Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is getting a big free update on October 29, in part to celebrate five million copies sold, and it’s adding some highly requested features including new skins and a boss rush.
The headliners are the Reflections of Strength and the Gauntlets of Strength. The former will let you rematch any boss you’ve already defeated by accessing their memory via Sculptor’s Idols, while the latter will challenge you to one-life boss rushes against multiple bosses.
Completing these challenges will unlock new skins for the Wolf, with two coming from Gauntlets and a third awarded just for beating the game.
To help you tackle these bosses and other tricky areas of Sekiro, From Software is adding a robust message system similar to the ones seen in the Dark Souls games.
They’re called Remnants, and in addition to text, they also let you record up to 30 seconds of movement. Remnants sounds like a proactive version of the bloodstain recordings seen in Souls games, which is pretty cool. And as with later Soapstone messages, you’ll be healed if someone upvotes your Remnant.