Spider-Man Miles Morales Back to the Beginning side mission: How to unlock the Purple Reign Suit explained

How to unlock the Prowler inspired suit. 

The Back to the Beginning side mission in Spider-Man Miles Morales allows you to unlock the Purple Reign Suit.

This is one of the 19 Spider-Man suits that you can unlock for Miles throughout the game and includes a special mod that can only be earned by finding the Purple Reign Suit.

Below you'll discover how to unlock the Back to the Beginning side mission, along with what you have to do to complete it.

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How to unlock the Back to the Beginning side mission in Spider-Man Miles Morales

The Back to the Beginning side mission is unlocked quite late into the main campaign of Spider-Man Miles Morales.

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First, you need to have completed the main story mission, Breaking Through The Noise, and, afterwards, you need to collect all eight of the sound samples scattered across New York.

Once you've done this, Aaron will get in touch with you, starting the Back to the Beginning side mission.

How to complete the Back to the Beginning side mission in Spider-Man Miles Morales

The Back to the Beginning side mission in Spider-Man Miles Morales begins in the southern part of Harlem, near where Central Park and the Upper West Side meet.

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You'll need to head down into Aaron's hideout, which is a subway tunnel beneath a bridge. Keep an eye out for the entrance, because it's hidden behind a number of wooden panels.

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Once you've found it, drop down into the hideout below and investigate the silver cabinet at the back of the room.

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Doing so will reward you with 100 XP and the Purple Reign Suit.


Spider-Man Miles Morales has arrived, so check our mission flow guide to learn about the story unlocks and main campaign. After that, discover more about the Spider-Man suits Miles’ can wear, including how to unlock the Bodega Cat suit, Into the Spider-Verse suit, Purple Reign suit, and the Winter suit. We also have guides on the location for every postcard, sound sample and time capsule.


Purple Reign Suit in Spider-Man Miles Morales explained

The Purple Reign Suit in Spider-Man Miles Morales is inspired by the design of the Prowler in the game, sporting the same purple and lime green colours. It even gives Miles' visor a green glow.

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Unlocking this suit also unlocks the Reclaimer visor mod.

This mod will replenish one of your gadgets' ammo when you perform a melee Stealth Takedown on an enemy, making it perfect for players who prefer stealth over open combat.

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Don't worry, if you don't like the look of the Purple Reign Suit, but do like the Reclaimer Mod, then, just like every other mod, you can use it with any of the Spider-Man suits.

Check out our Spider-Man Miles Morales suit guide, if you'd like to learn about the other unlockable suits!

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