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Dragon Quest Builders 2 Cheats and Tips

Last Updated: by Dennis

Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a block-building role-playing game where you must join forces with a mysterious boy named Malroth and stop the worshippers of an ancient evil. In this RPG adventure, you will explore islands, gather and craft with materials, design towns, level them up, and defend them from monsters and bosses alongside townspeople. Check out our Dragon Quest Builders 2 cheats and tips to find out how you can make your life as a builder easier.

Cheats, Tips and Strategy

Below is a collection of hints and tips that will help you to progress in the game. These include the recipes for building a house and fast travel. As well as these hints and tips we also have a mini-guide here which goes into more details on some of the tips we have below:

Collect Materials

Collect materials at every opportunity so when you get a new recipe and go to a crafing table there is a good chance you have everythng you need. The bag the game gives you is spacious one so make sure you fill it up with useful things such as dirt blocks which are always useful for stacking in order to reach a mountaintop. Check out our Explorers Shores Events guide to find out how you can get more recipes and materials by going on excursions to other islands.

Bag Essentials

Whenever you go exploring the islands make sure you always have the following essential items in your bag to enable you to explore longer or survive multiple enemy encounters. Your inventory should include food, healing item, a bed, and crafting equipment.

Complete Quests

Always be on the lookout for quests. Any villager you see that ha a red exclamation marker above their head has a quest to offer. Completing a quest for the townsfolk, and they will reward you with hearts. Check out our How to Collect Hearts Quickly guide to find out the fastest way to pile up Gratitude points.

Make Townsfolk Happy

It is important that you keep earning hearts as the Gratidude points they provide allow you to level up your base in the major islands and unlock recipes, materials and extra islands when you are in the Island of Awakening. To ensure that you are constantly racking up hearts you need to keep your villagers happy by completing the various quests they give you.

Plant Vegetables and Crops

Make all the land available for planting. Using the hoe is essential for tilling the land, which allows you to free up any unused spaces for planting vegetables and other crops.

Build a House

When you visit a new island focus on building a house and adorn it with furnishings, like a bed, a light source, and decorations. Doing so will earn the approval of the townsfolk which will result in a mass offering of hearts for your efforts. Check out our Room and Set Recipe Guide to find out what ingredients you will need to construct the different rooms for your house.

Cook Dishes

One way which you can increase your villagers happiness is by cooking. If you stand in front of a bonfire or cooking station a special pot icon will appear which will show up on ingredients you can cook. If you combine those ingredients in a pan and cook them together you will create new recipes. Cooking is also necessary for recruiting monsters.

Gathering Oak and Leaves

The main quest on Furrowfield is to gather Oak and Leaves. You can get both of these items by destroying the dark wood trees and their foliage in the rain forest/Bodkin Archer area. Destroying several trees in these areas will net you enough of both materials.

Better Weapons

You need new recipes to be able to craft better weapons. Recipes serve as blueprints to stronger swords and more. To obtain new recipes for better weapons you need to defeat monsters and level up alongside your companion, Malroth.


You can make your character sprint by holding R1 (PS4) or R (Switch). Remember that sprinting can only be done for a limited amount of time as it is directly tied to your stamina level so make sure you keep an eye on that meter when you sprint.

Fast Travel

To be able to fast travel you need to open up the area map by either pressing the touchpad on PS4, or the Minus button on Nintendo Switch and then pressing X or B to open up the grid version. This will allow you to move the cursor over any footprint icons that appear on the map, which indicate points that you can fast travel to due to Naviglobes being located there. If you press X or B again you will be taken to your chosen destination in a fraction of the time.

We hope these tips help you out in the game, but for further help, try our beginners guide, we also have some FAQs for Dragon Quest Builders 2, you can also submit your own questions there for other players to answer.

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