Code Vein Trophy Guide & Roadmap


  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 4/10
  • Approximate amount of time to platinum: 60 hours
  • Offline Trophies: 42 (26 , 12 , 3 , 1 )
  • Online Trophies: 1 (0 , 1 , 0 )
  • Number of missable trophies: 5 - Weaver of Wills, Determiner of Fate, Heirs, To Eternity, Dweller in the Dark (work in progress)
  • Glitched trophies: None after patch 1.02
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: No difficulty (you can also start same difficulty for new game + making other runs easy)
  • Minimum Playthroughs: 3
  • Welcome to trophy guide for Code Vein! It's another Dark Souls type of game, this time anime styled and much easier. Personally, I died not more than 10 times, the fact that you can pair up with NPCs add to game being so easy. I will structure this overview in best pragmatic way i can.

    Game has 4 endings. You need all 4 to unlock trophy for all endings. For this, you need minimum of 3 playthroughs. I will mention here what are the Successors and reference on them in next steps.

    List of successors and their location:
    Boss in Cathedral of the Sacred Blood (Successor of the Ribcage)
    Boss in Ridge of the Frozen Souls (Successor of the Breath)
    Boss in City of Falling Flame (Successor of the Claw)
    Boss in Crown of Sand (Successor of the Throat)

    Trophies to have in mind while playing to avoid grind

    You need to learn 150 gifts (on every blood code you can unlock skills on save point which extends with collecting vestige parts). Do this often. You also need to master 50 of them, which is when you equip blood code and skills that can be mastered. Defeating enemies you level them to max - Code Vein - All Vestige Parts Locations
    Collect all Vestige Parts as you go through dungeons, you will need to restore them all.
    Reveal all mistles to make your life easier.
    Exchange Valuables with your friend and collect Presents from save point. You will need 30 Presents which took 2 playthroughs for me. Code Vein - Gifts Guide
    You need to upgrade weapon and armor to level 10, so try to level up one type to make your life easy. Although its very easy to farm materials, why to do it if you can escape it?
    Be sure to check out all Code Vein topics i prepared and be sure to check out all videos for Code Vein - Code Vein - All Videos Playlist

    Step 1

    You want to make your first playthrough go towards the best ending, but without restoring any Eos Vestiges. Let me explain. Before every Successor, in that area, you can find Vestige parts. In Cathedral of the Sacred Blood you collect Isis Vestiges, in Ridge of the Frozen Souls Fionn Vestiges, in City of Falling Flame Scathach and in Crown of Sand you will find Harmonia Vestiges. In front of every boss there will be Io clone standing. You need to restore all corresponding Vestiges to Io there and then beat the boss so you can Restore Memory of the person behind it. Doing that for 4 Successors will open Dweller in the Dark which is a good ending. 
    IMPORTANT - Alongside of that, after beating every successor boss, if you expect place where Io clone was standing, you can find Eos Vestige there. If you defeat last boss without restoring all Eos Vestiges, you will not unlock true ending (just another variation of good ending).
    Summary - For your first playthrough restore all 4 successors, DO NOT restore (do not even pick up Eos Vestiges) before beating the last boss. When you do, game will save and load on Mistle before last boss. Now go and collect all Eos Vestiges, Restore them (restore what you can to Io in front of elevator leading to last area and what you cannot to Io in Home Base) and defeat final boss again. This will grant you 2 endings in 1 playthrough, making only 2 of them left to do. Go to home base, start you new play and you can keep the same difficutly which will make your life easy.

    Step 2

    Start new game plus, you carry your blood codes, regeneration factors, all equipment, all gifts, items, gifts, valueables to give to NPCs.

    Since you also need all Blood Codes for trophy, have in mind that some are missable (LINK HERE). If you followed the step 1 and restored all successors on first playthrough, you will have 4 Blood Codes specific to that scenario. Now, make your second playthough towards Heir ending, a bad one. For that, you CANNOT restore successors. For that, you cannot restore corresponing vestiges to Io clone before every successor boss. To be safe, do not even pick them up. Doing this will kill successors and you will get other pair of Blood Codes you will need plus you are ready for bad ending. Eos vestiges do not count in this case so just run and finish the game.

