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Ghost of Tsushima update brings Lethal difficulty, lower intensity combat, and much more

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Finished Ghost of Tsushima yet? Found it a bit too ‘easy’ for your taste? Well Patch 1.05 for the game has gone live and with it, some welcome updates that players of the game will appreciate, especially for those who feel that the Mongols didn’t provide much of a challenge.

The latest update, a nearly 3GB download, will add a ‘Lethal’ difficulty in the game, a ‘Lower Intensity Combat’ option, text changes, and bug fixes.

As can be seen on the Sucker Punch site, you can check out the full patch notes below:

New difficulty level: Lethal

  • Enemy weapons are more deadly, but Jin’s katana is also more deadly
  • Enemies are more aggressive in combat
  • Enemies detect you faster
  • Tighter Parry and Dodge windows

Patch 1.05 will also include the following new options in the accessibility menu:

Lower Intensity Combat

Lower intensity mode is meant to maintain the heart and feel of Ghost of Tsushima combat while relaxing several timing-specific elements. Combat is less intense, giving you more time to react. Stealth settings are more forgiving, and enemies take longer to detect you.

  • Most enemy attacks which are normally unblockable become blockable when Lower Intensity is enabled. Blocking with L1 will keep you safe from more attacks than standard combat, though some attacks must still be dodged.
  • Enemies break off their attack combos after damaging you, giving you a chance to recover before the next wave of attacks. In addition, your heavy attacks will interrupt attacks from Brutes, giving you another way to stop their combos.
  • Enemies will not attack you while you’re using Resolve to heal
  • Enemy awareness builds more slowly, giving you more time to recover after being spotted

Text changes

  • Large Text option: Increases text size of subtitles, mission objectives and interact prompts by 150% when enabled
  • Added option to turn speaker name off when subtitles are enabled
  • New subtitle text color options in addition to white: Yellow, Blue, Red, Green

Patch 1.05 also includes additional bug fixes.

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