Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Reveals Update and No it Doesn’t Add “Easy Mode”

FromSoftware posted to their official website with update details about their action title Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

With the update going live on April 22, the developer took a moment to list out what improvements would be added through the patch. Most notably is the lack of an additional easy mode for players, mainly online media, who have gotten a little upset over the accessibility of the game. Most of the update improves prosthetic tools along with balancing damage dealt using Combat Arts. Additionally, some item drops have been tweaked a little.

You can read the full notes below for Version 1.03:

Adjusted the efficiency and Spirit Emblem cost of the following to encourage usage and diversity of approach:

  • 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

Reduced the 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.

Increased the Poison build-up dealt by the Prosthetic Tool “Sabimaru” against enemies that were intended to be weak against it.

Increased the drop rate of “Divine Confetti” for Fencers in Ashina Castle.

Adjusted loading screen tips and tutorial text, as well as adding new text.

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 a single player action game where players must use shinobi skills to take down tough enemies. The game features large environments and towering boss battles that have players beating at their controllers to progress.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

In case you missed it, check out our review of the game below:

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