How to unlock all secret characters in Vampire Survivors

Know how to get all the exciting surprises tucked away amidst all the chaos.

There’s a lot!

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Vampire Survivors is a game that keeps on giving so long as you persevere. In the beginning, you only have access to a limited number of characters and weapons. The more playthroughs you clear the more unlocks you get: which includes items, weapons, and exciting new characters.

There are characters that you can unlock simply by leveling up an item, but there’s a few secret characters that demand just a bit more. Here’s how to unlock all secret characters in Vampire Survivors.

How to unlock secret characters in Vampire Survivors

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The main roster of characters are pretty easy to unlock with straightforward objectives. As for the secret characters, the conditions that you need to meet and things that you need to do can get tricky. We’ve got you covered on all that you need to know on how to unlock all secret characters in Vampire Survivors:

Secret Character How to unlock
Avatar Infernas Go to the Inverted Inlaid Library and defeat the secret boss.

How to do that:
1. Once you have the Greatest Jubilee weapon, go to the Inverted Inlaid Library.
2. Get the Ebony Wings and Peachone weapons and do not evolve them.
3. Head to the right and stay on top of the screen to avoid the ghosts.
4. Kill the purple trickster playing on a piano when you find it while dodging its explosives.
5. Approach the piano after and play the keys that the birds show.
6. When the screen changes, walk into every coffin around you. The last one reveals a boss, and only after defeating the boss can you unlock Avatar Infernas.

Big Trouser Completely upgrade all of the 16 passive items in Moongolow
Boon Marrabbio Defeat the shadow in the Mad Forest.

To spawn the shadow, collect the Skull and Pummarola items, then keep collecting chickens from braziers until you see pies. Keep eating the pies until the shadow appears.

Cosmo Pavone Start a run in Cappella Magna using a character without Golden Eggs.

How to do that:
1. First you need to have the item, Yellow Sign, and have Zi’Assunta unlocked.
2. When you’re in Cappella Magna, pick up the Peachone and Ebony Wings weapons and Arcana I.
3. Go north past the Crown and Tiragisú items. Nearby a balcony, pick up the Nduja Fritta Tanto.
4. A gate opens and Cosmo spawns.

Exdash Exiviiq Type in ‘x-x1viiq’ on the main menu. When a chime sounds, Exdash is unlocked.
Gains Boros Go to the Bone Zone and head north past the silver ring. When you find a green ring of flowers that heals you by 8 HP every half-second, stand inside it for at least ten seconds to hear the unlock sound.
Gyorunton Survive in Boss Rash for 15 minutes with only one weapon
Leda Beat Lead in the Gallo Tower. Move south until your screen turns dark and she spawns.
Minnah Mannarah Obtain Yellow Sign and defeat the werewolves in the Dairy Plant. To spawn them, collect the cheese which is at the west of the Armor item that you will see.
missingN Kill 128 winged giant eyes in Green Acres.

How to do that:
1. Get the Yellow Sign and go to Green Acres with Hyper and Hurry mode activated.
2. Move 18 tiles south, then 18 tiles west until the screen changes.
3. When the enemies spawn, kill 128 of them.

Peppino Use Celestial Dusting to heal the plants instead of attacking them at II Molise. 100,000 HP will be restored and the character gets unlocked.
Red Death (Mask of the Red Death) Kill Death when the time runs out after you survive until the end of any stage. This requires both Crimson Shroud and Infinite Corridor.
Scorej-Oni Defeat Scorej-Oni as a boss on the level Tiny Bridge. From your spawn point, go all the way to the right to find him.
Smith IV Type the word “spam” in the main menu which starts a 30-second timer. Go to the character selection menu and type “spam”. Select a character and type “spam” in the stage selection screen. When you start the level, type “humbug”. Smith unlocks after the run. Unlocking both Exdash and Toastie first is needed.
Toastie Kill either a Stalker or Drowner. When Toastie appears on the lower right of the screen, quickly press the down arrow and Enter keys. Exdash should be unlocked first.
(A randomized character name) Look under a previously owned coffin, which reappears on levels where they originally spawned.

