Darkest Dungeon 2: How to Unlock Heroes

If you’re looking to expand your roster in Darkest Dungeon 2, you’ll need to unlock all of the heroes in the game. 

Darkest Dungeon 2 is a new, challenging roguelike where players must select from a roster of powerful heroes with unique abilities to defeat the corrupt enemies in the land. At the time of writing, players can select 12 Heroes or Adventurers, but many are locked at first. If you’re wondering how to unlock heroes in Darkest Dungeon 2, this guide will show you exactly what you need to do. 

How to Unlock Heroes in Darkest Dungeon 2

To unlock new heroes, players must spend Candles of Hope at The Living City, which can be accessed before embarking on a run at The Altar of Hope. Select The Living City, then select the hero to allocate Candles of Hope to unlock them. Once you invest enough candles, the hero will be available at the hero select screen at The Crossroads. 

At first, you may be confused and unsure what to select to get new heroes, or you may have assumed that they would eventually be unlocked as you get further into the game and level up your other characters. However — if you want to get all the Heroes in the game, using your Candles of Hope early on to get all of them will enable you to unlock later-game synergies earlier on in your playthrough. 

All Heroes in Darkest Dungeon 2

The following heroes are in Darkest Dungeon 2: 

  • Highwayman
  • Man-at-Arms
  • Grave Robber
  • Plague Doctor
  • Hellion
  • Runaway
  • Jester
  • Leper
  • Occultist
  • Vestal
  • Flagellant
  • Bounty Hunter

Now that you know how to unlock all of the heroes in Darkest Dungeon 2, you’ll gain access to powerful synergies that you can use to build a better team and get further in the campaign. 

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