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Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut

Archery Challenges

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Ben Chard

There are eight Archery Challenges in the Iki Island Expansion for Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut. These are completely optional but if you’re aiming for all Trophies, must be completed towards that goal. These are a new type of collectable where Jin will be tasked with hitting all targets within the alloted time.

(1 of 2) Be sure to use the fully upgraded Tadayori’s Armor for these challenges

Be sure to use the fully upgraded Tadayori’s Armor for these challenges (left), along with the Charm of Concentration that will upgrade as you complete more challenges. (right)

How to complete Archery Challenges

For the most part, completing the Archery Challenges are all down to trial and error, you’ll need to practice a lot to achieve the best time (7 seconds) on all of these. Although it may seem not possible to achieve this, there are ways to turn the odds in your favor:

  • Equip the fully upgraded Tadayori’s Armor for faster reload speed and extra Concentration time.

  • Equip the Charm of Concentration, obtained from completing your first challenge. This will upgrade with every medal you recieve and is vital for getting all of the Golds.

  • Equip any other Charms that boost nocking and reload speeds.

Archery Challenge #1 - Raider’s Promontory

(1 of 2) The first Archery Challenge is located on the small island north of Iki Island

The first Archery Challenge is located on the small island north of Iki Island (left), complete the first one to obtain the Charm of Concentration. (right)

The first Archery Challenge can be found by making your way to Raider’s Promonotory, the island found to the north of Fort Sakai.

Archery Challenge #2 - Lone Spirit Falls

(1 of 2) Lone Spirit Falls is the location for the next Archery Challenge

Lone Spirit Falls is the location for the next Archery Challenge (left), it overlooks the river there. (right)

This Archery Challenge is located just south from where Jin first washes up on Iki Island.

Archery Challenge #3 - Kidafure Battleground

(1 of 2) Make your way to Kidafure Battleground for this Archery Challenge

Make your way to Kidafure Battleground for this Archery Challenge (left), it makes use of the devastated battleground for the range. (right)

This Archery Challenge is found to the south of the Kidafure Battleground, overlooking the devastation.

Archery Challenge #4 - Zasho River

(1 of 2) You’ll need to head southeast from Katayama Market for this Archery Challenge

You’ll need to head southeast from Katayama Market for this Archery Challenge (left), this takes place on the Zasho River. (right)

Make your way to the Zasho River by heading southeast from Katayama Market and you’ll find this Archery Challenge overlooking the river.

Archery Challenge #5 - Yahata Forest

(1 of 2) Make your way north of Zasho River Crossing for this Archery Challenge

Make your way north of Zasho River Crossing for this Archery Challenge (left), it’s located in the center of Yahata Forest. (right)

Fast Travel to Zasho River Crossing and head north along the path to the center of Yahata Forest to locate this Archery Challenge.

Archery Challenge #6 - Senjo Gorge

(1 of 2) Make your way southwest from Cloud Forest Temple for this Archery Challenge

Make your way southwest from Cloud Forest Temple for this Archery Challenge (left), it overlooks Senjo Gorge. (right)

This Archery Challenge is situated just above Senjo Gorge, to reach it, Fast Travel to Cloud Forest Temple and head southwest.

Archery Challenge #7 - North of Saruiwa Island

(1 of 2) Head to the patch of islands on the southwest for this Archery Challenge

Head to the patch of islands on the southwest for this Archery Challenge (left), you’ll need to take care of some Mongols along the way. (right)

You’ll need to make your way to the spot of land between Saruiwa and Sarubashi Islands on the southwest of Iki Island.

Archery Challenge #8 - Raider’s Memorial

(1 of 2) The final Archery Challenge is hidden so head to Raider Memorial

The final Archery Challenge is hidden so head to Raider Memorial (left), then equip Tadayori’s Armor and speak to this man to unlock it. (right)

The final Archery Challenge is hidden, and you’ll need to solve a small riddle to unlock it. Make your way to Raider’s Memorial, found to the far south of Buddha’s Footprints and you’ll find a man by the bow rack. Make sure you’re wearing Tadayori’s Armor and speak to him, this will unlock the final Archery Challenge which also happens to be an Unwritten Tale. Completing this final Challenge will also unlock Pride of Ishikawa.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms
    PS4, PS5
  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Stealth
  • Guide Release
    20 August 2021
  • Last Updated
    13 September 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Jarrod Garripoli, Shane Williams

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