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. 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 a secret character that requires you to tinker with the game’s code.

Vampire Survivor secret unlocks

Here are all of the Vampire Survivors unlocks:

Characters

  • 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 the coffin in Mad Forest and defeat the skeletons guarding it to open the coffin
  • 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
  • Exdash – Type ‘x-x1viiq’ on the main menu and a chime will sound
  • Toastie – kill either a Stalker or Drowner, then press S + Enter when Toastie appears on the bottom right of the screen (requires Exdash to be unlocked first)
  • Red Death – kill death after time runs out (requires cheats)
  • 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

Weapons

  • 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

Items

  • 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 at the top of the level
  • Tiragisú – survive 20 minutes with Krochi
  • 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
  • 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
  • Banish #1 – fill 50 entries in the collection
  • Banish #2 – fill 60 entries in the collection
  • Banish #3 – fill 70 entries in the collection
  • 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)

Arcana

  • 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

Levels

  • 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

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.