Steel Soul Mode is a game mode in Hollow Knight that the player unlocks after completing the game once.
In Steel Soul Mode, there are two main changes to gameplay:
- The player will not respawn upon death. Once the player dies, the game ends and the save file is reset. Note: dying to Lost Kin, Failed Champion, Soul Tyrant, Grey Prince Zote, or White Defender does NOT count as an actual death.
- Confessor Jiji is replaced by Steel Soul Jinn, who will trade Rancid Eggs for Geo.
- Tuk is infected, and will not be able to receive Rancid Eggs. If killed, he drops another Egg.