Dead Cells, also knowns as that game I desperately want to explore but am absolutely terrible at despite enjoying it, has had plenty of DLC in its life. But one of the coolest is the “Everyone is Here” update. This free update adds cameos from several indie game heroes as well as a slew of new weapons based off each character. If you’re ready to buckle down and accomplish some puzzles and exploring.
Included in this update are weapons and character skins for the following according to the developer:
Hollow Knight – Pure Nail (Can attack upward and downward. Attacking downward while airborne causes you to bounce on your enemies, dealing critical damage.)
Blasphemous – Face Flask (Crush a flask on your forehead, dealing low damage to yourself and transforming 35 percent of your missing health into recovery.)
Hyper Light Drifter – Gun & Sword (The gun marks its targets while also dealing damage. The sword deals critical damage to the marked targets, increasing with the number of gun marks on the target. Sword hits also recharge the gun’s ammo, which doesn’t recharge passively.)
Guacamelee! – Pollo Power (Turn into a chicken for a few seconds, firing several explosive eggs around you because of course.)
Skul: The Hero Slayer – Bone (Smash enemies with a bone club. Hitting with the second attack enables a whirlwind attack that deals critical damage.)
Curse of the Dead Gods – Machete & Pistol (Slash twice with a machete. The third attack uses the pistol to bump and inflict critical damage to nearby enemies. Holding the attack button charges a slow and powerful ranged attack.)
All these characters also require you to do some light puzzle-solving. In the main hub world, you’ll find a book on a pedestal. Reading it will tell you about several legends which work like mild clues as to what to look for.
Finding the weapons is pretty easy. For example, you can find the Pure Nail by locating the bench from Hollow Knight. But that’s just the weapon. For the costume, however, you need to use the Pure Nail to bounce on an enemy about seven or eight times in a row. This works great on bosses.
The easiest one for me was the Blasphemous unlock. First you find a statue hoisted by little guys. You examine it and you get the Face Flask, or as I call it, “the worst item in the game”. When you use it you smash the flask into your face. It hurts you a bit and you get a bit of recoverable health. It has it’s usage, but I’m a damage output guy and don’t have time for that kinda trickery.
You need it to unlock the skin though. Easiest way to do it is once you have the flask, find a place where the timer stops, like near a weapon room or something of that sort. Then, smash the face flask on ya. Keep doing it. When you get down to 5HP or lower, do it one more time. If you use the item when it should kill you (it won’t, it stops at 1HP) you’ll unlock the costume.
Just so you know I’m not trolling you, I recorded myself doing it.
Remember though, this is a blueprint. You haven’t unlocked it yet. You need to survive long enough to get to the Collector for this to be unlocked. Luckily, it costs no cells you don’t need to work about that bit, but at least make sure you use your flask to heal up. The healing one. Not the face flask.
Once you get that blueprint to the Collector, next time you start off on your adventure you can go in style. Or…at least with the tallest head in gaming.
None of the skins themselves give you any special benefits but it does breath some new life into the game. Unfortunately, this update didn’t fix many of the Switch versions problems though as I still found the game freezing every time I used the binoculars in the hub world. And pausing at weird times as well. But, it’s all worth it if I get a weapon that allows me to turn into a chicken. Which I can now do.