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How to access the Crown of the Ivory 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 third and final DLC pack, Crown of the Ivory 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. Getting into Crown of the Ivory King isn't complicated, though it will take a bit of playtime. Here's how to do it:

  • Download the DLC (duh) to place a Frozen Feather in your inventory
  • Defeat The Lost Sinner, Old Iron King, The Duke's Dear Freja, and The Rotten (if you've already done this, great!)
  • With the four Old Souls in your possession, you can open the Shrine of Winter en route to Drangleic castle
  • 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:

Tony Wilson

Tony lives in Maryland, where he writes about those good old-fashioned video games for GamesRadar+. His words have also appeared on GameSpot and G4, but he currently works for Framework Video, and runs Dungeons and Dragons streams.