Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Update Brings Strategic Gameplay Changes

Sekiro Update

FromSoftware will be rolling out an update for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice today that will bring a few changes and improvements to the gameplay. The update will be live across all platforms when it launches today at 6pm PT.

The update will now adjust the efficiency and Spirit Emblem for certain items to encourage usage and diversity of approach. These are mostly Prosthetic Tool items and Combat Arts. The following items are adjusted:

  • Prosthetic Tools: Lazulite Sacred Flame, Loaded Axe series, Sparking Axe, Lazulite Axe
  • Combat Arts: Ashina Cross, Dragon Flash, One Mind, Floating Passage, Spiral Cloud Passage, Mortal Draw, Empowered Mortal Draw
  • Items: Spiritfall series

Other changes include the reduction of Posture damage dealt by the first hit of the Combat Arts “Senpou Leaping Kicks” and “High Monk” as it was causing more damage than intended in certain cases. Posture damage dealt in the latter-half of the combo has been increased.

The update will also increase the Poison built up dealt by the Prosthetic Tool “Sabimaru” against enemies that were intended to be weak against it. Meanwhile drop rate of Divine Confetti for Fencers in Ashina Castle has also been increased.

Other Fixes

  • Slightly reduced Posture and Vitality of Blazing Bull in order to improve game pacing and balance time in combat.
  • Lowered the price of information sold by Anayama the Peddler.
  • The Chained Ogre inside Ashina Castle is now Red Eyed.
  • Fixed a bug where “Gokan’s Sugar” and “Gokan’s Spiritfall” were not mitigating player Posture damage taken while guarding or deflecting enemy attacks.
  • Fixed a bug where system crashes could cause save data to become corrupted on PC.
  • Fixed a bug where certain enemies would sometimes stop attacking the player.
  • Fixed a bug where certain actions could not be performed after reconfiguring the controls.
  • Fixed certain bugs that were allowing the player to access unexpected areas, which could result in becoming unable to obtain items or make further progress.
  • Fixed cases of certain text being displayed incorrectly.
  • Improved stability.
  • Improved performance.
  • Other various bug fixes.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game has sold over 2 million copies in less than day days after launch. What do you think o the changes brought in the update? Post your comments below.

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