Vampire Survivors is consistently getting updates with new content leaving players often wondering how to unlock the new map. Since this is a common question, I’ve put together this guide on how to unlock every map and stage available. Despite most stage unlocks revolving around reaching a certain level, some are more unique.
This guide will always have the latest map added to Vampire Survivors near the top. But, if you haven’t unlocked a map from a previous update or even one of the unique challenge stages, continue searching further down.
How to Unlock Stage 5 Cappella Magna
“Have we gone too far? Could have just camped in the forest with all that chicken, but noooo, we had to go chase some random vampire instead.”
The fifth stage Cappella Magna was added in Patch 0.7.2. This update introduced a new character, two Arcanas, one weapon and evolution, and one power up as well. In order to unlock Cappella Magna you’ll need to defeat the boss Trinacria in Moongolow. This requires meeting certain conditions explained in the Moongolow section further down in this guide.
As usual, if you want an extra 90% gold bonus, 10% luck, and 100% move speed, you can unlock the hyper mode version of this stage. This time you’ll need to defeat Trinacria in the Cappella Magna instead.
How to Unlock Stage 4 Gallo Tower
“This tower holds great magical artifacts and historically accurate monsters.”
The fourth stage Gallo Tower was added in Patch 0.4.2. This update also came with the introduction of a new mode type called Hurry. Unlike the normal or Hyper, time ticks twice as fast with Hurry enabled. Regardless, players can unlock Gallo Tower by reaching level 60 in stage 3, Dairy Plant. You’ll also need to unlock this stage to get Arcanas.
If you want an extra 80% gold bonus, 10% luck, and 90% move speed, you’ll need to unlock the hyper mode version of this stage. Similar to other Vampire Survivors maps, you’ll need to defeat the elite enemy that spawns at 25 minutes. This is the Giant Enemy Crab which enlarges its’ claw when attacking.
How to Unlock Stage 3 Dairy Plant
“The magic map hidden in here might finally lead us to a vampire, or at least to more roast chicken.”
The third stage Dairy Plant was added in Patch 0.3.0. A major feature added in this update was the Milky Way Map described in our guide on How to Open the Coffin. This permanent item across provides a way to track items on each stage that you can pick up. Unlock the Dairy Plant by reaching level 40 in stage 2, the Inlaid Library.
If you want an extra 70% gold bonus, 10% luck, and 90% move speed, continue reading for how to unlock Hyper mode. You’ll need to reach the 25-minute mark and defeat the Sword Guardian. For those of you struggling to reach the late-game in Vampire Survivors, visit our guide for item evolutions and combos.
How to Unlock Stage 2 Inlaid Library
“This quiet, long library is the ideal place where to rest, meditate, and forage for roast chicken. But what’s a stone mask doing here.”
The second stage Inlaid Library is the first one you can unlock which was added in Patch 0.2.5. This led to one of our popular guides on How to Get the Stone Mask. All you need to do to unlock the Inlaid Library in Vampire Survivors is reach level 20 in stage 1, the Mad Forest.
If you want an extra 50% gold bonus, 10% luck, and 90% move speed, here’s what you need to do for Hyper mode. Reach the 25-minute mark and defeat the Nesuferit. Make sure you’re paying attention since they’ll likely make it to your character even with knockback weapons. You may struggle a little if you haven’t gotten many power ups yet.
How to Unlock Stage 1 Mad Forest
“The Castle is a lie, but there’s still free roast chicken here, so it’s all good.”
The first stage Mad Forest is immediately unlocked since this became available on release. With that said, you can still unlock the Hyper mode for an extra 50% gold bonus. Fortunately, this bonus continues to increase as you unlock the Hyper version of other stages.
In order to unlock it for the Mad Forest, you’ll need to reach the 25-minute mark and take out the giant Blue Venus enemy. Inlaid Library is usually easier than the Mad Forest since the swarms of bats tend to push enemies into you. So long as those exploding enemies in the library don’t reach you.
How to Unlock Moongolow Bonus
“When the moon is red and bright, the remnants of a town swallowed by the sea come back to the surface, bringing mysteries and riches.”
