Because Nero does not have a Devil Trigger until the last mission, there are no fragments within stages he can be played. Nico will also only sell Purple Orbs to V. There is never a point in the game where Dante can call Nico or access her van.
Once all are collected, the The Devil's Own award will be unlocked.
- In plain sight after the bridge area during the intersection with Nero. It's to the right of the Nidhogg Hatchling.
- At the area with the Blood Clot that opens a path underground, do not fall down the hole, but instead climb up the platform with the gas tank and turn the camera around.
- After the area where Griffon asks V about his mother, head down the only path available and a large hole can be seen on the left, drop down to it and some enemies will be in sight. There is a wall that can be broken on the left side, spawn Nightmare and then kill all the enemies for the fragment to appear.
- At the area where there is a small cutscene and Dante states the girls are "already here", head back and climb the opening on the wall next to the small red orb crystal(s). Defeat all enemies in the area and the fragment will spawn.
- At the final forced battle before Cavaliere Angelo, the fragment is in plain sight just above/in front. If Dante fell down, one of the ways to climb back is by using a wall jump, Air Trick (Trickster) then Ground Trick (Trickster).
There are two ways to get this fragment:
- Upon picking up the first Nidhogg Hatchling, open the path that is on the second floor, then follow it along, defeat the enemies, and the fragment will be in front.
- After destroying the blood sac that leads to the Fury encounter, head right and the fragment will be in plain sight.
- Upon leaving the strange area where the three bosses are fought, two Blood Clots must be destroyed in order to progress, when the first is destroyed, head back as normal, but at the first turn to the right, look around and you will see a hole on the ground. The fragment is down there.
- After the second forced battle, drop down instead of going to the way forward. There will then be another forced battle, after this one, drop down the platforms carefully, the fragment is on one of the platforms below.