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Darksiders 3 Guide

Apocalypse please! Guide to Darksiders 3 contains a collection of tips and a walkthrough for this addictive hack'and'slash game. You will learn how to fight successfully, develop your character, find all secrets and complete the game without any problems.

The guide for Darksiders 3 offers a detailed description of the basic mechanics of the game and helps in learning its basics. The first chapter of the guide is dedicated to Starting Tips, a section that should come in handy for players beginning their adventure with the game. Moreover, the next parts of the initial chapter contain information and answers regarding character development, upgrading weapons, or acquiring and using Hollows.

The guide for Darksiders 3 also contains a FAQ section that offers answers for frequently asked questions. You'll learn how to use fast travel, is manual saving possible, how to acquire attribute points, how long do a standard playthrough last, how to find bosses and how to retrieve lost souls. Trophy guide is another important chapter of the Darksiders 3 guide. We've listed all standard and DLC trophies.

The major part of the guide is taken by an extensive walkthrough for Darksiders 3. Our walkthrough contains descriptions for combat, puzzle solving, and boss battles, both main and secondary. The walkthrough is complemented by numerous screenshots and tips about optional secrets and pick-ups. The guide is concluded by an annex, containing controls list and system requirements.

I have a problem and need a solution

The FAQ section of our Darksiders 3 guides contains answers to the most common problems and questions that require further explanation. Here are the most often asked questions:

  1. Can I perform a manual save? - Unfortunately, Darksiders 3 does not offer this option. You must rely entirely on automatic saving. This means that in the case of death, Fury may appear at a very distant checkpoint, and you will need to repeat a small fragment of the game.
  2. Can I retrieve my souls after dying? Yes, it's possible. You need to go back to the location where you've died. Once you arrive, you should see a cluster of blue souls. Attack it to retrieve the souls.
  3. Why can't I use the Maker's Forge? - This is a popular bug/glitch encountered in Darksiders 3. After reaching the Forge, you need to approach Ulthane and wait until his work animation ends. Only then will the talk icon appear.
  4. How long does it take to complete Darksiders 3? - Best case scenario, you need to devote about 20 hours. This value can double if you choose a higher difficulty level or want to unlock the platinum trophy.
  5. How to earn attribute points? Attribute points can be obtained from Vulgrim in exchange for souls. Alternatively, you can earn attribute points by finding artifacts in the game world.
  6. How to use fast travel? - Fast travel is available from the beginning of the game i.e. since the first meeting with Vulgrim. All you have to do is to choose the right option in the conversation window and then choose your destination from those already unlocked.
  7. How to find new Sins (bosses) to fight? You can reach the nearest boss using your compass. The skull icon changes its position, allowing you to reach the locations with bosses. Thanks to these features, you shouldn't be lost.

The bosses of Darksiders 3

In Darksiders 3, there are 7 bosses (7 Deadly Sins) - two of them need to be defeated twice - Darksiders 3 Guide

In Darksiders 3, there are 7 bosses (7 Deadly Sins) - two of them need to be defeated twice. The walkthrough will direct you to their lairs and offer tips on how to defeat them. The bosses of Darksiders 3 are as follows:

  1. Envy - you fight with her at the beginning of the game and at the end of it (final boss)
  2. Wrath - you fight with him in the initial stages of the campaign, and just before the final fight.
  3. Greed.
  4. Sloth.
  5. Desire - the battle is joined by Usiel, but you only need to defeat Desire.
  6. Gluttony.
  7. Pride.

Some locations of the game contain mini-bosses. Fights against them are less demanding. You can view the sections dedicated to them in our walkthrough. Abraxis is also an optional boss, associated with two trophies of the game.

Choices in Darksiders 3

Aside from a few exceptions, Darksiders 3 is a game without choices. Despite the fact that some of the main bosses can be approached in a different order, the course of the entire campaign is always identical. Below we list a few unique situations where Fury has to make some decision. All of these choices are described in detail in our walkthrough.

The encounter against Desire is unique, as in the second part of the battle, Archangel Usiel appears - Darksiders 3 Guide

The encounter against Desire is unique, as in the second part of the battle, Archangel Usiel appears. You can choose to kill the Archangel or leave him alive and focus solely on eliminating Desire.

Finding Abraxis is one of the secondary activities - Darksiders 3 Guide

Finding Abraxis is one of the secondary activities. You can attack and kill him, or agree to a plan to eliminate the Lord of Hollows. Only the first option is rewarded.

After returning to Lord of Hollows after the meeting with Abraxis, you can decide to kill Lord or spare him - Darksiders 3 Guide

After returning to Lord of Hollows after the meeting with Abraxis, you can decide to kill Lord or spare him. Only the second option is rewarded - after defeating the opponent, you receive a mysterious seal, unlock a trophy, and the final cut-scene is changed.

