​​​Ghost of Tsushima: Legends gets standalone release, adds new “Rivals” mode on September 3

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​​​Ghost of Tsushima: Legends gets standalone release, adds new “Rivals” mode on September 3

New updates start to arrive on August 20 alongside Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut.

Last October, we launched Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, our very first online multiplayer project as a studio, which expanded the gameplay of Ghost of Tsushima into a supernatural world inspired by Japanese mythology. And to say that your support and enthusiasm blew our wildest expectations out of the water is an understatement. We have loved seeing reactions and photo mode shares for the past 10 months, and have lost plenty of sleep staying up late to watch teams streaming their Raid progress. Thank you to everyone who’s played so far! 

With just two weeks to go until Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut, we wanted to talk about what’s next for Legends*. As always, just like all Legends content, every update detailed below will be available at no additional charge to owners of any version of Ghost of Tsushima on PS4 or PS5, with no Director’s Cut purchase required. Players on PS4 and PS5 will also be able to play together seamlessly, and progression in Legends carries over regardless of which console you’re playing on. 

​​​Ghost of Tsushima: Legends gets standalone release, adds new “Rivals” mode on September 3

First, today we’re excited to reveal Rivals, an all-new mode coming to Ghost of Tsushima: Legends on September 3 (including new Trophies and cosmetics!). In Rivals, two teams of two will compete to defeat waves of enemies. With each defeated foe, you’ll collect Magatama that you can use to harm the other team. For example, you can spend Magatama on Shades to block your opponents’ purchases, Curses (health drain, exploding bodies, etc), Hwacha fire, and more. Once you’ve spent enough Magatama, you’ll unlock Final Stand waves. Complete these before the opposing team to win!

Ghost of Tsushima

Second, at the same time Rivals launches, we’ll be releasing the Gear Mastery system.

This is a new expansion of the progression systems and rewards for Legends. Players who’ve earned 110-level gear will now be able to bind it to a class and activate “Mastery Challenges.” This will allow a piece of gear’s Ki level to be upgraded to 120 and eventually unlock a second perk slot! As you activate Mastery Challenges, you can also unlock a new Ability and new Techniques for each class.

Starting on August 20 (release date of Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut), we’re also releasing an update that will add new features to Legends, including some changes based on feedback from the community. We’ve rebalanced the Survival mode to shorten the session length and added new weekly Survival Nightmare challenge variants. We’ve also unlocked additional cosmetics in Legends for players who’ve earned them in Jin’s story and New Game+.

Ghost of TsushimaGhost of Tsushima

Again, all of the above will be available at no additional cost if you already own Ghost of Tsushima, but for those of you who don’t own Ghost of Tsushima yet but are interested in trying out Legends, starting on September 3 we’re also offering a new way to buy Legends on its own, without the single-player campaign starring Jin Sakai.

This new standalone version of Legends will be available on PlayStation Store starting on September 3 for $19.99 / €19.99 / £15.99 on PS4 or PS5 consoles. With the exception of some cosmetics that can only be unlocked via the single-player campaign, this is the same Legends content accessible by owners of Ghost of Tsushima, so you’ll have access to the content released in 2020 in addition to everything new described above. (And of course, you’ll be able to play cooperatively with players who own the full version). For players who purchase the standalone release of Legends, if you decide you want to check out the rest of Ghost of Tsushima, you’ll be able to upgrade to Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut at any time for $40 / €50 /£44 (PS4) or $50 / €60 / £54 (PS5).

In addition to all of the above, we’ll be adding a new piece of content each week from September 10 through October 1, including an additional Rivals map, new Survival maps inspired by Iki Island and Iyo’s realm, and Trials of Iyo, a new harder-difficulty version of last year’s Raid that offers challenges in bite-sized chunks, and offers a new set of online leaderboards. 

Thank you once again to everyone who has played Ghost of Tsushima: Legends! We can’t wait to get all of this new content and the Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut into your hands very soon!

*Internet connection and PlayStation Plus membership required to download and play Legends Mode. PlayStation Plus membership is subject to a recurring subscription fee taken automatically until cancellation. Age restrictions apply. Full terms: play.st/PSPlusTerms

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  • Why does it cost 10 more euros than dollars to upgrade from the standalone Legends to the full game?
    It costs €80 to get the full game if you do it by first buying the Legends version.
    Its only for EU territories it costs extra?

