Warning: We’ve ensured that our walkthrough comprises minimal spoilers so you may nonetheless benefit from the sport even for those who need assistance finishing all of the story missions. However, if you wish to know nothing concerning the sport earlier than taking part in, cease studying now and seek the advice of this walkthrough later.
In reaching Tsushima’s northern area, you are rapidly closing in on the tip of Ghost of Tsushima. All that is still is severely undermining the Mongol invasion by killing Khotun Khan himself–before he can get to the Japanese mainland. You’ll want to collect your allies and extra intelligence concerning the Mongols’ plans throughout the previous couple of missions of the sport.
Below is the entire walkthrough for Act 3 (for those who’re searching for Act 1, it is proper right here; Act 2 is right here). Check out the remainder of our Ghost of Tsushima guides for rundowns on the entire Character Tales, Mythic Tales, and sidequests–as properly as detailed guides for locating all of Tsushima’s many collectibles and upgrades.
Wolves At the Gates
Near the fort is a Mongol outpost in White Falls Village, and if you have not liberated it but, you may wish to cease and accomplish that now to provide your self some respiratory room within the space. It’s not an particularly powerful outpost–you solely must remove all of the Mongols–so clearing it when you’re passing via it anyway is not a foul concept. You’ll discover the Mahakala Mask Mongol Artifact in a spherical, open tent within the outpost for those who do select to liberate it.
As you strategy the fort, follow the left aspect of the street, the place you will see tree stumps and the stays of an outdated logging camp. Your objective is to get onto the cliffs close to the camp to get alongside the fort; use the collapsed roof of one of many buildings and your iron hook to make your means as much as Takeshi. Survey the fort to allocate your forces, then head down and begin taking individuals out. You’re greatest off dropping the 2 archers on the ridge on the left to begin with, as they’re probably to see you for those who’re making an attempt to sneak round.
Once that is accomplished, you are free to take care of the Mongols as you see fit–a straight struggle is not too powerful a proposition because of the assist of Takeshi’s archers, however you too can fairly simply sow chaos with poison darts, arrows, and cautious assassinations. Most of the enemies have a tendency to remain collectively, so use the rooftops and tall grass to kill just a few with poison and pressure everybody to begin separating.
Clear this batch of Mongols and a patrol will return to the fort, supplying you with an opportunity to ambush them. After that, proceed to the gate and you will catch sight of Yuna’s forces attacking the fort from the opposite aspect. You want to fulfill them and end off the Mongols within the fort, however to do this, it is advisable cross a bridge between the fort’s two most important sections. That bridge is guarded by a hwacha, which makes a frontal assault powerful. You can sneak below the bridge to take care of the hwacha for those who want, however you will be alone and vastly outnumbered.
Charging the bridge head-on, or sneaking over rigorously, are each viable choices. The sneaky choice might be the better one to execute successfully. Use the iron hook to swing over to the cliffs on the opposite aspect of the bridge, and you’ll sneak round via the tall grass and get to the hwacha, whereas additionally discovering a possibility to slaughter a Mongol Leader. If you will get to the hwacha, you can begin blasting the Mongols with it, making clearing the realm for Takeshi’s males fairly easy–especially as a result of the Mongols will not be very good and seemingly will not instantly determine that you simply’re taking pictures them with their very own weapon. Once you set off preventing on this part of the fort, you should utilize the hwacha to remove Mongol reinforcements as Takeshi’s males meet again up with you.
Fight right down to the primary gate and meet again up with Yuna. You’ve obtained loads of allies at this level, so simply end off the Mongols to finish the story.
A Gathering Storm
Talk to Yuna at Jogaku Temple once more to provoke the story. You’ll then be transported to Port Izumi, the place your objective is to succeed in the lighthouse with out being noticed. The path is fairly straightforward to handle–head via the purple flowers and bear proper if you close to the camp in entrance of the lighthouse. Sneak alongside the cliff, the place you need to discover a collection of enemies with their backs turned to you, who might be simply assassinated.
Things get a little bit dicier if you begin to transfer via the camp, however not a lot. Use the slackline to get above the enemies and bypass those you may. Look for stands of tall grass to maneuver via. You can assassinate enemies if you need, however be sure you’re not going to get noticed if you do. Keep shifting towards the again of the lighthouse–there are an excellent eight or 10 Mongols scattered via this space, however all of them ought to be dealing with and strolling away from you, and for those who occur to search out multiple in a gaggle, await a second out of sight they usually’ll separate. You can in all probability get all through right here with out killing anybody if you wish to, however your assassinations ought to be nearly completely out of sight anyway. Just maintain a watch out for just a few guards in bizarre locations, just like the one which strolls round close to the tent, or the one contained in the wood steady on the finish of the ridge.
