New Game Plus is a continued playthrough in Lords of the Fallen, and it starts automatically when you defeat the last boss.
After you beat the game (defeat the last boss), you can resume playing from the beginning with the same character. You can do it twice (NewGame+ and NewGame++), and after completing the game for the third time you need to create a new character slot. There are couple of things that change on NewGame+ and NewGame++. Enemies are stronger and yield more Experience. Second spell tree can be unlocked on NewGame+ and a third one on NewGame++. Also, there are items to be found only on NewGame+ (and one weapon on NewGame++). There are three “main” game endings (depicted by the main cinematic after defeating the final boss and meaning different endings of the war between humans and demons). Also, there are many more “side” endings (depicted by a simple cinematic where the narrator wraps up all the story threads).
After your fight with the last boss, called Judge, you will watch a cutscene, and then you'll be back at the main game menu.
From the main menu you choose continue. Your save file will now have a NG+ notice.
Lords of the Fallen has a limit of 2 New Game Plus (NG+ and NG++).
From NG to NG+ the game difficulty increases, a new skill tree is unlocked and there will be new lore pieces to be found.
From NG+ to NG++ the game difficulty increases even more and another new skill tree is unlocked.
Chests that contain weapons or armour that already has been obtained contain random typed shards. In NG+ and NG++ Attribute Point Shards make it possible to reach very high levels. The chance of obtaining such shards is determined by the Luck Attribute of the player.
- Normal runes
Try to reach level 50~60 before moving on to NG+ to make enemies not as difficult on the next cycle.
Remember to finish all your side quests before going into NG+. You can farm enemies in all locations for xp, simply by going in and out to other location via loading menu.
You should also use your Shard of Heroes if you haven't, since it will vanish with game start (you will receive a new one). Doing so you should consider raising your Luck Attribute.
You should explore for secrets now, as all your keys will be taken from you.
You should check the Lore page to determine if you are missing any audionotes.