    • them tink we are ritch = have lots of €€€€ to spend

      i buy lots lesser games then before .
      also more cheaper bin games .

      why a game +-25 -30 € like 7 days to die on pc i play more then 600 hour ?
      fun + underpriced

      consolle version = i hope after gold on pc them bring out on ps5 .

      devs + publishers tink their game = worth somting = lots of times = not

      price diference pc vs consolles
      diferent prices in contry ….
      if i see cheaper elswhere i do not buy on psn enimore .

      sony can be great but them selfs are not nowing them are hurting them selves .

      beta ps5
      why only some favo contry ???
      i do not have mi ps4 enimore then them ask = you want beta ps4 = no i want beta ps5
      stupid to ask you want to do beta on a device you do not have enimore.

      ore you tread every consummer same ore pepel go else where

      mp = dead
      to many cheaters on consolles in every game like on pc.

    • Love to see you guys still supporting multiplayer mode

  • So will all trophies earned on Legends transfer over from PS4>PS5 & vice versa?

  • Love to see that you guys still support this amazing multiplayer mode!

  • no
    play the sp game on ps4 = i love ith
    also great you give peopel mp free = i did not ask + wil never play , great to others who like
    wil not buy newer version = dislike 100 %

    give free update + bring out dlc solo ask 10 € so = an option ( i do realy not agry on 80+ €games if games can not entertain me longer then x amount of time )
    direct cut ore game of year edition ore combo back = great if you dit not jet play the game

    without respect to day 1 consumers = next time = no day 1 to me whith part 2 ( so devs ore publishers who are complaining peopel do need to buy day 1 = blame you self by stupid desions )

    • try that again in english

    • BMSvonSKW google translate

      I bought this beautiful game day 1 but don’t want to pay for any upgrade.
      update for free release. optional dlc paid if you want.
      mp does not interest me at all , but nice for those who find it interesting .

      part 2 wil not be day 1 but bin

      free upgrade to ps5 whitout dlc .

    • What! Aperrenly you have issues.
      Go play fornite or COD and re think what you just typed.

    • I can translate. He wishes Day 1 buyers didn’t have to pay so much extra to play it on their PS5. Because he no longer has his PS4. He would rather that they charge $10 for the DLC and give us the PS5 upgrade for free if we bought the PS4 version Day 1 and just charge us $10 for DLC.

      I agree with him to be honest. But I love the game so much that I don’t mind supporting the devs at all in hopes of more games like this being made.

    • If the DLC is substantial enough, they have every right to charge 20 quid for it. Who are you to say it should be 10?

      Now, I still agree that it should have been like FFVII Remake. Free Update to the native PS5 version and frankly, the PS5 version of FFVII seems to be doing WAY MORE, in way of enhancements, then the 30 quid upgrade for PS5 of GOT.

      Then you can jump into the expansion whenever you want to. But the way they are doing it, they are getting NO MONEY from me now and I bought the CE of the original release.

      Well done there Sony. You have nobody to blame but yourself when sales of this are below your targets, just like the failure GT Sport.

    • Why would an expansion be only$10?


      I really can’t kill them for charging $10 essentially for the upgrade and 30 for the expansion plus upgrade because this has been one of the most consumer friendly games we’ve seen in a long time prior to this. The sheer fact that they added a robust multiplayer mode and they continue to support it with free updates is impressive. It’s not like the development costs are free..

      And we did get a 60 FPS patch. You’re really only getting dual sense support with the upgrade, so you are fine to stick with the original version.

      Look at it this way. They delivered a spectacular game with no microtransactions and a robust multiplayer mode that continues to get supported. If anyone has earned the right to ask for a little more money it’s Sucker Punch with Ghost of Tsushima. That’s why I really don’t have a problem with it. They’ve earned it. I’m sure the expansion is well worth $20 and that extra $10 for the upgrade is half the price of what you would spend on Legends.

  • Amazing.

    I’ve had the game since launch, but I’m only really getting stuck in to Legends since last week. I’m loving it. I’m completely hooked.
    I was hoping for some extra stuff for the PS5 release, but wasn’t expecting this much.

    This is great to see.

  • Awesome update to the best co-op multiplayer mode ever. This gets me even more excited than the DLC, I know what I’ll be doing all September!

    • more intrested in sp + mp
      next games

      diablo 2 remasterd

      dying licht 2

      black 4 blood

      sp games
      far cry 6
      kitarya fables
      moster harvest
      tales of arise

      Ghost of Tsushima ended story = do not play enimore .
      biggest problem i ave whith lots of sony games ( 1 x then never enimore )

    • no idea what you mean. Yes I’m also happy for other games coming up, have a nice day!

