The biggest mystery of PS5 launch title Demon’s Souls, the secret locked door, has been solved. The door has been opened by Distortion2, a player who previously nearly glitched his way in, and there’s a cool reward on the other side.
The door’s key, as it turns out, is held by Sparkly the Crow, who can be found in the Shrine of Storms archstone. To get it, you need to offer Sparkly Ceramic Coins, an ultra-rare item. It seems that somewhere between 25 and 30 coins are needed. Distortion2 traded 30 coins, but it’s possible that fewer coins would work, too.
Coins are rare drops, Coins are rare drops that have been farmed from the Fat Official enemy, but they’re only available in limited quantities in specific scenarios. For example, utilizing World Tendencies is necessary to earn them.
As predicted, the items on the other side of the door are cool but not completely game-changing. Get through it and you’ll unlock the Penetrator Armor set. It’s a nice set, offering plenty of protection, and a little nod to the Demon’s Souls community.
Players have been wondering if there was an armor set to go with the Penetrator Sword for a while now, and it turns out that there absolutely is.
Distortion2 tweeted about his success, thanking Bluepoint for the game and the door, which has driven his Twitch viewership up.
We solved the mystery of the hidden door! Thanks for making such a great secret to get all the community involved @bluepointgames Was awesome looking for the coins in SOTC Remake and again in Demon’s Souls Remake 😀 pic.twitter.com/gNpozqEztJ
— Distortion2 (@Distortion_2) November 19, 2020
Now that you know how, you can go and get the armor, too–although there’s a lot of work and luck involved.
In GameSpot’s Demon’s Souls review, the PS5 title received a 9/10. “Bluepoint has taken From Software’s original game and expressed it in a richer and fuller way, and in doing so given me something I thought was impossible: the opportunity to relive the experience of falling in love with Souls games for the first time,” wrote critic Tamoor Hussain.
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