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Code Vein | Where to go after the Dried-up Trenches?

After fighting the boss in the Frozen Seabed in the Dried-up Trenches in Code Vein, it’s not immediately obvious where to go next. Up to this point, the game is pretty good at letting you know how to find your next objective, but after returning from the Dried-up Trenches, things get a bit nebulous.

Where do I go after completing the Dried-up Trenches in Code Vein?

After making your way through the Dried-up Trenches and taking on the boss in the Frozen Seabed, it’s not clear where to go next. This is the first time you’ll have to backtrack in Code Vein to reach a new area extensively.

Checking the map board in your Home Base will reveal that your next objective is: Search for the bloodspring. To find it, you’ll need to investigate the Ruined City Center. If you were methodical in your explorations of the area the first time, you might have already found where you need to go, but there’s a good chance you passed it by or overlooked it.

Code Vein After Dried-up Trenches Directions to Howling Pits

The next place you need to go in Code Vein is the Howling Pits, though you’re not told that in advance. To get there, take the Mistile teleport to the Parking Garage. Follow these directions to get to where you need to go:

  • Take the south exit of the Parking Garage.
  • Go west for a short bit, then turn south with the path.
  • Turn west with the path.
  • When you reach the four-way intersection, head south.
  • At the next fork, go east.

If you follow the directions correctly, you’ll reach an area with a large pit. Once here, you’ll need to take the ladder down to the ledge below. Here, you’ll find an elevator that’s out of order.

You need to find a way to the bottom of the pit. You can do it the hard way, by dropping down from ledge to ledge or take advantage of your AI companion.

The way Code Vein‘s AI companions work is that they can automatically teleport closer to you if you get too far away from them. They also never take fall damage. So, if you drop straight to the bottom of the pit, you’ll die, but your AI friend will immediately revive you. Typically, this tactic wouldn’t be beneficial since you’d have to use a bunch of Regenerations to get back to full health, in this case, you’re going to hit a Mistile shortly after the path leading to the Howling Pits, and you’ll face no enemies beforehand.