How to unlock secret characters in Vampire Survivors

Learn how to unlock every character, weapon, item, arcana, and level in Vampire Survivors, as well as the steps to unlock all of the secret characters

Aluc, one of the Vampire Survivors unlockable secret characters, throwing fireballs at mud men.

Want to know how to unlock secret characters in Vampire Survivors? When you start your first run you only have a handful of Vampire Survivors characters and a few weapons available. However, on each playthrough, more items, weapons, and characters unlock for you to use in future attempts.

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. The game also locks new characters behind requirements, such as leveling up your gear to a certain threshold, finding items in a level, or slaying a quota of monsters. Later on, you can also find Arcana to give your weapons unique bonuses to annihilate your foes.

Some of these unlock conditions are vague and confusing, so we thought we’d list how you can get all of the Vampire Survivors characters, weapons, items, and levels. We also have a cheat code that you need to type to get another hidden vampire slayer and steps to access other secret characters.

Vampire Survivor secret unlocks

Here are all of the Vampire Survivors unlocks:


  • 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
  • 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.


  • 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 – unlock Big Trouser
  • Victory Sword – defeat 100,000 enemies in a single run with Queen Sigma.


  • 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 100 with Mortaccio.
  • Reroll #2 – reach level 100 with Yatta Cavallo.
  • Reroll #3 – reach level 100 with Bianca Ramba.
  • Reroll #4 – reach level 100 with O’Sole Meeo.
  • Reroll #5 – reach level 100 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 100 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.


  • 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 99 with Pugnala after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • II – Twilight Requiem – reach level 99 with Dommario after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • III – Tragic Princess – reach level 99 with Porta after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • V – Chaos in the Dark Night – reach level 99 with Giovanna after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • IV – Awake – reach level 99 with Krochi after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • VI – Sarabande of Healing – find the Randomazzo.
  • XVI – Slash – reach level 99 with Lama after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • XVII – Lost & Found Painting – reach level 99 with Poppea after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • XIX – Heart of Fire – reach level 99 with Arca after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • XI – Waltz of Pearls – reach level 99 with Imelda after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • VII – Iron Blue Will – reach level 99 with Gennaro after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • VIII – Mad Groove – reach minute 31 in the Mad Forest after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • X – Beginning – reach level 99 with Antonio after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • XVIII – Boogaloo of Illusions – reach level 99 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 99 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 99 with Christine after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • IX – Divine Bloodline – reach level 99 with Suor Clerci after unlocking the Randomazzo.
  • XXI – Blood Astronomia – reach level 99 with Poe after unlocking the Randomazzo.


  • 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

And those are all of the unlocks in Vampire Survivors. To unlock a few of the characters, you need to enter Vampire Survivor cheats and install the cheat engine mod. If you are looking for more games like this, why not check out our list of the best Roguelikes on PC which highlights excellent games that change every time you play them.