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Where to Go First in Dark Souls Remastered

Where to Go First in Dark Souls Remastered

Dark Souls is a game that will seem huge on your first playthrough. I remember that I got overwhelmed with all the different areas there were to go right off the gate. Dark Souls Remastered is known for its no-hand-holding or guiding-you-along policy. For this reason, you most likely are wondering where to go first in Dark Souls Remastered. Luckily, I’ll jump in to rescue your lost self.

From the Undead Asylum, you’ll reach Firelink Shrine. From here, you need to take the stairs up to the sewers to advance to Undead Burg. Then it’s off to Undead Parish and, subsequently, the Depths.


To figure out where to go, you must determine where you currently are, and then I’ll tell you where you need to go from there.

Undead Asylum

If you’ve just started the game, you’re probably still in the Undead Asylum. Here you’ll get a quick tutorial on how to play the game and eventually face the Asylum Demon. You’ll pick up your first Estus Flask and get your first weapons, so once you’re done with the tutorial area you’re on your own.

Upon exiting the Undead Asylum, follow the path until you get to the edge of a cliff, which will trigger a cutscene. You’ll be carried away by a massive crow that’ll immediately take you to the Firelink Shrine.

Firelink Shrine

This is where the game truly begins! I should note that this is simply the easiest way to go, but definitely not the only location order.

The first NPC you’ll meet in the Firelink Shrine is called the Crestfallen Warrior, and he tells you that you need to Ring the Two Bells of Awakening. The first bell is located in the Undead Church, and the Second is located in Blighttown.

Well, you now know the names of two places you need to go, but how the heck do you get there? Blightown is the harder area to do, so don’t worry about that one yet. The next area you’ll want to explore is the Undead Burg.

To get to the Undead Burg, find the area of the Firelink Shrine with the large staircase, and head to the top. There will be a few enemies on the way up, so be sure to take them out. At the top, you’ll find a sewer tunnel that leads to the Undead Burg.

Where to go from the Undead Burg

Undead Burg - Dark Souls Remastered Where Go First

The Undead Burg is a rather small area, but it has several paths that may confuse a lot of players. The next place you want to go is to the Undead Parish.

The Undead Burg is divided into 2 sections, Upper Undead Burg and Lower Undead Burg. You can’t access the lower section until you beat the Taurus Demon, but you don’t need to go here yet.

The next thing you’ll come across is the Hellkite Wyvern. I personally just ran under him and rolled through the fire, but some people have a lot of trouble getting past him. There’s another way to get to the Parish, but running under the dragon was easy for me.


The Undead Burg leads to quite a few important areas, but the main thing you need to do here is ring the first Bell of Awakening. The Bell is at the top of the church, which you’ll find close to the bonfire where you find Blacksmith Andre.

Head to the church’s top and run past the horde of enemies; eventually, you’ll find the fog gate. Defeat the boss and ring the bell, and then you’re ready for the next area.

Where to go from the Undead Parish

Undead Parish - Dark Souls Remastered Where Go First

The boss has been defeated, and the bell has been rung, but where do you go next? I recommend heading to the Darkroot Garden to farm moss clumps, which will help you when you go to Blighttown. 

Moss clumps cure poison, so get as many as you possibly can. The Darkroot Garden isn’t an essential area of the game, but it does have a minor boss and some shortcuts.

After you feel like you have enough moss clumps, the next area you need to head to is The Depths. To get there, you need to first access the lower Undead Burg using the basement key. The lower Undead Burg door is near the bridge that the Hellkite Wyvern guards.

Make your way down to the end of this section and beat the boss, which will give you the Key to the Depths. This area is filled with rats and poisons, which is where those moss clumps will come in handy.

Where to go from the Depths

the Depths - Dark Souls Remastered Where Go First

Once you get to this area, it’s pretty straightforward where to go. You need to go to Blighttown, which is where you’ll find the last Bell you need to ring. You’re on your own after this.

You have to navigate to the boss of the area and defeat it, and then you can finally ring the bell. Ringing both bells will unlock a new area that leads to the rest of the game.

But you have to get through Blighttown first, which many consider one of the game’s hardest areas. Good Luck!

With these instructions, you now know where to go first rather than stand dumbfounded in Firelink Shrine looking at all those branching paths. Of course, you can take any route you want but be careful; some of the starting areas are home to some of the hardest enemies in the game, like the Skeletons in the Catacombs, who should only be faced when you are at a higher level.