We already that one of the most awaited updates for the Nioh 2 is live on the PlayStation 4 console. The new update has brought in a lot of adjustments and new features, but most importantly it has brought with it the cross-save functionality with the soon to be released PlayStation 5 version.
The new cross-save management function in update 1.24 will allow players to transfer save files from the PlayStation 4 to the PlayStation 5 versions and vice versa.
Cross-save management function added
You can select this function via the SYSTEM option at the title screen.
Save data from the PS4 version can be uploaded, then downloaded to the PS5 version, allowing you to continue playing. (It is also possible to transfer from the PS5 version to the PS4 version.) – To download the saved data, access must be done through the same PSN account as the one originally used to upload.
– Trophies are handled differently in the PS5 and PS4 versions. Some trophies that have already been earned (those that are difficult to earn again) will be automatically acquired when the saved data is loaded.
PS5 version cross-matching support -The PS5 version does not allow matching by Friends. To play with a specific user, please use a password.
The other features brought forth by the new update is as follows:
The following bosses’ Burst Attacks have been adjusted to make them easier to Burst Counter.
Nue’s biting Burst Attack
Shuten Doji’s fire-breathing Burst Attack
Otakemaru’s rushing Burst Attack
The equipment selected as the base will now remain selected after Soul Matching has been performed
On the Expedition preparation screen for Picture Scroll missions, ‘Destroy’ can now be selected in the Selection Settings under ‘Choose Mission’
Kodama can no longer hide while the only Magic Fire, Water, or Lightning Familiar Talismans are active
The Nioh 2 1.24 update also introduces some bug fixes:
Fixed an issue where the First Active Skill, ‘Battering Ram’, caused unnatural pushback when performed against a wall
Fixed an issue where Uminyudo would recover from any ‘Curse of…’ applied to it upon returning to the water
Fixed an issue where the Kamaitachi appearing in The Crucible would sometimes climb over steps
Fixed an issue where you could not dispel Kashin Koji’s phantom bullet attack using a Barrier Talisman
Fixed a bug where you could Burst Counter several Minamoto no Yoshitsune and Yoki’s non-Burst Attacks
Fixed an issue in the main mission ‘Dawn of the Demon’ and the Twilight Mission ‘The Cradle of the Demon’ where Sudama that had retreated would respawn
Fixed an issue in the Twilight Mission, ‘The Cradle of the Demon’, where enemies could find the player while they were praying at a certain shrine
The name of the Uesugi’s Crest Protection ‘Nullify Damage (Purification)’ has been changed to ‘Protection (Purification)’ to match its actual effect
Fixed an issue in which the following effects were not activated when the status effect ‘Purified’ or ‘Sanctity Talisman’ was present:
Onmyo Magic items: Fire, Water, or Lightning Familiar Talismans
Special Effect: ‘Ultimate Constitution’
‘Calming Breath’ from the Guardian Spirit, Ho-oh
Switchglaive Active Skill: ‘ Whirling Blade’
Fixed an issue where the effect of the Guardian Spirit’s Protection, ‘Calming Breath’ would sometimes fail to take effect when discovered by a Sudama
Fixed an issue where the special effect ‘Ominous Pact’ would not be removed by Anima recovery caused by picking up a Soul Core
Fixed an issue where the Guardian Spirit Protection, ‘Anima Bonus (Ranged Hit)’, did not take effect when hitting an enemy with an arrow explosion while the Ninja Skill ‘Fire: Explosive Arrow was active
Fixed an error in the description of the ‘Purified’ status ailment in the Effect Icon List
Fixed an issue where the special effect ‘Death Dancer’ would sometimes lose count when a player is hit by an enemy attack during a Feral Burst Counter
Fixed an error in the descriptions of the Suiki and Nightmare Bringer’s weaknesses in ‘Yokai Illustrations’
Nioh 2 is now available on PlayStation 4. It is scheduled to be launched on PC and PlayStation 5 later this week.