Devil May Cry 5 Secret Ending - How to Get the 'Well I’ll be Damned' Trophy in Devil May Cry 5

Devil May Cry 5 Secret Ending - How to Get the 'Well I’ll be Damned' Trophy in Devil May Cry 5

Here's how to get the secret ending of Devil May Cry 5, and unlock the 'Well I'll be Damned' Achievement/Trophy.

Devil May Cry 5 has a secret ending. It's incredibly well hidden, but Devil May Cry 5's secret ending is real. This hidden ending of sorts isn't easy to find, and you'll only know how to unlock it if you're looking for it. In our Devil May Cry 5 secret ending guide, we'll be detailing how you can access the hidden ending as easily as possible.

Devil May Cry 5 Secret Ending

At no point during Devil May Cry 5 is a secret ending mentioned or hinted at, and it’s only if you explore the hidden Achievements/Trophies for the game that you’ll know about it. The ‘Well I’ll be Damned Trophy’ tasks you to get this secret ending, and it’s pretty tough to unlock.

Dante's not had too good a time against Urizen. | Hirun Cryer/USG, Capcom

Remember that fight with Urizen during the prologue mission with Nero, the one that you’re meant to lose? Well you’re going to have to defeat Urizen during this prologue mission while you’re playing as Nero, to see the secret ending of Devil May Cry 5.

We, like many others, assumed that beating Urizen during this mission wasn’t physically possible, since Nero has to lose this fight for the story of Devil May Cry 5 to progress. But it turns out you can actually beat the boss on any difficulty in the game. But, for your best shot at beating Urizen, you’re going to want to be playing on the ‘Heaven or Hell’ difficulty.

This is probably the outcome that you're used to seeing. | Hirun Cryer/USG, Capcom

In this extreme difficulty mode, everyone dies in a single hit. This means Nero, Dante, and V die when they take any damage whatsoever, but it also means that the hardest bosses in the game, like Urizen, die from a single hit. So, while we’ve confirmed it is possible to beat Urizen during the prologue mission on Human or Devil Hunter difficulty, you stand a much better chance of beating the boss on Heaven or Hell mode.

Once you’ve defeated Urizen, you’ll be able to see the secret ending of Devil May Cry 5. We won’t spoil what takes place here, but you’ve got to assume that this ending won’t be canonical moving forward with the series, since it’s sort of crucial that Nero loses this fight for the rest of the game to play out.

For more Devil May Cry 5-related content, you can head over to our additional guide pages on Capcom's sequel. There's our Devil May Cry 5 Secret Missions guide to help you track down every hidden symbol, our Devil May Cry 5 Devil Breakers guide for Nero's unique abilities, and finally our Devil May Cry 5 controls guide, and Devil May Cry 5 Abilities guide for all three characters.

What Happens in the Devil May Cry 5 Secret Ending?

Perhaps the reason that we didn't spoil anything in the section above is because there's absolutely nothing to spoil. There's no cutscenes of any actual character dialogue hidden within the secret ending for Devil May Cry 5.

Instead, all that you get is a little expositional text, about what would have happened should Nero have defeated Urizen. Basically: Nero rises to glory, and that's about it. Nothing to write home about, really.

If you need anything else relating to Capcom’s sequel, you can head over to our Devil May Cry 5 guide. Alternatively, to see what we made of the new adventure, check out our Devil May Cry 5 review.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Hirun Cryer

Guides Writer

Hirun Cryer is by far the most juvenile member of USgamer. He's so juvenile, that this is his first full-time job in the industry, unlike literally every other person featured on this page. He's written for The Guardian, Paste Magazine, and Kotaku, and he likes waking up when the sun rises and roaming the nearby woods with the bears and the wolves.

Read this next

Devil May Cry 5, Ape Out, and Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Headline Upcoming Xbox Game Pass Titles

Microsoft reveals its Game Pass lineup for the rest of August, across Xbox One and PC.

Devil May Cry 5 Controls - Dante, Nero, and V Control Layouts in Devil May Cry 5

Here's our guide to the full Devil May Cry 5 controls layout, for Dante, Nero, and V.

Devil May Cry 5 Devil Breakers - Devil Breaker Arm Abilities in Devil May Cry 5

Here's our complete breakdown of every Devil Breaker arm ability for Nero in Devil May Cry 5.

Devil May Cry 5 Secret Mission Locations

Devil May Cry 5's Secret Missions aren't easy to find. Here's our guide to the location of every Secret Mission in Capcom's sequel.

Devil May Cry 5 Tips - All the Essential Devil May Cry 5 Tips for SSS Rank Combos

Here's our complete list of all the essential Devil May Cry 5 tips that you'll need for your journey through Redgrave City.

The Best Games of 2019 After Six Months

Our ongoing list of what we believe are the best video games of 2019.

Capcom Still Wants to Make New IP, Even as Established Franchises Find New Life

Capcom hasn't given up on new franchises, but older ones are doing better than ever.

More Guides

The Witcher 3 Skellige Gwent Cards - Where to Find the Best Gwent Cards for the Skellige Faction

Here's where you can find the best Skellige Gwent faction cards in The Witcher 3.

The Witcher 3 Bestiary List - Every Monster Weakness

Everything you need to know about monster weaknesses and more in The Witcher 3.

The Witcher 3 Mutations - How to Get and Use Mutations

Here's how to unlock Mutations and use them correctly in The Witcher 3.

The Witcher 3 Sign Magic - How to Cast Signs and Use Magic

Here's how to use Signs to cast magical spells in The Witcher 3.

More on PC

Apex Legends Is Going to Get Much-Needed Improvements to its Training Mode

You and some pals will be able to practice your grappling hook swings together.

Monster of the Week: The Godfather of the Necromorph on Creating Dead Space's Famous Creature

Dead Space designer Ben Wanat tells us about the creation of the Necromorphs, one of last generation's most iconic monsters.

Suspended Hearthstone Player Says He Accepts Blizzard's New Ruling

Blitzchung does wish Blizzard would reconsider its position on the casters, however.

Z1 and PlanetSide Developer Daybreak Hit With Another Round of Layoffs

Daybreak Game Company had two rounds of layoffs last year.

Fortnite Probably Isn't Dead, But Players Can't Help But Wonder What's Next

After a massive explosion, Fortnite users are left with only an eerie void and theories.

Mailbag of the Blood God: What to Play if You're New to RPGs

The Axe of the Blood God mailbag returns with conversation about what to play if you're new to RPGs, Final Fantasy 13, and more.

More Action Games

This Year's Scariest Halloween Costume? Movie Sonic

Ruin Trick-or-Treating for everyone with one easy purchase!

Apex Legends Halloween Event Release Date - All the New Halloween Skins So Far

This guide covers the Apex Legends Halloween event release date, as well as all the new Halloween event skins we've seen so far.

Monster Hunter World Rajang - Track and Kill the Rajang, All Rajang Armor Sets

Here's our guide on tracking and killing the Rajang in Monster Hunter World, including all Rajang armor sets.

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep Exotics List - All New Exotic Weapons and Armor for Shadowkeep

This is our guide to all the new Shadowkeep Exotics, including weapons and armor, featured in Destiny 2 Shadowkeep.