Endings for Code Vein contains different conclusions of the game that depends on the player's actions/choices made throughout a completed playthrough. These endings unlock different achievements and outcomes of the game's story. There are three endings, although Dweller in the Dark ending has an extra scene that counts toward a forth ending for the Determiner of Fate trophy/achievement, each ending grants a trophy/achievement - on the other hand, unlocking all four rewards you with the Determiner of Fate gold trophy/achievement.

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Endings in Code Vein






  • Do NOT save any of the four Successors.
  • Walk through the door after the battle against a successor without speaking to their petrified body (which can only be spoken to if their vestiges were restored prior to defeating them)

In this ending, the Player is unable to control all the Relics inside his/her body, and begins his/her transformation into the Queen. Louis is then forced to stab the Player through the heart to kill him/her. After this event, Louis takes Silva's place in the throne to maintain the Red Mist, while Mia, Yakumo and Jack replace Nicola, Emily and Eva as Successors. Io is last seen resting on the same Bloodspring the player saw at the beginning of the game, where the Player's weapon now rests. She then turns to ash and dies. 

"Heirs" is considered to be the bad ending of the game. To achieve this, walk past each successor and exit through the gate during each of their post-fight memories without restoring them. It is also the only route where you don't fight the final boss' second form.


To Eternity




  • Restore both the vestiges and memory of at least one, but not all of, the successors.
  • Leave all but at least one of the successors in their petrified state
    • To do this, walk away from the petrified successor and pass through the door after viewing the memory of each successor boss.
    • So, to achieve this ending, restore the memory of 1-3 of the four successors

 In this ending, the Player takes Silva's place in the throne, and is now in charge of maintaining the Red Mist. Io lays down next to the unconscious Player, and eventually turns to stone.

"To Eternity" is the neutral ending of the game. To obtain this ending, save at least one successor by restoring all their vestiges before fighting them, then restoring their memory after the battle

  • An example is when you face the Successor of the Throat. Before facing her, you'll need to restore all of the Harmonia vestiges in order to unlock the option to restore their memory.


Dweller in the Dark




  • Restore all vestiges of the successors before their respective boss fights, then, restore the memories of each successor by interacting with their petrified body during their memory.  DO NOT go through the large door at the end of each successors' memory.

In this ending, the Player tries to take the Relics inside Silva's body, but is stopped by Io, which then begins absorbing all the Relics into her body, including the ones inside Aurora, Karen, Nicola, Emily, Eva, Jack, and the Player themself. She then transforms into a massive Bloodspring tree that regularly produces Blood Beads, and maintains the Red Mist. The tree produces a single Amber Blood Bead that the Player uses to open a hole in the Red Mist, leading to the outside world. The Player, Louis, Yakumo, Mia and Murasame then go through the hole and leave. If you repaired every Eos Vestige before the final boss, you will unlock an additional scene where before leaving, the Player stops, looks back, and says Io's name.

"Dweller in the Dark" is often viewed as the true ending of the game. In order to achieve this ending, you'll need to save all four successors by restoring their memories after each battle against the successor. By doing that, you'll have to find their respective vestiges and repair them before heading into the boss fight. You'll find an Eos vestige outside of the crypt for each Successor after their battle, while the remaining are found in Provisional Government Center.

  • The additional scene with Io counts as a fourth ending, meaning to get the Determiner of Fate trophy/achievement you'll need to do Dweller in the Dark twice, once seeing the extra scene and one without.



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    • Anonymous

      17 Sep 2021 10:20  

      first play. blind and the "true ending"

      didn't even know (until today) that the vestiges are neccesary for that/ for saving them lol

      • Anonymous

        27 Jun 2021 20:23  

        Honestly I only like the bad ending. The scenes where the characters have their last goodbye in the memories are heartbreaking, and seeing them revived 2 minutes later ruins the tragedy. I apparently revived everyone but Nicola, and when I realized I could save the rest it killed the mood for the remaining half of my playthrough.

