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What Does Red Gem Do in Death Must Die

Don't make this a treasure hunt. Here's what the big Red Gem does in Death Must Die.

A lot of Death Must Die players have spotted a big, extraordinary red gem in their playthroughs of the game, and there’s a lot of mystery surrounding this peculiar item. In this article, I’ll demystify everything about the big Red Gem in Death Must Die for you.

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What Is the Big Red Gem in Death Must Die?

If you’ve noticed a dark red dot on your radar and you’ve seen a big red gem (not the regular-sized red XP gem), you may have noticed that other XP gems aren’t appearing anywhere. In short, this is implemented in many similar roguelike and roguelite games, such as Vampire Survivors, to better optimize the gameplay and prevent performance issues or even drastic issues such as memory leaks. I’ll explain everything below.

How Does Red Gem Work in Death Must Die?

The Red Gem in Death Must Die appears when there are too many little XP Gems you haven’t picked up. Every such piece needs to be “remembered” by the game in full, with data such as its position and value. The Red Gem appears to save your game from crashing and assigns all newly created gems after a certain “breaking” point to itself. It condenses them to cut down on PC resource usage. Vampire Survivors does this with red gems as well.

After you approach the Red Game and interact with it, all the XP it has stored will be added to your character, probably causing one or two level-ups. The downside is you have to approach it yourself. The magnet will not pick it up automatically, for example. So try not to lose sight of the big Red Gem, or else you might be losing out on a lot of XP points.

That’s that. I advise you to increase your Gem Pull stat so these things don’t happen to you. Also, check out our Death Must Die game hub. We have more content like this, including how to deal with Laser Cats.


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Nikola's been a member of GameSkinny since March 2024. He enjoys various game genres, but you'll most likely see him chasing quotas in Lethal Company with friends and grinding roguelike/roguelite games such as Vampire Survivors, Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor and Brotato. Loves 90s, driving, video making, and music.