Team Ninja is poised to release the final DLC drop for Nioh 2 titled The First Samurai tomorrow on November 17! However, the game data for it is available now with the Nioh 2 update 1.20 December 16 patch! Read on for details.
Update 12/17/20): Official patch notes have been released by Team Ninja! We’ve updated the post to reflect it.
Nioh 2 Update 1.20 December 16 Patch Notes:
▶ ︎ About how to play “The First Samurai Secret History”
- Added new story “Taichi Samurai Secret History”
* To play “Taichi Samurai Secret History”, you need to clear the main story.
- High difficulty mode can be played
- Difficulty “Shura no Yumeji”
You can unlock it by purchasing one or more of the three paid additional contents (DLC) (*) or “Nioh 2 Season Pass” and capturing “Ayakashi no Yumeji”. .. In “Shura no Yumeji”, you will be able to acquire more powerful equipment, soul charges, and picture scrolls, and the upper limit of player level and skill level, and the limit value of + value due to soul matching will also increase.
- Difficulty “Enlightenment Dream Road”
Purchase any two or more of the three paid additional contents (DLC) (*), or purchase the “Nioh 2 Season Pass” and unlock by capturing “Shura no Yumeji”. I will. In “Enlightenment Dream Road”, you will be able to acquire more powerful equipment, soul charges, and picture scrolls, and the player level, parameters, upper limit of skill level, and the limit value of + value due to soul matching will also increase. Also, “Kamiho”, which is a higher rarity than “Sacred Treasure”, will now drop.
- Difficulty “Nioh’s Dream Road” All
three paid additional contents (DLC) (*) or “Nioh 2 Season Pass” can be purchased and unlocked by capturing “Enlightenment Dream Road”. In “Nio’s Dream Road”, you will be able to acquire more powerful equipment, soul charges, and picture scrolls, and the player level, parameters, upper limit of skill level, and the limit value of + value due to soul matching will also increase.* Paid additional content “Ushiwaka Senki” is being distributed / “Heiankyo Demon Den” is being distributed / “Taichi Samurai Secret History” is being distributed
- Difficulty “Shura no Yumeji”
- New end content “Naraku Jigoku” will be added
. It will be released at the same time as the difficulty level “Nio’s Dream Road”. To unlock, you need to purchase all three paid additional contents (DLC) (*) or “Nioh 2 Season Pass”.* Paid additional content “Ushiwaka Senki” is being distributed / “Heiankyo Demon Den” is being distributed / “Taichi Samurai Secret History” is being distributed
- Addition of new secretary skills
- Addition of new youkai, souls, and youkai techniques
- Added new guardian spirit
- Added new weapons, armor and accessories
- Added new gestures and copies
- Added new trophies, titles and play records
- Added special effects and alignment effects to equipment and picture scrolls that can be obtained from “Nio’s Dream Road” and “Naraku Jigoku”.
- Added new martial arts skills (all weapon types)
- Added new ninjutsu skills and yin and yang skills
- Added new “hairstyle”, “face decoration” and “body decoration” to the appearance settings
- Added the function to play the played thought Amrita voice again in the menu setting “Thought Amrita Voice”.
- Added a function to enable / disable some martial arts that cannot be customized because there is no command frame on the skill acquisition screen.
- Adjustments related to youkai and guardian spirits
- Fixed a bug where power damage increased according to the mission level for guardian spirits and some youkai skills, and now power damage increases as the player grows for all youkai and guardian spirits. Change
- Adjustments for each youkai technique
- Cost mitigation adjustment
- Increased damage
- Speed up the attack speed
- Cost mitigation adjustment
- Player adjustments
- Adjusted to temporarily release the opponent’s “one difficulty” when hitting a martial art that is derived when the opponent’s energy is cut off
- Adjusted the production to make it easier to understand the success of the back martial art “Hiiragi”
- Adjusted the back martial art “Evil Demon Slayer” to make it easier to hit enemies during lock-on.
- Adjusted the Kusarigama martial art “Gale Kick” to make it easier to hit
- Adjustments about the enemy
- Adjusted so that lightning does not fall when the feat is successful for a big skill that involves a lightning strike of “Nue”
- Mission-related adjustments
- Adjusted the number of mission clears required to open each difficulty level
- Adjusted the number of item drops when defeating some bosses that have no difficulty
- Adjusted various tutorials at the beginning of the game to be displayed at a more appropriate timing
- Change the enemy who uses the big move first according to the tutorial timing change of the big move at the beginning of the game
- Addition of “Instruction” function to “Company”
During the mission, you can transition to the tutorial mission of the training ground.* After clearing the main game, it will change to “Stone of Difficulty”.
- Adjustments related to various effects and abnormal conditions
- Adjusted the damage of the special effect “Iwagashi” at high count, the duration of the advantageous effect, and the grace period for increasing the count after guarding.
