How To Unlock All Endings in Dragon’s Dogma 2: True Ending Guide

Mahirul Alam Chowdhury
By Mahirul Alam Chowdhury
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Learn how to unlock all the endings in Dragon’s Dogma 2 and the extra steps to unlock the true ending.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 offers fun and immersion through unravelling mysteries and secrets that extend from stories and items to missions and even gameplay mechanics. This includes getting through the game’s endings and deciding the world’s fate. Will you continue the cycle of the Arisen, or will you finally choose to break this destructive cycle and usher in an era of the ‘great will’?

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In this guide, I will walk you through all the endings in Dragon’s Dogma 2 and tell you how to unlock the True Ending.

All Endings in Dragon’s Dogma 2 and How To Get Them

Dragon’s Dogma 2 has three endings: a standard ending, and a bad ending that may seem insufficient and straightforward. The true ending extends the plot further and ends your arduous and thrilling journey with a satisfying conclusion.

You will encounter options leading to the standard or bad ending during the final encounter with the Dragon. However, unlocking the True Ending will require some extra steps.

Standard Ending

After you arrive at Moonglint Tower during the final phases of the Legacy questline, you finally face the Dragon who stole your heart and marked you as the Arisen.

The giant dragon will give you two choices while holding your friend with the highest affinity: to fight the Dragon and stop the impending doom or walk away sacrificing your beloved.

Choosing to fight the dragon triggers the events leading to the standard ending of Dragon’s Dogma 2.

The Dragon flies you on its back to a volcanic island for the final battle. The ending begins after you defeat the Dragon. You are coronated as the Sovran with celebrations all around.

While the world waits for the next Arisen.

Bad Ending

Dragon's Dogma 2 endings
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Choosing to sacrifice your beloved triggers the bad ending. As the fated Arisen, you are still crowned as the true Sovran, but there is no celebration or fanfare other than somber surroundings and a depressed Arisen on the throne.

The game will take you back to the menu, and you can reload the point where you face the Dragon.

True Ending

The standard ending is a happy conclusion with the world saved. But it still means the cycle of struggle between the Arisen and the Dragon continues forever, destined with the world’s fate again falling on the shoulders of a future Arisen.

This is where the true ending of Dragon’s Dogma 2 comes into play. This ending lets you break the recurring Dogma of the Dragon and usher in a new era of peace, and harmony.

How To Unlock the True Ending in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Talk to the Pathfinder as the credits roll during the standard ending to proceed with the true ending path in Dragon’s Dogma 2. Keep talking to him until he lets you know that all is not done, which enables you to rewind time to the part where you agree to fight the Dragon and ride on its back to the final island.

While on the Dragon’s back, climb down to where its pulsating and shining heart is. Equip the Empowered Godsbane Blade and then strike yourself with the “Use on Self” button. This strikes you and the Dragon, and both crash onto the sea.

(Spoiler alert beyond this point)

You land ashore after a month and find that the world is completely changed as the apocalypse has taken over. The sea level is now lower, and the sky is red. This starts the extended post-game that takes you to the True Ending of Dragon’s Dogma 2.

Dragon's Dogma 2 endings
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As Arisen, you once more go through a challenging journey, now facing even more dangerous monsters wreaking havoc everywhere, rescuing civilians, and finding your pawns. The Dragon reappears. Your main pawn turns into a smaller dragon to carry to its back and help you fight the Dragon.

At this point, the credit starts rolling, and you stab the Dragon with the Empowered Godsbane Blade right into the pulsating heart through the now-open chest. Thus, the Dragon perishes, and the world returns to its peaceful state with safe seas and clear blue skies.

Dragon's Dogma 2 endings
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With the True ending concluding, the Arisen’s free will has broken the shackles of the Dragon’s curse. The world is now permanently safe, although it implies that there will not be another Arisen rising.

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Mahirul Alam Chowdhury is a writer and HR Manager at GameRiv.