The Tale of Iyo raid will not support matchmaking, according to Sucker Punch, so players wishing to participate will need to arrange their raid team ahead of time. It’s also recommended that everyone’s gear be at KI level 100 as an “absolute minimum.”
Sucker Punch recommends completing all story missions and replaying story and survival missions on higher difficulties to obtain higher gear before the raid. If players complete all of the new weekly challenges and all bonus objectives, they’ll receive max-level gear perfect for the raid. Doing so won’t be easy because the weekly challenge missions will be Nightmare difficulty, “intended to put you and your team to the test.”An exact launch time for the raid will be announced closer to its launch on October 30, but weekly challenges will go live every Friday at 8 a.m. PT.
If you haven’t yet jumped into this multiplayer mode, watch the first 18 minutes of Ghost of Tsushima: Legends and then read how about how multiplayer has always been a pillar of Sucker Punch’s plan.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.