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Nioh Update Releases in Japan

Koei Tecmo has announced that PlayStation 4 exclusive Nioh will receive a significant update with patch 1.06.

Update 1.06 adds ten new missions that can be accessed over the course of the story. Players will be able to challenge two disciples of Kensi and Kamiizumi Nobutsuna, Yagyu Munetoshi and Hozoin In’ei. And as a result, completing the missions will award players with new titles and smithing texts.

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Full Patch Notes

Nioh’s official Facebook page announced the full patch details, you can see the list below.

Additions

  • Added new Sub Missions.
    • To play the new missions, you need to have reached the final part of the game.
    • These new missions do not affect the trophy requirements for “Samurai of Legend.”
  • Added new Titles. (Obtainable in additional missions).
  • Added new Smithing Texts. (Obtainable in additional missions),

Adjustments and Improvements

  • Pressing the Options button in the status menu will now pause the game. (Unable to use during multiplayer mode and summoning visitors).
  • Added the following settings to “Basic Game Settings” in the system menu:
    • Enabled on/off function for “Reset Camera When Pressing Lock-On without a Target.”
    • Enabled on/off function for “Display Item Level (Not Multiplayer) in Equipment List.”
    • “Rarity Color Patterns” allows you to change the text color for each rarity.
  • The limit raised for the number of smithing materials that can be carried to 9,999.
  • Can now skip through items using the left and right keys in the equipment screen.
  • Changed the rate at which the living weapon gauge recovers while a living weapon is triggered.
  • The amount the gauge recovers now gradually reduces according to how much of the gauge has been depleted.
  • In accordance with the above, the living weapon recovery rate for the “Extraction Talisman” has been increased.
  • The abilities of the guardian spirit “Suzaku” have also been adjusted.
  • Buffs and debuffs are reset when the living weapon of guardian spirit “Suzaku” is automatically triggered at zero health.
  • Buffs and debuffs are reset when using a quick-change scroll.

         Attack And Damage

  • Adjusted the increased attack rate and duration for Talismans.
  • Adjusted the increased attack rate and duration for Power Pills.
  • Adjusted the increased damage rate for axe mystic art “Intesity.”
  • Adjusted the increased damage rate for katana mystic art “Sword of Execution.”
  • Adjusted the amount of ki used for the kusarigama skill “Blade Spin.”
  • Adjusted the damage caused by each type of shuriken, kyaku-dama, horoku-dama has been adjusted, and the parameters of their effects.
  • Adjusted the damage caused by “Fire Shot,” “Water Shot,” “Lightning Shot,” “Wind Shot,” and “Earth Shot,” and the parameters of their effects.
  • Adjusted the damage range of the axe skill “Earth Carver.”
  • Adjusted the camera in the London stage.
  • Adjusted the values for special effects activated when in a critical condition.

    Clan Battles and Clan Protection

    • Adjusted clan battle rewards:
      • Greatly increased individual rank (clank) rewards.
      • Decreased camp rewards for victories/losses.
    • Adjusted the Crest Protections for the following clans:
      • Toyotomi
      • Ukita
      • Murakami
      • Mohri
      • Saika
      • Mori

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where some missions would be considered complete. Even if you fell to your death before finishing them.
  • Fixed a bug where the Glory you obtained while playing online was not reflected in The Glory Contributed Counter.
  • Fixed a bug where players would be given rewards different from their rank when receiving rewards for individual ranks in clan battles.
  • Enemies sent flying into the air by a ground fire trap, will no longer fly into the air again after being hit by a follow-up attack.
  • Fixed a bug where Mujina would remain the same strength regardless of the mission level.
  • Fixed a bug where “Titles Earned” in the gameplay records would not reach 100 percent.
  • Fixed a bug where other players could still see your headgear when playing online. Even when it was set not to display.
  • Fixed a bug with Sakata Kintoki’s movements.
  • Fixed a bug where the player would be launched too high into the air, when they were hit by a certain characters’ attacks while falling.
  • Fixed a bug where depleting Nobunaga’s ki with backwave would cause him to move in strange ways.
  • Fixed a bug where boss characters in certain missions would not appear if the player had their bow drawn.
  • Fixed other minor bugs.

Nioh’s first paid DLC The Dragon of Tohoku will release in late April 2017. The new content will add a new scenario, areas, characters and new Yokai.  The Best Warrior in Japan and The Country of Tranquility DLC will be launched with further details at a later date.

Will you be playing Nioh again after the patch has reached the West? Let us know in the comments below.

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The open beta is the following weekend, and anyone who wants to can join. The fun will start on Friday, September 6th, and end on Monday, September 9th. The full release is set for October 25th of next month on PS5 and PS4.

How excited are you for the next Call of Duty game? Are you going to play Black Ops 6 in either the Early Access or Open Beta versions? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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