    • So you are hyping all of these co-op games but criticizing ghosts of sashima because after the story ends there’s nothing to do. So why exactly don’t you play Legends mode?

      You stated in a previous post that you have no interest in the multiplayer portion yet you are hyping games like back for blood and Diablo because of the multiplayer/coop. That makes no sense and you sound like a European troll. We really need mods here.

    • I very rarely agree with Tyler, but to be honest, you can’t get annoyed at them adding an MP and the champion MP games that can also be played as a single player experience.

      I don’t play MP, and 100% don’t think the MP should have been bolted on to the SP game, but some people really like it, so more power to them. It didn’t take my platinum away from me, so it doesn’t matter about the trophies.

  • As fun as Legends is I was really hoping you avoided new trophies 😠.

    Not every mp game needs new trophies for new modes. Please tell me they aren’t going to be stupidly hard or luck based like so many mp games like to do.

    • biggest problem whith trophies = you do not gain % reduction to new games ore free stuf .

      also mp trophies = not ok

    • How does it hurt in any way shape or form to add multiplayer trophies when it’s not part of the Platinum? These are additional trophies that don’t affect the Platinum. What type of troll crack are people smoking? It’s like people want to make up criticisms these days to attack Sony.

      And to the Foreigner who continues spamming the same copy paste nonsense, half the people can’t understand what you’re saying anyway. And to those that do decipher it, we are now dumber for doing so.

      Multiplayer trophies equal bad? Not when they aren’t part of the Platinum and literally free add-ons..

  • interesting

  • Damn. I really hate this stupid multiplayer crap and all the trophies you keep adding. You’re forcing me to play garbage to keep my 100% Well, live and learn. For the next sucker punch game, I’ll be waiting a year at least and buying used from.

    • You are a clown and Sucker Punch is better off without you.

      Because they are adding free content and adding trophies that have nothing to do with the Platinum you are going to boycott the next game until you can find it used so the developer and publisher receive no money. You are a classy individual. And you better have a damn impressive trophy resume to care that much about keeping your 100% when you already have the Platinum. 🤡

  • thundercatss4d

    fornite or COD
    lol = kids ore cheaters games + i tink you play a lot
    dit not play cod – bf in a long time = wil not enimore pay 1 € to greedy cod ore bf game
    fortnite = lol realy go play lego = even more fun ( never try out in mi live )

    issues = jes

    free ps4 to ps5 version of Ghost of Tsushima
    whitout dlc if you own a copy
    then put out dlc +-10 €

    only correct way if you respect day 1 buyers of you game

    not al like mp ( i do not to in Ghost of Tsushima )

  • Please divide the second raid into two parts, its too time consuming

  • Can you start working on your next big PS5 exclusive game please? We are going to be lacking them for a LONG time. To hear you are still wasting time with this 14 months after the launch of your last game and beyond is just depressing.

    • ps5 exclusieve bij start hebben niet het volledige team nodig .

      Dus dat kan geen kwaad dat een andere groep aan dlc of uitbreidingen werkt.

    • Wasting time?…wow talk about a pathetic comment,so devs supporting their game is wasting of time now?…you have no one to blame but you for buying an overhyped new system on launch without games on it to play but your PS4 ones ha.

    • @andrewzqual

      You really think them supporting Legends mode means they aren’t working on their next game? It doesn’t take 200 people to add new content to Legends mode. It takes less than 20 my dude. They have allocated a very small unit to continue updating Legends mode while the rest are on production or pre-production for the next game which most likely is a sequel to GoT. Because it will be a sequel, that means they are using the same assets and the same engine, so it shouldn’t take that long. Quite honestly I would expect it in no more than 2-3 years. Tops.

      @Welmosca & andrewsqual

      Why would we be lacking big exclusives on PS5? The next two years are going to be absolutely packed. Horizon, GoW, GT7, Forspoken, FFXVI, Spiderman 2, etc. What, because some of those are cross-gen that invalidates the superior PS5 version? Did you not see what Forbidden West looks like on PS5? You think PS4 owners are going to get anything that looks remotely close to that? Miles was a launch game and the difference between PS4 and PS5 was immense. I feel bad for people who play it on PS4 because it’s so inferior. Ray tracing at 60, DualSense, instant loading. Say what you want about cross gen but nobody is putting out superior next-gen versions. I wouldn’t touch forbidden West on PS4 personally. Obviously I’d rather the games not be on PS4 at all but it seems like they’re leveraging the PS5 quite well and I can’t complain.