    Step 3

    Last run require you to restore 1 or max up to 3 successors while 1 must NOT be restored. That will lead to neutral To Eternity ending.

    At this stage you probably only miss "Raise your reputation as a companion to rank 30" trophy, which is only online trophy and require 10+ hours of grinding Medals. Check description under that trophy for best tactics. 

    Enjoy the game and see you on the platinum side!

     

    Revenant Preeminent
    Earn all trophies

    Unlock all trophies to unlock platinum.

    Gift Gatherer
    Learn 150 Gifts

    After obtaining a Blood Code, it comes with some skills (gifts). You unlock new skills by restoring vestiges from vestige parts, therefore extending skillsets on Blood Codes. You need to learn 150 to unlock trophy (default ones that comes with Blood Code does not count). You learn skills on Mistles by converting your EXP point to unlock skill.

    Code Vein - All Vestige and Blood Code Locations

    Determiner of Fate
    View every ending

    For this trophy you need to unlock 4 endings:
    Dweller in the Dark (good ending), Heirs (bad ending), To Eternity (neutral ending) and Secret Ending. Check details in endings topic.

    Code Vein - All Endings Guide

    Mender of Minds
    Restore all Vestiges

    In each area (dungeon) you will come across Vestiges (red crystals) that you can pick up and restore by talking to Io at Home Base. Restoring all of them grants you the trophy. Take into consideration that some Vestige Part are found only in Depths, so you need to do that part as well.

    Code Vein - All Vestiges Guide
    Code Vein - All Depths Map Location

    Deep Trailblazer
    Explore every part of the depths

    You can find Depths Maps on your journey that unlock Depths levels in Home Base by talking to Davis (big knight character). He will give you option to enter the level of the map you bring back to him. 

    You will need to enter all maps to unlock this trophy. I unlocked it as soon as i entered last 12th map, so it seems it's not required to 100% all the maps.

    Code Vein - All Depths Map Location

    Miasma Manager
    Activate all mistles

    Activate all Mistles in all dungeons. Rotten Mistles also count (basically you need to 100% all maps). You do NOT need to explore and activate mistles in Depths.

    Together Until Oblivion
    Listen to partner conversations 50 times while exploring

    During your travels and exploration you will be accompanied by some characters. Just by running, picking up items, exploring etc - those characters often comment something. After 50th time, trophy will pop. 

    Easy way is to take Yakumo or Lois from Home Base (which you should be doing anyway) and just explore with them. This is almost automatic unlock.

    Proven Devotion
    Receive 30 presents from friends

    You need to pick up 30 Presents from Mistle (where you level up etc.). To speed up the process, give Valuables to NPCs in Home Base, receive gifts from them and keep checking save point often. There is a lazy method - give all the gifts you can to few characters, exchange all low cost items from them, teleport to some dugeon and leave your game for some time. Check save point and collect Presents. Important notice - progress cary to new game plus, so you can collect through multiple playthroughs.

    Code Vein - Gifts Guide

    Exalted Reputation
    ONLINE

    Raise your reputation as a companion to rank 30

    This will possibly be your last trophy. It is very grindy and require you to collect 400 Marks of Honor. You are rewarded with those if you help some player defeat a boss or vice-versa.

    If you open your menu, there is a multiplay icon. Inside, you can Send or Search for distress signal. Sending means you will call someone to help, and search is if you want to help someone. The whole idea is to find the best place that spawns bosses, call or visit someone and kill them so you both get required item. You will need 400 to reach level 30.

    How i did it - First both you and your coop friend should finish Den of Darkness Depths map at least once. After that, enter Den of Darkness Depht Map again and set up a passcode and remove region restrictions from your network in-game settings. Pair with some friend and tell him to enter the same map. Send distress signal, let him search for it and join you. When he is there, defeat all 3 bosses (first 2 side bosses and then the real boss). Now your friend will be sent back to his map, where he sends signal and you seach and join him. Repeat in that session what you did in yours. Now both leave map and go to home base, from where you enter same map and repeat the whole process.

    It takes 6 minutes to do both sessions, so that's 1 medal per minute. This method will take up to 7 hours to grind out to level 30. Good luck!

