Ghost of Tsushima‘s Legends multiplayer update was far more successful than Sucker Punch Productions ever predicted, and there will now be a standalone version of Ghost of Tsushima: Legends released next month. Those who already own Ghost of Tsushima will also benefit from significant updates that will start to be released later this month, which include a new Rivals game mode and a Gear Mastery system.

Ghost of Tsushima: Legends is coming as a standalone version on September 3 and will cost $19.99 regardless of whether players purchase it on PS4 or PS5. Players of the standalone version and those who own the main game will be able to play together, and PS4 and PS5 players can also join forces in co-op via cross play. The only content that will be missing from the standalone version are the costumes that can only be unlocked by playing through the campaign of the single-player game, but otherwise everything will be the same. Those who decide they want to upgrade to Director’s Cut afterwards can accomplish that for $40 on PS4 or $50 on PS5.

Those who already personal the sport will begin receiving updates to the Legends mode on August 20, when Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut releases. The first of these shall be a smaller replace that provides “changes based on feedback from the community.” These embody adjustments to Survival mode to shorten the quantity of time wanted for a single session, new weekly Survival Nightmare problem variants, and extra cosmetics.

The first main replace arrives on September three and provides the Rivals sport mode and Gear Mastery system. Rivals pits two groups of two gamers in opposition to one another as they attempt to defeat waves of enemies. Each defeated enemy grants your workforce Magatama that can be utilized to disrupt the opposing workforce. This may very well be by way of Shades to dam their purchases, Curses, and Hwacha hearth, amongst different devious ways. After a workforce has spent sufficient Magatama, the Final Stand waves are unlocked. The first workforce to finish the Final Stand waves is the winner.

Meanwhile, the Gear Mastery system expands on the development system and rewards. Those who’ve reached 110-level gear can bind it to a category to activate Mastery Challenges. Completing these raises the gear to degree 120 in addition to unlocking a second perk slot, new Ability, and new Technique for every class.

Finally, smaller updates will add a brand new Rivals map and Survival maps “inspired by Iki Island and Iyo’s realm.” There may also be a brand new raid referred to as Trials of Iyo, a tougher model of the raid from final yr. All of these updates shall be added between September 10 and October 1.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]