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.
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
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
This Archery Challenge is located just south from where Jin first washes up on Iki Island.
Archery Challenge #3 - Kidafure Battleground
This Archery Challenge is found to the south of the Kidafure Battleground, overlooking the devastation.
Archery Challenge #4 - Zasho River
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
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
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
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
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.