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Dark Souls 3 - where to go, with map

Lost in the Kingdom of Lothric? Follow our spoiler-light guide to where you should head next to advance the game.


The first few areas of Dark Souls 3 are linear and simply carrying on from your last boss fight usually leads in the right direction, but once you've got settled in and found your stride the path splits, and from this point onwards it's not always clear where to go next or how to get there. As a great man once said, it always helps to have a map, so we've created one to show you how the areas join together. Design-wise it's quite a long way from the sort of thing you'd find in the Kingdom of Lothric, but it should show you where to you need to go.

We should point out that because this gives you an overview of the entire game, it could be considered spoilers. Accordingly, we've put the map at the bottom of this page, so you have to scroll down to reach it. To help that happen, and to provide a text version for those who are into that sort of thing, we've also compiled a list of locations with a brief description of how to find them. If you need a bit more information, check out our more detailed Dark Souls 3 guide.

Now, on with the location list. For each, we've given the location you need to get to, where you reach it from, and the task you need to complete in order to access it.

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Firelink Shrine

Get there from: Cemetary of Ash

Defeat Iudex Gundyr. High Wall of Lothric

Get there from: Firelink Shrine

Talk to the Firekeeper when you first arrive and it will be added as a fast travel location to your bonfire.

Foot of the High Walls (Undead Settlement)

Get there from: High Wall of Lothric

Collect the banner from the chapel and defeat Vordt of Boreal Fire, then use the banner on the edge of the broken path.

Road of Sacrifices

Get there from: Foot of the High Walls (Undead Settlement)

From the Dilapidated Bridge bonfire, head back through the sewers, cross the bridge, and enter the building ahead.

Cathedral of the Deep

Get there from: Road of Sacrifices

From the Crucifixion Woods bonfire head through the gap in the wall on the left side of the building ahead, defeat the Crystal Sage boss, and head through the narrow arch to the left of his bonfire.

Farron Keep

Get there from: Road of Sacrifices

From the Crucifixion Woods bonfire, drop into the water and cross to the outcropping of land on the other side.

Catacombs of Carthus

Get there from: Farron Keep

Defeat the Abyss Watchers and approach the altar.

Irithyll of the Boreal Valley

Get there from: Catacombs of Carthus

Defeat Lord High Wolnir and exit through the far door.

Irithyll Dungeon

Get there from: Irithyll of Boreal Valley

From Church of Yorshka bonfire head down the narrow stairs, turn left, head down some more stairs, pass through the dark area, and head to the far left end of the river.

Profaned Capital

Get there from: Irithyll Dungeon

Cross the narrow bridge in the large stone cavern - the boss fight can be found by heading down the ladder from the wooden floor in the tower (directly in front of you from the bonfire - you actually can't see it when you Fast Travel to the location).

Anor Londo

Get there from: Irithyll of Boreal Valley Defeat Pontiff Sulyhvan and exit through the rear of the church.

Lothric Castle

Get there from: High Wall of Lothric

You'll be transported to the chapel in High Walls (where you collected the banner back at the start of the game) after defeating Aldrich in Anor Londo. Activating the next boss fight by approaching the statue in the chapel and defeating the Dancer reveals a ladder to the next area.

Grand Archives

Get there from: Lothric Castle

Defeat the Dragonslayer Armour.

Smouldering Lake

Get there from: Catacombs of Carthus

After defeating Wolnir knock down the narrow wooden bridge just before his location to create a ladder to a lower platform.

Consumed King's Garden

Get there from: High Wall of Lothric

After defeating the Dancer head up the ladder and take the path to the left.

Untended Graves

Get there from: Consumed King's Garden

Defeat Ocerios in the Consumed King's Garden and pass through the illusory wall at the far end of the room.

Archdragon Peak

Get there from: Irithyll Dungeon

Defeat Oceiros, collect the gesture from the corpse in the room, then return to the dungeon and perform the gesture in the small outdoor area near the shortcut elevator.

Final Fight

Get there from: Firelink Shrine

Defeat the Princes of Lothric and talk to the Firekeeper back at Firelink.

If you've made it all the way down the page to here, you probably want to take a look at our Dark Souls map. So, please enjoy.

- If you still have further questions about the game's world and bosses, you can return to the index page for more entries in our Dark Souls 3 guide.

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