Three secret characters are waiting to be unlocked in The Tortured Path. Each one of them requires you to complete hidden challenges that can be started in all three regions: Into the Storm, Across the Depths, and Beneath the Ice.
How to unlock Secret Characters in The Tortured Path
You can unlock a character in each map region by completing a set of challenges and solving the riddles. Each character requires you to solve 5 secret challenges. These secret challenges can be viewed as riddles in the game’s menu, but the details for these challenges only show up after completing them.
You do not have to complete all of the challenges in a single game, as they will carry over to the next one.
Into the Storm
Secret Character Unlocked: Cavalier
The first challenge is titled Vulnerable Victor. To complete, you must escape the map without opening a single supply drop. The unlock text is “Escape with Antiquate Defense” and the riddle is “Track Suit”.
Untapped Potential is the second challenge and you need to escape without buying any Blitz for this. The unlock text is “Escape without Utilizing Questionable Energies” and the riddle is “Grounded”.
The third hidden challenge on the Tortured Path is called Painful Silence. You must complete a Protect objective without firing a single weapon. The unlock text that will pop up is “ Keep hazardous supplies safe and your location unknown” and the riddle in the menu is “Silent Protector”
The next challenge is called Unassisted and requires you to Get the Hilt without collecting any Supply Drops. You will be coming across supply drops throughout your run but you must not open them. You can view the riddle in the menu as “No Charity” and upon completion, the unlock text will appear as “Recovered a relic with no helping hand.”
The fifth challenge is Bubble Burster and you need to beat the boss in less than a minute to complete. The text is “Handled the Raketenbrenner with Minimal Backup” and the riddle for this challenge is “Resource Efficient”.
Across the Depths
Secret Character Unlocked: Lady Death
The first hidden challenge for the unlockable character Lady Death is titled The Power Within. To complete, you need to Escape the map without buying any perks. The unlock text is “Captained the ship without a crutch” and the riddle is “Sea Rations”.
The next challenge in the Across the Depths chapter is called Boat Safety. You must escape the map without collecting and opening any supply drops. The unlock text that will pop up is Captained the ship without proper precaution” and the riddle in the menu is “Life Jacket”
The third challenge for this character is Secure the Package. The unlock text is “Delivered Fragile Goods” and the riddle is “Experienced Protector”.
To complete the next hidden challenge, you must complete the Tortured Death easter egg without collecting any supply drops. The challenge is called Well Travelled and the riddle for this challenge will be shown in the menu as “Pack Light” and the unlock text will be “Recovered a relic with the tools at hand”
The last hidden challenge in the Across the Depths chapter is titled Overboard and the riddle reads ”Permission to come aboard”. To unlock this, you must defeat the boss in under 30 seconds or go through the whole map within 15 minutes. The unlock text for this challenge is “Swiftly denied the Stadtjager from your voyage”.
Having completed all 5 hidden challenges, you should have unlocked the secret character Lady Death.
Beneath the Ice
Secret Character Unlocked: Iron Fist
Moving on to the final chapter of The Tortured Path, the first hidden challenge is called No Handouts. This requires you to once again escape the map without collecting any Supply Drops. The unlock text for this challenge is “Escaped without resupply” and the riddle is “ None for me, thanks.”
The second challenge is known as Careful Researcher and it requires you to escape from the map without ever going down. The unlock text is “Return from the Archaeological Dig without Scrape” and the riddle is “Precautionary Explorer”.
The next hidden challenge in the Beneath the Ice chapter is called Equipment Menace and the riddle for this one is “Tactical Protector”. To complete this challenge, you must complete the Protect Objective without firing your weapon which usually happens around rounds, 3, 6, or 9. The unlock text for this one is “protected critical equipment with clever thinking.”
The next challenge to unlock the third secret character on Tortured Path is titled Assembler with the riddle showing in the menu as “Focused Craftsman”. You need to build the sword without collecting any Supply Drops for this particular challenge. Once completed the unlock text will be shown in the menu reading “Repaired the sword with attention undivided”.
The final hidden challenge in the Beneath the Ice chapter is called Fast Hands. Completing this challenge will unlock the secret character Iron Fist and to do that you must Build the sword by Round 5. The riddle reads ” Blacksmith” and the unlock text for this challenge is “Repaired the sword on the clock”.