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Dragon’s Dogma 2 New Game Plus NG+

Wondering if Dragon’s Dogma 2 has NG+, and how to start it? Learn it all right here in this guide for New Game Plus

As long as the Dragon’s Dogma 2 main story is, it actually goes much deeper than most players initially realize. Aside from an alternate “true ending”, players can also choose to embark upon a New Game Plus. Let’s take a look at how to start Dragon’s Dogma 2 NG+

Note that there is a completely different ending to the game that you will have missed, if you end up seeing the prompts detailed in the next section. If you want to experience that ending as well as its questline towards the true ending, check out the linked guide below.


Dragon’s Dogma 2 Alternate True Ending


Dragon’s Dogma 2 How To Start New Game Plus Or NG+?

Without spoiling anything, after completing the game, sit through the credits while seated on the throne. After being shunted back to the main menu, where you will notice something odd about the splash screen (see article featured image), there will be three options:

  • Restart game with current level and equipment
  • Load from Last Save
  • Load from Last Inn Rest

The first option is effectively NG+ or New Game Plus mode. Selecting it will display the first of several prompts.

Dragon's Dogma 2 New Game Plus Prompt 1
Dragon’s Dogma 2 New Game Plus Prompt 1
This will allow you to carry your game data over to a new playthrough. You will retain your current level and skills, and most of the items in your inventory, but all quest progress will be lost. (Items will be sent to storage.)



Selecting Yes, will display another prompt:

Dragon's Dogma 2 New Game Plus Prompt 2
Dragon’s Dogma 2 New Game Plus Prompt 2
Perhaps you would like to rethink your decision. Bear in mind that once you have confirmed your choice, it cannot be changed. Selecting this will start the game over from the very beginning, while retaining most of your data from the previous playthrough. Do you wish to proceed?


Selecting Yes, will display a third prompt:

Dragon's Dogma 2 New Game Plus Prompt 3
Dragon’s Dogma 2 New Game Plus Prompt 3
Are you quite sure? This is not a decision to be made lightly. It may be wise to confer with others who have had similar experiences before you make your choice.

Have you given the matter some more thought?

Do you still wish to proceed?


If you haven’t picked up on it yet, the game is hinting heavily that you have some choices left to take. Selecting yes, will display a fourth and final prompt:

Dragon's Dogma 2 New Game Plus Prompt 4
Dragon’s Dogma 2 New Game Plus Prompt 4
Then you are content to carry your data over to a new playthrough, starting the game over from the very beginning?

Is this your final decision?


This is you final chance to reconsider. Selecting Yes will begin New Game Plus.

Once loaded in, you will be afforded the opportunity to modify or create your character anew. If you select existing character data, the game will let you choose between importing from your roster of Arisen created with the demo, or just the one from your previous playthrough.

Proceed through the conversations and cutscenes as normal so that you can eventually make your way to town.

The first Riftstone you encounter will let you modify or create a Pawn. 

Rest at the Inn for free the first night, and unlock the storage where most of the items from your previous run will be made available.

You will still have all your skills unlocked, but your Weapon Skills will have to be equipped again.


Dragon’s Dogma 2 What Carries Over In New Game Plus Or NG+?

  • Your Arisen and their appearance with the opportunity to modify for free
  • Your Pawn and their appearance with the opportunity to modify for free
  • Both your own Levels and EXP, as well as that of your Pawn
  • Vocations
  • Skills
  • Augments
  • Discipline Points
  • Gold
  • Rift Crystals
  • Weapons & upgrades
  • Equipment & upgrades
  • Implements
  • Materials
  • Curatives
  • Valuables
  • Empowered Godsbane Blade
  • Portable Portcrystals
  • Collected Seeker Tokens

As for extras in New Game Plus:

The entire map is now in its explored state i.e. the fog has been lifted. However, individual locations that have not been discovered will remain hidden. NPC histories remain recorded.


Dragon’s Dogma 2 What Does Not Carry Over In New Game Plus Or NG+?

  • Fixed Portcrystal activations
  • Placed Portable Portcrystals
  • NPC affinity progression
  • Quest items
  • Keys
  • Notes


Dragon’s Dogma 2 Wyrmslife Crystals Farm


That’s everything you need to know about how to start New Game Plus in Dragon’s Dogma 2.

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