Dynasty Warriors 8 Characters Unlock Guide – How To


The Dynasty Warriors series is getting better with each installment. The latest iteration, Dynasty Warriors 8 seems to live up to the reputation of the franchise.

Like many other Japanese titles, the game came out late in North America and Europe, but the wait is worthy enough as the game offers both Japanese and English voice overs. You also get the option to choose the subtitles in English, German or French.

Although the game follows the same plot as its predecessors based on factions, the game does offer plenty of new elements a diverse character base is one of these elements.

Overall, the game offers players to deal with 77 characters. Many of these characters, however, are locked, and you need to fulfill certain conditions to unlock them.

If you are looking to unlock these characters, you have landed on the right place as I am going to provide your information on unlocking all the characters in Dynasty Warriors 8.

Note: Keep two things in mind; To unlock miscellaneous characters, you need first to unlock their story and then complete it to make them playable. Depending on the stage you play first, the sequence of character unlock can vary.

Also, for some characters, Extra Stages and What If Paths are required. In What If paths, you need to fulfill certain requirements in order to complete them. Extra stages unlocks can only be used in Free Mode.

Dynasty Warriors 8 – How to Unlock All Characters

Dynasty Warriors 8 – Jin Kingdom Character Unlocks

  • Wang Yuanji – You need to complete Stage 1 (Battle of Wu Zhang Plains).
  • Guo Huai – Completion of Stage 4 (Extra Stage), Battle of Han Zhong (Extra Stage) or Stage 5 (Battle of Fie Castle) is the requirement.
  • Zhuge Dan – Complete Stage 4 (Battle of Coup de’Defeat)
  • Xiahou Ba – Completion of Stage 4 (Extra Stage – Battle of Han Zhong) or Stage 5 (Battle of Dongxing) is the requirement to unlock this character.
  • Deng Ai Complete – You need to complete stage 5 (Battle of Dongxing).
  • Jia Chong – You need to complete Stage 5 (Battle of Dongxing).
  • Zhong Hui – Complete Stage 5 (Battle of Dongxing)
  • Wen Yang – Complete Stage 11 (Battle of Jinge)

Dynasty Warriors 8 – Miscellaneous Character Unlocks

  • Diaochan – First, you need to complete Stage 1 and 2 for Wei and then complete her story mode to unlock.
  • Dong Zhuo – First, you need to complete Stage 1 and 2 for Wei and then complete his story mode to unlock.
  • Lu Bu – First, you need to complete Stage 6(Extra Stage) for Wei, then complete his story mode to unlock.
  • Meng Huo – First, you need to complete all What If Paths of all Kingdoms and then complete his story mode to unlock.
  • Yuan Shao – First, you need to complete stage 7 for Wei and Stage 3 (Extra Stage) for Shu and then complete his story mode to unlock.
  • Zhang Jiao – First, you need to complete Stage 1 for Shu and then complete his story mode to unlock.
  • Zhu Rong – First, you need to complete Stage 11 (What If Path, Extra Stage) for Shu and then complete her story mode to unlock.
  • Zuo Ci – First, you need to complete Wu’s What If path and then you complete his story mode to unlock to unlock.

Dysnatsy Warriors 8 Shu Kingdom Character Unlocks

  • Zhao Yun – Complete Stage 1 (Yellow Turban Rebellion)
  • Zhuge Liang – Complete Stage 4 (Battle of Xinye)
  • Wei Yan – Complete Stage 6 (Battle of Chibi)
  • Xu Shu – First, Stage 6 (Battle of Chibi) in which you need to ensure that the fire attack succeeds and then you can find him.
  • Huang Zhong – Complete Stage 7 (Battle of Chengdu)
  • Ma Chao – Complete Stage 7 (Battle of Chengdu)
  • Ma Dai – Complete Stage 7 (Battle of Chengdu)
  • Pang Tong – Complete Stage 7 (Battle of Chengdu)
  • Guan Xing – Complete Stage 8 (Battle of Mt Dingjun)
  • Guan Suo – Completion of Stage 8 (Battle of Mt Dingjun) is the requirement to unlock this character.
  • Guan Yinping – Complete Stage 8 (Battle of Mt Dingjun)
  • Zhang Bao – Complete Stage 9 (Battle of Fan Castle)
  • Liu Shan – Complete Stage 10 (Battle of Yinling)
  • Xingcai – Complete Stage 10 (Battle of Yinling)
  • Bao Sanniang – Complete Stage 11(If Path, Extra Stage) (Supression of Nanzhong)
  • Guan Ping – Complete Stage 11(If Path, Extra Stage) (Supression of Nanzhong)
  • Jiang Wei – Complete Stage 11 (Battle of Tianshui)
  • Yueying – Complete Stage 11 (Battle of Tianshui)

Dynasty Warriors 8 Wei Kingdom Character Unlocks

  • Li Dian – Complete Stage 1 (Dong Zhuo’s Assassination)
  • Yue Jin – Complete Stage 1 (Dong Zhuo’s Assassination)
  • Xu Zhu – Complete Stage 3 (Battle of Yan Province)
  • Cao Ren – Complete Stage 4 (Battle of Xu Province)
  • Xu Huang – Complete Stage 4 (Battle of Xu Province)
  • Cao Pi – Complete Stage 6 (Battle of Wan Castle)
  • Dian Wei – Complete Stage 6 (Battle of Wan Castle)
  • Guo Jia – Complete Stage 6 (Battle of Wan Castle)
  • Jia Xu – Complete Stage 6 (Battle of Wan Castle)
  • Zhang Liao – Complete Stage 6A (Battle of Xia Pi)
  • Cai Wenji – Complete Stage 11 (What If Path) (Invasion of Jianye)
  • Wang Yi – Complete Stage 11 (Battle of Tong Gate)
  • Zhang He – Complete Stage 12 (Battle of He Fei)
  • Zhenji – Complete Stage 12 (What If Path) (Defense of Xu Chang)
  • Pang De – Complete Stage 13 (What If Path) (Chase at Nanjun)

Dynasty Warriors 8 – Wu Kingdom Character Unlocks

  • Huang Gai – Complete Stage 1 (Assault of Liu Biao)
  • Zhou Yu – Complete Stage 1 (Assault of Liu Biao)
  • Sun Jian – Complete Stage 1 (Extra Stage) (Battle of Liang Province)
  • Zhou Tai – Complete Stage 2 (Conquest of Wu)
  • Daqiao – Complete Stage 3 (Extra Stage) (Battle against Yu Ji)
  • Lu Su – Complete Stage 3 (Battle of Xu Chang)
  • Gan Ning – Complete Stage 6 (Battle of Jingzhou)
  • Ling Tong – Complete Stage 6 (Battle of Jingzhou)
  • Lu Meng – Complete Stage 7 (Battle of He Fei)
  • Taishi Ci – Complete Stage 7 (Battle of He Fei)
  • Lianshi – Complete Stage 8 (Battle of Ru Xu Kou)
  • Lu Xun – Complete Stage 8 (Battle of Ru Xu Kou)
  • Xiaoqiao – Complete Stage 9(What If Path, Extra Stage) (Battle of Xinye)
  • Ding Feng – Complete Stage 10 (Battle of Yiling)

By Ali Asif

Being the managing editor, Ali manages a lot of the editorial duties as well as publishing stories for you. A long-time gamer, his favorite game series is the Gears of War but when he's not gaming he likes to kick back with a few popular animes like Naruto.

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