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Nioh 2 1.09 Update Patch Notes | Photo mode, new armor, and more missions

The Nioh 2 1.09 update patch notes celebrate the game’s success. Team Ninja has announced that the game has shipped over a million units and is giving players a new set of armor as a thank you. These patch notes also bring in a photo mode, new missions, and more.

Nioh 2 1.09 Update Patch Notes | Photo mode

Nioh 2 1.09 Update Patch Notes | Photo Mode, new skin, and more missions

Yes, the Nioh 2 photo mode is finally here. To activate it, press the options button and it’ll be one of the camera icons on the far right. From there, you can start taking pictures. You can even set a shortcut for photo mode (and there are even two different shortcuts you can choose). Just be careful. This photo mode controls a little awkwardly so you may have to adjust, which is fitting for a game like Nioh 2.

ALSO: Nioh 2 Tip Guide

Time does stop in photo mode but not in multiplayer. However, you can still activate it in multiplayer.

Nioh 2 1.09 Update Patch Notes | New missions

The update also comes with new missions. These missions are as follows:

Bellflower swordShadow versionUnlocked by clearing the main mission of Dark Shadows
Invitation of Kirin childrenShadow versionCleared by clearing the submission “Golden Country”
Ryobo’s bondShadow versionUnlocked after clearing the main mission of twilight version
Cut off the dayTwilightUnlocked after clearing the main mission of twilight version
Wind of humanityAfterglowUnlock after clearing the main mission of Afterglow
What to entrustAfterglowUnlock after clearing the main mission of Afterglow
Wave of demonsAfterglowUnlock after clearing the main mission of Afterglow
Pulsation of disasterAfterglowUnlock after clearing the main mission of Afterglow
Mt. Hades (Oigami ga Toki Mission)Opened after clearing the main mission of Asahi Hikari

Nioh 2 1.09 Update Patch Notes | New armor

Nioh 2 1.09 Update Patch Notes | Photo mode, new skin, and more missions

And to celebrate the game’s shipping milestone, Team Ninja is giving away the Maniki Armor. The team didn’t reveal if it had any special properties.

Nioh 2 1.09 Update Patch Notes | Balance changes and new options

There are also some slight tweaks and additions. There is a new Guardian Spirit — Kage — that you get for completing a certain delivery mission (but it doesn’t affect the Guardians trophy). The other tweaks are numerous but small. Some attacks don’t take away as much Amrita, some weapons, some bugs have been fixed, and some enemies have been adjusted.

But you can also now hide the blood splatter from your face. You don’t want to look all bloody for your pics, do you?

Full Nioh 2 1.09 update patch notes

Here are the full Nioh 2 1.09 update patch notes. They might be a little wonky since there were translated from Japanese. We will update this guide if English patch notes come out.

One million breakthrough memorial

In commemoration of the number of “Nio 2” sold exceeding 1 million * worldwide , “Maniki Armor” will be distributed.

After the update to Ver 1.09, you can receive “Manoni Armor” in the company’s “Gifts”.

* Number of sales (total number of packages shipped and number of download sales)

New element / new function
    •  Add new mission
      Mission nameHenMission release conditions
      Bellflower swordShadow versionUnlocked by clearing the main mission of Dark Shadows
      Invitation of Kirin childrenShadow versionCleared by clearing the submission “Golden Country”
      Ryobo’s bondShadow versionUnlocked after clearing the main mission of twilight version
      Cut off the dayTwilightUnlocked after clearing the main mission of twilight version
      Wind of humanityAfterglowUnlock after clearing the main mission of Afterglow
      What to entrustAfterglowUnlock after clearing the main mission of Afterglow
      Wave of demonsAfterglowUnlock after clearing the main mission of Afterglow
      Pulsation of disasterAfterglowUnlock after clearing the main mission of Afterglow
      Mt. Hades (Oigami ga Toki Mission)Opened after clearing the main mission of Asahi Hikari
      • The delivery mission does not affect the acquisition conditions of the trophy “Koukou Musou no Samurai” or the “mission conquest rate” in “Ayakashi no Yumeji”.
      • The Aigami Time Mission “Mt. Hades” will appear in the same cycle as other Aima Time Missions.
    • Add photo mode

      If you activate Photo Mode during the game, the time will be stationary, you can adjust the camera angle and brightness, set special filters and frames, etc., and shoot the landscape in the game with the SHARE button . It can be used by selecting “Photo mode” added to the status menu.
      • Photo mode can be activated even during multiplayer, such as when you are accompanied by Tokiyo, but in that case the time does not stop.
    • Addition of guardian spirit “Kage”

      It can be obtained by completing a specific delivery mission.
      • It does not affect the requirements for the trophy “Guardians”
    • Added the following items to “Game Settings” in the system menu

      Short-range weapon display … You can hide the short-range weapons that the player is equipped with when using a sword.

      Ranged weapon display… You can hide the ranged weapon that the player is equipped with when swording.