    Code Vein - All Depths Map Location

    Burning Spirit
    Unlock the ability to inherit 50 Gifts

    After obtaining a Blood Code and equipping it, you can assing support and attack skills. By defeating enemies or using special items, you can master the skill from Blood Code and you can use it even when you have another Code eqipped. You unlock new skills by restoring vestiges from vestige parts, therefore extending skillsets on Blood Codes. You need to master 50 to unlock trophy.

    Code Vein - All Vestige and Blood Code Locations

    A Weapon for Every Season
    Equip every weapon type

    Equip all types of weapons in either slot for your weapon/s. During your journey you will collect many weapons and equipping all types should happend very early:

    One-Handed Swords
    Two-Handed Swords
    Spears, Halberds, and Polearms
    Two-Handed Hammers
    Bayonet Rifles

    Revenant Requisites
    Equip every Blood Veil type

    Blood Veils are your armors. Simply equip each of type onto you to unlock trophy (you should pick up of those very early in the game and many many more during your journey):

    Ogre
    Stinger
    Hounds
    Ivy

    Weaver of Wills
    MISSABLE

    Collect every blood code

    You will need minimum of 2 playthroughs to collect all Blood Codes. I made a video explaining how to get all, be sure to check it out.

    Code Vein - All Vestige and Blood Code Locations

    Gifted
    Learn 50 Gifts

    After obtaining a Blood Code, it comes with some skills (gifts). You unlock new skills by restoring vestiges from vestige parts, therefore extending skillsets on Blood Codes. You need to learn 50 to unlock trophy (default ones that comes with Blood Code does not count). You learn skills on Mistles by converting your EXP point to unlock skill.

    Code Vein - All Vestige and Blood Code Locations

    Ultimate Armament
    Upgrade a weapon to its maximum level

    To upgrade weapon, go to Home Base and to to Murasame. There is Upgrade Equipment option. Certain materials are needed, and they can be picked up or get as a drop from Lost (monsters). As you progress through the game, monster will start to drop better and better materials. By the end, i had more than needed materials to upgrade both weapon and armor to level 10 with some leftovers.

    You will need:
    Queen Iron x7 to level 3.
    Queen Steel x10 to level 6.
    Queen Titanium x10 to level 9.
    Queen Tungsten x2 to level 10.

    Unbreakable Veil
    Upgrade a Blood Veil to its maximum level

    To upgrade weapon, go to Home Base and to to Murasame. There is Upgrade Equipment option. Certain materials are needed, and they can be picked up or get as a drop from Lost (monsters). As you progress through the game, monster will start to drop better and better materials. By the end, i had more than needed materials to upgrade both weapon and armor to level 10 with some leftovers.

    You will need:
    Queen Iron x7 to level 3.
    Queen Steel x10 to level 6.
    Queen Titanium x10 to level 9.
    Queen Tungsten x2 to level 10.

    Io's Memories
    View Io's memory echoes

    First defeat Successor of the Ribcage boss in Cathedral of the Sacred Blood. Go to Home Base, talk to Io and after watching Memory trophy is yours.

    Code Vein - All Vestige Locations

    Building Trust
    Give a desired valuable to a friend

    In your Home Base, by talking to your characters you can Exchange Gifts with them. You need to give me a point 3 or more gift item for trophy to unlock. Details in progres...

    Code Vein - Gifts Guide

    Queen's Knight
    Defeat the Queen's Knight within your memory

    After the first middle boss in Cathedral of the Sacred Blood, you will see a Blood Vestige on the ground. Inspect it and you will awake in your memories. Finish that area and defeat boss at the end to unlock this trophy.

    Queen's Knight Reborn
    Defeat the Queen's Knight Reborn in the provisional government outskirts

    Coming soon...

    Oliver Collins
    STORY

    Defeat Oliver Collins in the ruined city underground

    Automatic Story unlock.

    Oliver is the boss of Ruined City area, also a first game boss.

    Insatiable Despot
    STORY

    Defeat the Insatiable Despot in the Dried-up Trenches

    Automatic Story unlock.

    Insatiable Despot is the boss of Dried-up Trenches area.

    Butterfly of Delirium
    STORY

    Defeat the Butterfly of Delirium in the ruined city center

    Automatic Story unlock.

