Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Old Iron King – How to Access DLC


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From the darkest depths to the tallest peaks, Dark Souls 2 touches the sky in the Crown of the Old Iron King DLC. For those already familiar with the Sunken King add-on, learning how to enter the ash-covered tower shouldn’t be hard. But, for those new to this DLC thing, we’ve got the exact instructions below.

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How to Access Crown of the Old Iron King DLC

Pre-requisite: To gain access to the Crown of the Old Iron King DLC areas, you’ll need to be able to reach the Iron Keep Primal Fire. Learn more on the Old Iron King Boss Guide.

  • 1. After purchasing “Crown of the Old Iron King” and downloading the latest patch to Dark Souls 2, the “Heavy Iron Key” will appear in the Key section of your inventory.
  • 2. Travel to the Eygil’s Idol bonfire past the treacherous walkway chamber and inside the metal cage trap area. If you haven’t unlocked the fast-travel point, go to the room before the Old Iron King boss arena where there are four fire-spewing statues. There’s a ladder here that leads up to a partially hidden bonfire.
  • 3. Travel to the Old Iron King primal bonfire and enter the new room that appears in the back corner of the area. There’s a strange statue ahead. Interact with it to teleport to the Brume Tower entrance. Here you can drop markers and join other players.
  • 4. The teleporter will only appear after downloading the latest patch. Go up to the massive door and use the “Heavy Iron Key” to open the way into Brume Tower.

Note: The Heavy Iron Key may only function after acquiring the Ashen Mist Heart.


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