Part of the excitement of Bloodborne: The Old Hunters is finding some of the sweet new gear that has been scattered around the twisted version of Yharnam that serves as your new world. One of the first you’ll be able to get your hands on is the Boom Hammer. Like its name suggests, this melee weapon delivers some seriously explosive damage.
Luckily it isn’t too difficult to obtain, you just need to pay attention and make sure not to kill yourself. Proceed through the first area of The Old Hunters as if you were heading towards the first boss encounter. You’ll eventually come across a road where some enemies are waiting for you as they fire off some cannons in your direction. Dodge your way towards them and take them out, then continue. Next will be three more basic enemies that throw delayed Molotovs (think grenade, super easy to dodge) and one hunter that wields a Boom Hammer and a Torch.
Quickly dispatch all of these enemies and continue. You’ll come across a bloody stream to your right and a house to your left, enter the house, but be careful since it’s pitch black on the inside.
You’ll find three basic enemies in here which all use simple melee attacks. They aren’t too fast, but in the dark they can easily catch you off guard. Panicking in the small space will lead to certain death, so just take them out calmly. Head downstairs where you’ll see a man in a wheelchair and an item on the floor in front of him.
The man in the wheelchair is dead, but the chair itself has been rigged with a powerful explosive. If you want to be extra safe and make sure it doesn’t explode near you, simply attack it and stand back. It will blow up and then you can walk to the item in front of him.
There you have it, you’ve just obtained your very own Boom Hammer. Unlike most trick weapons, the Boom Hammer doesn’t extend. Instead, hitting L1 lights the mini-forge found in the hammers head. This will lead to a fire attack, or you can press R2 to slam it into the ground causing a powerful explosion around you.
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