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Dragon Quest Builders 2 Guide

Feel the power of creation! Dragon Quest Builders 2 Guide is a collection of information about the game such as controls, trophees, starting tips, game mechanics and more.

The following game guide to Dragon Quest Builders 2 provides useful information about the famous Dragon Quest spin-off of the jRPG genre. By reading our guide you will learn how to get started in Dragon Quest Builders 2. Also, we have prepared valuable tips concerning the most important items and game mechanics. You will find answers to frequently asked questions, what are the main rules of leveling, whether there is a fast travel option and what will happen if the food bar of your character drops to zero. In addition, you will learn what happens after your character dies, how the day and night cycle works, and how controls look like in Dragon Quest Builders 2.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a game that allows you to become a creative hero, the so-called Builder. The player is endowed with the creative power to build a variety of things which can be unlocked as you progresses in Dragon Quest Builders 2. You unlock new items and stuff by completing a variety of quests, simply upgrading your character or a village. In addition to the building itself, the multitude of tasks and the exploration of the world, you can also fight various monsters that will attack you (if you get too close to them). Malroth, a specific NPC, will help you in battles with enemies, so you don't have to fight alone.

How long does it take to complete the game?

Dragon Quest Builders 2 is an adventure sandbox. The whole main story campaign can be completed in about 45 hours, but there are still side tasks and exploration of various islands available, which may extend the entertainment for another tens of hours. With Dragon Quest Builders 2 you can have fun for a long time.

Is there a photographic mode?

Yes, in Dragon Quest Builders 2 you can use the photo mode - Dragon Quest Builders 2 Guide

Yes, in Dragon Quest Builders 2 you can use the photo mode. To use the photo mode, stop the game by pressing the pause button (options button on the PS4 controller) and then press the triangle on PS4. Snapshot Mode will pop-up, thanks to which you can take any photo you want, and then there will be an option to change the filters, facial expressions of your character, NPC or even the zoom of the camera.

In addition, you may share your image so that all other players can see your work. This photo can later be seen on the Noticeboard. You can see not only your community rated photos, but also photos of other users. You have options to add them to your favorites or even give them a like!

Is it possible to kill NPCs?

No, you can't kill any NPCs. Once you start attacking an NPC, the character you are attacking will start jumping. You do not need to fear that you will injure any NPC by accident, even while harvesting crops or materials. The same thing works the other way around, NPCs won't hurt your character when you fight an opponent, even if he/she has hit you by mistake.

How do I unlock multiplayer?

To unlock multiplayer mode, you must complete the first island, Furrowfield. Once you've done that, return to the island from which you came to Furrowfield. Upon arrival at the initial location, perform all the new tasks, including the river, meadow and forest. After completing the task, an NPC called Hairy Hermit will explain everything about multiplayer mode.

To join the game of another player, you need to use the portal, which is located in the initial location.

In order to play multiplayer, you need to have a paid subscription - for PlayStation or Switch. An additional advantage is the fact that players playing on both PlayStation and Switch, can peacefully play together in Dragon Quest Builders 2, because there is a cross-play feature available. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for a local co-op. At the moment there is no information about any local multiplayer mode.


Movement - Dragon Quest Builders 2 Guide


Free look / Move camera - Dragon Quest Builders 2 Guide

Free look / Move camera

Change Perspective (first/third person view) - Dragon Quest Builders 2 Guide

Change Perspective (first/third person view)

Open inventory - Dragon Quest Builders 2 Guide

Open inventory

1 - Dragon Quest Builders 2 GuideSelect item - Dragon Quest Builders 2 Guide

Select item

Hide item in the inventory - Dragon Quest Builders 2 Guide

Hide item in the inventory

Attack - Dragon Quest Builders 2 Guide


Jump / Cancel action - Dragon Quest Builders 2 Guide

Jump / Cancel action

Use item / Build block - Dragon Quest Builders 2 Guide

Use item / Build block

Confirm / Chat / Examine item - Dragon Quest Builders 2 Guide

Confirm / Chat / Examine item

Look up - Dragon Quest Builders 2 Guide

Look up

Look down - Dragon Quest Builders 2 Guide

Look down

Dash / Sprint - Dragon Quest Builders 2 Guide

Dash / Sprint

Use Tools - Dragon Quest Builders 2 Guide

Use Tools

Open Game Menu - Dragon Quest Builders 2 Guide

Open Game Menu

Map - Dragon Quest Builders 2 Guide


About Dragon Quest Builders 2 Guide

Author : Dawid "DavideLi" Lubczynski for

Translator : Filip "Mithgandir" Liebert

last update : August 13, 2019

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 Video Game

Dragon Quest Builders 2
  • genre: RPG

  • developer: Square-Enix / Eidos
  • publisher: Square-Enix / Eidos
  • platform: PS4, Switch

A continuation to the well-received spin-off of the Dragon Quest series. The player again assumes the role of a hero gifted with the power of creation - their task will be to face the forces of darkness.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 for SWITCH and PS4 is another spin-off of the popular Dragon Quest series, and at the same time, a continuation to Dragon Quest Builders – a well received, 2016's jRPG with a strong, sandbox element to it. Dragon Quest Builders 2 was created by Square Enix.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 continues the storylines from the first installment. The player again takes on the role of a hero gifted with a power of creation. Their mission is to rebuild the civilization and face the forces of darkness that have caused mayhem in the fantasy world of Alefgard.

Similarily to the previous installment, the player begins their adventure in Dragon Quest Builders 2 by creatng a character they will afterwards lead to battle. The game is played from a third-person view and the player's efforts are focused at gathering resources and using the protagonist's abilities to create items, different structures, as well as strongholds or even entire cities. The player's achievements do not go unnoticed, as –alongside progression – monsters invade the player's territories more and more frequently. The protagonist is not unarmed however – during real-time encounters, they make use of weapons and armors they have made themselves; in exchange for the gained experience points, the player unlocks more and more powerful combat skills.

Compared to the original game, Dragon Quest Builders 2 for SWITCH and PS4 introduces a series of changes, improvements and completely new concepts. An ability to swim and glide in mid-air using sheets of material opens the list – above all, it allows the player to reach spots that are more difficult to reach. Furthermore, ground cavities or pools made by the player can be filled with water, for example. The number of blocks one can place on top of one another while constructing got increased three times here, so now the player is capable of creating picturesque waterfalls.

The original Dragon Quest Builders offered an opportunity to share player-made contents with others. Dragon Quest Builders 2 brings an additional opportunity to play in the multiplayer mode (up to three other players can join the game); obviously, one can still play solo regardless.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 for SWITCH and PS4 comes with nice 3D graphics, which stand out with character model designs made by Akira Toriyama – a famous Japanese manga-maker, the creator of the Dragon Ball series that has gained popularity all over the globe.

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