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How to unlock every secret in Vampire Survivors

We have included each item, stage and character that's secret and tricky to unlock in Vampire Survivors.

How to unlock every secret in Vampire Survivors

Vampire Survivors is technically an arcade game: It has simple inputs, and a simple objective, the difficulty ramps up fairly fast, and the main goal is to see how far you can make it. However, consistent playing reveals the game has much more to offer than meets the eye. I know I was surprised when I somehow ended up in glitch limbo looking for a way out of the madness. Turns out this means you've stumbled onto something interesting, a secret that was definitely hidden in an obscure way but that you can find with some curiosity, perseverance, or dumb luck.

You can unlock most of what the game has to offer simply by playing. Surviving for a long time, upgrading certain weapons, killing certain enemies, collecting special items, and the like, will open up other elements of the game. In terms of unlocking the secrets, the methods can be a bit roundabout, like how some Pokemon only evolve at certain times of day when you're standing in a specific spot. Despite the headache you may get trying to figure them out, these secrets can net some interesting characters, items, and even game mechanics to expand your gameplay. In order to help, we have gathered all the secrets and requirements to unlock them into this article for your convenience.

Keep in mind that some of these secrets will only be available after you've "beaten" the game. This is indicated by reaching The Eudaimonia Machine and defeating The Directer.

