If you are looking to reach the second instance of Dracula’s Castle in Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania, you must enter the Clock Room in the Clock Tower, which is accessed using the Clocktower Key. In-game, the name of this item is actually called the “Clockmaker’s Key;” regardless, finding this item is essential to progress to the Time Keeper’s boss fight. However, in a game where almost everything on a biome’s map is randomly generated, searching for a single item can be pretty challenging. Fortunately, there is a reliable method you can employ to always ensure you have a solid idea of where the Clocktower Key is located in Dead Cells.
Finding the Clocktower Key in the Clock Tower of Dead Cells
To get the Clocktower Key in Dead Cells, you must search one of the three towers in the Clock Tower biome’s map. One tower is always the Clock Room’s entrance, another is the bell tower, and the third will have a room housing the Clocktower Key. Typically, the tallest tower has the Clockmaker’s Key.
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As you explore the map, you might find that the tower with the Clocktower Key in Dead Cells is locked. Do not fret, as interacting with the yellow teleportation rock near the locked door will transport you into the spire. However, be mindful of the many enemies you will encounter along the way. Moreover, the Clocktower Key is oftentimes placed in a trap room, so make sure you have some charges on your Healing Flask left if you take some damage.
After collecting the Clockmaker’s Key in the Clock Tower of Dead Cells, your next step is to make your way to the Clock Room. The key of this biome always has a fast-travel point nearby that you can use to quickly backtrack to the room nearest to the Clock Room’s entrance. The key you found should allow you to unlock the door and face the Time Keeper. In this second instance of Dracula’s Castle, you can finally meet with Count Dracula in an epic fight and unlock hidden secrets, like the hidden Richter Mode.
Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania is available for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android.