- Increased the amount of additional energy recovery for the special effect “Deep Heart”
- Added the ability to increase the power damage of martial arts to the special effect “Deep of Takeshi”
- Added the ability to activate “Zanshin / Heaven”, “Zanshin / Mind”, and “Zanshin / Earth” to the special effect “Deepness of Technique” even if the maximum recovery of energy is not successful.
- Changed the following special effect names and descriptions from “attack reflection” to “damage reflection” Damage reflection (Amritagauge
Damage reflection (magical power)
Damage reflection (bow damage)
Damage reflection (lost health rate)
Damage reflection (anti-poison ) )* Only the name has been changed, and the actual effect content has not changed.
- Adjusted the effect of the special effect “Reflecting the amount of added magic power (Amritagauge)” downward.
- For the special effects “Addition of magical power when hitting an arrow” and “Addition of magical power when hitting an arrow or item”, the amount of magical power added when activated by a youkai technique has been adjusted downward.
- Adjusted the effect value of the special effect “Magic power addition amount (undamaged)” given to the soul fee upward.
- If you recover from paralysis with items etc., adjust so that you will not be paralyzed again for a certain period of time
- Changed to show some special effects that did not appear in “Reburn” of rarity “Kamiho”
- When the rarity is increased by the special effect “Soul-matching and inheriting rarity”, the value of the special effect is changed to the value equivalent to that rarity.
- Adjusted so that special effects that enhance the youkai skill are not given to the souls who do not have the youkai skill.
- Adjusted the duration of the Yin-Yang technique “Jyogaku” upward
- Other adjustments
- Adjusted the probability of getting “Hyakuki Yakou Emaki” and “Hyakuya no Kaori” from other players when playing with Marebito.
- After opening the dream road of enlightenment, it is expanded so that “Shinboku spirit coal” can be forged using “Shards of sacred treasures” etc.
- Expanded to display the number of picture scrolls in the picture scroll mission selection screen
- Adjusted so that the appearance of “Fujiyoshiro” can be identified by the notation of the enemy in which “Hyakuki Yakou Emaki” appears.
- Changed the setting to hide expenses and possessions in “Blacksmith”‘s “Copy” to fix it until the copy screen is exited.
- Adjusted the martial arts that can be obtained when “Yoshitozuka” is used by other players
- Changed to avoid being attacked by other players while worshiping at the company during online multiplayer
- Fixed a bug that the attack power of youkai and youkai techniques was lower than expected when level sync was applied.
- Fixed a bug where player characters could warp when switching weapons at specific times during action
- Fixed a bug that the special effect that reduces energy consumption does not activate in the back martial art “White Tiger Claw”
- Fixed a bug that the sword / back martial art “Iizuna Drop” would appear against youkai when a strong attack was input from the step.
- Fixed a bug that hatchet evasion attacks may not be activated depending on the stance or sword removal state.
- Fixed a bug where the damage of some guardian spirits called by the boss was lower than expected in high difficulty missions.
- Fixed a bug that when the roasted ball and sea moon powder thrown by “Oezo” are reflected by the effects of “Rebellion”, “Naginata Kama Martial Arts, Kaiten Blade”, they are split into multiple parts and reflected.
- Fixed a bug that the sea moon powder thrown by “Oezo” can be reflected by the effect of “Repulsion” even after the explosion.
- Fixed a bug that the feat may not succeed for the big skill of “Yomi Raijin”
- Fixed a bug where if you attack immediately after defeating “Ushitooni” and “Matooni”, you can regroup.
- Fixed a bug where shooting down “Ittan-momen” to the head with “Hamaya” could lead to continuous revenge.
- Fixed a bug that the ghost bullets fired by “Yaksha” could not be canceled by attacks or “barriers”.
- Fixed a bug that the player may look back immediately after the start of the boss battle if the left stick is pressed when transitioning to the boss area.
- Fixed a bug that the achievement level of “Stone of Difficulty” is not accumulated when defeating certain “Fujiyoshiro (Yumeji Hen)” and “Kashinkyoshi”.
- Fixed a bug in the boss battle of the main mission “Heian Palace Hell Weird” where the title “Yomi Raijin” could not be obtained when “Yomi Raijin” was completely defeated without losing his life from “Aya Doman”.
- Fixed a bug in the submission “Sakurashita no Kien” where the key could not be obtained if the enemy lost his life or worshiped the company without picking up the key to drop.
- Fixed a bug in the training ground mission “Darkness Creator” where the weapon used was fixed even though you had multiple wooden weapons.
- Fixed a bug where “Azai Nagamasa” could fall off the stage on certain stages of the picture scroll mission.
- Fixed a bug that the hill does not break in the picture scroll mission where “Ushioni” appears.
- Fixed a bug where worshiping a company with certain procedures could prevent enemies in the uncleared darkness from resurrection.
