Simple guides to unlock secret characters in Vampire Survivors

Here are the simplest tips to unlock every character, weapon, item, arcana, and level in Vampire Survivors, as well as the steps to unlock all of the secret characters.

Want to know how to unlock secret characters in Vampire Survivors? When you start your first run, you only have a handful of characters and a few weapons available. However, on each playthrough, more items, weapons, and characters unlock for you to use in future attempts. Later, you can also find Arcana to give your weapons unique bonuses to annihilate your foes.

You can unlock secret Vampire Survivors characters by meeting requirements, such as leveling up your gear to a certain threshold, finding items in a level, or slaying a quota of monsters. These items are vital if you wish to use Vampire Survivor weapon evolutions to maximise a weapon’s damage output for the best Vampire Survivors build.

Some of these unlock conditions for one of this year’s best PC games are vague and confusing, so we thought we’d list how to get all of the characters, weapons, items, and levels. We also have a Vampire Survivors cheats you can type in to get another hidden vampire slayer, steps to access other secret characters, and every unlock for the new Legacy of Moonspell DLC.

How to unlock secret characters in Vampire Survivors (1)

1. Vampire Survivor secret unlocks

Here are all of the Vampire Survivors unlocks:


How to unlock secret characters in Vampire Survivors (2)

  • Arca – get Fire Wand to level four.
  • Porta – get Lighting Ring to level four.
  • Poe – get Garlic to level seven.
  • Clerici – recover a lifetime total of 1,000 HP.
  • Concetta – find and open the coffin in Gallo Tower.
  • Mortaccio – defeat a total of 3,000 skeletons.
  • Anima of Mortaccio – a temporary form for Mortaccio that lasts the rest of the run when he reaches level 80. You must have the Chaos Malachite.
  • Dommario – earn 5,000 coins in a single run.
  • Krochi – defeat a total of 100,000 enemies.
  • Yatta Cavallo – defeat a total of 3,000 Lion Heads.
  • Lama – survive 20 minutes with at least 10% curse.
  • Poppea – find and open the coffin in Dairy Plant by destroying all enemies around it. It shows up as a ‘?’ on the Milky Way map.
  • Christine – get Pentagram to level seven.
  • Pugnala Provola – find and open the coffin in Mad Forest by destroying all enemies around it. It shows up as a ‘?’ on the Milky Way map.
  • Bianca Ramba – defeat a total of 3,000 milk elementals in Dairy Plant.
  • Giovanna – find and open the coffin in Inlaid Library by destroying all enemies around it. It shows up as a ‘?’ on the Milky Way map.
  • O’Sole Meeo – defeat a total of 3,000 Dragon Shrimps in Gallo Tower.
  • Zi’Assunta Belpahese – find and open the coffin in Cappella Magna by destroying all enemies around it. It shows up as a ‘?’ on the Milky Way map.
  • Exdash – type ‘x-x1viiq’ on the main menu and a chime will sound.
  • Toastie – kill either a Stalker or Drowner, then press the down arrow and enter keys when. Toastie appears on the bottom right of the screen. You need to be quick as this only lasts half a second (requires you to unlock Exdash first).
  • Smith – type ‘spam’ in the main menu, then click start and type ‘spam’ in the character select menu. Choose a character and type ‘spam’ in the stage select menu. Start the level and pick your Arcana, then type ‘humbug’ to unlock this character (may require you to unlock both Exdash and Toastie first).
  • Concetta – find and open the coffin in Gallo Tower by destroying all enemies around it. It shows up as a ‘?’ on the Milky Way map.
  • Gallo – unlock the Infinite Corridor weapon evolution.
  • Divano – unlock the Crimson Shroud weapon evolution.
  • Sir Ambrojoe – kill 6,000 Stage Killers in Cappella Magna.
  • Red Death – kill death after time runs out (requires both Crimson Shroud and Infinite Corridor weapon evolutions).
  • Leda – defeat Leda in Gallo Tower. Head south from the start until Leda appears. The screen will go dark and the music becomes ominous when you are close to it.
  • Boon Marrabbio – defeat the shadow in Mad Forest. To make the shadow appear, collect both the Skull and Pummarola items, then keep collecting chickens from braziers until pies begin to appear. Keep eating pies until the shadow spawns. You can increase the chance to spawn a brazier by collecting the Clover.
  • Minnah Mannarah – defeat the werewolves in Dairy Plant. To make the werewolves appear, pick Arcana VIII – Mad Groove as you start your run and collect the cheese that appears. Note that if a werewolf despawns instead of dying, you won’t unlock the new character.
  • Peppino – use Celestial Dusting to heal plants at Il Molise for a total of 100,000 health points.
  • Gains Boros – find the green circle with flowers in the Bone Zone by heading due north. Walk past the silver ring and keep walking until you find it. Stand inside this area until you hear the unlock sound.
  • Gyorunton – survive 15 minutes in Boss Rash with only one weapon enabled (eggs are allowed).
  • Big Trouser – fully upgrade all 16 passive items in Moongolow.
  • Cosmo Pavone – start a run in Capella Magna with no eggs. Take the Peachone and Ebony Wings weapons and Arcana I (Gemini). Walk to the Crown and Tiragisu items. You should see a nduja fritta nearby on a balcony. Pick it up, and a gate will open. Grab the bird sitting on the balcony to unlock this character.
  • Queen Sigma – complete the collection.
  • ? – Look under a previously owned coffin, which will reappear on levels where they originally spawned. This character’s name is randomised.
  • missingN – after getting the Yellow Sign, go to Green Acres with both Hyper and Hurry options ticked. Head southwest until the screen glitches and kill 128 winged giant eyes. You’ll need some upgrades to kill them quickly, as they can be tough.
  • Avatar Infernas – after getting the Greatest Jubilee weapon, go to the Inverted Inlaid Library and make sure to get Ebony Wings and Peachone weapons and do not evolve them. Head to the right and avoid triggering the ghosts when passing the items by sticking to the top of the screen. Eventually, you’ll find a purple trickster playing on a piano, which you need to kill while avoiding the explosives they summon. Once defeated, approach the piano and play the keys, as shown by the birds. The screen will then change, and you need to walk into every coffin around you. The last one will open to reveal a boss, which you can beat to unlock Avatar Infernas.
  • Scorej-Oni – when playing the level Tiny Bridge, head all the way to the right, and eventually, you’ll find a boss. Defeat him to unlock Scorej-Oni.


