Disco Elysium: The special borscht – walkthrough

This section of the Disco Elysium guide provides a comprehensive guide for completing The *special* borscht side quest.

The *special* borscht task in Disco Elysium requires you to investigate the special borscht prepared in the kitchen at the Whirling-In-Rags Hotel.

To start the quest, speak to Easy Leo, who is seated near the entrance of the Union’s chief’s container. During the conversation, ask about the soup that is served to strikers, as it helps to boost morale and lift spirits.

However, before that, you need to search the drawer to find a note about the borscht, which requires passing a white Volition skill check.

Next, go to the kitchen and inquire about the borscht. Ask the cook, “What’s in that borscht you’re making there?”. From the conversation, you will discover that the borscht served to strikers is made with vodka, and the quest will be completed.


1. What is Disco Elysium: The special borscht?

Disco Elysium: The special borscht is a free DLC (downloadable content) for the popular indie game Disco Elysium. It was released on March 30, 2021, and adds new content to the game, including a new questline, new characters, and new items. The DLC takes place in an abandoned restaurant called the Whirling-in-Rags, where the player character, a detective with amnesia, can try a special borscht soup that has strange effects on his mind.

2. How do I access the DLC in Disco Elysium?

To access Disco Elysium: The special borscht, you need to have the main game installed on your computer and updated to the latest version. Once you have that, you can go to the main menu of the game and select “New Game” or “Load Game.” If you have a saved game that is already in progress, you can continue playing it and the DLC content will be added automatically. If you start a new game, you will have the option to select the “Special Borscht” questline from the menu.

3. What are some tips for completing the Special Borscht questline?

Disco Elysium: The special borscht is a challenging and surreal questline that requires you to use your detective skills to solve puzzles and navigate a strange world. Here are some tips to help you along the way:

  • Pay attention to the dialogue and descriptions of objects in the game. They often contain clues to help you solve puzzles.
  • Explore the environment thoroughly. You may find hidden items or characters that can help you progress.
  • Use your skills wisely. The DLC introduces new skill checks that can affect the outcome of the questline.
  • Be prepared for a surreal and mind-bending experience. The special borscht soup has strange effects on your character’s mind, and the questline reflects this.

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