Do other Horsemen of the Apocalypse appear in Darksiders 3?

Yes, in the game you can meet all the remaining Horsemen of the Apocalypse - Darksiders 3 Guide

Yes, in the game you can meet all the remaining Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Nevertheless, their role is not that significant. Moreover, one of the meetings with them is something completely else than it may seem initially. Fury is alone through the entire game - she is not joined by any of the remaining Horsemen.

We recommend visiting the page Do I need to play the previous games? , which contains more information about connections made between Darksiders 3 and two previous installments of the series.

Can Fury swim?

Yes - Darksiders 3 Guide

Yes. Swimming is available from the beginning of the game, of course, except for places where instead of water we are dealing with lava or poisonous acid. That's not all, because after unlocking the Force Hollow, the main character can run on the seabed. This greatly facilitates exploring underwater locations.

Can you travel the world of Darksiders 3 on horseback?

Unfortunately, no - Darksiders 3 Guide

Unfortunately, no. Fury's mount appears in a few cut-scenes - you'll learn from them what (unpleasant) fate befell him.

Fortunately, the world of Darksiders 3 does not consist of large open spaces and you'll never experience the discomfort caused by the lack of an option to travel on horseback. Moreover, the game has a mechanism of fast travel, thanks to which you can easily teleport between the main locations.

Is Darksiders 3 a game where you kill children?

Theoretically, no - Darksiders 3 Guide

Theoretically, no. During the game, you can meet creatures about the appearance of the child, and the game makes it clear that they are hostile demons who seek to kill Fury and from which you need to defend yourself.

How to disable damage information?

In Darksiders 3, the option thanks to which after each attack, values appear on the screen, informing about the effectiveness of the damage dealt, is activated by default - Darksiders 3 Guide

In Darksiders 3, the option thanks to which after each attack, values appear on the screen, informing about the effectiveness of the damage dealt, is activated by default. For some people, this feature may spoil the immersion a little bit, but luckily you can turn it off. To do this, go to Controls, find the Damage Numbers option and uncheck it.

Is it possible to turn on the FPP view?

No, in Darksiders 3 you cant permanently set the camera to a first-person view - Darksiders 3 Guide

No, in Darksiders 3 you can't permanently set the camera to a first-person view. The game automatically switches to first person perspective, and this happens without the player's input. This happens, for example, when crossing narrow tunnels or ventilation shafts.

Why can't I catch a hook?

Catching hooks next to pipes, horizontal beams, and other similar objects is more difficult than it seems - Darksiders 3 Guide

Catching hooks next to pipes, horizontal beams, and other similar objects is more difficult than it seems. You have to wait until the red crosshair appears on the hook - an example of such a situation is shown in the image above. Press the interaction button only then. If you do it too early, the action fails, and Fury can fall into the abyss.

Controls in Darksiders 3

The following table presents the basic control buttons for Darksiders 3, provided you play on a gamepad (PS4). This is the recommended way to play the game - keyboard + mouse combination is not very convenient. The keyboard scheme can be found in the Controls section of our guide.

Movement - Darksiders 3 Guide

Movement

Running - Darksiders 3 Guide

Running

Look around - Darksiders 3 Guide

Look around

Aim mode - useful if you want to use Salvation or throw a caught beetle - Darksiders 3 Guide

Aim mode - useful if you want to use Salvation or throw a caught beetle.

Target Lock - the game locks the camera on the enemy, which is very useful during fights with strong single opponents - Darksiders 3 Guide

Target Lock - the game locks the camera on the enemy, which is very useful during fights with strong single opponents.

Interaction / picking up loot - Darksiders 3 Guide

Interaction / picking up loot.

Dive

Basic attack (whip) - Darksiders 3 Guide

Basic attack (whip).

Secondary attack (the weapon depends on the chosen Hollow) - Darksiders 3 Guide

Secondary attack (the weapon depends on the chosen Hollow)

Jump - depending on the active power, additional movements may appear when you press or hold the jump button again - Darksiders 3 Guide

Jump - depending on the active power, additional movements may appear when you press or hold the jump button again.

Swim up

Throw (for example, Salvation or a caught beetle) - Darksiders 3 Guide

Throw (for example, Salvation or a caught beetle).

Dodge - if you dodge moments before being hit by the opponent, youll be able to return with a strong counterattack involving primary or secondary weapon - Darksiders 3 Guide

Dodge - if you dodge moments before being hit by the opponent, you'll be able to return with a strong counterattack involving primary or secondary weapon.

Use consumable - Darksiders 3 Guide

Use consumable.

Inventory - Darksiders 3 Guide

Inventory.

1 - Darksiders 3 GuideSelect Hollow Form - both buttons must be pressed at the same time - Darksiders 3 Guide

Select Hollow Form - both buttons must be pressed at the same time.

