Crown of the Old Iron King DLC

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Name Dark Souls II: Crown of the Old Iron King DLC
Release Date August 26, 2014
Genre Action RPG
Platform/s PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
PlayStation 4
Mode/s Single-Player. Co-op
Price $9.99
Developer FromSoftware, Inc
Publisher BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
FromSoftware, Inc

Crown of the Old Iron King is a DLC for Dark Souls 2 (DKS2), released on August 26th 2014. The DLC was later bundled as part of the Scholar of the First Sin Edition of the game. This DLC is the second pack of the Lost Crowns trilogy. The trilogy contains the following Downloadable Content released in the following order: Crown of the Sunken KingCrown of the Old Iron KingCrown of the Ivory King. These DLC releases added new content to the Dark Souls 2 experience, including some new EnemiesBossesLocations and Weapons. Minor modifications have also been made to some details and descriptions during the Scholar of the First Sin Remaster. All episodes were sold for either $9.99 a piece, or added as part of the Dark Souls II Season Pass for $24.99.



Crown of the Old Iron King is the second of 3 large-scale DLC additions to DARK SOULS™ II, and includes all-new stages, maps, boss characters, weapons & armor! In this second DLC, players will find themselves in a world shrouded in ash. Can you find and recover the lost crown?


All Lost Crowns Trilogy DLC

This DLC was released s a trilogy that was released one after the other with about a month apart. Players were able to purchase these DLC packs individually or as a bundle. Those who purchased the Season Pass had access to all three DLC packs as they were released. Purchasing the remastered release, Scholar of the First Sin also gave players access to all three DLC packs.


Crown of the Old Iron King Features and Content


 How to Access the Crown of the Old Iron King DLC

old iron crown screenshot13 smallAfter buying the DLC, an item is added to the inventory: the Heavy Iron Key, which allows access to the DLC content. The player must go to the primal bonfire chamber in the Iron Keep and examine an obelisk to be teleported to a chamber with a locked door that opens with the key received for buying the DLC.

Players that do not have the DLC can be summoned into it by placing their signs in this chamber; the signs will show up inside the DLC. 

It's also worth noting that with the DLC installed, the tablet in Majula that is normally too worn to read will now give instructions on how to enter the DLC.


Crown of the Old Iron King DLC System Requirements


Minimum Specs

Recommended Specs

OS: Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8
Processor: AMD® Phenom II™ X2 555 3.2Ghz or Intel® Pentium Core ™ 2 Duo E8500 3.17Ghz  Intel® CoreTM i3 2100 3.10GHz or AMD® A8 3870K 3.0GHz
Memory: 2 GB RAM 2 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600GT, ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750 or ATI
DirectX: Version 9.0 Version 9.0
Storage 12 GB available space 15 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device DirectX 9compatible sound card
Additional Notes Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360® Controller for Windows® (or equivalent) recommended Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360® Controller for Windows® (or equivalent) recommended


Crown of the Old Iron King Trivia, Notes & Tips

The entrance to the DLC has 4 stone tablets surrounding it. They each read something different:

  • "The forbidden is the path to the ancient king's domain."
  • "Trespassers will face adversity befitting a monarch."
  • "In the tower of the Old Iron King resides a Child of Dark."
  • "With water dry, and path amiss, woeful temptation is dismissed."

It is speculated that the "Child of Dark" may be another shard of Manus.


Crown of the Old Iron King Content


Crown of the Old Iron King Image Gallery Screenshots

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    • Anonymous

      alonne had one of the dirtiest runs to the boss out of any souls game. He wasn't that bad at all after a few tries, but whoever decided on that stretch before him is such a goober. I hope that person accidentally sits on his sack every week for a year.