        • Anonymous

          27 Jun 2021 07:02  

          THere a serect ending go off from "Dweller In the dark" after you beat virgin born wlak through the door and go back restore ur Io vestige then refight virgin after the fight over you get a blood code call "Queen"

          • Anonymous

            09 May 2021 22:50  

            i went through the process of replaying the game for a third time to finally experience the true ending and all it was, was io turning into a giant mistle, bruh wtf

            • Anonymous

              13 Feb 2021 17:54  

              for the dweller ending do i need to restore all vestiges like the atlas and hermes ones? or does only the boss ones count towards the ending

              • Anonymous

                07 Feb 2021 02:30  

                Glad I didn’t get the “bad ending” on my first play through. That was dark.
                I ended up getting the “neutral ending” the first time I played.
                Second time I got the “good ending” with the extension of Io.

                • Anonymous

                  30 Dec 2020 15:55  

                  Since the first successor, I wasn't able to interact with the statues anymore. I actually tried to interact each and every time, but nothing happened, so I thought that was just how it was. Now, I am pretty sure the game was bugged.

                  • Anonymous

                    09 Dec 2020 09:39  

                    I tested it and you can restore vestiges but NOT the statues and still get the bad ending.
                    (I only restored small pieces not the whole thing)

                    • Anonymous

                      16 Aug 2020 16:56  

                      Tbh this endings all rub me the wrong way, kinda like both endings on the first DS. To Eternity is probably the one i least dislike :|

                      • Anonymous

                        27 Jul 2020 01:01  

                        Called it. On my first playthrough I noticed you could just ignore the petrified statues. I didn’t because I had a hunch that it would lead to a different, negative ending.

                        • Anonymous

                          09 Jul 2020 23:12  

                          I wish you could have save slots it make this a lot easier you could just reboot ypur old save state and get all 4 endings in one run and not have to do the game over entirely

                          • Anonymous

                            30 Jun 2020 21:51  

                            ok so something is weird with my game. I did all three endings AND i got the special cutscene for the third ending and my game isnt acknowleging that it happened? did this happen to anyone else?

                            • Anonymous

                              12 Jun 2020 00:12  

                              Did someone get the third and fourth endings mixed up? The third section implies that Dweller in the Dark is the third ending and restoring all of Io's fragments before that ending gives you the Determiner of Fate ending with the extra scene. But this seems to be backwards as I got the extra scene and the Dwellers in the Dark trophy instead of Determiners of Fate.

                              • Anonymous

                                02 Jun 2020 07:21  

                                I find Code Vein emotional is weird. Those successors supposed to be sacrifices for greater good. But after emotional "goodbye" to their loves one. You suddenly just "yo I gonna revive you k?". Its kind of emotional breaking... its should be sad but instead "errrrr what? well good for ya! they are back!".

                                • Anonymous

                                  16 May 2020 20:10  

                                  If i restore the vestige of a succesor (Isis, for example) but i don't "talk" to the petrified body after the fight, Can i still get the "Heirs" ending?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    03 May 2020 12:58  

                                    I cannot get the trophy for wath all ending despite I watch all and I didn't get it. I'm so frustated right now !

                                    • Anonymous

                                      13 Apr 2020 17:59  

                                      There may be a misconception regarding the secret ending and i will explain,but, you CAN restore a Eos vestige before the final fight and still get the secret ending in one go without defeating the boss a second time. I'll explain. I only played Code Vein this year and in fact i just beated right now.I knew about the endings and decided to go for the Dweller of Dark(good ending)for my first try even tho i'm a completionist when it comes to trophies. I was gathering and restoring every vestige i found the moment i gathered them, so i knew beforehand that i wasn´t gonna get the 4 ending because i restore one of io's vestige. So i reach the final boss and realized that i haven't restore all of her memories i was missing two, so i died on my first attempt of the Virgin Born (final boss) and went back to home base to restore the last two vestiges and then defeat the final boss. Everything played out normally, the cutscene that appears for the good ending played, but then i was brought back to the home base without the credit scene and no mistle was found at home base, so i went to the door that SUPPOSEDLY would lead to the new game+ and the the secret ending was playing even tho i only beat the boss once. I think what happen was that i triggered the final fight, lost, then return to restore vestige (something that i don't think anyone would decide to stop fighting a boss to restore a vestige) and then defeated the boss. There could also been an update that made the 4 ending easier to get, but the truth is that i got the 4 ending and only defeated the boss one time. If anyone read this until this far i suggest that you tried this, this happen to me and maybe it's a way to make the 4 ending easier to get.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        16 Mar 2020 15:40  

                                        I somehow got Dweller in the dark by accident. Forgive but this game trying to ape dark souls has failed to make the best ending hard to get.

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