How to unlock secret characters in Vampire Survivors (3)

  • Runetracer – survive five minutes with Pasqualina.
  • Peachone – survive ten minutes with any character.
  • Fire Wand – destroy 20 light sources.
  • Garlic – find five floor chickens.
  • Lancet – find an Orologion by breaking candles until it appears.
  • Cross – find a Rosary by breaking candles until it appears.
  • Lighting Ring – defeat a total of 5,000 enemies.
  • Ebony Wings – get Peachone to level seven.
  • Song of Mana – survive 15 minutes with Poppea.
  • Eight the Sparrow – survive 10 minutes with Pugnala.
  • Phiera Der Tuphello – survive 15 minutes with Pugnala.
  • Gatto Amari – survive 15 minutes with Giovanna.
  • Vento Sacro – survive 15 minutes with Zi’Assunta.
  • Cygnus – use Arcana I with Peachone (passive weapon).
  • Zhar Ptytsia – use Arcana I with Ebony Wings (passive weapon).
  • Red Muscle – use Arcana I with Phiera Der Tuphello (passive weapon).
  • Twice Upon a Time – use Arcana I with Eight the Sparrow (passive weapon).
  • Flock Destroyer – use Arcana I with Gatto Amari (passive weapon).
  • Candybox – discover every standard evolution and union.
  • Victory Sword – defeat 100,000 enemies in a single run with Queen Sigma.
  • Bracelet – complete any 30-minute stage with Gallo or Divano.
  • Greatest Jubilee – return to Eudaimonia M. a third time and speak to the entity. After defeating the boss that appears, you get Greatest Jubilee.


