Devil May Cry 5: How To Beat The Game In Ten Minutes

Devil May Cry 5

Devil May Cry 5 is finally here, and it was absolutely worth the wait. With the series’ best combat, presentation, and a bunch of extras, it should keep Devil May Cry fans happy for a long time to come.

Of course, Devil May Cry 5 has its fair share of secrets and collectibles as well. In addition to returning staples like hidden Blue Orbs and Secret Missions, there are a few bigger secrets that are sure to challenge intrepid Devil Hunters, including a secret ending just a few minutes into Devil May Cry 5‘s Prologue.


After playing through the game on the normal and hard difficulties, I decided to play on easy in order to clean up some trophies and upgrade my characters more before tackling the intimidating Dante Must Die difficulty. On the default Devil Hunter difficulty, players take control of Nero during the first level and battle against the demon king Urizen at the level’s climax.

It’s a fight that first-time players are meant to lose. On my first playthrough, I was helpless against his attacks with no upgrades to my health or moveset. However, playing on Human difficulty with all my upgrades, I made a startling discovery: he could actually be defeated.

By focusing on Urizen’s red crystal and dodging his attacks, talented players should be able to lower his shield and do actual damage to his health meter. Once he’s defeated, the encounter ends and the game cuts to a few bits of text explaining that life simply returned to normal for the Devil May Cry 5 crew, and that Nero had become as legendary as Dante. Credits roll and the game kicks you back to the mission menu, where you can proceed as intended with the story after the Prologue.

Thankfully, there’s a lot more to Devil May Cry 5 than just a ten minute play through.

It’s a neat little “What if?” easter egg, and one of the many reasons I keep going back to uncover what other secrets Devil May Cry 5 is hiding. I’m sure there are plenty more, and look forward to hearing what other players discover when the game releases.

If you haven’t checked it out, you can read our Devil May Cry 5 review right here. For more Devil May Cry-related content, we also ranked every boss in the series based on style, which you can see right here.

What do you think of the secret ending? Do you plan on unlocking it on your first playthrough? Let us know in the comments below!

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