As you strategy the small bonfire close to the again of the lighthouse, observe that you may seize the Milk Pot Mongol Artifact as you go. From right here, you are fairly clear to slide in via the again of the lighthouse; remove the patrolling troopers for those who really feel like. Once there, examine the stuff on the bottom flooring, then climb to the highest to survey the port and end the story.
Heart of the Jito
Once once more, return to Jogaku Temple and discuss to Yuna once more. Ride for Castle Shimura and strategy it from the north, close to the waterfalls, to activate a cutscene. Cross the river and climb up the cliff to get in behind the fortress. Note that you may’t kill any of the guards contained in the fortress, so you will must be very cautious about not being seen.
Take the trail left of the place you enter via the gate and look ahead to patrolling guards. If you keep behind stuff, you can also make it fairly simply to the water’s edge and swim unseen below the bridge (you should utilize the crouch button to swim beneath the floor for those who get noticed). From right here, climb up on a crashed log and use the grapple hook to take the identical path you probably did when infiltrating the fortress final time.
Climb up the cliff and get to the constructing you discover there, being cautious to not alert the guard inside. You can climb as much as the roof utilizing the rock close by, which helps you to bypass the constructing and get to the backyard path behind it. From right here on, the important thing to this mission is endurance. The guards will have a tendency to maneuver out of your means for those who wait lengthy sufficient, and additional on, you will have to attend for conversations to finish earlier than your path turns into clear.
Use the tall grass within the backyard on the appropriate aspect to cover your self. As you progress into the trail space, the guard with the torch ought to transfer on from the bonfire the place he stops, permitting you to sneak alongside behind the crates on the appropriate aspect of the trail till you may cross to a different gap within the wall.
Carefully observe alongside the aspect of the maintain till you will get inside. You’ll wish to observe Lord Shimura whereas staying out of sight. As he strikes via the maintain, guards will clear their posts to make means for him, permitting you to slide in alongside behind him up ladders. Keep shifting with Shimura till you hit the room the place he’ll meditate. From right here, you will not be capable of get to the ladder that results in his quarters, so slip via the door on the finish of the corridor and climb out the window there.
You’ll discover two ladders that may take you as much as the highest of the keep–be cautious of the guard operating round on the very prime of the constructing. Slip previous him take the ladder contained in the guard tower to get down into Lord Shimura’s quarters. Drop off the observe on the marked spot and also you’re accomplished with the story.
Eternal Blue Sky
One final time, you will want to speak Yuna at Jogaku Temple. This is it–the large assault on Khotun Khan. Make positive you are prepared for an prolonged story sequence earlier than you decide to the story.
After some cutscenes and checking in along with your allies, you will head to Port Izumi to kick off your assault in opposition to the Khan. Your first objective is to struggle your means into the port and ambush the Khan’s reinforcements. It’s an ordinary battle along with your allies, so use your instruments to struggle via and remove all of the troopers earlier than regrouping with Norio and heading into the port.
Your path into the city itself is fairly straight and you will should be cautious to not stray from the place the sport needs you to go, or archers will bombard you with arrows and kill you nearly immediately. Follow the trail right down to the appropriate right into a frozen creek mattress so you may sneak in with out the Mongol troopers noticing you. There’s tall grass on the far finish the place you may disguise your self and get your bearings. In a normal sense, you wish to keep away from the troopers and get onto the rooftops of the buildings round you, whereas making your solution to a watchtower on the finish of this path. If you are cautious, you need to be capable of largely keep away from battle, no less than till you get to the bottom of the tower the place a few guards are standing.
After the cutscene on the tower, make your means onto the roof of the constructing throughout from you, both by going inside and to the second flooring, or by climbing up from the surface. You can use the rooftops right here to bypass a lot of the enemies within the space, however you are going to must struggle to cross the bridge forward. Upgraded chain assassinations are extraordinarily helpful for avoiding fights right here as properly. At the bridge, struggle via the troopers and proceed to the appropriate to search out the gate to the manor home, and past it, Khotun Khan.
Duel With Khotun Khan
You’ve come a great distance since your struggle with the Khan on the bridge, however he is nonetheless not straightforward to take care of. He has a number of unblockable assaults with bizarre timing that may journey you up for those who’re not cautious, and he hits arduous. He’s additionally very quick together with his spear, which might make parries powerful.
First, observe the Khan’s unblockable assaults, particularly the broad, low sweep transfer he likes to throw at you. This one you may bounce, however he’ll usually observe it up with a combo of two extra sweeping unblockable blows that you will have to dodge. If you may, it is perhaps higher to simply roll clear altogether, however for those who can handle to dodge all three, you will get in some hits when the Khan is weak afterward.
Khotun Khan additionally likes to return at you with a flourishing, spinning assault that ends in a vertical unblockable blow. The bother with this one is that for those who dodge early, he can alter and hit you with it. When he begins to spin, wait till the final potential second to side-step and you will have a free probability to wail on him. Go too early, although, and you will take the hit, not him.
