More to master....
by Robert Ramsey
As promised, the big Sifu update is now live on PS5 and PS4. Patch 1.009 brings difficulty settings to the often brutal martial arts brawler, adding both an easy mode and a hard mode. You can see the thinking behind these options in the official video embedded above.
But that's not all. Update 1.009 also adds an advanced training mode (which should be a big help in getting to grips with certain combos and moves), as well as the ability to change your character's outfit. The patch weighs in at 3.5GB.
Sifu Update 1.009 Patch Notes
Design - Outfits:
Added an interactive wardrobe in the Wuguan for Outfit selection
Added 3 new outfits with unlock conditions
Design - Training room:
Added most of the in-game enemies types :
When you fight and defeat any enemy, you unlock them in the training room, allowing you to train and fight against advanced archetypes and the bosses.
Added the possibility to fight multiple enemies at once.
Added the possibility to redo the tutorial.
Design - Difficulty Settings:
Student Difficulty (Easy Mode) :
More life and structure for the Main Character
Enemies are less aggressive
Enemies are less reactive in defense
Simplified patterns for various archetypes and bosses
The Death Counter cannot beyond 1
Better shrine rewards
Disciple Difficulty (Normal Mode) :
The original Sifu experience
Master Difficulty (Hard Mode) :
Less life and structure for the Main Character
More life and structure for various enemies
Enemies are more aggressive
Enemies are more reactive in defense
New patterns for bosses
Design - Hotfixes:
Fixed the Juggernaut ability to retaliate while defending
Quicker post parry follow-up with various weapons
The camera is further away when surrounded by enemies during takedowns and focus
Fixed issues with 21/9 display screens
Fixed video looping issue on PS5
Various rendering fixes for low quality mode
Fixed some streaming issues
Fixed some minor texturing issues for Yang's 3D models
Add a "Dark Mode" display option to switch between light and dark backgrounds in the -menus, light backgrounds are now slightly less bright
Popups now warn you more clearly about important choices
More discreet XP box in HUD
Clearer feedback when a focus bar is full
Various keyboard inputs display fixes
Audio output format selection
Fix some unwanted behaviour on surround audio systems