      PS5 wasn’t the overhyped console, that would be Series X and Series S.

      12 teraflops yet performance is worse than a 10 teraflop PS5. Series S literally has games running at sub 720P. The PS5 wasn’t overhyped, if anything it’s vastly outperforming its specs.

      What about the PS5 was over hyped?

      DualSense? No. If anything the dual sense has been a revelation and exceeded expectations with massive third-party support and worldwide love from the industry to the point where Phil Spencer literally said Xbox is going to look into doing something similar.

      SSD? See R&C, Returnal, Miles, Demon’s Souls.

      3D audio? Nobody’s doing it better.

      Sales records and unprecedented demand. High rated exclusives. What exactly isn’t PS5 doing? What because you don’t like Jim Ryan? Because some of these games are going to be cross-gen?

      And you say there are no games to play other than PS4. Did u miss Ratchet & Clank, Demon’s Souls Remake, and Returnal? Three extremely high rated next-gen exclusives. And I know you’re going to troll this portion, but Destruction All-Stars and Godfall aren’t currently on last gen. Godfall is coming, but not yet. And destruction All Stars was a PS Plus freebie so spare me the Metacritic. It doesn’t change the fact that the game is fun and next gen exclusive.

      Also, if you are so heavily criticizing the fact that many games will be cross-gen going forward, you must really laugh at Xbox considering all of their games are cross gen.

      It’s funny how salty kids who couldn’t get a PS5 criticize something they know nothing about. Demon’s Souls Remake, Returnal, and Ratchet & Clank are three of the best games from the past year. Good luck playing those on PS4. And the bevy of free upgrades and enhanced editions are lovely. Genshin, Mortal Shell, God of War, Jedi, Metro, etc etc. I honestly feel bad for PlayStation gamers who don’t yet have a PlayStation 5 because it’s so vastly Superior it’s not even funny. The loading times and dual sense alone make it worth the price of admission.

  • I am always excited for more Legends content.

    I would love a dueling mode. Just being able to fight against my friends one on one with the mechanics of the duels from the single player story. It would be nice to run a couple of duels as a way of winding down after a tough survival session, or if we don’t have enough time to start a mission.

    • Great idea…that would be like a fighting game.That made me think,Jin needs to be added to Soul Calibur 6 hehe.

    • That’s a great idea for sure. Some minor PVP is a necessary evolution in my opinion. Or at the very least it could be like it was in Borderlands just to mess with your friends or maybe even bet some of your loot.

      I would save Jen for PlayStation All-Stars 2 personally. A game that really needs to happen considering how many new PlayStation mascots have come into the fold since the original.

  • Ghost of Tsushima and Legends itself just keep getting better and better. They stay winning.

  • Now all they need to do is separate the install into two parts on PS5 so I don’t have to waste storage space on all this PVP addition.

  • Much as I like Legends, adding a PvEvP mode does nothing for me. I’d rather you added three new missions, another raid, different loot, a new weapon…

    Hated Gambit in Destiny, not seeing myself liking this.

    New content is great, but this one doesn’t seem to be for me.

  • 🤘Awesome news! These additions sound really great can’t wait to play them all!🤟

    ❤️❤️❤️As somebody who will be paying for the PlayStation 5 upgrade normally id say im not a fan of these paid upgrades but with Sucker Punches commitment to this game adding so much content especially after supposedly no more content was to be added im happy to pay to support a great developer and the future of this amazing franchise! ❤️❤️❤️

    THANK YOU! 💕

    • The cow being so happy to get milked …. You will end up paying what ? 80$-90$ total for a game that is not even complete. And it might not even be over, they probably have some more MP DLCs planned for the next years and more islands for you to pay for …. But the cow is delighted ….

    • @meow_rengar

      Christ aren’t you a entitled individual!

      New content is being added that was never originally planned because of the success of the game and the love given to it by the fans (obviously not you) as a thank you with around 20hrs of new gameplay, new armor and abilities and a completely free huge update to the online multi-player Legends and you’re crying because you think you’re being ripped off?

      As i said i don’t agree with paid PS4 to PS5 upgrades but in this instance its going to a great developer.

