Hollow Knight Full Walkthrough – King’s Pass

As someone who routines tells all who will listen how much they hate Metroidvanias, I know how tough it can be to navigate even the most well-made and universally loved games within the genre, and Hollow Knight is certainly one of those. 

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Immerse yourself in the hauntingly beautiful world of "Hollow Knight," where every step unveils secrets and challenges waiting to be conquered. With its captivating art style and intricate gameplay, embark on an epic journey filled with mystery, danger, and discovery unlike any other.

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If you’re someone like me who has let Hollow Knight pass you by until 2024, you’re in good company, as I intend to offer you a comprehensive and thorough guide detailing every step on the path to completion as I take on Hollow Knight for the first time. 

Our first step on this Hollow Knight Full Walkthrough is the opening minutes of the game, where we go off in search of Dirtmouth, our first key settlement within the game. So join me as we travel through King’s Pass and go in search of Dirtmouth. 

Hollow Knight Full Walkthrough – King’s Pass

Getting Moving

When you gain control of the Hollow Knight, the first thing you’ll want to do is turn left and find the little hidden passage where you will find some Geo in a Small Geo Cache, the currency within this game. 

hollow knight hidden passage

After this, head right and smash through a number of blocked doorways by attacking, and take out the Small Beetles along the way to get your first moments of combat out of the way and bloody your sword. 

hollow knight Lifeblood Masks location

Then, when you get to the next open area, platform up the ledges until you find a Lifeblood Room. Whack the Blue hanging gloop in the middle of the room, and you’ll obtain a few Lifeblood Masks, which are sources of temporary health. Essentially Hollow Knight’s version of Armor. 

hollow knight geo cache

Continue on from here, and you will come to an area where the ground will give out from below you, so continue cautiously and try to remain on the platform after the ground gives way, then fall, hugging the left wall to find a secret Geo Cache. 

Finding Your First Charm

After falling, continue ahead across the raised platforms, and watch out for falling spikes that will trigger as you jump across. Then, once across, keep on the lower path, and you’ll find another Small Geo Cache. 

hollow knight how to cross the spikes

You may then think that the path ahead is inaccessible as the Spikes seem to be too long to leap across. However, if you make use of the Nail Jump ability, you’ll be able to make it across. For those unaware, this is a skill that allows you to use a downward attack to bounce along spikes without being killed.

hollow knight first charm location

When you get to the other side, you will find a Chest that has the first Charm of the game inside, Fury of the Fallen. A charm that gives you more strength when near death. 

After you collect this, you’ll have done a loop leading you back to the platforms from before. Just retrace your steps, and instead of heading down the path where you found the Charm, head up this time. 

hollow knight fallen path big door

This will take you to an area where you can break a wooden beam to unlock a path to the other side of the fallen path above, and then you should head right until you see a huge door. Then attack the door continuously until you break through. 

Hollow knight dirthmouth the fading town

From here, leap down, walk to the right, and before long, you will find yourself in Dirthmouth, which is where the game truly begins! 

Tutorial Complete

While there are some small Caches and a Charm that can be missed in this beginning area, in truth, there aren’t many things that can go wrong in that opening section of our Hollow Knight Full Walkthrough, but we assure you, it will only get tougher from here. 

We hope that this helped you make a strong start to your Hollow Knight Campaign, and as always, thanks for reading Indie Game Culture. 

Discover the Enigmatic World of Hollow Knight | GOG

Immerse yourself in the hauntingly beautiful world of "Hollow Knight," where every step unveils secrets and challenges waiting to be conquered. With its captivating art style and intricate gameplay, embark on an epic journey filled with mystery, danger, and discovery unlike any other.

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We earn a commission if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you.

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