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.
The DVD that is included with the game has a secret section. It reveals secrets in the game. Enter the "Extras" menu. Press Right and select any of the options except for the DVD credits. Press X or Enter to view the secrets.
It is much easier if you have a Wavemaster in your party, whether it is Elk, Wiseman, or someone else; and also have a heavy blade person. This helps very much. Also keep your other members leveled up with you because you have to use them at times. Also, buy items such as Speed Scroll, Warrior Blood, Hermit Blood, etc. to have a better boosted character.
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.
Input the first two keywords "Chosen, Hopeless" and any last keyword to get all high level servers, from levels 68 to 70. The enemies can get very tough and can overwhelm you on the field. You should go into the dungeon to fight. Also. if you fight on level 70 Lambda Server, you can get much easier opponents at very high experience and is an easy level for the first part of the game.
Use the following trick to get certain items needed for trade (for example, Cooked Bile). Remember a place that has the item and go there. Once you get to a place with a lot of jars or eggs/small eggs (usually a treasure box area), break everything. If you get the desired item, exit then immediately return. The jars or eggs/small eggs have been restored. Break everything again. Note: This does not mean you will get the desired item every time. Keep repeating the process until you have enough of those items to trade. You will get items that are useful, such as Healing Potions, Healing Drinks, Antidotes, Resurrects, and Restoratives. This is especially useful just before Bosses. Also, since it is free you will not want waste any money.
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.
Have some Wood magic equipped. Start the match, wait until the Goblin runs, then sits still for a moment. Then, use the magic. Goblins are all weak against Wood; two shots will kill them.
Use Balmung and Blackrose. Make sure they both know Ola Repth and Rip Maen or better, and Kite Ol Repth or better. Have 30 Antidotes, Restoratives, Resurects, and Mages Souls; 20 Recovery Drinks and Artisans Souls; and 50 Healing Potions. Note: If you need money, go to dungeon 66 through 68 and find Rikumarus for Heavy Blade. It is a bad weapon ,but sells for 5,600 each. Each dungeon has about five of them. Gorre has two halves, You only need to Data Drain one. One half is physical tolerant and the other is magic tolerant. Go into the party commands screen and set the following: Union Battle, First Aid, and each one individually set a target. The target should be the magic tolerant one, so that attacks hurt it. When done, they will heal and attack. They will attack the same target (magic toleranct). Have Kite attack. Heal with items. Note: Items are quicker. When you Data Drain him, he will be stronger, but seldom attacks. It is recommended that you be at level 66.
- Aqua Grunty: 5 Invincible Eggs, 5 Cordycepts, 2 La Pumpkins, and 12 Golden Eggs.
- Milky Grunty: 4 Cordycepts, 1 Mandragora, 2 Piney Apples, 1 Snaky Cactus, and 16 Golden Eggs.
Hidden Keywords are found everywhere. They are found on the Liminality DVD, the anime series .Hack//SIGN, and even in .Hack ads. Here are those keywords (all of which are found on the Sigma server):
|Keyword||Secret item received from gott's statue|
|Noisy, Sacred, Ringing Ears||3-Floor Tower (trade to Alicia for Cat's Hat)|
|Unusual, Ghostly, Remnant||Doll Amulet (trade to Stare for Cat's Armor)|
|Barking, Hot-Blooded, 500 Lohan||Magnolia Miso (trade to Flare for Cat's Gloves)|
|Ancient, Destroyer's, Battlefield||Scent of Gero (trade to Fool for Cat's Boots)|
|Greedy, Gambler's, Drift||Boxed Lunch (trade to Benoit for Yoshida)|
|Tested, Morphean, Alchemy||Field's Deed (trade to Waffle for Dreams of Yore)|
|Entwined, Prejudiced, Chaos||Rouge Fragment (trade to Cyan for Gimme Life)|
|Abrasive, False, Tragedy||Maiden's Plot (trade to Teria for Thunder Dad)|
All of the dungeons are significantly harder than other dungeons. Mainly because you have to fight data bugs in just about every room. Because you have to data drain so many you run the risk of losing experience or even a system error. When you finish one dungeon try to get your infection level back to blue. Also, each dungeon has another hidden item in it. These items are found in normal chests on the floor with the Gott's Statue:
|Keyword||Secret item in chest|
|Noisy, Sacred, Ringing Ears||Lady's Cap|
|Unusual, Ghostly, Remnant||Lady's Mail|
|Barking, Hot-Blooded, 500 Lohan||Lady's Gloves|
|Ancient, Destroyer's, Battlefield||Lady's Shoes|
|Greedy, Gambler's, Drift||Lady Killers|
|Tested, Morphean, Alchemy||Vampire Blade|
|Entwined, Prejudiced, Chaos||Kokoro|
|Abrasive, False, Tragedy||Bear's Sword and Crystal Stone|
The main characters from the anime .hack//SIGN make an appearance in the game and give you many special items. To see the characters and receive the items, you must have uploaded your data from .hack//Mutation and have seen the four hidden intermission sequences at Delta: Hidden, Forbidden, Holy Ground, in which you saw the .hack//SIGN characters (in .hack//Mutation). By viewing the four intermission sequences, you will get four items: M:Wavemaster, M:Twin Blade, M: Long Arm, and M: Heavy Axeman. These are memory fragments of characters from .hack//SIGN. If you do not have one of these items, then you will not be able to see all of the characters and receive all of the items. You can view the characters at the start of .hack//Outbreak and receive the items at the beginning of the game. The following are the characters, what you need to see them, where you find them, and what they give you:
|Delta||Alley by Magic Shop||Health Elixir, Image 50 (The image is just shadows at first)|
|Theta||Behind Grunty Shop||Emperor's Soul|
|Delta||Near Weapon's Shop||Noble Wine|
|Lambda||Before Grunty Shop||Energy Sutras|
|Sigma||Between the Grunty Shop and Elf's Haven||Spirit Sutra|
|Theta||Behind Recorder Shop||Golden Grunty|
Requirements: Must have seen Mimiru at all six locations.
