'Hades' Ending Guide: How to Get the True Ending and Unlock the Epilogue (2024)

By Nhx T.

"Hades" is a roguelike action RPG dungeon crawler developed by Supergiant Games, an indie game developer, that was released for PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch.

'Hades' Ending Guide: How to Get the True Ending and Unlock the Epilogue (1)

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The release of "Hades" 1.0 allows you to get the true ending of the game.

Full Release of Supergiant's 'Hades'

The game was initially launched in December 2018 as an early access release, but for long-time fans, the abundance of content had made them forget that the game hasn't been fully released until September of this year when the developers rolled out the official 1.0 release.

According to The Gamer, the only notable difference between the early access and the full game is the addition of the true ending, denoting that there are multiple endings that players can achieve.

So, what is the best and canonically accepted ending, and how do "Hades" players get it?

DISCLAIMER: The following guide will contain MAJOR SPOILERS. Read at your own risk.

The Final Boss

As noted, there really is not much of a difference between the early access and the final game, so like before, the final boss will remain to be Hades, Zagreus' father, as, after all, Zagreus has fought his way out of the Underworld, and it only makes sense for him to fight his father as the final opponent.

However, in the early access, Zagreus will end up getting killed and sent to the House of Hades where he can restart his journey--and that's even when you win.

But in the "Hades" 1.0 release, this is no longer true.

Upon winning, Zagreus will climb out of the Underworld and enter a new area: Greece.

There's really nothing you can do in Greece except do some fishing and talk to the only non-playable character in that area, Persephone, Zagreus' own mother.

Now, here's where it gets a little tricky.

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How to Reach the True Ending

During your conversation with Persephone, she will tell Zagreus that he is bound to the Underworld much like his father, Hades and that he cannot remain in the realm of the living, so in the end, the main hero will fall ill and be sent back to where he began.

However, this time, the King of the Underworld will have placed a Pact of Punishment on the window that the hero uses to escape, which would add modifiers to each level to make them more challenging, as per ScreenRant.

However, it does reset the bounties for defeating the four bosses.

Basically, to reach "Hades'" true ending, you need to defeat Hades again and again.

The second time you defeat Hades and reach Greece, talk to Persephone again, and she will have a different dialogue, so you need to exhaust all of her possible dialogues by defeating the final boss a total of ten times.

This can get exhausting, but on the tenth run, Hades will finally let Zagreus pass, and by the time you reach Persephone for the final time, she will say it's time for her to return to the Underworld.

Zagreus and the goddess hitch a ride to the House of Hades through Charon's boat, going through the different realms of the Underworld, and while the credits roll, Orpheus and Eurydice can be heard singing "In the Blood."

Unlocking the Epilogue

But while some believe it's the last thing they can do, there are still tons of post-game content, including the Epilogue.

According to ShackNews, the requirements for unlocking the Epilogue is a little fuzzy, but practically, players have to reach the true ending and then keep on playing and beating the game multiple times until they can get a Heat Level 8.

Also, be on the lookout for an exclamation point on top of Persephone, and then interact with her for a new mission dialogue, which unlocks the "Hades" Epilogue many have been trying to unlock.

Some say having a high affinity with the Olympians can also help trigger Persephone's dialogue.

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'Hades' Ending Guide: How to Get the True Ending and Unlock the Epilogue (2024)


How do you get the true ending in Hades? ›

You have to complete ten separate runs to unlock all the dialogue leading to the true ending with Persephone. While you do have to overcome many challenges in each attempt to accomplish this, Hades will stand aside on your final run, letting you skip the final boss entirely.

How to get the epilogue ending Hades? ›

You have to continue finishing playthroughs all the way to the end until you see an exclamation point appear over Persephone's head, triggering new mission dialogue. It's at that exact point that you will have finally entered the Epilogue.

