Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Sunken King – How to Access New DLC


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The Dark Souls series isn’t known for giving up answers to its many mysteries and getting into the DLC chapter isn’t going to be obvious for new or even veteran players.

With only a cryptic clue to go by, you might be wondering where to go and what to do to enter the Sunken City. We’ve got all the answers right here.

Experience the add-on with GameFront’s Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Sunken King DLC walkthrough.

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How to Access New DLC

Pre-requisite: To access the Crown of the Sunken King, you’ll need to be able to reach the Black Gulch Primal Fire. Learn more on the Black Gulch Boss Guide.

  • 1. Once “Crown of the Sunken King” is purchased, downloaded and installed a new item will appear in your inventory — the Dragon’s Talon. It is available for examination in the “Key” section, hinting that something new has appeared in the Black Gulch.
  • 2. Teleport to the Black Gulch bonfires. The closest bonfire to the Primal Bonfire chamber is the “Hidden Chamber” which is found by skirting along the right cliff’s edge outside the Rotten’s boss arena.
  • 3. If you haven’t already, defeat the Rotten and travel to the Primal Bonfire. You’ll notice something new here. Multiple strange obelisks have appeared with inscriptions written into the stone. Interact with the center obelisk to teleport outside the new DLC areas.
  • 4. Appearing in a strange room with a massive doorway, interact with the gates. The lock opens with the Dragon Talon, giving you access to Shulva – Sanctum City.

Note: The Dragon Talon may only function after acquiring the Ashen Mist Heart.


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1 Comment on Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Sunken King – How to Access New DLC

John Walker

On July 22, 2014 at 9:37 pm

This looks pretty good. Will have to give this a try out.