|Lambda||Near Weapon Shop||Health Elixir|
|Sigma||Between Weapon Shop and Magic Shop||Emperor's Soul|
|Theta||Near Magic Shop||Noble Wine|
|Delta||Near Item Shop||Energy Sutras|
|Sigma||Between Item Shop and Elf's Haven||Spirit Sutras|
|Lambda||Near Grunty Shop||BT's Wand|
Requirements: M:Twin Blades, must have seen BT at all six locations.
|Theta||Near Item Shop||Health Elixir|
|Delta||Alley by Magic Shop||Emperor's Soul|
|Lambda||Near Weapon's Shop||Noble Wine|
|Sigma||Between Elf's Haven and Recorder||Energy Sutras|
|Theta||In front of Grunty Shop||Spirit Sutras|
|Lambda||Grunty Corral||Silver Grunty|
Requirements: Must have seen Bear at all six locations.
|Sigma||Between Recorder and Grunty Shop||Health Elixir|
|Delta||Near Elf's Haven||Emperor's Soul|
|Lambda||In front of Grunty Corral||Noble Wine|
|Sigma||Between Gate and Magic Shop||Energy Sutras|
|Theta||Between Elf's Haven and Grunty Shop||Spirit Sutras|
|Sigma||Near Grunty Shop||Golden Grunty|
Requirements: M:Long Arm, must have seen Bear at all six locations.
|Lambda||Near Elf's Haven||Health Elixir|
|Sigma||Between Recorder and Weapon's Shop||Emperor's Soul|
|Theta||Near Recorder||Noble Wine|
|Delta||Near Magic Shop||Energy Sutras|
|Lambda||Between Recorder and Magic Shop||Spirit Sutras|
|Sigma||Near Magic Shop||Silver Grunty|
Requirements: Must have seen Crim at all six locations.
|Delta||Town Square||Health Elixir|
|Lambda||Before Grunty Shop||Emperor's Soul|
|Theta||Between Weapon Shop and Magic Shop||Noble Wine|
|Sigma||Between Elf's Haven and Grunty Shop||Energy Sutras|
|Theta||Near Item Shop||Spirit Sutras|
|Delta||Before Weapon Shop||SK's Sword|
Requirements: M:Heavy Axeman, must have seen Silver Knight at all six locations.
|Theta||Near Grunty Shop||Health Elixir|
|Delta||Near Magic Shop||Emperor's Soul|
|Sigma||Between Grunty Sho[ and Weapon Shop||Noble Wine|
|Lambda||Between Grunty Corral and Grunty Shop||Energy Sutras|
|Delta||Between Item Shop and Elf's Haven||Spirit Sutras|
|Sigma||Near Item Shop||Golden Grunty|
Requirements: Must have seen A-20 at all six locations. Exit Fort Ouph and return.
|Sigma||Near Grunty Shop||Health Elixir|
|Delta||Between Magic Shop and Elf's Haven||Emperor's Soul|
|Theta||Near Item Shop||Noble Wine|
|Sigma||Near Item Shop, Grunty Shop, Elf's Haven, or Recorder||Energy Sutras|
|Lambda||Near Weapon's Shop, Magic Shop, Recorder, or Item Shop||Spirit Sutras|
|Delta||Near Magic Shop||Silver Grunty|
Requirements: Must have seen Subaru at all six locations. Exit Mac Anu and return.
|Delta||Alley by Magic Shop||Health Elixir|
|Theta||Behind Grunty Shop||Emperor's Soul|
|Lambda||Between Grunty Corral and Grunty Shop||Noble Wine|
|Sigma||Between Grunty Shop and Weapon Shop||Energy Sutras|
|Sigma||Between Grunty Shop and Elf's Haven||Spirit Sutras|
|Theta||Near Grunty Shop||Tsukasa's Wand|
Note: Whenever you talk to a character six times their picture gets unlocked on image 50. If you talk to everyone six times then the picture will fill up. Also, Tsukasa's Wand is has very powerful spells and is good to give to a Wavemaster early on.