How to unlock the original roster of characters in Vampire Survivors

The original roster of characters in Vampire Survivors can be unlocked by progressing through the game as normal. The conditions on how to unlock them are also accessible in the Unlocks menu, making it much easier for you to get these characters while surviving stage after stage.

Character How to unlock
Bianca Ramba Defeat a total of 3,000 milk elementals in the Dairy Plant
Antonio Belpaese Unlocked by default and free to play
Arca Ladonna Upgrade the Fire Wand to level four
Bianca Ramba Defeat a total of 3,000 milk elementals in the Dairy Plant
Christine Davain Upgrade Pentagram to level seven
Suor Clerici Recover a total of 1,000 HP
Concetta Caciotta Find and open Concetta’s coffin in Gallo Tower. The coffin is in a secret room that can only be reached through a specific mirror.
Divano Thelma Unlocked after after getting Crimson Shroud
Dommario Collect more than 5,000 gold coins in a single run
Gallo (Iguana Gallo Valletto) Obtain the Infinite Corridor weapon evolution.
Gennaro Belpaese Unlocked by default
Giovanna Grana Open the coffin in the Inlaid Library after defeating all enemies around it. The location shows up as a question mark (?) on the Milky Way map.
Imelda Belpaese Unlocked by default
Krochi Freetto Defeat a total of 100,000 enemies
Lama Ladonna Survive for 20 minutes while your Curse is at least 10%. You can use either the PowerUp or you can pick up an item like the Skull O’Maniac.
Mortaccio Kill a total of 3,000 Skeletons. You can also enter the following code while in the main menu and receive 2,800 gold coins as well: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, Escape, Enter.
O’Sole Meeo Kill a total of 3,000 Dragon Shrimps in Gallo Tower
Pasqualina Belpaese Unlocked by default
Poe Ratcho Upgrade Garlic to level seven
Poppea Pecorina Open the coffin in the Dairy Plant after killing the enemies around it. The location shows up as a question mark (?) on the Milky Way map.
Porta Ladonna Upgrade the Lightning Ring to level four
Pugnala Provola Open the coffin in the Mad Forest after killing the enemies around it. The location shows up as a question mark (?) on the Milky Way map.
Queen Sigma Complete all entries in the Collection
Sir Ambrojoe Kill 6,000 Stage Killers and Elite Stage Killers in Cappella Magna.
Yatta Cavallo Kill a total of 3,000 Lion Heads
Zi’Assunta Belpaese Open the coffin in Cappella Magna after killing the enemies around it. The location shows up as a question mark (?) on the Milky Way map.

How to unlock characters in the Legacy of the Moonspell DLC

If you installed Vampire Survivors: Legacy of the Moonspell, then you’ll surely be getting the bang to your buck. There’s also a roster of new secret characters for you to unlock if you have it:

DLC Character How to unlock
Miang Moonspell After you unlock the Mt. Moonspell stage, find Miang’s coffin there.
Menya Moonspell Get the Festive Winds weapon by evolving Silver Wind with Pummarola. Both items should be maxed out.
Megalo Menya Moonspell Kill a total of 100,000 enemies in a single run with Menya.
Syuuto Moonspell Get the Godai Shuffle by evolving Four Seasons with Candelabrador and Spinach. All three should be maxed out.
Megalo Syuuto Moonspell Kill 100,000 enemies in a single run with Syuuto.
Babi-Onna Get the Echo Night, which is evolved from Summon Night with a level two Duplicator.
McCoy-Oni Get the J’Odore weapon, which is evolved from Mirage Robe using a level five Attractorb.
Gav’Et-Oni Defeat a total of 6,000 kappa. They are located in the upper left corner of the Mt. Moonspell map and they spawn when you reach the frozen lake.

While you most certainly can progress through every stage in Vampire Survivors as is, simply unlocking whatever character or item that comes along, you can get the most out of the game by learning more about its easter eggs.

Unlocking all the secret characters gives you the utmost satisfaction and enjoyment out of surviving every stage in the game. You may even find yourself hooked with scouring for every single hidden item and character. Truly, Vampire Survivors is a game that keeps on giving, filled with surprises behind every nook and cranny amidst all the chaos.

If you want a quick shortcut, Vampire Survivors has cheat codes for secret characters and other unlocks, so you can be in the know!

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