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Sekiro Giant Snake | How to avoid and get past

The Sekiro Giant Snake is one of the game’s earliest (and biggest) roadblocks. With the absolute unit reptilian blocking your path, it can be tough to know how to get around. If you want to avoid and get past the Sekiro Giant Snake, there’s a definitive path to follow and tactic to use. We’ll take you through it, eventually helping you attack the Giant Snake and give it a taste of its own medicine. Fang god for that. So, let’s get to it: Here’s how to avoid the Giant Snake in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

How to avoid the Sekiro Giant Snake

The slimy so-and-so is a tough one to shake, but there’s a bit of a shortcut you can utilize to make this harrowing experience a shorter one than you might have anticipated.

Follow the cliffside edge and swing on over to the clearing across the way with three lanterns poking out in the distance.

Sekiro Giant Snake

Once there, you need to make your way to the far end of the rocky terrain, as highlighted below. Here comes the shortcut.

Sekiro Giant Snake

Ordinarily, you would swing across from here and play hide-and-seek in the long grass while the snake surveys the area, allowing you to slip through. But that’s boring. Instead, line up your jump at the edge, hugging the wall if you need to, and make a terrifying leap of faith to the area down below.

Sekiro Giant Snake

Phew. Make your way into the lantern-lined cave in front of you. Be quick about it, too. The giant snake can still hit you from there. Heal up inside the cave if you need to. Apart from ominous rumbling, you’re pretty much good.

Sekiro Giant Snake

Leave the cave and turn left. Make your way into the tall grass and, when the snake has extended itself and is looking in the opposite direction, slip through to the other patch of long grass.

Sekiro Giant Snake

Here, you can actually bait the Giant Snake into giving you a bit more time than you need. If you’re brave (and foolhardy) enough, let it see you and it’ll take a swipe. Dodge out of the way. It’ll retract and you can hug the wall and sidle across in relative peace.

Sekiro Giant Snake

We’re almost there. Next rush in to the mini-tent you can see in front of you. Even if the Giant Snake spots you, your best course of action is to interact with the tent. In one of Sekiro‘s most merciful moments, it’ll forget you’re even in there.

Sekiro Giant Snake

Once you’ve entered the Palanquin, wait (and wait…) until the Giant Snake trains its beady eye on you. Don’t panic. Simply wait until the Deathblow indicator comes up and stab it in the eye.

Sekiro Giant Snake

Now run to the exit. A handful of swings should see you escape, with the final green triangle indicator for your grappling hook allowing you to get clear of the Giant Snake.

Sekiro Giant Snake

Sekiro Giant Snake