      Displaying the return blood of the player character … You can hide the return blood from the player’s armor and face.
  • Expanded the function so that you can lock and memorialize the soul as it is when displaying the list when you enshrine Tokuyo of the soul
Adjustment
  • Alignment effect of light armor “A master of unparalleled spear” “Kawabe youkai face” “Senari’s desire” “Illusion teaser” “Mute Katsuryu” “Iga Shinobi no Naga” “Iga Thick General” ” Adjusted the effect of “the old military master’s intrigue”
  • Adjusted the difficulty level of Ayakashi Yumeji to make you more frightened when you hit an enemy
  • Reduces the amount of Amrita lost by enemy attacks when you have a lot of Amrita
  • Adjusted the amount of Amrita that a specific boss can take in an attack
  • Increased the drop rate of items when defeating enemies with the monster technique of “Shijiro”
  • Adjusted the energy damage of “Kamimizu Kikuri”
  • Adjusted the energy damage of the sword martial arts “Kegon Drop”
  • Added the contents about interrupt guard input while being frightened by an enemy’s attack to the tutorial of “Guard and Evasion” in “Basic Actions”
  • When placing “Yoshizuka”, change it so that it cannot be placed in a position that interferes with the use of the company and hot springs
  • Changed to display the number of possessed tea utensils and the upper limit of possessed tea while displaying the information of tea utensils on the belongings screen
  • “Foil order”, “Wang order”, and “Otsu order” have been added to the items for switching the order of the tea utensils.
  • Changed the weapon information displayed on the equipment screen and inventory screen to reflect the attack power increase effect other than weapons
Bug fixes
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes the damage of “Kagen Drop” in the sickle martial art is not entered
  • Fixed a bug that the spear martial arts “Spear body change” might not go down when hitting a human enemy with 0 power
  • Fixed a bug where the two-sword martial art “Thunder God” sometimes activated without consuming power normally
  • Fixed a bug that when the secret effect of the hatchet’s mysterious throwing is set and the mystery effect is applied to the handaxe martial arts “Swordskill / Ni”, the enemy is not defeated in the first stage
  • Fixed an issue where the hatchet secrets “Exquisite Throwing” might not immediately respond to button input in the hatchet martial arts “Sun Moon Start Yin” and “Sun Moon Start Yin”
  • Fixed a bug that the “rolling sword” and “rolling blade” do not activate when using the “Nanto sickle” martial arts “Sanyu”.
  • Fixed a bug where Ninja Skill “Transparent Wave Removal” had lower energy damage compared to other weapon types only for swords and large swords
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused a player to jump over a downed opponent and not hit him
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused a hit by penetrating a shield such as a door for the Yokai technique of “Sake Douji”
  • Fixed a bug that damage to human enemies that can not be thrown does not occur for the ghost technique of “Youki” in the soul generation
  • Fixed a bug that it was difficult to get up and get up when some enemies grabbed to go down
  • Fixed a bug that “Tarling of wild boar” is triggered by the blush attack of “Double-sided lodging”
  • Fixed a bug that “Kato Danzou” may continue to survive without hitting the physical strength even if it hits a certain attack while using “Transformation Technique”
  • Fixed a bug in the main mission “Eye Reflection on the Eyes” that increased the battle result gauge with Suke when worshiping at the second company
  • Fixed a bug where “Sukebit” did not go to the proper position in the boss battle of the main mission “Shinten no Ma”
  • Fixed a bug that rarely caused the boss to be unable to destroy or the item to not drop in the boss battle of the main mission “Eye Reflection”
  • Fixed a bug in the Submission “Kuraku no Takumi” that sometimes resulted in being unable to proceed with certain steps when summoning rarely
  • Fixed a bug in the submissions “Ayakashi Kagura” and “Akoku no Sekimono” that displayed “There seems to be only opening from the other side of the door” in the empty place
  • Fixed to not lose loyalty when using “Shinkan Sublimation Mark” or “Shinkan Shinkansho” at “Training Ground”
  • Fixed a bug where the mission “Muzina” with level sync applied might drop items of the same level as those without level sync in certain steps
  • Fixed a bug that the operation cost on the “Operation Preparation” screen may increase by 1 when the fraction is 0.
  • Fixed a problem that the “!” Mark on the skill acquisition screen was saved / reproduced in “Configuration Management”.
  • Regarding “Number of scroll books obtained” in “Play Record”, fixed the bug that the availability of “scroll axes” recorded on the system save data side is not reflected when proceeding with multiple character data
  • Fixed a bug that damage of some yokai and guardian spirits is not displayed when it is set to “not display” in “damage display of allies other than yourself” in “game settings”
  • Fixed a bug that “Pitch of voice” in “Appearance settings” is reflected in the voice being shown
  • Fixed a bug where the special effects “Attack increase by recovery of physical strength” and “Defense increase by recovery of physical strength” did not activate due to “Recover physical strength by absorbing Amrita”
  • If you match the equipments with the transplant icon to the equipments with 7 special effects in “Soul matching”, even if there are multiple inheritable frames, “See another candidate for the finished product”. Fixed a bug that can not be selected
  • Fixed a problem that the result of modification may not be temporarily reflected in the status menu display when “Modification” is performed on equipped weapons and armor
  • Fixed a problem that the required status value due to “advancement” may not be reflected correctly in “remodeling” of armor
  • Other minor bug fixes