Sekiro is getting a big patch in October with boss replays, ghosts, and more

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#1 rorie  Staff

I never beat Sekiro and probably won't but some of this sounds interesting!

Since the release of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice on March 22, 2019, over five million copies of FromSoftware’s epic adventure set within a mythical feudal Japan have found its way into the hands of a community that welcomed the challenge of becoming the “One-armed Wolf.”

On October 29, FromSoftware is releasing a free update for all players that will introduce several new features to the game. These include the ability to rematch bosses, tackle boss gauntlets, perform player movement recordings, and more.

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?

A Wolf in Different Clothing – New Outfits

Sculptor’s Idols will also offer the ability to change the Wolf’s outfits, with three to become available with this update, including “Tengu” and “Old Ashina Shinobi. Two of these outfits are unlocked via Gauntlets, while the third is unlocked just by beating the game once.

All outfits are purely cosmetic in nature: They are accoutrements to your achievements within Sekiro.

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.

All the above will be available as part of the October 29 free update.

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I had given up hope on new content for this game so this is an extremely welcome surprise. Great excuse to keep playing.

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Being able to replay old bosses was something I really wanted after beating the game, so this is great news. And free! Definitely going to have to play it again now.

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Those reflections and gauntlet of strength sounds like a good way to gain experience for the skill trees. So I can finally 100% Sekiro just need to fill out the skill trees but it just takes so much grinding.

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I've loved all the Soulsborne games, but always rely on summoning others for help. This has what's prevented me from trying Sekiro.

This new patch sounds pretty cool though!

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#6  Edited By NTM

Kind of curious to see what the performance might be on an Xbox Series X as the One X versions frame rate is fine, but not ideal, especially for this type of game where reaction matters. That'd be the main reason why I'd try a new game plus on it. Playing Ghost of Tsushima, and just yesterday playing Bloodborne again has made me start thinking of Sekiro. That said, Sekiro is my least favorite difficult FromSoft game as I wasn't as into the world or variety of enemies/bosses compared to the Soulsborne games. It being enhanced beyond a potential lock of 60fps on the Series X/PS5 would be cool.

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@ntm: I was actually really shocked and disappointed with how bad the framerate got on the XB1X at times.

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Damn it. Just when I was out, they pull me back in.

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