Sekiro update 1.06 fixes frustrating boss battle bugs

FromSoftware and Activision have unsheathed a new title update for their award-winning samurai RPG, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.


Sekiro update 1.06 is now live and available to download across all versions of the game including PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia, making a small series of change with a couple of boss battle fixes.

This follows last month’s surprise update which introduced a chunk of new content long after Sekiro’s launch in early 2019. You can read the full patch notes for Sekiro update 1.06 below:

  • Fixed an issue where lock-on camera wasn’t functioning correctly with some bosses in “Reflection of Strength” and “Gauntlet of Strength”.
  • Fixed an issue where “Inner Genichiro” was not behaving as intended in certain situations.
  • Fixed an issue where the correct text was not displaying under INFORMATION upon changing language settings.
  • Fixed an issue where part of the UI was not displaying as intended.
  • Fixed an issue where the correct text was not displaying in some European languages.

Last month’s content drop added a number of new features to Sekiro. First up, we have the Reflections of Strength which allows players to revisit boss encounters, twinned with the new Gauntlet of Strength mode which has you fighting bosses back to back with just one life. There are new costumes too as well as Remnant system used to exchange messages between players.

In Jason’s review he scored Sekiro an almighty 9 out of 10, praising the game’s brutal yet ingenious combat:

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an incredible blend of story, gameplay and world design. I don’t think it trumps Bloodborne, personally, but it may well be the next best game that FromSoftware has created. It definitely has the most experimental aspects and rises above so many of its peers because it dares to punish you for not paying attention. As ever, the elation you find when overcoming a challenge is unparalleled. This is one for the masochists and the hard-headed, but it will welcome any who have the patience to learn it. Sekiro is bloody brilliant.

FromSoftware have yet to show us more of their next game, The Elden Ring. Meanwhile, their first entry in the Souls series, Demon’s Souls, received a recent remake on PS5 which bagged a 9 out of 10 in our review.

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