FromSoftware’s Sengoku action-adventure title Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has been out for nearly a month, and today Activision revealed the latest update for the game. Along with a flurry of bug fixes, the team also made several adjustments to many different features in the game.

While no ‘Easy’ mode has been added to the game, FromSoft has added a few quality of life improvements to the game which could make the game a bit more approachable for those finding themselves struggling through the shinobi adventure. Adjustments to things like Spirit Emblem cost, poison build-up and drop-rates for specific items have all been adjusted to help the player through Ashina.

You can check out the full patch notes below:

  • 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 will receive the latest patch, version 1.03, later today – April 22, 2019 – at approximately 9PM ET. You can check out our official review of Sekiro:Shadows Die Twice right here.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is available for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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