      • Anonymous

        I kept playing DS2 because people said DLCs were better, and so I've reached this one. It's not better. I've beaten both Blue Smelter Demon and Fume Knight second try, so please don't bother spewing some cope bullshit like "mad because couldn't beat ***". Dark Souls 2 isn't that hard despite it very much trying to be harder than DS1. It reminds you of this at every step. Overall dogshit game, mediocre DLCs, coping and laughable fanbase.

        • Anonymous

          Recommend bringing a good bow for this DLC. There are a lot of places where you can take advantage of elevation and take out enemies at range/under ladders.

          • Anonymous

            The run back to Sir Alonne really makes me question if this game is worth playing. It's the typical Dark Souls content I've come to expect, more so tedious than challenging.

            It's clear what the devs are trying to do. They want that area to be co-op, so they make it very annoying to traverse alone. It's a ham handed attempt to stiff-arm you into playing the game how they want you to even if it's not interesting or compelling to do it that way. The bottom line is, they don't respect us and they are happy to waste our time on purpose. Sir Alonne is a really cool boss, but if I'm going to do chores I might as well do my laundry instead of killing Alonne Knights all day.

            • meanwhile: me:
              another chain? I'm going to it, a chest !, cool, wait for an invader? I found! why is he running? I'm going after ... MY GOD HAS A VERY ENEMY!

              • Anonymous


                PS, the crown fume knight gives you can be used to give back all the yearns you use.

                • Anonymous

                  Some of the areas are flat out cancer, especially the room with the smelter warrior and idol with the warrior blocking the door.

                  • Anonymous

                    The wheels and such on the roof are based on medieval construction technology, implying that Brume Tower is an incomplete structure.

                    • Anonymous

                      I can't find the dlc in the store and there isn't an option to quickly link to the page with the dlc. I need help because I have this same problem with the other dlcs.

                      • Anonymous

                        The description about the tablet in Manjula is wrong. I still get the "It's too worn" message. Do you have to get the keys to activate the text or is my game glitched?

                        • Anonymous

                          the texts on the walls should be read as thus:

                          "Forbidden is the path to the ancient King's domain."

                          "With water dry, and path amiss, woeful temptation is dismissed."

                          "In the tower of the Old Iron King resides a Child of Dark."

                          "Trespassers will face adversity befitting a monarch."

                          • Anonymous

                            difficult, very difficult, raged almost every single time, spent more than 7 hours just trying to finish this and still going

                            • Anonymous

                              Just finished this dlc fume knight was hell and only beat him cause of a lucky sunbro the smelter and samurai were wimps in comparison

                              • Anonymous

                                No other game or dlc drained my patience this dry for a really long time, they took the masochist meme way too far

                                • Anonymous

                                  ended up rerolling characters because of the bosses in this dlc... went from mage to using a beefier ultra greatsword user. still difficult as all hell. Fume knight was easy enough relative to the other two...i wouldnt have beaten the last two without the summons. jesus, their damage and speed almost made me cry. seriously teared up because of their broken ass damage lol. my god i could go on done ranting.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Hard ass DLC. Sheesh, as a Souls veteran I'm not afraid to admit this DLC was VERY challenging and hyper aggressive. I'm not complaining, a few bad developer choices here and there. But yeah, this is definitely the hardest thing I've experienced in a Souls game thus far.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I would try it out before new game + for the opportunity to gain armor or weapons and begin upgrades mostly.. And to Iron King's question did you get the key (old Iron Key) from Forest of Fallen Giants bottom floor by the The Last Giant Boss and fire salamanders?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I have gotten the scholar of sin and completed the whole ga,e with the sunken king by defeating all bosses and talking to king venderick but it doesn't let me enter the dlc at iron keep just says closed what do I do

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I've noticed once you get the elevators working and go up two levels to a door that opens up to an Iron Warrior. After defeating him there are multiple doors in this corridor that open to, what I believe to be, an easter egg nodding towards Game of Thrones. Behind the doors are none other than the infamous sky cells Tyrion Lannister found himself visiting during his stay/trial at The Eyrie. Anyone else notice this?

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