How do you trigger the epilogue in Hades? ›

  1. Escape 10 times to get to the main end credits.
  2. Keep doing runs, talking to everyone, and gifting Persephone until you get "The Queen's Plan" prophecy.
  3. Get to max Hearts with most of the Olympian gods, including Hermes. ...
  4. Keep doing runs and talking to Persephone until she reveals her plan.
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How many times to beat Hades to get true ending? ›

Like, a final, final boss or a final, final end point to the story? Right, but defeating hades 10 times brings Persephone back home and unlocks another really lengthy quest involving getting bonded to all the gods and getting them to a dinner party and a cutscene to go with that.

Can you complete Hades without dying? ›

Without dying in Combat, yes.

Can Zagreus go to Olympus? ›

In the first Hades game, Zagreus wasn't able to visit Olympus despite the many invitations he'd gotten from the gods. One would guess it was because, like Hades, he couldn't leave the Underworld, as well as the underlying plot.

How many runs to get epilogue Hades? ›

10 for the first ending. Like 50+ more for the full ending.

Is there anything after the epilogue in Hades? ›

The epilogue is an endgame event that takes place after reaching the game's credits. While it can be thought of as being the story's final chapter, minor events continue to occur for a period of time afterwards.

What will Hades 2 be about? ›


As the immortal Princess of the Underworld, you'll explore a bigger, deeper mythic world, vanquishing the forces of the Titan of Time with the full might of Olympus behind you, in a sweeping story that continually unfolds through your every setback and accomplishment.

How do you unlock secret Hades? ›

Hidden Aspect Requirements in Hades

The following must be completed to unlock a weapon's hidden aspect in Hades: Obtain the Fated List of Minor Prophecies from the House Contractor. Reach the final boss, Hades himself. Unlock all other aspects on the weapon.

What is the best weapon in Hades? ›

Summary. The top S-tier and A-tier weapons like the Spear of Guan Yu, Bow of Chiron and Shield of Chaos should be prioritized first. With skill, even weaker weapons can succeed, but these Aspects give Zagreus the best chance to escape the Underworld.

How do you unlock romance in Hades? ›

Since Hades 2 is still in early access, more options may become available as we progress down the game's roadmap. You can start a romance by gifting these characters Nectar. Although you can gift anyone, including the Gods and Goddesses, Nectar, romance options have special dialog when gifted enough times.

How many hours to 100% Hades? ›

When focusing on the main objectives, Hades is about 23 Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 95½ Hours to obtain 100% completion.

What is Zagreus the god of in Hades? ›

In the greek mythology, Zagreus is a very mysterious figure himself, but is mostly associated with Orphic Dionysus as an early incarnation of the god and thus sometimes referred as the god of rebirth.

Why do Zagreus want to leave Hades? ›

It is eventually revealed that Zagreus wishes to escape the Underworld to find Persephone (Laila Berzins), his biological mother, whom he never knew due to being told that he was the child of Nyx.

Can you actually escape in Hades? ›

The True Ending

However, on your tenth visit to the surface, you'll find that Hades is no longer there to stop you. You are able to pass freely and make one final visit to your mother, and after a bit of dialogue, she will agree to return with you to the Underworld.

Can you reach Olympus in Hades? ›

Mount Olympus doesn't appear in Hades and is only mentioned. After the epilogue, a statue of Mount Olympus will be left in the gardens. In Hades II, Mount Olympus is likely to be a location that the player can visit, though it cannot be entered as of the first Early Access version for the game.

What happens when you quit Hades? ›

Abandoning the run brings you back to the Courtyard without changing the seed for the run (the randomly-generated pool of rewards). To get a new seed, you need to be killed during the run. To save your progress in that run instead of 'Giving Up', complete the encounter and enter the next room.

What happens after you beat Hades in Hades? ›

After you take down Hades, you're soon sent right back to the Underworld, because of story reasons. For all of your runs henceforth, you're bound to something called the Pact of Punishment, which allows you to modify the gameplay as you see fit, usually in the interest of ramping up the difficulty.

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