How to Unlock Purple Barriers in Darksiders 3
Darksiders 3 is finally here, and with it an action adventure title full of extras to unlock and puzzles to solve. You may be wondering how to reach certain areas and clear certain obstacles, specifically those pesky purple barriers. Here’s how to unlock purple barriers.
As players make their way through Darksiders 3, they’ll begin to notice doorways and passages blocked by rocky purple barriers. Like the orange barriers they encountered in the Hollows, these barriers are destroyed with an ability granted by the Force Hollow, but can be opened before then with exploding bugs.
However, areas with exploding bugs can be few and far between outside of Darksiders 3’s main path. As such, players are better off waiting until they Force Hollow is unlocked naturally by progressing through the game.
The Force Hollow is granted to players by the Lord of Hollows following the Lust boss fight. After a short cutscene, they will gain access to it at anytime by pressing L1 and the X button at the same time.
With the Force form active, players can then destroy any purple barriers in Darksiders 3. Barriers that the player can walk directly up to can be destroyed by holding down the Triangle button, which will trigger a charge attack with the form’s Hammer of Scorn weapon.
Should players notice a far-off barrier, they can target and destroy it with a force-imbued glaive attack. To do this, activate the force form and then enter aiming mode with R3 or pressing down on the right analog stick.
Once this is done, hold down the R2 or RT button to charge up the glaive with force energy. Aim the targeting reticle at the purple barrier and release R2 to smash it to pieces.
Hopefully this clears up how to unlock purple barriers. Darksiders 3 is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. For more on all things Darksiders 3, check out the game’s launch trailer as well as our full review of the title.