FromSoftware and Activision are set to release another patch for their ninja Souls title - Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. The patch will tweak Spirit Emblems and Prosthetic Tools, along with some nerfs and buffs for two Posture damage attacks.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, From Software's and Activision's latest SoulsBorne title is set to receive a minor patch that will focus on fixing several bugs and improvements to strategic approaches including tweaks for a couple of attacks, Prosthetic Tool and Spirit Emblems among other things.
The patch is scheduled to drop on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One simultaneously on 23 April 2019, 10:00 JST, 03:00 CEST and 22 April 2019, 18:00 PDT.
According to the official patch notes, one of the biggest tweaks was the efficiency and cost of Spirit Emblems for some of the Prosthetic Tools attacks. If you've played Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, you'll probably know that Spirit Emblems are items required for attacks with Prosthetic Tools.
You find these throughout the world and spend them to unleash, powerful, special attacks. Some of these attacks were not as popular as others, so FromSoftware wanted to encourage usage and diversity by making them less costly. Prosthetic Tools attacks that received this tweak include Lazulite Sacred Flame, Loaded Axe series, Sparking Axe and Lazulite Axe.
As for the Combat Arts abilities, Ashina Cross, Dragon Flash, One Mind, Floating Passage, Spiral Cloud Passage, Mortal Draw and Empowered Mortal Draw will now be more efficient and cheaper to use.
The devs also reduced the Posture damage dealt by the first hit of the Combat Arts including Senpou Leaping Kicks and High Monk. These caused more damage than intended in certain cases. To compensate for the change, Posture damage dealt in the latter half of the combo has been increased.
There are also some changes to the Poison build-up dealt by the Prosthetic Tool Sabimaru, drop rate of Divine Confetti in certain locations and other improvements. Below you can check the bug fixes that From Software included in the patch.
- 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.