Check out this Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice guide on the New Game Plus feature! Find out what carries over to the New Game+, changing the difficulty levels & more!
What Carries Over In New Game+
Elements Carried Over Summary
- Consumable Items (Except Key Items)
- All Unlocked Skills
- Vitality, Posture, & Attack Power
- Unlocked Number Of Healing Gourd Uses
- Sen Collected
How To Start New Game+
Choose New Game Plus After The Story Ending
After you've completed the main story and the credits have finished rolling, you'll be prompted to choose to start a New Game Plus. When you do, items and Skills you've unlocked will carry over. Be warned that you cannot return to your 1st playthrough once you choose New Game+.Check Out The Guide To Different Endings!
Can Start New Game+ At Sculptor's Idol In Dilapidated Temple
If you didn't choose to start a New Game Plus after the credits roll at the ending, you can still choose to do so in the Sculptor's Idol at the Dilapidated Temple.
Freedom To Explore In New Game Plus
When you start a New Game+, you'll get the freedom to explore the areas that you've already discovered in your first playthrough. This is a great way to collect items you've missed or face mini bosses you've skipped in your first run.
Changing To High Difficulty Mode
Make Enemies Stronger With High Difficulty Mode
In New Game+, you'll be able to change increase the game's difficulty level. Foes hit harder and will have longer life bars, making your 2nd gameplay much more of a challenge.
How To Activate High Difficulty Mode
Give Kuro's Amulet To Kuro In The Tutorial
When you start your 2nd playthrough, you'll automatically have Kuro's amulet in your inventory. When you encounter Kuro in the game's tutorial, give the amulet to him to activate the high difficulty mode.
Talk To Sculptor To Deactivate High Difficulty Mode
When you reach the Dilapidated Temple, you can talk to the Sculptor to bring back the difficulty into normal levels.
Can't Activate High Difficulty Again After Talking To Sculptor
Once you deactivate the high difficulty mode at the Sculptor, you won't be able to turn it back on so choose these options wisely.