Dragon Quest Builders 2

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 (ドラゴンクエストビルダーズ2 破壊神シドーとからっぽの島) is the sequel to the 2016 sandbox game DQB. It was announced at the summer 2017 Dragon Quest festival, along with a brief preview video and a few small details addressed by Yūji Horii.

Builders 2 was released for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows in years 2018 and 2019. Among the Windows ports of the Dragon Quest series, Builders 2 is the fourth release, and the first to fully support Japanese.[1]


Unlike the first game, which takes place in an alternate reality of the original Dragon Quest, this installment takes place following the events of Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line in which the remnants of Hargon's cult are attempting to make a comeback by kidnapping and destroying builders. You play as a Builder who escapes the ship of the cult in the midst of a torrential storm, and washes up on a desert island alongside a fellow abductee named Lulu and a mysterious boy named Malroth. It is up to the player and Malroth to survive on the island until rescue arrives.

Gameplay Changes[edit]

  • The stack-able block limit has been increased by three, making the maximum 64.
  • Slopes are now built into the game's physics engine.
  • Players can dive into water if jumping from high ground and freely swim.
  • Weapons and hammers are now assigned to separate buttons and no longer break after repeated use.
  • The ability to dash has been added.
  • Farms can be tilled with the help of a friendly Wiggly, who aerates infertile spaces for cultivation.
  • Players may now glide from high elevation via the Windbreaker cape.
  • Vehicular transportation is possible with a car designed after an Army ant.
  • The player can warp anywhere on an island, provided he or she had already been there once.
  • Multiplayer has been implemented to allow up to four players.
  • Animals are present for villages.
  • Waterfalls are now present; this is due to player requests from the first game.


  • In the English localization, the bo'sun of the tutorial ship the player explores in the beginning makes a reference to Lucasarts' The Secret of Monkey Island by stating that the Builder "fights like a cow's cadaver".