List of secrets

Name Type Description Requirements
Avatar Infernas Character A fiery demon who starts with the Flames of Misspell weapon.   Costs 666 Gold.
  • Defeat the Directer
  • Turn on inverse mode
  • Enter the Inlaid Library
  • Travel east past the Gold Ring until you see the Trickster
  • Defeat the Trickster and enter the following keys on the piano (2nd white key, 6th white key, 5th black key, 5th white key, and 1st black key)
  • Search coffins in the new area until the character appears
  • Defeat him to unlock
Big Trouser Character A character resembling the Merchant who starts with the Candybox weapon.   Costs 5000 Gold.
  • Fully upgrade all 16 standard stage items
Boon Marrabbio Character A shadowy figure who starts with the Thousand Edge weapon.   Costs 666 Gold.
  • Collect the Yellow Sign
  • Go to Mad Forest and collect the Skull O'Maniac and Pummarola
  • Follow the items that appear and defeat the enemy at the end of the path
Cosmo Pavone Character A colorful bird that starts with the Peachone and Ebony Wings weapons.   Costs 666 Gold.
  • Collect the Yellow Sign
  • Unlock Zi'Assunta Belpaese
  • Enter Cappella Magna with a character that has collected 0 Eggs
  • Collect Peachone and Ebony Wings
  • Go north until you reach a balcony and collect the Nduja Fritta Tanto
  • Collect the character after it spawns
Exdash Exiviiq Character A ghost-like character that starts with the Ebony Wings weapon.   Costs 777 Gold.
  • Enter "x-x1viiq" on the main menu or as a Spell in the Forbidden Scrolls of Morgane
Gains Boros Character A bone dragon character that starts with the Heavenly Sword weapon.   Costs 666 Gold.
  • Enter the Bone Zone
  • Go north past the Silver Ring
  • Find a ring of flowers and stand in it for 10 seconds to unlock the character
Gyorunton Character A flying hydra character that starts with the Bracelet weapon.   Costs 5,000 Gold.
  • Enter Boss Rash and survive for 15 minutes with only one weapon
Leda Character A large spherical character that starts with the Holy Wand weapon.   Costs 666 Gold.
  • Enter Gallo Tower (speedy characters or Hyper Mode recommended)
  • Travel south until the area darkens
  • Search for Leda in the darkened area and defeat to unlock
Mask of the Red Death Character A grim reaper character that starts with the Death Spiral weapon.   Costs 666 Gold.
  • Kill Death in any stage (Infinite Corridor and Crimson Shroud combo recommended)
Minnah Mannarah Character A werewolf character that starts with the Bloody Tear weapon.   Costs 666 Gold.
  • Get the Yellow Sign
  • Enter the Dairy Plant and collect the Cheese item
  • Defeat the werewolves that spawn to unlock the character
missingN# Character A glitchy distorted character that has a chance to start with either the Axe or Death Spiral weapon.   Costs 66,666 Gold.
  • Get the Yellow Sign
  • Enter Green Acres with both Hyper Mode and Hurry Mode on
  • Go south 18 tilesets and then west 18 tilesets
  • Kill 128 of the winged-eyes that spawn to unlock the character
Peppino Character A festive-looking tree that starts with the Soul Eater weapon.   Costs 666 Gold.
  • Enter Il Moloise
  • Heal the plants using the Celestial Dusting weapon until a jingle is heard
Random Character A chance to select one of several characters with various bonuses and weapons.   Costs 5,000 Gold.
  • Reopen any coffin you've previously opened
Scorej-Oni Character An ogre-like character that starts with the Lightning Ring weapon.   Costs 5,000 Gold.
  • Enter the Tiny Bridge
  • Walk 20 tilesets to the east until you encounter the character
  • Defeat to unlock
Smith IV Character A ghost-like character that starts with the Vandalier weapon.   Costs 7,777 Gold.
  • Unlock Exdash Exiviiq and Toastie
  • Enter "spam" on the main menu (this will start a 30-second timer)
  • Quickly, enter "spam" in character selection and then in stage selection
  • Enter any stage and enter "humbug" to unlock character
Toastie Character A ghost-like character that starts with the Peachone weapon.   Costs 777 Gold.
  • Cast the Spell to unlock Exdash Exiviiq
  • Defeat either the Stalker, Drowner, or Trickster
  • The character will flash briefly, so be ready to press DOWN ARROW + ENTER when that happens
Il Moloise Stage A bonus area full of plant life with a 15-minute time limit.
  • Unlock the Hyper Mode for one normal stage
Moongolow Stage A bonus area full of cool tiles with the Merchant and a 15-minute time limit.
  • Unlock Hyper Mode for four normal stages
Holy Forbidden Stage A hidden area full of distortion that holds the Yellow Sign.
  • Run out the time limit in Moongolow
Eudaimonia Machine Stage The last area of the game where the final boss awaits.
  • Unlocked by collecting all the standard relics from their respective stages
Arcanas Gameplay Mechanic An element that allows you to add modifiers prior to starting a stage.   A majority of Arcanas can be unlocked by reaching level 50 with a specific character, while the rest require you to survive certain stages for 31 minutes alternatively, kill Death.
  • Collect the Randomazzo in the north of Gallo Tower
  • Upon pickup, automatically grants you the Sarabande of Healing Arcanas
Glass Vizard Relic An item that causes the Merchant to appear in all stages.
  • Buy it from the Merchant in Moongolow
Mindbender Relic A gag-like item that lets you change character appearances.
  • Fill all 50 entries in the Collection
Yellow Sign Relic A mysterious symbol that allows you to detect hidden items.
  • Look for it in the far east of the Holy Forbidden
Great Gospel Relic A bright tome that lets you level up items past their limits.
  • Get the Yellow Sign
  • Enter Capella Magna and defeat the final enemy
Forbidden Scrolls of Morgane Relic A scroll that gives you access to the cheat menu where you can cast Spells
  • Get the Yellow Sign
  • Enter the Bone Zone
  • Go south and defeat Sketamari
Greatest Jubilee Weapon A weapon that launches fireworks around the field.
  • Enter the Eudaimonia Machine
  • Defeat the Directer to unlock
Candybox Weapon A weapon that lets you choose any weapon you've already unlocked.
  • Unlock all standard evolutions and unions for all weapons
Victory Sword Weapon A weapon that uses close-range combo attacks and counterattacks.
  • Unlock Queen Sigma
  • Enter any stage and 100,000 enemies in one run
Fuwalafuwaloo Weapon Union A combination of two weapons that have explosive effects.
  • Obtain both the Bloody Tear and Vento Sacro
Phieraggi Weapon Union A combination of several pistols that fire a lot of projectiles.
  • Obtain the Tiragisú, Phiera Der Tuphello, Eight the Sparrow
Vandalier Weapon Union A combination of two birds that bombards the area.
  • Obtain both the Ebony Wings and Peachone
Torrona's Box Item A cursed object that raises Might, Projectile Speed, Duration, and AoE by 4 percent.
  • In any stage, have 6 weapons maxed out at once during a single run