Two weeks on from its launch on Steam, Nioh 2 has just got a new update for its PC version on Valve’s platform, which brings some additional features and a whole bunch of bug fixes. While only tagged as a “small update” in the notes, it does add some key changes – such as the addition of DLSS – as well solutions for some pesky gameplay hiccups you might have encountered, and a free bonus, too.
The Nioh 2 version 1.26 update notes on the action-RPG game’s Steam page announce that DLSS – image upscaling tech for Nvidia graphics cards that helps dial up the resolution of images on higher-res monitors – has been added to Nioh 2’s graphics settings. It’s available for the GeForce RTX series graphics boards and “can be switched outside of missions”, as Koei Tecmo explains.
Plus, there’s a new transformation added with the patch called “Dragon Ninja”. As explained by the devs on Twitter, this is a bonus skin celebrating the reveal of Team Ninja’s Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection, “which players can use to transform themselves into Ryu Hayabusa in Nioh 2!”. You can grab this by accessing ‘boons’ from the new PC game’s shrine (and take a peek at the skin below).
As for bug fixes, the new PC patch addresses a range of issues. For example, bugs that could cause items to “suddenly become unusable during multiplayer”, make ‘Sloth Talisman’ effect durations far too long, cause cosmetics to behave a little strangely, UI elements to not display correctly, crashes, and various other things.
To celebrate the reveal of NINJA GAIDEN: Master Collection, The development team have created the "Dragon Ninja" skin, which players can use to transform themselves into Ryu Hayabusa in #Nioh2! Access the Shrine menu & select the Boons tab in order to obtain the exclusive bonus! pic.twitter.com/G6J5OCuwvo
— Team NINJA (@TeamNINJAStudio) February 18, 2021
You can check out the patch notes in full on Steam here if you’re keen for the full rundown. Or, we have a handy guide to the best Nioh 2 PC settings if you’re keen to see what your rig can do with the game.