2 - Darksiders 3 GuideSelect Hollow Form - both buttons must be pressed at the same time - Darksiders 3 Guide

Select Hollow Form - both buttons must be pressed at the same time.

3 - Darksiders 3 GuideSelect Hollow Form - both buttons must be pressed at the same time - Darksiders 3 Guide

Select Hollow Form - both buttons must be pressed at the same time.

4 - Darksiders 3 GuideSelect Hollow Form - both buttons must be pressed at the same time - Darksiders 3 Guide

Select Hollow Form - both buttons must be pressed at the same time.

5 - Darksiders 3 GuideWrath Attack - available only when the red gauge is full - Darksiders 3 Guide

Wrath Attack - available only when the red gauge is full. Both buttons must be pressed simultaneously.

6 - Darksiders 3 GuideHavoc Form - transformation is available only after the ability is ready - Darksiders 3 Guide

Havoc Form - transformation is available only after the ability is ready. Both buttons must be pressed simultaneously.

Does Darksiders 3 have high system requirements?

No, the game runs without problems even on a few years old hardware. Moreover, Darksiders 3 works fine on all console models on which it was released. You will, unfortunately, reckon with the fact that the game is still hampered by various technical problems, and this is due in part to the developers waiving further technical support. You may encounter freezing, animation slowdowns or problems with slow processing of textures. Most technical problems can be solved by turning the game off and starting it again.

Darksiders 3 on a PC - minimum system requirements:

  1. Operating system - Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  2. CPU - Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5 GHz / AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
  3. RAM - 8 GB
  4. GPU - GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon R7 370 or better
  5. HDD - 25 GB

For a complete list of requirements, including recommended requirements, visit System Requirements.

Does having a PS+ subscription offer any additional features?

No, the version available to subscribers of PlayStation Plus contains only the basic product - the basic campaign. Separately, you can buy:

  1. The Crucible
  2. Keepers of the Void

Each of these expansions offer new locations, new battles and allows you to score new trophies. Fortunately, they aren't needed in order to gain the platinum trophy. DLC can be purchased separately or as part of a season pass.

What versions of Darksiders 3 are available?

Darksiders 3 is sold in as many as five different versions - Darksiders 3 Guide

Darksiders 3 is sold in as many as five different versions:

  1. Standard - it contains only the base game. You can purchase a box or a digital version.
  2. Digital Deluxe Edition - available only in digital version. It also includes a season pass (The Crucible and Keepers of the Void DLCs) and a bonus skin.
  3. Blades & Whip Edition - only available as a digital version. It's contents are the same as the Digital Deluxe version with the addition of remasters of the first and second parts of Darksiders.
  4. Collector's Edition - available only in physical form. Includes a 29cm action figure of Fury, official soundtrack, artbook, big box and steelbook. This version costs $ 150.
  5. Apocalypse Edition - Screenshot above. Available only in the physical form. Includes a 29-cm action figure of Fury, a 25-cm Vulgrim figurine, a 24-cm figurine of War, a 24-cm figurine of Death, a 77x100cm scroll, a steelbook, an amulet with the logo of Horsemen of the Apocalypse, official soundtrack, artbook, and a special box. This version costs $ 500.

About Darksiders 3 Guide

Author : Lukasz "Qwert" Telesinski for gamepressure.com

Translator : Aleksandra "Alessia" Salamon & Filip "Mithgandir" Liebert & Jakub "Yossarian" Nowak

last update : November 26, 2018

Use the comments below to submit your updates and corrections to this guide.

Darksiders III Video Game

Darksiders III
  • genre: Action

  • developer: Gunfire Games
  • publisher: THQ Nordic / Nordic Games
  • platform: PC, PS4, XONE

Darksiders III for PC, PS4 and XONE is the third installment of the Darksiders slasher series that was created in 2010. The first two games of the series were developed by Vigil Games, but when its mother company, THQ, bankrupted, the studio was shut down and the Darksiders brand was sold to Austrian publisher Nordic Games (currently known as THQ Nordic). Darksiders III was developed by Gunfire Games, a studio made of developers who previously worked in Vigil Games.

We play as Fury, a sorceress whose job is to restore the balance of Good and Evil on Earth. To do so, we have to defeat the Seven Deadly Sins and their minions. Interestingly, Fury is the only horseman in the game not directly connected to the traditional representation of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Darksiders III for PC, PS4 and XONE, just like the series’ previous installments, is a hack’n’slash (combat-oriented action game). The game has rather complex combat mechanics that come with various attacks, combos, and powers. Fury is a powerful warrior who uses a whip and magic. She can use the latter to take various forms that grant her access to new weapons, moves, and abilities. The game takes place in a living and open post-apocalyptic world where, besides combat, many mysteries await us.

Darksiders III for PC, PS4 and XONE uses the same visual style as the series’ previous installments.

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