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I've looked up guides, Youtuber videos and all but I can't find definitive advice on this and everytime I look at my map it looks cluttered and confusing as I left a few side missions open after finishing the game. 

I've bough all the DLC and have yet to platinum the game which is another reason I want to get back into the game. 

Really confused on this and would really appreciate advice. Some of the areas I'm almost sure I cleared of side content seem to be open to content. I'm also confused as to the overall map design of the original content. I remember I unlocked different Maps with areas in them but I can't remember hoe that factors in.

Does the DLC add stuff to the original maps or what? I really don't want to start over as I've only one weapon art of the original game to unlock and even though the trophy hasn't popped for the hotsprings it'll be easier if I work backwards from a guide.

Any clarification would be great. Peas and wank you. 



 

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Also, I've opened two DLCs which seem to be the first ones released and done some missions last spring when they released which makes this all the more confusing.



 

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I can't quite remember but I think you are supposed to do all the main mission again on a harder difficulty to unlock the "abyss dungeon"(basically a never ending dungeon with thousands of floors). Here just found this:

You have to beat Queens Eye in Way of the Samurai (first playthrough) by doing this will unlock DLC.

Also beating Queens Eye (first playthrough) will unlock Way of the Strong (which is NG+)

You can change between Samurai(normal) and Strong(hard) regions as you wish

So seems like Queens Eye mission is the key. 



I kinda dislike super grindy games like this, which is why this game never even came close to comparing to Bloodborne for me.



As I recall, I was able to play an entirely new chapter/area with the first DLC.
If it unlocked anything in the older areas, I wouldn't know as I'm not too far into the first DLC yet. But if it did, I don't see why you'd have to start over? You could just do it now. You have access to every stage at any time, right?



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If you want to get to the DLC without beating Way of the STRONG, go back to the World Map, hit Square to bring up the area select screen, hit square again to change the difficultly to "Way of the SAMURAI", select the "Tohoku Region" to start the Dragon of the North DLC.

How To Unlock Way of the DEMON(super hard) in Nioh

Beat The Game Twice
Yes, you read that right. Before you even think about punishing William further, you will need to complete two playthroughs of the game.

Way of the Demon essentially acts as Nioh's NG++. After beating the game for the first time, you will unlock Way of the Strong. Once you return to the game overview screen, you can choose any available mission on this difficulty. If you've got the DLC, complete all main missions on Way of the Strong and then return to the overview screen. Now you can get started on Way of the Demon!



omarct said:
If you want to get to the DLC without beating Way of the STRONG, go back to the World Map, hit Square to bring up the area select screen, hit square again to change the difficultly to "Way of the SAMURAI", select the "Tohoku Region" to start the Dragon of the North DLC.

How To Unlock Way of the DEMON(super hard) in Nioh

Beat The Game Twice
Yes, you read that right. Before you even think about punishing William further, you will need to complete two playthroughs of the game.

Way of the Demon essentially acts as Nioh's NG++. After beating the game for the first time, you will unlock Way of the Strong. Once you return to the game overview screen, you can choose any available mission on this difficulty. If you've got the DLC, complete all main missions on Way of the Strong and then return to the overview screen. Now you can get started on Way of the Demon!

 

omarct said:

I can't quite remember but I think you are supposed to do all the main mission again on a harder difficulty to unlock the "abyss dungeon"(basically a never ending dungeon with thousands of floors). Here just found this:

You have to beat Queens Eye in Way of the Samurai (first playthrough) by doing this will unlock DLC.

Also beating Queens Eye (first playthrough) will unlock Way of the Strong (which is NG+)

You can change between Samurai(normal) and Strong(hard) regions as you wish

So seems like Queens Eye mission is the key. 

Thank you, this was super helpful, Now I no what "way of the.." maps are. That's what was confusing me the most.And Tohuko region is the first DLC if I understand you correctly?

Seems I have to grind up my level on way of the strong to get to level 170 so I don't get trashed which is really odd for a DLC to hit a recommended level so far above that of beating the game with the majority of the side content. I only have some side content on the last map of the normal "way of the..." map, two boss fights I think (which is the reason I pit down the game m, they're so friggin difficult) and the castle side missions and I'm at level 111 if I remember correctly. That's a lotta grinding but I suppose I do have to re-familiarize myself with the game and knock a few trophies out for the platinum. 

After Dragon of the north in Tohonko region which of the Osaka maps do I do? Winter or summer, seems I've unlocked them both and watched their opening cutscenes but not finished any missions.

 

Edit: Nope, I was wrong. I'm level 155. 



 

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Hiku said:

As I recall, I was able to play an entirely new chapter/area with the first DLC.
If it unlocked anything in the older areas, I wouldn't know as I'm not too far into the first DLC yet. But if it did, I don't see why you'd have to start over? You could just do it now. You have access to every stage at any time, right?

The need to start over would be more because being lost on what order to do the and what needs to be replayed for certain trophies like the hotspring one. Seems, to be sorted now, I've enough information to at least know where to point my compass for the journey and "the way of.." maps are higher difficulties. 



 

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