When playing story missions in Ghost of Tsushima: Legends you and a partner will run the gauntlet against Mongol and Oni forces as you cross off objectives.
At launch there are a total of nine playable story missions, each spinning their own tale as the Ghosts come closer to facing the main antagonist of Ghost of Tsushima: Legends – Iyo.
Once you’ve completed all nine missions, your attention will turn to replaying them (or hopping over to Survival mode) in the hopes of scoring gear with a better Ki rating as well as earning experience points and resources.
In Ghost of Tsushima: Legends you can squeeze even more rewards out of each story mission playthrough by completing three side objectives. These are only available when playing on silver tier difficulty or higher (including Nightmare), two of them requiring both players to trigger, so they’re not attainable on solo runs.
These three bonus objectives include: finding Gyozen’s lost scrolls, collecting Oni treasure, and surviving Gyozen’s curse.
How to complete story bonus objectives
It’s worth noting that each story mission is split into three stages separated by torii gates. When entering a stage you will see which bonus objectives are active for that particular zone. Here’s how to complete them.
Gyozen, Ghost of Tsushima’s wandering storyteller, has a penchant for leaving behind lost scrolls. These won’t always appear in the same location (or even the same stage) but are mostly found stashed away in mongol tents, stables, and other buildings with some hidden on rooftops and other hard to reach spaces. Gyozen’s lost scrolls give off a telltale blue glow so shouldn’t be hard to find. Doing so will give you bonus Essence at the end of a run.
Similar to lost scrolls, Oni treasure won’t always appear in the same location. However, these horned chests can easily be picked out by using your focus hearing to see their white outline – as long as it’s within range. Activating the chest requires both players and will spawn a small cluster of Oni you need to defeat in order to collect their treasure. A good tactic is to clear a stage of enemies before going back to the chest. Oni enemies are considerably more powerful than regular grunts so take a knee and wait for your cooldowns to reset on class abilities and equipped ghost weapons. Although they add an extra layer of challenge to story missions, collecting the Oni treasure will give you a bonus gear drop at the end of a run so they’re certainly worthwhile.
Finally, we have Gyozen’s Curse. We have a more detailed guide on how to survive Gyozen’s Curse which binds players together in order to make combat scenarios even tougher. Overcome this and you will earn additional Blessing.
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