    Butterfly of Delirium is the boss of Ruined City Center area.

    Invading Executioner
    STORY

    Defeat the Invading Executioner in the Howling Pit

    Automatic Story unlock.

    Invading Executioner is the boss of Howling Pit area.

    Successor of the Ribcage
    STORY

    Defeat the Successor of the Ribcage in the Cathedral of the Sacred Blood

    Automatic Story unlock.

    Successor of the Ribcage is the boss of Successor of the Ribcage area.

    Successor of the Breath
    STORY

    Defeat the Successor of the Breath in the Ridge of Frozen Souls

    Automatic Story unlock.

    Successor of the Breath is the boss of Successor of the Breath area.

    Gilded Hunter
    STORY

    Defeat the Gilded Hunter in the Ashen Cavern

    Automatic Story unlock.

    Gilded Hunter is the boss of Ashen Cavern area.

    Successor of the Claw
    STORY

    Defeat the Successor of the Claw in the City of Falling Flame

    Automatic Story unlock.

    Successor of the Claw is the boss of City of Falling Flame area.

    Successor of the Throat
    Defeat the Successor of the Throat in the Crown of Sand

    Coming soon...

    Blade Bearer and Cannoneer
    Defeat the Blade Bearer and Cannoneer in the Crypt Spire

    Coming soon...

    Juzo Mido
    Defeat the boss of the Crypt Spire, Juzo Mido

    Coming soon...

    Skull King
    Defeat the Skull King in the Gaol of the Stagnant Blood

    Coming soon...

    Louis's Memories
    View Louis's memory echoes

    First you will need to find Prometheus Vestige Parts A and B. 
    Go to Home Base, talk to Io and Restore Prometheus Vestige II.

    Code Vein - All Vestige Locations

    Yakumo's Memories
    View Yakumo's memory echoes

    First you will need to find Atlas Vestige Parts A and B. 
    Go to Home Base, talk to Io and Restore Atlas Vestige I.

    Code Vein - All Vestige Locations

    Murasame's Memories
    View Murasame's memory echoes

    First you will need to find Hephaestus Vestige A (Found in Crypt Spire Area).
    Go to Home Base, talk to Io and Restore Hephaestus Vestige I.

    Code Vein - All Vestige Locations

    Coco's Memories
    View Coco's memory echoes

    First you will need to find Hunter Vestige Part C.
    Go to Home Base, talk to Io and Restore Hunter Vestige III.

    Code Vein - All Vestige Locations

    Davis's Memories
    View Davis's memory echoes

    First you will need to find Hermes Vestige Part A.
    Go to Home Base, talk to Io and Restore Hermes Vestige I.

    Code Vein - All Vestige Locations

    Mia's Memories
    View Mia's memory echoes

    First you will need to find Artemis Vestige Part A and B.
    Go to Home Base, talk to Io and Restore Artemis Vestige I.

    Code Vein - All Vestige Locations

    Drink Deep
    Successfully use a special drain from a parry, back attack, or launch attack

    This one can be unlocked even on Tutorial at beginning of the game. Simply perform Drain attack (with your Square button) when you are behind enemy. This is the quick and easy way. Every monster can be approached from behing, simply pushing Square at right moment activates drain attack.

    Heirs
    View the 'Heirs' ending

    For this trophy you need to unlock Heirs (bad ending). In short, do not heal (Restore) any of 4 successors and you will get that ending. Detailed guide is in the Endings topic.

    Code Vein - All Endings Guide

    To Eternity
    View the 'To Eternity' ending

    For this trophy you need to unlock To Eternity (neutral ending). In short, do not restore all 4 successors, at least don't heal one of those. Detailed guide is in the Endings topic.

    Code Vein - All Endings Guide

    Dweller in the Dark
    View the 'Dweller in the Dark' ending

    For this trophy you need to unlock To Dweller in the Dark (good ending). In short, you need to restore all 4 successors, plus restore all Io (Eos) Vestiges before final boss. Detailed guide is in the Endings topic.

    Code Vein - All Endings Guide

    Resonant Power
    Execute a Communal Gift

    Partner up with some character from Home Base and use skill that you gain by having that character in party. You can use Yakumo and equip his Lupinus Vita skill. Use it unlock trophy.