5 Things To Do After Beating Hollow Knight

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Hollow Knight received a bit of an update this week in the form of The Grimm Troupe, and it’s gotten me back into the game. Since I’ve beaten Hollow Knight a number of times, I got thinking about the game’s endgame. If you’re interested in knowing what to do after beating Hollow Knight, I’m here to answer that question. Below you will find 5 things to do after beating Hollow Knight. Let’s go!

Replay Hollow Knight on Steel Soul Mode

5 things to do after beating Hollow Knight

I like to consider myself a rather masochistic gamer, but Hollow Knight’s Steel Soul mode even has me nervous. Basically Steel Soul mode is a permadeath mode. This means that when you die, your save is gone. That’s it. All that remains is the mocking words, “Defeated” in the save slot. If you beat Hollow Knight and truly want to test your might, give Steel Soul mode a shot (only 0.5% of players on Steam have completed this feat). If you are looking to 100% the achievements in Hollow Knight, completing this mode is required. For a good guide on how to complete this run, check out this video series by YouTuber Rangris.

Explore the Recent Content Updates

Hollow Knight The Grimm Troupe Guide

One of the things I really appreciate about Team Cherry, is their commitment to supporting Hollow Knight. This commitment has come in the form of two sizeable content updates dubbed Hidden Dreams and The Grimm Troupe. Both content packs offer new bosses, new items, and new lore to the Hollow Knight experience. To learn how to access both content updates, check out my Hidden Dreams and The Grimm Troupe guides.

Complete Your Collection

5 Things To Do After Beating Hollow Knight

There are a number of things to collect in Hollow Knight. These items range from Charms and upgrades, to monster information in the Hunter’s journal. If you are chasing that illusive 100%+ completion, you will want to collect everything. To do so, I highly recommend using this amazing map created by DEMAJEN. Everything you want and more can be found here and it is presented in a simple and easy to digest way.

Speedrun The Game

Hollow Knight Speedrun

Looking at the Hollow Knight achievements, I am actually surprised at how many are rather difficult to complete. Some of the more difficult achievements include speed running the game. So far I’ve only completed the game in under 10 hours, which I am rather proud of. With that being said, there are still a couple of speed running achievements I need to grab, and these ones ain’t easy.

Complete Side Quests

Hollow Knight Side Quests

Hollow Knight features a surprising amount of sidequests you can complete. These sidequests expand the world and really help to flush out the story. There are also a number of achievements tied to their completion, which doesn’t hurt either. Unfortunately, many of the sidequests run parallel to the main story, which means it may be necessary to start a new game. Consult the Fandom Wiki to see all the side quests available.

Bonus: Wait For The Hornet DLC

Hollow Knight Hornet

Via Team Cherry

Hollow Knight began its life as a Kickstarter. The Kickstarter featured a number of stretch goals of which many were hit. One stretch goal was the inclusion of Hornet as a playable character. When exactly this DLC will drop, remains to be seen, but the idea of Hornet DLC actually has me looking forward to 2018.

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