Dragon’s Dogma 2 true ending guide – how to unlock the secret ending and Unmoored World

Dragon’s Dogma 2 true ending guide – how to unlock the secret ending and Unmoored World
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The Dragon’s Dogma 2 true ending really ties the whole story together. If you already finished the game and were a little disappointed by the ending you got, that’s because you didn’t get the true ending. So if you want to unlock that secret ending, we’ve put together a guide to tell you exactly how to do it.

Be sure to check out our Dragon’s Dogma 2 tips and tricks for some handy pointers to help you out, as well as our Dragon’s Dogma 2 quests list so you know how many you’ve got left to do. With that, let’s get into the Dragon’s Dogma 2 true ending, how to unlock it, and how to complete the Unmoored World.

Dragon's Dogma 2 true ending: The Arisen talking to The Pathfinder at the coronation.
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How to trigger the true ending in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Dragon’s Dogma 2 initially has two endings, the good ending where you defeat the Dragon, and the bad ending where you sacrifice someone to skip the fight. To get the true ending, you must first achieve the good ending by defeating the Dragon. This triggers a credits scene where you are being crowned Sovran of Vermund.

During the ceremony, talk to The Pathfinder on the table to the left of the throne. After this, turn around and talk to him again in the middle of the crowd. He’ll offer you the chance to re-do your battle with the Dragon, which you should accept.

Dragon's Dogma 2 true ending: The Arisen preparing to stab themselves with the Empowered Godsbane Blade.
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This will place you back on the Dragon’s back as it’s flying across the world. Start crawling forwards across its back and climb underneath it to its heart, marked by a glowing scar on its chest. Once you’re there, open your inventory and select the Empowered Godsbane Blade. Use it to stab yourself.

This triggers a cutscene that will lead you into a completely new section of the game known as the Unmoored World.

Dragon's Dogma 2 true ending: Taliesin agreeing to evacuate the elves from Sacred Arbor.
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How to complete the Unmoored World in Dragon’s Dogma 2

To receive the true ending, you now need to complete the Unmoored World. In this world, your main Pawn is missing, and a red storm is closing in on the major settlements. Make your way to the Seafloor Shrine and talk with Rothias. He will tell you that you need to evacuate the people of every major settlement to the Seafloor Shrine.

Be aware that there is a 10-day time limit in the Unmoored World. If you fail to complete your objectives in time, the world will end and you’ll need to start it all over again from the beginning. Only camp or rest when it’s absolutely necessary.

Don’t die

If you die once in the Unmoored World, you’ll have to start it all over again. Bring plenty of Wakestones and don’t be afraid to run if you’re low on health.

Once you’ve spoken to Rothias, you should next head to the Forbidden Magick Research Lab in Bakbattahl where you can get your main Pawn back. With your party complete once more, it’s time to start evacuating.

Dragon's Dogma 2 true ending: The Arisen reuniting with their main Pawn in Bakbattahl.
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In each settlement, you may need to complete a couple of quick quests before the people there will be willing to leave. For this reason, you should prioritise the settlements furthest away from the Seafloor Shrine, as these will be the first to fall.

Finish side quests first

Make sure you’ve completed as many side quests as possible before entering the Unmoored World. Having helped people out will speed up the evacuations and ensure you’re at a high enough level to fight the dragons.

Here is the recommended order in which to evacuate the settlements in the Unmoored World, and what they each entail:

  1. Excavation Site – Defeat a Golem near the gates and complete the Shepherd of the Pawns quest to free the Pawns trapped here
  2. Volcanic Island Camp – Complete The Importance of Aiding Ernesto quest by escorting Gautstafr and Cliodhna from their home to the camp
  3. Sacred Arbor – Complete the Wandering Roots quest by planting an Arborheart cutting at the Seafloor Shrine
  4. Bakbattahl – Complete the Civil Unrest quest by settling various squabbles among the people of Bakbattahl
  5. Vernworth – Complete The Regentkin’s Resolve quest by carrying Sven’s mother to him and securing ox carts for the evacuation

As well as the evacuation quests, there are a few loose ends to tie up. In or near each major settlement is a red beacon shining a laser into the sky. Interacting with these will spawn a boss fight with a dragon. Defeating these dragons will delay the spread of the red storm, giving you a little bit more time to complete the evacuation.

Place Portcrystals

Ferrystones are plentiful in the Unmoored World, so make sure you’ve got Portcrystals in places like Sacred Arbor, Bakbattahl, and Agamen Volcanic Island to save time travelling between them all.

If you have your pawn and spoke to Phaesus in Bakbattahl, head to where you defeated the Talos in The Guardian Gigantus main quest, and you can do the When World Collide quest. A cutscene will play where the Talos will defeat a dragon, slowing the red storm. It’s worth doing this while you’re evacuating the two settlements on Agamen Volcanic Island.

Dragon's Dogma 2 true ending: Using a spine on the Dragon's wing to hide from its fiery breath.
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Finishing the Unmoored World and completing the true ending

When you’ve evacuated every settlement, and defeated the dragons at every red beacon, you can make your way back to the Seafloor Shrine. One final red beacon will now be available, and interacting with it will give you the true ending, so make sure you’re ready, as there’s no going back.

You’ll be transported back to the Dragon’s back, and will once again have to make your way forward. Eventually, the Dragon will shake you off and you’ll end up on its wing. Walk towards its body, using the spines to block the flames when it attacks you.

When you get close enough, one final cutscene will play, ending the game once and for all, and giving you the game’s true ending, as well as a look at how the world looks after your adventure has concluded. You’ll now be able to start a new game plus playthrough.

And that’s the true ending of Dragon’s Dogma 2 complete. If you’re after some more guides, check out our Dragon’s Dogma 2 vocations guide, as well as some quests like Prey for the Pack and Hunt for the Jadeite Orb too.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 true ending FAQs

How many endings are in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

There are currently three possible endings to Dragon’s Dogma 2, the good ending, bad ending, and true ending.

How do you get the true ending in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

You can access the true ending by re-doing your fight with the Dragon and stabbing yourself with the Empowered Godsbane Blade.