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Heat represents the level of self-imposed difficulty of Zagreus' escape attempts. The Heat level can be raised or lowered by using the Pact of Punishment before starting a run. Having a certain amount of Heat active allows Infernal Gates containing greater rewards to be unlocked.
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During the initial part of Early Access, Heat was an obtainable item like Darkness or Ambrosia. As such, it had a Codex entry in the "Artifacts" section, which is now no longer accessible. The Codex entry read: