We have some good news if you played Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. The game’s publisher Activision announced that there will be a new and free Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice update that will come with a huge variety of new game modes and features.
According to the news, the new update will launch on October 29th across all platforms. It will bring the ability to rematch bosses, play through special boss gauntlets, and more. Here’s how FromSoftware describes these new game modes:
Reflections and Gauntlets of Strength – Old and New Tests for the One-Armed Wolf
The Sculptor’s Idols are not only places of healing, but also tools for self-reflection. The Wolf felled many a foe in his journey for revenge, and in reflecting on these memories, he can gain an even greater sense of understanding and pride for his victories.
With this update, you will be able to take part in Reflections of Strength; re-matches against any previously defeated boss that can be accessed through any Sculptor’s Idol. These Reflections may help in preparing for Gauntlets of Strength, single-life challenges that will truly test only the bravest warriors… or the most foolish.
As by definition of a Gauntlet, if the Wolf dies at any point, he must start over from the beginning. You like a challenge, right?
Upon completing these challenges, you will be able to earn special cosmetic rewards that will help you show off your ninja-skills to clueless friends. However, these rewards will only be cosmetic and won’t add any additional stats to your character. Still, a reward for your efforts is always nice.
We should also mention the new Remnants feature which will allow players to record their movements and write messages to other players – a mechanic similar to what we’ve seen in Dark Souls. This is how it will all work:
Remnants – Recordings for Recovery
Whether you are a new player ready to experience Sekiro for the first time or are gearing up to face past challenges once more, expect a brand-new player movement and text recording system that could aid you and your fellow wolves on your journey.
Remnants are recordings of what a player does in-game for up to 30 seconds at a time and are available for use after the game’s tutorial. After a player records their Remnant – whether it is an epic takedown of an enemy or a flawless demonstration of a tricky movement technique – it can be uploaded along with a written message so that other community members can play it back. Through these Remnants, one could hope that they or others may gain the knowledge and further insight to overcome their current obstacle. For those seeking ultimate guidance on traversing treacherous areas, or seeking hidden alcoves or curious cubby-holes, these records may prove a blessing from the gods.
If a community member watches and then rates a Remnant, the owner of it will have their HP recover for free, allowing them to get back into the fight quicker without the use of a Sculptor’s Idol, or consumable items such as Healing Gourds.
Looks like the game of the year is getting even better. If you’ve never tried Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, be sure to check it out. It’s a worthy addition to any gaming library and, as it turns out, we have a wonderful price for it!