Unlocking the Secret DoorThe key to opening this door actually came in the form of a new item, the Ceramic Coin. The running theory pertaining to how the door would open was that the new coins played a key role, but the exact number of coins needed was unknown. So after hours upon hours of searching, experimenting, and securing over 30 coins, Distortion2 found the answer. Distortion2, after collecting 30 coins, proceeded to hand them in to Sparky the Crow; one of the games npcs who trades items. The number 30 wasn’t a sure thing but thankfully, Sparky the Crow actually took the trade this time. In return, the Crow dropped a rusty key, which turned out to be the very key needed to open the door. Afterwards, Distortion2 rushed to open the door which subsequently led him to his well earned loot. The reward he received for his efforts was none other than the Penetrator Armor. A set based off of the boss of the area with the same name. Also, it’s apparently a set of armor fans have been clamoring for since the original game’s release.
While the reward may not be as exciting as some theories that got kicked around, it still delivers something the fans wanted. For example, some had hoped this door would lead to a kit that would repair the 6th Arch-stone. While others thought the door would lead to some info on Elden Ring. However, as is often the case, the hunt and the journey itself prove more exciting than the actual reward. Nonetheless, it’s mysteries like these that truly add a pleasant new twist to video game remakes. Everyone coming together to work out possible theories, try out experiments, and see what works and what doesn’t. It’s actually pretty wholesome to see. Kudos to Bluepoint for implementing this, and kudos to the Souls community for piecing together this puzzle!
We solved the mystery of the hidden door! Thanks for making such a great secret to get all the community involved @bluepointgames Was awesome looking for the coins in SOTC Remake and again in Demon's Souls Remake 😀 pic.twitter.com/gNpozqEztJ— Distortion2 🕐 Elden Ring DLC (@Distortion_2) November 19, 2020