The Moongolow bonus stage was added in Patch 0.6.1 alongside two new Arcana cards and a few other changes as well. You’ll likely notice a new feature upon entering Moongolow since it introduces the Glass Vizard. This is an NPC you can interact with to purchase permanent stat buffs, items, and even unlock them for other stages.
Similar to unlocking other stages, all you have to do is unlock Hyper mode on four normal stages for Moongolow. If you’ve already accomplished this, you can start a new game and quit immediately. This will unlock the new bonus stage. The only buff Moongolow has without enabling Hyper mode is +35% move speed. Hyper mode enables these modifiers: +50% gold, +20% luck, and +60% enemy health.
Continue reading below to learn how you can unlock a secret Vampire Survivors map using the Moongolow stage.
How to Unlock Holy Forbidden Stage
“Wait, you can see this too? This isn’t right…”
Unlike other challenge and bonus stages in Vampire Survivors, Holy Forbidden is considered a “Hidden Ground” stage. This is likely due to it being a secret stage that you won’t easily unlock like the many others in this section. Especially since you can unlock four new items used for special evolutions like the Laurel and Clock Lancet.
In order to unlock the Holy Forbidden map, you’ll need to play on the Moongolow bonus stage as a standard character. This seems to work for most characters as long as they’re not a secret one like Leda or Red Death, for example. Then, you’ll need to reach the 14-minute mark where the boss Trinacria will spawn.
If you die before defeating Trinacria, you’ll still unlock the Holy Forbidden stage. However, according to some sites online, you’ll instantly teleport to that stage if you successfully defeat them. You’ll know whether or not Trinacria will spawn if the Moongolow stage starts to turn red. I have a screenshot showing it starting around 7 minutes.
It’s important to mention that the Holy Forbidden stage can only be completed once. All you need to do is follow the hallway from left to right until getting the Yellow Sign at the end. This can be difficult since you’re in a tight corridor and won’t be leveling up. This stage is also limited to only standard characters.
How to Unlock The Bone Zone Challenge
“Come over here and say your unholy vespers.”
The Bone Zone challenge stage was added in Patch 0.5.1 alongside two new Arcana cards for players to unlock. The recurring theme with unlocking challenge stages seems to be unlocking Hyper mode several times. In order to unlock The Bone Zone in Vampire Survivors, you just have to unlock Hyper mode for three normal stages.
The two unique bits about this stage are that there are no item drops, and enemies grow stronger over time. By default, you get an extra +25% move speed and 50% extra gold. If you enable Hyper mode, you’ll get another 65% move speed and extra 50% extra gold.
How to Unlock Green Acres Challenge
“A place where mortals are not allowed. Fate changes every minute.”
The Green Acres is a unique challenge stage where you can encounter enemies from every unlocked stage. All you need to do to unlock it is get the Hyper mode for two “normal stages”. One can assume this is referring to the numbered stages mentioned above such as the Mad Forest and Dairy Plant.
Unlike normal stages, the Green Acres will already have the Hyper mode available. This adds a 50% gold bonus, 10% luck, and 90% move speed. Other than that, enemies will always have an extra 50% health regardless of whether Hyper mode is enabled.
How to Unlock Il Molise Bonus
“There exist places that don’t exist. Come to relax and enjoy life. See you in the country.”
Il Molise is a little easier to unlock than the Green Acres challenge since you only need to unlock Hyper mode on one normal stage. As mentioned above, one can assume a normal stage is any of the numbered stages. This is a bit of an odd map since enemies only appear at the edge and won’t move toward you.
Similar to the Green Acres map, Il Molise will immediately have the Hyper version available. This provides an extra 50% gold bonus, 20% luck, and 60% enemy health increase. Unlike Green Acres, the enemy health increase is only on Hyper.
That’s all there is to unlocking new maps and stages in Vampire Survivors. If a new map releases that we haven’t added to this guide yet, feel free to drop a comment and we’ll update it as soon as possible! Be sure to check out more useful guides we’ve recommended below as well.
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