In this game, you can hire various adventurers, so today we will explain to you how to unlock characters in Darkest Dungeon 2. Some of them will be unavailable at the beginning of your playthrough, and you will have to use a certain resource to get access to them.
Fortunately, unlocking new characters in Darkest Dungeon 2 is not that difficult. You can get all the characters you like in a few runs. So, let’s find out how you can unlock them!
How to unlock new characters in Darkest Dungeon 2
There is only one way to unlock new characters in Darkest Dungeon 2. You just need to purchase them. This can be done with the help of the Living City menu. You will need to farm Candles of Hope and use them at the Altar of Hope. By doing this, you can unlock various things, including new characters.
Once you’ve unlocked certain characters, you will be able to access them at the Crossroads. This is the starting location for each of your runs. The only character that works differently is Bounty Hunter.
How to get Bounty Hunter in Darkest Dungeon 2
Bounty Hunter can be unlocked in the Living City, but he is not like other adventurers. This is because the Bounty Hunter is an Epic Character.
He cannot be selected at the Crossroads. Instead, you can hire him in the Inns that you encounter on your way. If you find such an Inn with a Bounty Hunter hire poster, you can pay some Candles of Hope and replace any of your characters with Bounty Hunter. He is quite strong and will accompany your party to the next Inn. After that, he will leave, and you will get your normal character back.
What characters are available at the beginning of your Darkest Dungeon 2 playthrough?
Of course, you wouldn’t be able to start your playthrough if you didn’t have characters in the beginning. So, Darkest Dungeon 2 gives you Grave Robber, Highwayman, Plague Doctor, and Man-at-Arms. The other characters can only be unlocked in the Living City.
Darkest Dungeon 2 has an impressive list of playable adventurers, and we will likely see more heroes in the future. Good luck with your further runs in this grim and dark game!
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