Get ready to tag-team the glorious world of Ghost of Tsushima, because the Legends co-op mode update arrives next week. Legends was first announced back in August, but we haven’t had a release date until now. Also on the way is the arrival of raids, a New Game Plus mode, and more.
As detailed in a new official PlayStation blog post, the way of the Samurai often relied upon brotherhood and standing with your fellow warrior. With the new Legends co-op update, players can do just that while living out that Samurai fantasy.
The new co-op Legends update is a part of the free 1.1 patch that will drop on October 16. The video above details what players can look forward to when the new content arrives, in addition to the New Game Plus mode.
According to senior games designer Darren Bridges, “Ghost of Tsushima: Legends features two-player story missions and four-player survival missions, as well as a Raid that we’ll release in the weeks following launch. After you’ve downloaded version 1.1 of Ghost of Tsushima, you can visit the PlayStation Store from your PS4 to download a free unlock for Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, which will allow you to play. Keep in mind that an internet connection and an active PlayStation Plus subscription will be required to play with other players.”
Once the new update is downloaded, players will notice a new character seen in several different towns within the game. Gyozen the Storyteller offers a new perspective on the in-game events and is pivotal to the Legends co-op experience. Players can access the co-op lobby through this new character, or simply through the game’s main menu screen and the pause screen.
There four classes players can choose from. According to the blog post:
Samurai players can run straight toward combat and stay there, sustaining their health while chopping enemies down left and right. When you’re overwhelmed, use the Hachiman’s Fury ultimate attack to slash through enemies in a flurry of strikes.
As a Hunter, you can stand on the edge of combat and snipe enemies before they even see you. You can also use explosive arrows to slow down groups, and when the combat gets really fierce, the Eye of Uchitsune ultimate attack will unleash multiple arrows straight at your enemies’ heads.
Ronin players can revive their entire team with the Breath of Izanami ultimate ability. You might play Ronin because you want to help your human friends… or you might do it because the Ronin class is also able to summon a Spirit Dog. (And yes, you can ABSOLUTELY pet your Spirit Dog!)
If you prefer doing massive damage with a single attack, you’ll love the Assassin. The Shadow Strike ultimate attack will allow you to teleport across the battlefield and directly strike your enemies. If that’s not intimidating enough, wait until you see the terrifying masks the Assassin gets to wear!
Each Legends mission is built for two players to take on with awesome rewards and even more challenging foes to take down.
Raids are also on the way with a new four-player experience hidden within Iyo’s realm. The raid will be in three parts, designed specifically for players to work together to effectively take down difficult enemies and complete objectives. The raid won’t be available when the 1.1 update drops, but it will be arriving not long after Legends arrives.