Game Platforms

Hack Part 2 : Mutation

PlayStation 2

Rare weapons

If you Data Drain monsters, you can either get Virus Cores or weapons/armor. Most high level monsters have very rare weapons and strong armor. Most of these monsters are above level 45; be careful when fighting them. If you do not receive the item, keep Data Draining that monster. However, do not Data Drain too much where you are in danger of system crashing.

House Golem: Laevateinn (Heavy Blade)

Wander Demon: Rod of Pattern (Wave Master)

Mad Witch: SWORD (Blademaster)

Harpy Queen: Great Elite (Wavemaster), Jishuwen (Long Arm)

Easter Rock: 8 Key Guardian (Heavy Axeman)

Squidpod: Fishskin (Twin Blade)

King Worm: Bureido (Blademaster)

Angolmere: Crimson Raid (Twin Blade)

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.

Getting good weapons

Visit your Grunty to get good weapons that might help. Just go to Lamda or the first place where you raised your own Grunty then talk and trade.

First, get a powerful weapon that you can hold. Unequip it and go to a high level area. Go to a stream and throw the weapon in there. You will either get a more powerful weapon or your original weapon back and a golden and silver axe. If it does not happens, go to a higher level area with a stream.

Grunty racing

When you are Grunty racing, make sure you save any progress you made in the game. First, get a lot of practice by not worrying about wasting all your money. Then, reset the game without saving to get your money back. Do not save if you place first. If you wait until you get very good, first will be easy. Instead, try to place a half to one second past second place so that you can get up to three Silver Gruntys. Do the same thing for first place to get up to three Golden Gruntys.

DVD Easter Egg

This only works on the companion DVD with .hack 2. On the Title Menu, select Data, highlight Gallery, then press RIGHT then ENTER/CONFIRM SELECTION.

Opposites

The characters in game and the television series .hack//sign are similar in appearances, but different in personalities. The following is a list of the game characters and their opposites.

Game - Series:

Gardinea - BT

Orca - Bear

BlackRose - Mimiru

Marlo Silver - Knight

Nuke Usagimaru - Crim

Moonstone - Sora

Terajima Ryoku - Subaru

Natsume - A-20

Elk - Tsukasa

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.

Key Axe

If you completed .hack Part 1: Infection and finished the OVA Keyword dungeons you should have an Ice Bar. If not, go to Delta: Hideous, Organ Market, Scaffold, and when you reach the Statue of Gott you will receive the Ice Bar. Go to the Root Town and look for a player named Panta. You trade the Ice Bar to him for a Level 38 Key Axe.

Golden Eggs

Go to Lambda Collapsed Pangen Remains. In the third room is a Golden Egg. Get it, then go to the field. Walk or use Sprite Orcanas to get to the field. Repeat this as many times as desired to get many Golden Eggs.

On the level where the people are trading, go to where the Golden Gruntie Egg is located. Take it, leave the dungeon, then turn. There will be another one.

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.

Grunty food

An easy way to get food for Grunties is to go to the areas where you played tag with the Goblins. There usually is a lot of food there, and no monsters.

When you are looking for Grunty food in the field, call Noble Grunty and press [Triangle]. He will automatically track down Grunty food for you. Also, Aqua Grunty and Rocker Grunty will take you to the dungeon if you are too far away from the dungeon.

Hidden dungeon

After you defeat Magus (the last enemy), you will get two e-mails from RIKA@Bandai.com. One just tells you that you can convert your game data into the next .hack. The other one gives you a hidden dungeon. Restock on healing items and Resurrects when you log on and give your characters the strongest armor and weapons you have. Mia and Wiseman also are finally able to join your party. Take Wiseman (Elk or Mistral will do just fine) and someone with good attacks. Give Wiseman better armor (something that lets him cast Ola Repth and Rip Maen recommended) and a good weapon (Great Elite or Rod of Pattern recommended). After fully prepared, go to Theta: Bitter, Fantasy, Mirror World. Use the Virus Core U you received earlier to hack the Gate. The dungeon is level 50; make sure everyone is at a high level. When you reach the door with the purple flame, a Boss is behind it. Heal your characters and recover their SP. Head to the magic portal and you will fight Agnomen. Angolmere is an easy Boss if you know the correct tactics. Have Kite attack a couple of times and retreat so the Boss will not hit you. Send your attacker to attack and use skills. He or she will most likely get killed frequently; use Resurrects to revive them. Set Wiseman to First Aid and occasionally switch him to use magic. Angolmere only attacks one character at a time. This lets you attack him as he is barraging your other character. Keep Wiseman healing, and when he gets low, use a Mage's Soul on him. When Angolmere gets a little more than halfway past his health, he Protect Breaks. Use Data Drain and you will receive the Crimson Raid Twin Blade weapon. Also, after you kill the Death Head that he becomes after Data Drain, you receive the Lucky Shoes which allows the casting of Rig Saem and Rig Gaem.

Easy battles

Keep powering up your Wavemasters so that you can just let them do all the work. None of them will get hurt. Make sure to have a lot of Artisan's Souls.

When you are going out to go to fields, choose Blackrose and Mistral in your party. They are very useful. Make sure they have strong weapons from .hack Part 1: Infection. Have Mistral equip Starstrom or Storm whatever. She will have Summonings 1 and 2 of Earth Yarthkins and level 2 Vulcan Fire. Also find an armor for her that has Ola Repth. It recovers 400 HP with anyone near the target she is healing. When in battle, have Mistral use the First Aid command and if you have to everyone First Aid.

Drain Arc

After obtaining the last Ryu Book (Ryu Book VIII), Data Drain a few more times to obtain Drain Arc, which allows you to Data Drain multiple enemies at one time.