Sucker Punch has been constantly delivering incremental upgrades for the multiplayer mode, improving it and adding cosmetics, since the debut of Ghost of Tsushima: Legends. Rivals, a brand-new game mode that pits players against one another, was recently introduced. Meanwhile, Survival enthusiasts awaited more significant changes.
However, not long after Rivals was released, it was revealed that Survival will be getting some attention as well. The inclusion of two new maps, one of which has already been released, was revealed as part of the new content coming to Survival Mode.
Story and Survival Game are both included in Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, a separate cooperative multiplayer mode for Ghost of Tsushima. Prior to the latest update, Survival Mode only contained four maps, the same four that were launched alongside the multiplayer mode on October 21st, 2020, causing many players to relive the same content in search of fresh items. As a result, Legends fans were understandably concerned about fresh material.
Thankfully, the solution is now and coming soon, with the announcement of two new Survival Mode maps, Twilight and Ashes and Blood and Steel. Twilight and Ashes is now playable, while Blood and Steel, a map based on Iki Island, will be available a week later on October 1st, 2022.
For gamers who possess Ghost of Tsushima or Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, both maps are accessible for free. To play the Iki Island-inspired map Blood and Steel, players do not need to own the Director’s Cut of the game.
Up to four players combat waves of monsters who threaten to destroy distinct sections of a location in Survival Mode. The addition of two new maps so close together bodes well for the game mode, as it is likely to entice returning players who may have been dissatisfied with the original four maps due to their repetitive nature. Although nothing is known about Blood and Steel, Twilight and Ashes has already been revealed and appears to be a fantastic map for Hunters owing to the numerous view spots.
It’s great to learn that there will be two new Survival maps. Until recently, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends didn’t receive many significant upgrades. After all, it was a free expansion to Ghost of Tsushima with no microtransactions. Sucker Punch appears to be considering incorporating more frequent updates now that Ghost of Tsushima: Legends may be purchased separately.
Still, given that these two maps took over a year to make, it’s logical to assume that additional maps following the release of Blood and Steel will take even longer, if we get any more maps at all. If that’s not enough, Legends now adds Rivals Mode, which is expected to receive upgrades in the future owing to its recent debut.