Spelunky 2 carries over plenty of elements from the first game, not least of which being that it contains a multitude of secret items it has no intention of telling you how to get or why you need them. Case in point: The Excalibur, a mythical sword embedded in a block of stone which you’ve likely been unable to get, let alone use. That’s why we’re here to help with a guide on how to get Excalibur and what it does in Spelunky 2.
How to Get Excalibur and What it Does in Spelunky 2
To get Excalibur in Spelunky 2, you’ll first need to obtain a few select items in the game.
First, you’ll need to get your hands on the Udjat Eye. You can do so by picking up a Gold Key found in the opening Levels of the game and bringing it to a Golden Chest found in a Cave Person Dwelling with two ladders in the same level.
Their location is randomized each run, so keep an eye out for one if you spot the other.
With the Eye in your possession, you’ll then need to use it to obtain one of the game’s signs of royalty from two of the game’s secret areas.
One is the Egyptian Hedjet, found in the lower-right corner of the Black Market found in the Jungle Zone. It’ll run you $40,000 to get, but you won’t have to worry about dealing with any enemies guarding it.
The other is the Crown found in the Vampire Castle. It can be found free of charge at the top of the area. However, it’ll be guarded by the Vlad the Vampire, who will hunt you relentlessly through the Castle until he’s killed; which, thanks to his teleportation ability and high damage dealing potential, is no easy feat.
Reaching and getting either one can be a bit of a process, as reaching either of the secret areas they’re in requires fulfilling some additional requirements and having certain supplies on hand.
Likewise, you can only obtain one of the signs of royalty per run, so your choice will also impact which levels you’ll have to play through to reach Excalibur.
Once you have the necessary items, all you need to do is play through the game normally until you reach Level 4-2. Then, make your way down to the lower center of the level and look for a small platform above a pool of water.
Excalibur will be in a stone block. Walk over to it, and you’ll be able to pull it out and equip it as your weapon.
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