How to unlock secret characters in Vampire Survivors (4)

  • Hollow Heart – survive one minute with any character.
  • Wings – reach level five.
  • Crown – reach level ten.
  • Bracer – get King Bible to level four.
  • Candelabrador – get Holy Water to level four.
  • Spellbinder – get Runetracer to level seven.
  • Empty Tome – have six different weapons.
  • Clover – find a Little Clover by breaking candles until it appears.
  • Magnet – find a Vacuum by breaking candles until it appears.
  • Pentagram – survive 20 minutes with any character.
  • Stone Mask – walk to the right from the start of your run in the Inlaid Library for around three minutes until you find it.
  • Magic Banger – walk to the left from the start of your run in the Inlaid Library until you find it.
  • Tiragisú – survive 20 minutes with Krochi.
  • Torrona’s Box – hold six different weapon evolutions at once.
  • Omni – get Torrona’s Box to level 9.
  • Skip #1 – survive 30 minutes in Green Acres.
  • Skip #2 – survive 15 minutes in Il Molise.
  • Skip #3 – survive 30 minutes in The Bone Zone.
  • Skip #4 – survive 15 minutes in Moongolow.
  • Skip #5 – survive 15 minutes in Boss Rash.
  • Reroll #1 – reach level 80 with Mortaccio.
  • Reroll #2 – reach level 80 with Yatta Cavallo.
  • Reroll #3 – reach level 80 with Bianca Ramba.
  • Reroll #4 – reach level 80 with O’Sole Meeo.
  • Reroll #5 – reach level 80 with Ambrojoe.
  • Banish #1 – fill 50 entries in the collection.
  • Banish #2 – fill 60 entries in the collection.
  • Banish #3 – fill 70 entries in the collection.
  • Banish #4 – fill 80 entries in the collection.
  • Banish #5 – fill 90 entries in the collection.
  • Mindbender – fill 50 entries in the collection. (unlocks character customisation)
  • Skull O’Maniac – survive 30 minutes with Lama.
  • Milky Way map – follow the green arrow in Dairy Plant until you find it. It’s a permanent unlock that shows any items in the local area when you pause the game.
  • Sorceress’ Tears – find Sorceress’ Tears in Gallo Tower (unlocks Hurry mode).
  • Randomazzo – find the Randomazzo in Gallo Tower (unlocks Arcana).
  • Grim Grimoire – find the Grim Grimoire in Inlaid Library by following the green arrow (unlocks Evolution list in the pause menu).
  • Bestiary – find the Ars Gouda in the far south of Dairy Plant by following the green arrow (unlocks the bestiary in the main menu).
  • Limit Break – pick up the Great Gospel. You can find it after killing the Vampire Survivors Ender boss in Cappella Magna that appears at the end of a run where yellow hands appear (permanently allows you to level up weapons beyond their limit instead of picking up chicken or gold when you’ve upgraded items. You must enable this in the Stage Selection menu).
  • Forbidden Scrolls of Morbane – kill the Bone Orb in The Bone Zone.
  • 500 gold – evolve the Bracelet, and then the Bi-Bracelet.
  • Gracia’s Mirror – answer the question in Eudaimonia M. (unlocks Inverse mode).
  • Seventh Trumpet – return to Eudaimonia M. after using Gracia’s Mirror on any level and answer the question (unlocks Endless mode).
  • Seal – banish ten or more items in a single run.
  • Apoplexy – find the Apoplexy at minute nine in Bat Country (unlocks Charm power up)
  • Chaos Malachite – find the Chaos Malachite at minute 18 in Bat Country (allows Mortaccio to morph when he reaches level 80 in a run. Transforms into Anima of Mortaccio).


