Dark Souls II (Xbox 360) Cheats

Dark Souls II cheats, Achievements, Easter Eggs, Unlockables, Tips, and Codes for Xbox 360.


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Complete each achievement to get the allotted gamerscore. The numbers between the () is the points given for each achievement.
AchievementHow to unlock
Gesture Maestro (50)Learn all gestures
Selfless Giver (50)Max-out devotion to covenant
Supreme Weapon (50)Reinforce a weapon to its limit
The Dark Soul (50)Earn all achievements
Master of Hexes (30)Learn all hexes
Master of Miracles (30)Learn all miracles
Master of Pyromancy (30)Learn all pyromancies
Master of Sorcery (30)Learn all sorceries
Self Recollection (10)Reclaim flesh and set out as an Undead
This is Dark Souls (10)Die for the first time
Secret Achievements-
The Dark SoulEarn all Achievements
Self RecollectionReclaim flesh and set out as an Undead
King's RingAcquire the King's Ring
Ancient DragonAcquire Ashen Mist Heart
The HeirSee the ending
Last GiantDefeat the Last Giant
Sinner's BonfireLight the primal bonfire in Sinner's Rise
Iron Keep BonfireLight the primal bonfire in the Iron Keep
Gulch BonfireLight the primal bonfire in the Black Gulch
Brightstone BonfireLight the primal bonfire in Brightstone Cove Tseldora
Giant LordDefeat Looking Glass Knight
VendrickDefeat Vendrick
Supreme WeaponReinforce a weapon to its limit
Gesture MaestroLearn all gestures
Master of SorceryLearn all sorceries
Master of MiraclesLearn all miracles
Master of PyromancyLearn all pyromancies
Master of HexesLearn all hexes
Brilliant CovenantDiscover a most brilliant covenant
Protector CovenantDiscover the covenant of the protectors
Sanguinary CovenantDiscover the covenant of the bloodthirsty
Covenant of the MeekDiscover the covenant of the meek
Gnawing CovenantDiscover the covenant of rodents
Clangorous CovenantDiscover the clangorous covenant
Covenant of AncientsDiscover an ancient covenant
Covenant of the FittestDiscover the covenant of the fittest
Abysmal CovenantDiscovery the abysmal covenant
Selfless GiverMax-out devotion to covenant
Curious MapLight all flames on the map in Majula
Change of ClothesGive Rosabeth of Melfia something to wear
Gathering of ExilesIncrease the population of Majula
Moonlight GreatswordInherit Benhart of Jugo's equipment
Holder of the FortInherit Captain Drummond's equipment
LucatielInherit equipment from Lucatiel of Mirrah
Smith for LifeInherit Steady Hand McDuff's equipment
Garrulous MiserInherit Laddersmith Gilligan's equipment
Reflections on DisembodimentInherit equipment from the head of Vengarl
This is Dark SoulsDie for the first time


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Fragrant Branch of Yore Locations
UnlockableHow to unlock
Black GulchDrop down the platforms near the hidden room with a bonfire, then look for a room past two giants with a chest containing the Branch
Brightstone Cove TseldoraIn the library after defeating the Duke's Dear Freja
Harvest Valley 1After exiting the first poisonous valley and before the Mines bonfire, look for a cave to the right containing the Branch
Harvest Valley 2Past the Mines bonfire is a room with sickle-wielding enemies. Knock down the wooden wall in the room and check through the doors
Iron KeepPurchased from Magerold of Lanafir's shop for 7,500 souls
Sinner's RiseInside a chest after defeating the Lost Sinner
The GutterLocated before the first bonfire in the Black Gulch
The Shaded WoodsUse a Branch to unpetrify an enemy blocking the entrance into a building near the Scorpioness Najka boss arena. This also allows you to gain access to the Lion Mage armor set


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Sniper spot in Harvest Valley
After activating the first bonfire. Across from the merchant lady, you can use a bow-and-arrow to attack a giant in the middle of a poison lake. Don't worry, none of his attacks can hit you.
Unlocking Illusory Rings
Complete the game without dying once or using any Bonfires to earn both the Illusory Ring of A Conqueror and the Illusory Ring of the Exalted, which when equipped hides your left- or right-hand weapon, respectively, even when drawn.

Easter eggs

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Gender swapping coffin
In the Things Betwix section of the Tutorial area at the beginning of the game, look for a open coffin on a beach to your left populated by very unfriendly ogres. Push down the tree and defeat the ogres, then enter the coffin to switch the gender of your champion. You can switch genders as many times as you like, but note that you are not presented with any options for character customization.
Optional Darklurker boss
Join and reach Rank 2 of the Pilgrims of Dark covenent, then return to Drangleic Castle and gain access to the Dark Chasm of Old. Defeat a series of challenging enemies in the three sections of this secret area. At the end, use your torch to light all the braziers then speak with Grandahl to gain access to the optional Darklurker boss via elevator. Note that if you die in the Abyss, you need to offer Grandahl a Human Effigy to regain access to the Dark Chasm.
Secret Dragon Memory
After receiving the Ashen Mist Heart from the Dragon Shrine toward the end of the game, return to the Duke's arena and look for a new crystal that appears underneath the hollowed dragon there. This will allow you to enter the Dragon Memory, where you will find an ancient dragon's corpse that contains an Ancient Dragon Soul.