I cannot access the DLC area of Dark Souls 1 because the Crystal Golem in Duke's Archive is not dropping the broken pendant.
There are quite a few threads on the web regarding this issue but most of them seem to be from a time when the game still got patched and the issue seems to be resolved.
However, I think that it might have something to do with the Xbox One compatibility program (hence the Xbox One tag).
I bought the digital Xbox 360 version of the game. I run it on my Xbox One thanks to the backwards compatibility program.
At first I thought it might be because I don't have the DLC. Looking at the 360 store I saw that I could still buy it, so I bought it. Oddly enough, my Xbox One didn't prompt an update or other kind of download. However, I still can't access the DLC. I own Dark Souls 1 (Xbox 360 version) and the Artorias DLC (Xbox 360 version).
Is there any way to determine whether the DLC is actually unlocked? And how to force the Golem to drop the pendant?
I killed the golden golem in Darkroot Basin and talked to Dusk of Oolacile.
- Restarting the game (the application)
- Restarting the Xbox One (cold start)
- Kill the Golem in the Archives as a Hollow and in human form
- Warp out of the Duke's Area and back in