Exploring in Divinity Original Sin 2

Get help with your Divinity Original Sin 2 gameplay with our guide and walkthrough.

Divinity Original Sin 2 offers players the chance to explore vast locations either alone or with a party. With location maps available at any time, you can uncover every corner and discover all points of interest. Our guide provides useful solutions to help you explore the world and find interactive objects.

  • Teleportation (fast travel)
  • Locating
  • Neutralizing Threats
  • Investigating Objects

Teleportation (fast travel)

Once you interact with the second shrine, you can teleport between them. Some require a simple interaction while others require you to choose a predetermined dialogue option. A list of unlocked shortcuts appears, which are named in a characteristic way. Once you choose a location, the entire party will be teleported. Such points are marked on the map with a characteristic icon and when approached, an inscription above your hero will indicate that you are near one of these spots.


The game is viewed from an isometric perspective, which sometimes requires camera rotation to avoid missing anything. During exploration, press the left \”ALT\” key to highlight any equipment lying on the ground. This is a big help but there is no button to reveal chests, buried treasure locations, or hidden passageways.

Rotate the camera often to discover everything and watch your party members who can sometimes inform you of nearby treasures or secret passages. Most objects are only visible when pointed to with the cursor, so investigate your surroundings, especially nearby walls and rocks. Secret passages are often only visible when a neutral character marks them on the map. Always carry a shovel to uncover hidden chests and treasures.

Neutralizing Threats

Natural elements often create dangerous situations, which can be divided into two categories: ones you can use and ones that are only a nuisance. Using elemental powers can have special results during combat, which is described in detail in the combat section.

Obstacles require a different approach. The game has five elements – water, air, earth, fire, and poison. All dangers connected to them (aside from combat) are seen as blocked passages. You need to use the power of the opposing element to get rid of a hazard. Fire walls can be doused with water tanks found in the game, while poisoned areas need to be burned.

Investigating Objects

Found objects, such as ordinary barrels, only require a simple interaction in the form of pressing the left mouse button.

When you see a padlock on an item or object you\’ve marked, you need to use the contextual menu to interact with it. Depending on the object, you may need a key or a picklock, or you can use strength. If you can\’t open it, you can destroy it, but this takes time. The best solution is to choose a character with high strength and use the right \”ALT\” button to select the interaction area with the LMB. This will affect the durability of your equipped weapon, so choose an item that isn\’t valuable.

Objects in the game are marked in two ways: golden cursor means the item is neutral, and you can take it without consequences. Chests and bodies change the cursor to a golden chest until you investigate and loot them, then they become silver. A red cursor means you may face consequences for your interaction, like lowered relations with the owner or guards if you steal regularly.


1. What is Exploration in Divinity Original Sin 2?

Exploration is a crucial aspect of Divinity Original Sin 2, which allows players to discover new areas, find hidden treasures, and complete quests. Players can explore the vast world of Rivellon, interact with various NPCs, and engage in combat with dangerous enemies.

2. How does Exploration work in Divinity Original Sin 2?

Exploration in Divinity Original Sin 2 is mainly divided into two types: surface exploration and underground exploration. Surface exploration involves players exploring the world above ground, interacting with NPCs, and finding new locations. Underground exploration, on the other hand, involves players delving into the depths of the game\’s vast dungeons, discovering hidden treasures, and fighting challenging enemies.

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