      Honestly if you feel that way just don’t buy the dlc or the upgrade vote with your wallet but you’ll be in the minority because most appreciate all the efforts Sunker Punch have done.

  • So excited about this

  • Sucker Punch who?

    You turned into a turd.

  • As always sucker Punch delivering! Hype for this new update

  • Nice can’t wait ❤️

  • Loved the game. One of my top 5.
    Please consider adding an invasion mode to the Mp mode.
    On two players tasked to protect/guard target…and 2 players tasked to terminate target.

  • Thank you for surpassing expectations once again, looking forward to the update!

  • Will the game be native 4k on PS5 with 60 FPS, I keep seeing 4k options but not seeing specifics. Also are Textures 4k/ different from base game. Base game on ps5 looks muddy, images aren’t sharp and textures don’t look high res.

  • That’s a reminder for me to NEVER buy a SuckerPunch’s game ever again. Game doesn’t come fully finished. Months later you get a useless Raid mode, 1 year later more useless MP most of people don’t want and then solo DLCs you got to pay for ….. If I had known, i would have waited 3 years when maybe the game will finally be complete.

    • Quit complaining,this ain’t your usual multiplatform bs of cutting content before release which you probably buy lol.All the legend stuff is free and the Iki DLC well…I really don’t think they had it planned since the beginning after all they couldn’t predict the success of Ghost.

    • Yep, they are garbage now.

  • Thanks to SONY’s charging more for PS5 version I’ve just sold my PS4 disc.
    I am a very patient guy.
    I will wait 2-3 years when the price go down to 10 bucks for the PS5 version of the game

  • I’m outta space on my HD, how about a beta code so I can install an NVMe before this comes out?

  • What’s up with all the hate ? I am very excited for more Ghost of Tsushima content thank you for still supporting this masterpiece

  • I don’t think Legends needed more stuff but it’s welcome,new trophies for Legends though uugh those aren’t welcome.The current Legends trophies are annoying as they are no need for more.

  • I remember Red Dead Redemption 2 announced a standalone installation for multiplayer, and if I recall, this did not (as I’d hoped) include an option to only install the singleplayer data, too. Is there any way to enable Ghost of Tsushima to selectively install its single-player content, to cut down on storage size?

  • Trophies being added to multiplayer is annoying. Leave it off.
    Thank you for the new free content however.

  • Nice.
    Very Good 😍😍😍😍
    I Really like this game.
    I suggest you play. And enjoy(Especially from photomode😉).

  • Is that cursed utility charm a new type of loot we can get in legends?

  • New legendary gear soon?

  • Could you please bring back those 4 limited time Sony themed Samurai gear for the 4 legends classes. Those outfits being… God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, Shadow of the Colossus, and Bloodborne. The God of War & Bloodborne ones were especially cool.
    It’s weird, I updated my Legends to the Directors Cut on PS5 and loaded in my PS4 save and I swear those 2 outfits I had from this promotion were missing. :(
    Please bring them back and make them permanent this time. Thanks!

  • I’ve been playing ghosts of tsushima for 1 year now. I love the single player game and legends multiplayer. Yesterday I played the revamped legends. 15 waves for gold and nm are too short. It routinely takes me only 45minutes to complete nm with 25 waves. The ronin’s bombs seemed nerfed to a degree. Gone are the fire spirits :*( . My spirit kunai legendary attribute has been reduced from 15s cooldown to 10s. My concern is by the time we reach the new max of 120 ki nm is going to be like gold is now which is way too easy. Dont punish good players just because a minority of the community doesn’t like the nm challenge by reducing the waves in nm Gold seems untouched and is still too easy compared to the level 105 max gear it rewards. Will comment more as I play more.

  • OMG….

    What did you do with last update?….

    Give us back please a real oldschool nightmare in Legends
    but not this light tiny nightmarite
    which looks like bronze+ with funny red balls….

  • why decreased the number of enemy waves in Survival?
    The golden level fell to bronze. A round lasts up to 10 minutes. The first waves are stretched in time only from the 4th – 5th wave, the game accelerates.
    At the moment, for 4 medium ghosts, it’s not a challenge even so easy that you don’t want to sit down for the round.

  • No New raid….only One add… I’m crying

  • Dear developer, if you listening please bring back “Hwachas” and make Nightmare survival truly “Nightmare” , good players already leaving, right now “Nightmare survival” like a Lego Land. This is the only game ever that I played for almost a year, I really want to keep playing it…

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