One Dark Souls 3 player has led a tiny crab from the Catacombs of Carthus to its brethren in the Smoudering Lake in the hopes of discovering its secret.
Dark Souls 3 is a game that is both notoriously difficult and filled with secrets. From the very beginning to the final boss, players must constantly explore every nook and cranny of the Kingdom of Lothric in order to uncover all that FromSoftware’s popular title has to offer.
Although players have been working together to uncover all of the game’s hidden secrets, there are still mysteries that are so far unsolved. For example, many Dark Souls 3 fans have picked up on the hidden crab, found in the Catacombs of Carthus, that is believed to be important in some way. The crab can be found inside one of the rolling skeleton balls once a player breaks it open. Once uncovered, the crab will be aggressive towards the player, allowing the Ashen One to guide it around the world freely.
Many people who have discovered the crab theorized that taking the creature somewhere special would trigger an event of some sort, in a similar manner to a pig in Dark Souls 2 who would dig up a pickaxe if taken to a specific location. The area most commonly believed to be the place to take the crab is called the Smouldering Lake, where other 6-legged crustaceans reside, though this turned out to be fruitless in a recent video by YouTuber ArxBuster.
After what look like a long and arduous journey, ensuring that the crab is both protected and still following him at all times, ArcBuster finally reached the lake, only to find that nothing special occured. It’s a shame but it seems that the mystery of the crab is just one that we are yet to discover, though perhaps there are other destinations that the little guy wants to visit before he gives up his secret.
If you’re one of those players that is out to do everything in Dark Souls 3, be sure to check out our guide on the game’s optional bosses, detailing what they are are where to find them. If you’re struggling to finish the title, there are also a range of articles designed to help you in some of the game’s tricker boss fights, including the most recent Pontiff Sulyvahn guide.
One devoted fan has also created a mythbuster-style video which shows off how some of the Dark Souls 3‘s mechanics work in practice, helping players better understand how to use certain items in-game. Whether you’re a fan of the title or not, there’s no denying that the Souls community is dedicated to their work.
Dark Souls 3 is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.