Nioh 2 Update 1.08 Released, Here’s the Full Notes

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While Team Ninja released a Nioh 2 patch two weeks ago, the studio has rolled out a new one, and it’s live now at this hour. Nioh 2 update 1.08 has a fair number of gameplay changes and tweaks. Check out the full Nioh 2 update 1.08 patch notes below.

Note that the official patch notes below are via Google translate, so some of the sentences and wording might read a bit odd, but the general idea is there.

Nioh 2 update 1.08 patch notes:

Updated patch notes with a better translation supplied by Reddit.

Adjusting Yokai skills
Made changes to some yokai skills that felt like they weren’t doing enough damage or didn’t have enough of an impact.
  • Kasha Soul Core
    increase the damage dealt, lower the amount of anima used
  • Daidara Bocchi Soul Core
    made changes to the hitbox so it can also hit what’s directly in front of where it appears
  • Shuten Dojo Soul Core
    lower the recovery after the attack, made the attack hit more easily
  • Magatsu Warrior Soul Core
    lower the recovery after the attack, increase the damage dealt
  • Toxic Slime / Lesser Umi-bozu Soul Core
    lower the recovery after the attack made it possible to rapid-fire consecutively
  • Gaki Soul Core
    release more Amrita when Gaki is biting the enemy
  • Yamanba Soul Core
    speed up the start-up of the attack, increase the duration of the positive status effect it gives
  •  Tesso Soul Core
    increase the number of hits of the attack
  • Karasu Tengu Soul Core
    lower the recovery after the attack, increase the damage dealt
  • Mitsume Yazura Soul Core
    made the attack hit more easily
  • Rokurokubi Soul Core
    increase the number of hits of the attack
  • Aberrant Soldier Soul Core
    lower the recovery after the attack
  • Kodama Soul Core
    increase the chance of Elixier dropping when the attack hits
  • Gozuki Soul Core
    made it staggers the enemy even when the target is a yokai, increase the amount of anima used
  • – One-eyed Oni Soul Core
    made the attack hit more easily
    lower the amount of ki damage dealt, increase the amount of anima used
  • Yatsu-no-Kami Soul Core
    reduced its maximum bounce when coming into contact of the terrain by one, increase the amount of anima used
  • Otakemaru / Karakasa Umbrella Soul Core
    lower the amount of damage dealt to Gyuki, Lady Osakabe, Daidara Bocchi, and Kusabi (I think it’s talking about those Soul Stone that you can break?)
Adjustment
    • The drop rates of the following souls have been adjusted upwards:
      Lesser Umi-bozu
      Toxic Slime
      Inferno Oni-bi
      Maelstrom Oni-bi
      Thunderstorm Oni-bi
      Karakasa Umbrella
      Flying Bolt
    • The enemies in the Dojo Mission “Training Ground” will now scale up depending on your progress in the game
    • Level Syncing is now always on in the Dojo Missions “Basic Actions,” “Yokai Shift Controls: Brute,” “Yokai Shift Controls: Feral,” “Yokai Shift Controls: Phantom.”
    • The Sword Skill “True and Through” will now do more damage when it reaches maximum charge time
    • The Spear Skill “Rainbow Ruse” can now be customized in Skill Customization
    • The Spear Skill “Triple Threat,” made it easier to ki burst successfully and increase the amount of damage dealt when ki burst successfully
    • The Spear Skill “Bracing Breeze,” improved the timing for inputting the follow-up attack after the parry by lowering its start-up and recovery
    • The Axe Skill “Bear’s Bane” can now be imbued with elements using Skill Customization
    • The Tonfa Skill “Storm of Strikes” and “Sweeping Kick” can now be imbued with elements using Skill Customization
    • The Tonfa Skill “Demon Dance: Heaven”, “Demon Dance: Man”, “Demon Dance: Earth” have been adjusted so the timing for successfully using the Samurai Skill “Flux” is less severe
    • The devastating strike that can be activated with Switch Glaive’s Mystic Art now has less start-up and does increased damage
    • Improve the casting speed of self-enhancement Talisman even further when using the Onmyo Magic Mystic Art “Awakening.”
    • Gunpowder and Shrapnel Bomb will now trigger Ninjutsu related effects such as Life Drain (Ninjutsu Hit)
    • The special effect “Critical Yokai Shift (Darm Realm)” will now play the Yokai Shift transformation animation and will not remove enhancement and ailing effects from you.
    • “Azai Nagamasa” will no longer fall into the same behavior pattern when you stay a certain distance away from him
  • Improved visual indication when aiming with a ranged weapon
Bug fixes
    • The Hatchet Skill “Piercing Hurl” and “Dual Hurl” will now correctly apply the special effect “SKill Damage +%” when you’re using the “: Shadow” and “: Light” version of the Skill
    • Fixed an issue where imbue elements were not correctly applying to some Hatchet attacks
    • Fixed an issue that when hitting a certain enemy with the Kusarigama Skill “Serpent Strike” would allow the player to ki burst afterward
    • Fixed an issue that the Switch Glaive Skill “The Path of Three” would accidentally trigger
    • Fixed an issue that the Kusarigama Skill “Water Drop” would not allow the player to ki burst afterward
    • Fixed an issue that the Spear Skill “Chidori”‘s follow up attack would sometimes not connect
    • Fixed an issue where the following Skill did not have Skill Customization effect apply correctly
      Dual Sword Skill “Ultimate Sign of the Cross”
      Spear Skill “Flying Monkey II” after the first hit
      Kusarigama Skill “Water Drop,” “Second Wind”
      Switch Glaive Skill “Infinite Retribution II”
    • Made the effect of the Samurai Skill “Ki Pulse: Man” not disappear when you enter poison swamp or sewage water
    • Fixed an issue where the effect of Shifting Skill “Ruflgent Strike” was applying to Amrita gained and not Amrita Gauge gained
    • Fixed an issue where there are separate effects for “Recurrent Damage to Enemy” and “Recurrent Damage dealt to Enemy.” They have now been consolated into the former.
    • Fixed an issue that skill and unarmed damage increase were being incorrectly applied to some Yokai Skills
    • Fixed an issue that some Yokai Skill did significantly decreased damage when used while unarmed
    • Fixed an issue where level sync isn’t being correctly applied to Yokai Skill damage
    • Fixed an issue where Kamaitachi Soul Core Yokai Skill would not hit correctly in some circumstance
    • Fixed an issue where certain Yokai enemy would stop moving after being hit with Genbu’s Guardian Spirit attack
    • Fixed an issue where certain Yokai enemy could not be Yokai Shift grappled when downed with Burst Counter
    • Fixed an issue where you could not change which effect to replace when using Soul Core when using “Soul Match” at the Blacksmith
    • Fixed an issue where the category would not stay on the right type of range weapon when using “Soul Match” at the Blacksmith
    • Fixed an issue where the game would still display Visitor’s damage number even when the player has “Display Ally Damage” set to off
    • Fixed an issue where if you deleted your system data you could not purchase transformation at the HIdden Teahouse even though your character data meets the requirement
  • Other minor bug fixes

If we spot a full-on English patch notes changelog, we’ll update the post. If you spot any changes, not in the notes, feel free to leave a comment below so other players will be aware of it too.

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