How to unlock secret characters in Vampire Survivors (5)

  • 0 – Game Killer – kill the Ender boss in Cappella Magna. It appears around the 30-minute mark if your run started with yellow hands appearing onscreen.
  • I – Gemini – reach level 50 with Pugnala after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • II – Twilight Requiem – reach level 50 with Dommario after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • III – Tragic Princess – reach level 50 with Porta after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • V – Chaos in the Dark Night – reach level 50 with Giovanna after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • IV – Awake – reach level 50 with Krochi after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • VI – Sarabande of Healing – find the Randomazzo.
  • XVI – Slash – reach level 50 with Lama after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • XVII – Lost & Found Painting – reach level 50 with Poppea after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • XIX – Heart of Fire – reach level 50 with Arca after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • XI – Waltz of Pearls – reach level 50 with Imelda after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • VII – Iron Blue Will – reach level 50 with Gennaro after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • VIII – Mad Groove – reach minute 31 in the Mad Forest after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • X – Beginning – reach level 50 with Antonio after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • XVIII – Boogaloo of Illusions – reach level 50 with Concetta after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • XV – Disco of Gold – reach minute 31 in the Inlaid Library after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • XIV – Jail of Crystal – reach level 50 with Pasqualina after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • XII – Out of Bounds – reach minute 31 in the Gallo Tower after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • XX – Silent Old Sanctuary – reach minute 31 in the Dairy Plant after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • XIII – Wicked Season – reach level 50 with Christine after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • IX – Divine Bloodline – reach level 50 with Suor Clerci after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • XXI – Blood Astronomia – reach level 50 with Poe after unlocking the Randomazzo.


How to unlock secret characters in Vampire Survivors (6)

  • Inlaid Library – reach level 20 in Mad Forest.
  • Green Acres – unlock Hyper mode for two stages (survive 30 minutes in both stages).
  • Dairy Plant – reach level 40 in Inlaid Library.
  • Il Molise – unlock Hyper mode for three normal stages.
  • Gallo Tower – reach level 60 in Dairy Plant.
  • The Bone Zone – unlock Hyper mode for three normal stages.
  • Moongolow – unlock Hyper mode for four normal stages.
  • Capella Magna – deal with the whole lunar eclipse event, starting from Moongolow, and get the Yellow Sign.
  • Boss Rash – unlock Hyper mode for all five normal stages.
  • Eudaimonia M. – find all Relics in all stages.
  • Tiny Bridge – reach level 80 in the Inverse Gallo Tower.

2. Vampire Survivors Legacy of Moonspell DLC unlocks

How to unlock secret characters in Vampire Survivors (7)

The following unlockables are only available if you purchase the Legacy of Moonspell DLC:

  • Mt. Moonspell – unlocks upon launching the game after buying the DLC.
  • Miang Moonspell – in Mt. Moonspell, head for the coffin northeast and enter the building from the southern end. Go to the centre of the building and defeat the boss to unlock the coffin.
  • Night Sword – in Mt. Moonspell, head north from the start and start climbing the mountain from the eastern edge. Soon you’ll find a cave filled with Oni. Walk past them and around until you find a grave with a giant skeleton boss and a sword.
  • Hyper Mt. Moonspell – defeat the Orochimario in Mt. Moonspell (shows up in the 25th minute).
  • 50,000 coins – evolve Night Sword.
  • Silver Wind – survive 15 minutes with Miang Moonspell.
  • Menya Moonspell – evolve the Silver Wind.
  • Four Seasons – survive 15 minutes with Menya Moonspell.
  • Syuuto Moonspell – evolve the Four Seasons.
  • Summon Night – survive 15 minutes with Syuuto Moonspell.
  • Babi-Onna – evolve the Summon Night.
  • Mirage Robe – survive 15 minutes with Babi-Onna.
  • McCoy-Oni – evolve the Mirage Robe.
  • 108 Bocce – survive 15 minutes with McCoy-Oni.
  • Megalo Menya – defeat 100,000 enemies in a single run with Menya Moonspell.
  • Megalo Syuuto – defeat 100,000 enemies in a single run with Syuuto Moonspell.
  • Gav’ Et-Oni – defeat 6,000 Kappa (mostly found in the lake to the northwest of the map)
  • 50,000 coins – evolve the Mille Bolle Blu.

And those are all of the unlocks in Vampire Survivors. To unlock a few characters, you need to enter cheats or find them hidden in set stages on certain difficulties. There are also now exclusive DLC weapons and armour. If you want more games like this, check out our list of the best Roguelikes on PC, which highlights excellent games that change every time you play them.

Source: pcgamesn