 1.0 is also a bit faster than 1.01 but most people are running on version 1.01

DMactroid_Sr388DMactroid_Sr388 likes this. 

digital on your internal memory is the fastest but version 1.0.2 is the only legal version currently

jerryb216jerryb216 likes this. 

I have only the physical version. Is it possible to install the game from cartridge it to my internal memory card?


If you have a modded switch you can rip the game cart to a .xci - then install the package onto your switch, should be similar load times to the digital version.