Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice New Patch Review

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FromSoftware’s highly-acclaimed action-adventure game received a content update last October 2020. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice update version 1.05 comes with new outfits, game modes, and a new messaging system. On top of the contents are a few game issue fixes for stuttering and low framerate caused by the previous updates. Read on if you want to know more about the version updates of the game.

 

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Character Fight
Image from FromSoftware Japan

 

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Patch 1.05

The following are the recent game updates you’ll see in Shadows Die Twice:

    • Three additional outfits are now available.
    • Players now have the ability to change Sekiro’s appearance.
    • Reflection Mode introduced to allow players to challenge previously defeated bosses.
    • Single life challenge mode introduced called Gauntlets of Strength.
    • A new feature called Remnant is available to allow the player to record or register a 30-second message accessible to other players.

The game now has a total of four costumes made up of the original Wolf, the shinobi servant Ashina, the folk song-inspired Shura, and the Tengu of Ashina. All outfits are obtainable by completing the Gauntlet of Strength challenges. Moreover, changing outfits is done through Sculptor’s Idols.

The Remnants feature will allow players to leave a 30-second recording that other players can listen to. Messages like tips on how to defeat bosses or maybe a prank is allowed as long as it does not exceed the 30-second limit. Like changing outfits, Remnant is also accessible through the Sculptor’s Idols.

As exciting as the free content update may sound, Patch 1.05 also came with its own set of bugs that involves camera positioning, localization, UI, and one of the bosses in the game, Inner Genichiro, not behaving as intended. Although the patch was able to fix the stuttering and low framerate issues it also brought along a new set of bugs, which is a common issue in content updates.

 

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Game
Image from FromSoftware Japan

 

Sekiro Update Version 1.06

A month after the release of version 1.05, FromSoftware unleashed Patch 1.06 to resolve the issues plaguing the game. Here’s what patch 1.06 has to offer to Sekiro fans:

  • The lock-on camera issues in the new game modes “Reflection of Strength” and “Gauntlet of Strength” are now fixed.
  • The issue where the Inner Genichiro boss misbehaves in certain situations is now fixed.
  • Fixed the incorrect text issue upon changing language settings where it does not display under Information
  • Fixed the UI issue where the display is not functioning as intended.
  • The European languages issue wherein the text is not displaying properly is already settled.
  • An indication on the lower-right portion of the title screen will display App Ver 1.06 after the installation of the patch.

Every player knows that bugs and glitches are common in game updates and patches. The resolution of these issues is highly dependent on the studio or the developers of the game. Thus, FromSoftware’s quick and timely response further cements the studios’ reputation as one of the best in the industry.

Issues like those experienced by the Sekiro team is not an isolated issue; what’s isolated is the existence of studios that still provide free content updates to their existing game. FromSoftware could have just monetized the entire content drop but they chose to give it away to the fans. That gesture alone is more than enough to reason to respect and support the studio in their current and upcoming projects.

With all these great updates, it can only prove one thing—Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a worthy game to play and is worthy to anticipate in what’s to come soon.

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