How to access the Crown of the Sunken King Dark Souls 2 DLC

If you've conquered the land of Drangleic several times over--or even if you just want to revisit an old, masochistic friend--then you're in luck. Dark Souls 2's first DLC pack, Crown of the Sunken King, is available now. New areas, bosses, enemies, and items await you in this new zone.

But how do you access this cool new place? I mean, the first Dark Souls' Artorias of the Abyss expansion required a complicated series of item finding and backtracking. Fortunately, getting into Crown of the Sunken King is much easier. Check it out:

  • Download the DLC (duh) to place a Dragon Talon in your inventory 
  • Defeat The Rotten in Black Gulch (if you've already done this, great!)
  • Visit the Primordial Bonfire after the boss room to find a new shrine
  • Examine the pedestal in the shrine to be teleported to a new area

And that's it. Prepare to die!

Struggling to conquer the game? See our other Dark Souls 2 guides to help you on your way:


  • mafyooz - July 24, 2014 4:39 a.m.

    Nice one. I was in two minds as to whether or not to read this but I'm glad I did, as it's meant I've been able to dive straight in for half an hour before I go to work rather than dicking about trying to find the entrance ;)
  • g1rldraco7 - July 23, 2014 2:44 p.m.

    Figures you need a Dragon's toenail to access the new place. I don't want to know how they got the talon which I assume consisted of a lot of drinks from the Estus Flasks. Still this clears up my confusion, thanks Tony :)

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