Armor can also be an essential consideration on this struggle. If you’ve got been utilizing the Ghost armor to sneak via the Mongol camp, you need to swap over to one thing that’ll allow you to take extra punishment, just like the Samurai Clan Armor, Gosaku’s Armor, or the Sakai Clan Armor. The Samurai Clan Armor might be greatest, because it’ll convert injury you are taking from the Khan into Resolve, so you will have extra alternatives to heal your self.
As you progress within the struggle, Khan will add some blue-tinged spear strikes which might be blockable for those who’ve upgraded your Wind Stance. Parrying these present extra strong alternatives to do injury, so look ahead to them. When you get Khan right down to the tip of his well being bar, he’ll make a run for it, altering up the battle considerably.
Khan’s Last Stand
The Kahn retreats to his ship and you will have to struggle him once more, however this time, you will face him as if he was a Mongol Leader enemy flanked by a bunch of guards, as a substitute of as a duel–making the state of affairs considerably more durable, as you will must regulate a variety of enemies directly. Fortunately, you additionally get entry to all of your Ghost instruments and weapons, in addition to alternatives to make use of the setting to your benefit. Use each trick in your arsenal to win the struggle. Where Samurai Clan Armor was an excellent wager within the final struggle, you may wish to think about the Ghost Armor right here. If you may rack up just a few kills in a row, you may activate Ghost stance to kill much more of the troopers flooding the struggle, or to get some large hits in on the Khan with out coping with him blocking them. Defer to your most popular playstyle and make armor decisions accordingly.
First, struggle via the guards and chase the Khan up onto the ship. There, you will wish to prioritize coping with his troopers rapidly. You’ll have a batch of three or 4 powerful enemies to struggle to begin with, together with a Mongol Leader. Eventually, when you’re engaged with them, Khotun Khan will come after you to benefit from the distraction. Look for explosive barrels and different alternatives to kill a lot of enemies in a rush; there are extra barrels hanging over the battlefield that you may shoot down.
After you drop the primary batch of enemies, you will struggle the Khan whereas extra enemies begin to be part of the fray. He makes use of the identical set of strikes you noticed in the course of the duel, however now you will have a lot of area to maneuver properly away from his large assaults and extra alternative to counter him. He’ll additionally assault extra slowly, usually, giving you a chance to place area between you and him and hit him along with your different weapons if it is advisable.
Keep hitting the Khan and you will set off a cutscene, which additionally sends a bunch extra enemies streaming in whereas the Khan takes a break. Prioritize archers, as standard, as they will be very annoying throughout this struggle. They wish to take positions increased up on the decks of the ship, however additionally they stand subsequent to explosive barrels, making them straightforward to dispatch. You may additionally wish to attempt to use arrows to snipe out the bigger Brute enemies earlier than they’ve an opportunity to annoy. Note that there are refills on all of your consumables scattered across the ship’s deck, so do not be afraid to make liberal use of explosives, arrows, and kunai. After you kill sufficient enemies, some flaming particles will fall and wreck one aspect of the ship’s deck, so maintain your eyes open to keep away from it.
Continually skinny out the troopers after which deal with the Khan with parries and counterattacks. He has a ton of well being, however you can whittle it down and dash away if issues get too furry. When you harm the Khan sufficient, you will see a immediate to hit the Triangle button, which is able to minimize his spear down right into a extra sword-like blade. Khotun Khan will pull his defend at that time and beginning lighting his blade on hearth, so change your stance and ways accordingly. At the identical time, a bunch extra archers will present up–try to run away from the Khan and take them out rapidly. Try to make use of the archers to get your Ghost stance up, which can assist you end off the Khan as soon as and for all.
It’s cutscene time, earlier than you wrap up some remaining unfastened ends.
The Tale Of Lord Shimura
As you might need guessed, the state of affairs with Lord Shimura and the shogun is ongoing. Meet Lord Shimura at Omi Lake.
Most of what follows is story content material, however you’ll have to struggle one final duel. Lord Shimura makes use of all of the strategies you noticed from different samurai and ronin all through the sport. He strikes very quick with unblockable assaults, so be cautious of them–if he raises his katana above his head, he is doubtless about to return at you with a really quick overhead strike that begins a three-hit combo; dodge the primary two and parry the third. Likewise, inserting his katana in its scabbard alerts a possible three-hit unblockable combo that requires quick sidesteps (however you may interrupt it with a Heavenly Strike). Shimura additionally likes a thrust transfer with barely delayed timing, however this one is blockable, and you’ll parry it for those who get the grasp of its pace.
Keep parrying and countering and you need to win the duel earlier than too lengthy. At that time, you will wrap up Ghost of Tsushima’s most important story marketing campaign. After some cutscenes and credit, you will be returned to the sport world to wrap up some other unfastened ends. Check out our Ghost of Tsushima guides to full all of the tales, discover all of the collectibles, and earn all of the hidden Trophies within the sport.
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