.hack Part 3: Outbreak

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ


Completion bonus

Successfully complete the game to unlock the parody mode. Parody mode replaces the original text with joke dialogue. Note: This is only available in the Japanese version.

DVD secrets

The DVD that is included with the game has a secret section. It reveals secrets in the game. Enter the "Extras" menu. Press Right and select any of the options except for the DVD credits. Press X or Enter to view the secrets.

Easier game

It is much easier if you have a Wavemaster in your party, whether it is Elk, Wiseman, or someone else; and also have a heavy blade person. This helps very much. Also keep your other members leveled up with you because you have to use them at times. Also, buy items such as Speed Scroll, Warrior Blood, Hermit Blood, etc. to have a better boosted character.

Easy level up

Put in a random keyword until you find a significantly higher level than yours (use Kite only) and make sure what element it is. Once you reach the server, use Speed Scrolls, Warrior Bloods, etc., and items such as Burning Oil, Well Water, or magics to raise element damage. Use a Hermit Blood on Kite and raise his element damage with an item/magic (whichever element is needed). Encounter an enemy with the opposite element and you will do heavy damage. After you level up, bring your other characters to the stage. You will notice that they also grew in levels by a bit. Use the same strategy (if needed) and raise their level as well.

High level servers

Input the first two keywords "Chosen, Hopeless" and any last keyword to get all high level servers, from levels 68 to 70. The enemies can get very tough and can overwhelm you on the field. You should go into the dungeon to fight. Also. if you fight on level 70 Lambda Server, you can get much easier opponents at very high experience and is an easy level for the first part of the game.

Getting items needed for trade

Use the following trick to get certain items needed for trade (for example, Cooked Bile). Remember a place that has the item and go there. Once you get to a place with a lot of jars or eggs/small eggs (usually a treasure box area), break everything. If you get the desired item, exit then immediately return. The jars or eggs/small eggs have been restored. Break everything again. Note: This does not mean you will get the desired item every time. Keep repeating the process until you have enough of those items to trade. You will get items that are useful, such as Healing Potions, Healing Drinks, Antidotes, Resurrects, and Restoratives. This is especially useful just before Bosses. Also, since it is free you will not want waste any money.

Golden Axe and Silver Axe

Go to the weapons shop in root town Lambda - L, Cultural City Carmina Gadelica and buy one Spiral Edge for 700 GP. Each time you encounter a Spring Of Myst, throw in the Spiral Edge. Monsieur will tell you that "With a weapon of this level, there is nothing I can do". He will give you back the Spiral Edge plus one Golden Axe and one Silver Axe every time. Note: This trick works with any "rare" weapon thrown in the Spring Of Myst.

Defeating Goblins

Have some Wood magic equipped. Start the match, wait until the Goblin runs, then sits still for a moment. Then, use the magic. Goblins are all weak against Wood; two shots will kill them.

Defeating Gorre (phase 5)

Use Balmung and Blackrose. Make sure they both know Ola Repth and Rip Maen or better, and Kite Ol Repth or better. Have 30 Antidotes, Restoratives, Resurects, and Mages Souls; 20 Recovery Drinks and Artisans Souls; and 50 Healing Potions. Note: If you need money, go to dungeon 66 through 68 and find Rikumarus for Heavy Blade. It is a bad weapon ,but sells for 5,600 each. Each dungeon has about five of them. Gorre has two halves, You only need to Data Drain one. One half is physical tolerant and the other is magic tolerant. Go into the party commands screen and set the following: Union Battle, First Aid, and each one individually set a target. The target should be the magic tolerant one, so that attacks hurt it. When done, they will heal and attack. They will attack the same target (magic toleranct). Have Kite attack. Heal with items. Note: Items are quicker. When you Data Drain him, he will be stronger, but seldom attacks. It is recommended that you be at level 66.

Grunty recipes

    Aqua Grunty: 5 Invincible Eggs, 5 Cordycepts, 2 La Pumpkins, and 12 Golden Eggs.
    Milky Grunty: 4 Cordycepts, 1 Mandragora, 2 Piney Apples, 1 Snaky Cactus, and 16 Golden Eggs.

Secret Keywords

Hidden Keywords are found everywhere. They are found on the Liminality DVD, the anime series .Hack//SIGN, and even in .Hack ads. Here are those keywords (all of which are found on the Sigma server):

KeywordSecret item received from gott's statue
Noisy, Sacred, Ringing Ears3-Floor Tower (trade to Alicia for Cat's Hat)
Unusual, Ghostly, RemnantDoll Amulet (trade to Stare for Cat's Armor)
Barking, Hot-Blooded, 500 LohanMagnolia Miso (trade to Flare for Cat's Gloves)
Ancient, Destroyer's, BattlefieldScent of Gero (trade to Fool for Cat's Boots)
Greedy, Gambler's, DriftBoxed Lunch (trade to Benoit for Yoshida)
Tested, Morphean, AlchemyField's Deed (trade to Waffle for Dreams of Yore)
Entwined, Prejudiced, ChaosRouge Fragment (trade to Cyan for Gimme Life)
Abrasive, False, TragedyMaiden's Plot (trade to Teria for Thunder Dad)

All of the dungeons are significantly harder than other dungeons. Mainly because you have to fight data bugs in just about every room. Because you have to data drain so many you run the risk of losing experience or even a system error. When you finish one dungeon try to get your infection level back to blue. Also, each dungeon has another hidden item in it. These items are found in normal chests on the floor with the Gott's Statue:

KeywordSecret item in chest
Noisy, Sacred, Ringing EarsLady's Cap
Unusual, Ghostly, RemnantLady's Mail
Barking, Hot-Blooded, 500 LohanLady's Gloves
Ancient, Destroyer's, BattlefieldLady's Shoes
Greedy, Gambler's, DriftLady Killers
Tested, Morphean, AlchemyVampire Blade
Entwined, Prejudiced, ChaosKokoro
Abrasive, False, TragedyBear's Sword and Crystal Stone

.hack//SIGN character appearances

The main characters from the anime .hack//SIGN make an appearance in the game and give you many special items. To see the characters and receive the items, you must have uploaded your data from .hack//Mutation and have seen the four hidden intermission sequences at Delta: Hidden, Forbidden, Holy Ground, in which you saw the .hack//SIGN characters (in .hack//Mutation). By viewing the four intermission sequences, you will get four items: M:Wavemaster, M:Twin Blade, M: Long Arm, and M: Heavy Axeman. These are memory fragments of characters from .hack//SIGN. If you do not have one of these items, then you will not be able to see all of the characters and receive all of the items. You can view the characters at the start of .hack//Outbreak and receive the items at the beginning of the game. The following are the characters, what you need to see them, where you find them, and what they give you:

Requirements: M:Wavemaster.

ServerLocationItem Received
DeltaAlley by Magic ShopHealth Elixir, Image 50 (The image is just shadows at first)
ThetaBehind Grunty ShopEmperor's Soul
DeltaNear Weapon's ShopNoble Wine
LambdaBefore Grunty ShopEnergy Sutras
SigmaBetween the Grunty Shop and Elf's HavenSpirit Sutra
ThetaBehind Recorder ShopGolden Grunty

Requirements: Must have seen Mimiru at all six locations.

ServerLocationItem Received
LambdaNear Weapon ShopHealth Elixir
SigmaBetween Weapon Shop and Magic ShopEmperor's Soul
ThetaNear Magic ShopNoble Wine
DeltaNear Item ShopEnergy Sutras
SigmaBetween Item Shop and Elf's HavenSpirit Sutras
LambdaNear Grunty ShopBT's Wand

Requirements: M:Twin Blades, must have seen BT at all six locations.

ServerLocationItem Receieved
ThetaNear Item ShopHealth Elixir
DeltaAlley by Magic ShopEmperor's Soul
LambdaNear Weapon's ShopNoble Wine
SigmaBetween Elf's Haven and RecorderEnergy Sutras
ThetaIn front of Grunty ShopSpirit Sutras
LambdaGrunty CorralSilver Grunty

Requirements: Must have seen Bear at all six locations.

ServerLocationItem Received
SigmaBetween Recorder and Grunty ShopHealth Elixir
DeltaNear Elf's HavenEmperor's Soul
LambdaIn front of Grunty CorralNoble Wine
SigmaBetween Gate and Magic ShopEnergy Sutras
ThetaBetween Elf's Haven and Grunty ShopSpirit Sutras
SigmaNear Grunty ShopGolden Grunty

Requirements: M:Long Arm, must have seen Bear at all six locations.

ServerLocationItem Received
LambdaNear Elf's HavenHealth Elixir
SigmaBetween Recorder and Weapon's ShopEmperor's Soul
ThetaNear RecorderNoble Wine
DeltaNear Magic ShopEnergy Sutras
LambdaBetween Recorder and Magic ShopSpirit Sutras
SigmaNear Magic ShopSilver Grunty

Silver Knight
Requirements: Must have seen Crim at all six locations.

ServerLocationItem Received
DeltaTown SquareHealth Elixir
LambdaBefore Grunty ShopEmperor's Soul
ThetaBetween Weapon Shop and Magic ShopNoble Wine
SigmaBetween Elf's Haven and Grunty ShopEnergy Sutras
ThetaNear Item ShopSpirit Sutras
DeltaBefore Weapon ShopSK's Sword

Requirements: M:Heavy Axeman, must have seen Silver Knight at all six locations.

ServerLocationsItem Received
ThetaNear Grunty ShopHealth Elixir
DeltaNear Magic ShopEmperor's Soul
SigmaBetween Grunty Sho[ and Weapon ShopNoble Wine
LambdaBetween Grunty Corral and Grunty ShopEnergy Sutras
DeltaBetween Item Shop and Elf's HavenSpirit Sutras
SigmaNear Item ShopGolden Grunty

Requirements: Must have seen A-20 at all six locations. Exit Fort Ouph and return.

ServerLocationItem Received
SigmaNear Grunty ShopHealth Elixir
DeltaBetween Magic Shop and Elf's HavenEmperor's Soul
ThetaNear Item ShopNoble Wine
SigmaNear Item Shop, Grunty Shop, Elf's Haven, or RecorderEnergy Sutras
LambdaNear Weapon's Shop, Magic Shop, Recorder, or Item ShopSpirit Sutras
DeltaNear Magic ShopSilver Grunty

Requirements: Must have seen Subaru at all six locations. Exit Mac Anu and return.

ServerLocationsItem Received
DeltaAlley by Magic ShopHealth Elixir
ThetaBehind Grunty ShopEmperor's Soul
LambdaBetween Grunty Corral and Grunty ShopNoble Wine
SigmaBetween Grunty Shop and Weapon ShopEnergy Sutras
SigmaBetween Grunty Shop and Elf's HavenSpirit Sutras
ThetaNear Grunty ShopTsukasa's Wand

Note: Whenever you talk to a character six times their picture gets unlocked on image 50. If you talk to everyone six times then the picture will fill up. Also, Tsukasa's Wand is has very powerful spells and is good to give to a Wavemaster early on.

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