- Fixed a bug that the volume of some sounds may be reduced when attacked while worshiping the company
- Fixed a bug where NPCs accompanying you could not get up and be rescued while they were down.
- Fixed a bug where if you participate in a mission as “Marebito” while possessing “Stone of Difficulty”, only the enemy’s maximum health will be high and you may see that your health is reduced.
- Fixed a bug that the special effect “Mystery” can be used while the special effect “Mystery” is activated.
- Fixed a bug that the effect time of the special effects “Onmyodo” and “Ninjutsu” was extended by the mystery of “Yin and Yang”.
- Fixed a bug where special effects that increase attribute damage did not work for youkai techniques.
- Fixed a bug that inheritance does not occur when there is no grace or alignment effect even though there is a space in the special effect frame of the base in soul matching using the special effect “Soul Alignment and Grace Inheritance”.
- Fixed a bug that the special effect that activates the advantageous effect when using Yin and Yang is activated even when using “Shinsei”.
- Fixed a bug that the special effect “Persistence of disadvantageous effect” shortens the time of “Straw doll curse” of “Yaksha”.
- Fixed a bug that the consumable item “Taionjin no Sake” couldn’t prevent abnormal conditions of pure and youkai attributes.
- Fixed a bug in “Forging” of “Blacksmith” that the products made by forging may become the same at regular intervals.
- Fixed a bug that “Customer level” does not increase even if you spend money in “Modify” of “Blacksmith”
- Fixed a bug that the transplant destination may not be selected when transplanting is possible in “Soul Matching” where “Grace Inheritance” or “Rarity Inheritance” occurs.
- Fixed a bug where “Bishamon Ji” and “Blood Sucker / Spider Cut” could not be obtained with normal drops.
- Fixed a bug where the “robustness” of the armor “Armor of the Buddha’s Heart” and “Armor of the Tamura’s 裔” was incorrect when the rarity was “Most Great Specialty” or less
- Changed the weapon performance of the weapons “Oki Tachi” and “Kinagi Naginata Sickle” from being a slash
- Fixed a bug that the “Filtering” item may disappear in the “Auxiliary function” of the equipment screen under certain conditions.
- Fixed a bug that something like a line might be displayed when the size of “Face decoration” in “Appearance settings” was reduced.
- If you change the setting of “Short range weapon display” in “Game settings” to “Do not display when sword is delivered” and hold “Long range weapon” with “Hand back” equipped, the equipment will be hidden. Fixed a bug
- Fixed other minor bugs
Original Story (12/16/20):
No actual gameplay-related changes have been revealed just yet, and we suspect that’ll be the case until the DLC 3 content drops tomorrow. For those curious, here are the new stuff to be added with The First Samurai DLC:
■ Higher difficulty mode ■ New youkai / souls and youkai techniques
■ New guardian spirits ■ New weapons / armor / accessories
■ New secretary skills ■ New end content Addition etc.
New story “Heiankyo Demon Den”
The protagonist visits Kyo to explore Sohayamaru’s past and finds a company with an old box. When I tried to find out, Sohayamaru shined brightly again and landed in Kyoto in the middle of the Heian period as “Marebito”. Contrary to its name, Heiankyo at that time was full of youkai threats. But there were also heroes who confronted them.
The greatest demon warrior in history and the strongest onmyoji in history. Its subordinates and colleagues. Fighting with them, the protagonist learns the feelings that have been passed down to his time and the connection to the past.
* To play “Heiankyo Demon Den”, you need to clear the main story.
New weapon type “back”
The back of the hand is a weapon that is worn so as to cover the fist and beats the enemy. It is intended to increase the power of hand-to-hand combat and strengthen the ability to receive. Compared to other weapons, it has a flowing continuous attack, and often interweaves kicking techniques to connect the attackers.
* It will be available from the beginning.
High difficulty mode “Enlightenment Dream Road”
You will be able to acquire more powerful equipment, soul charges, and picture scrolls, and the player level, parameters, upper limit of skill level, and the limit value of + value due to soul matching will also increase. Also, “Kamiho”, which is a higher rarity than “Sacred Treasure”, will drop.
* You will be released by capturing “Shura no Yumeji”.
Addition of new youkai / soul charges and youkai techniques
Even more vicious new youkai block the way than the main story. New youkai souls and youkai techniques will also be added.
- New guardian spirit
- New weapons / armor / accessories
- New secretary skills
- New gesture / copy
- New trophies / titles / play records
- Special effects and alignment effects given to equipment that can be obtained in the dream road of enlightenment
Once the official patch notes are released, we’ll update the post.
Those looking to get the complete package, the Nioh Collection is coming to the PS5 this February 2021! Read up on that here.
Update: Official patch notes for Nioh 2 update 1.20 has been released and we’ve updated the post with it.