Dark Souls 2: How to Change Your Gender w/ the Tutorial Coffin

Aren’t quite happy with your gender in Dark Souls 2? There’s a way to change that with a mysterious coffin that appears in the very first area of the game.

Most explorers won’t be able to reach the ogre infested beach, but if you’re looking to make a big change to your in-game avatar, it’s the only option available. Take a dive and learn all about the tutorial coffin’s gender-swapping abilities with the info below.

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How to Change Your Gender w/ the Tutorial Coffin

Location: Things Betwixt – Tutorial Area

  • After leaving the Firekeepers’ hut and entering the tutorial area, you might notice a beach populated with chubby ogres on the left path.
  • Complete the left tutorial to push down a tree and quickly return to the lower beach later in the game. Those ogres are tough — use ranged spells or a bow to take care of them. They can’t follow you across the tree-turned-bridge.
  • Clear out both ogres, and you can discover an open coffin. Use it to climb inside and something strange will happen.
  • What does the coffin do? It switches your undead champion’s gender. Each time you climb inside, you’ll switch from female-to-male, or male-to-female respectively.
  • There’s no limit to how often you can switch genders. If you’re like us, we didn’t even notice the switch until much later in the game.

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