Dragon’s Dogma 2: How To Unlock The True Ending

Dragon's Dogma 2
Dragon's Dogma 2
GameDeveloperRelease DatePlatform(s)
Dragon's Dogma 2CapcomMarch 22nd, 2024PC, PS5, Xbox Series

Like all good RPGs, there’s more than one ending to Dragon’s Dogma 2, with the player forced to make a couple of choices in the endgame that will decide the fate of Vermund, Battahl and the Arisen themselves. However, there is a true ending that exists within Dragon’s Dogma 2, so if you want to make sure you see everything DD2 has to offer, this is how you unlock the true ending. Beware of MASSIVE spoilers, obviously.

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Unlocking the true ending in Dragon’s Dogma 2 isn’t the most immediately obvious process in the world, but it’s one that thankfully doesn’t require you to do much beyond not sell a key item. As you progress through the main questline of Dragon’s Dogma 2, towards the end of the game, you’ll be given an Empowered Godsbane Blade, which isn’t a weapon but instead a key item that resides in your inventory. You can use it whenever, but in order to unlock the true ending, you need to wait until you reach the “final” quest, Legacy.

After chasing down Phaseus to Moonglint Tower, and scrapping with his subordinates, the dragon will appear and give you a choice. You can either walk away, which is implied to be a selfish/bad ending, or attack the dragon. Naturally, you’ll want to attack the dragon. You’re going to come all this way in a game called Dragon’s Dogma 2 and not fight the dragon at the end of the game?

Actually, yeah.

After attacking the dragon, a cutscene will play where he’ll tell you to hop aboard so you can both travel to a more suitable battleground for this confrontation, repeating the cycle of dragons fighting Arisen that has existed for millenia. You’ll then find yourself on top of the dragon, fully in control and able to move around the dragon freely while the dragon gives a speech about the nature of the universe.

Here’s where you can unlock the true ending, as you need to clamber down to the dragon’s heart, which will begin to glow as you approach it. Once you’re in position, open up your inventory, select the Empowered Godsbane Blade and use it. You may then need to press one of the attack buttons after that once you return to the game.

If successful, a cutscene will immediately trigger where — well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves, shall we? We won’t spoil any solid details about what the true ending entails, but what we will say is that it’s more than just one unique boss fight before the credits roll, as you’ll progress through a new series of quests and battles that’ll really test your skills as the Arisen. Good luck out there.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is available now on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X & S.

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