It’s been a lit­tle over a week since Ghost of Tsushi­ma debuted and Suck­er Punch, the devel­op­ers behind the game, have released a patch today bring­ing new com­bat and text options. No file size was giv­en for this patch and, hope­ful­ly, this won’t be the last one.

There are two com­bat dif­fi­cul­ty lev­els com­ing with this patch, Lethal and Low­er Inten­si­ty. Obvi­ous­ly, the Lethal dif­fi­cul­ty will be the hard­est mode for Ghost of Tsushi­ma, while Low­er Inten­si­ty is more for the explorer. 

Suck­er Punch also added a few more text options, includ­ing larg­er text size by 150% when enabled, option to turn speak­er name off in sub­ti­tles and new sub­ti­tle text col­or options. The team also stat­ed that “addi­tion­al bug fix­es” were includ­ed, but did­n’t spec­i­fy what.

You can see the full patch notes below:

Ghost of Tsushima — Patch 1.05

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

Low­er Inten­si­ty Combat

  • – 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.

Source: Suck­er Punch