Iki Island has given players many new activities to explore Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut. While the Animal Sanctuary is quite simple, the Archery Challenge makes players sweat to beat the time of seven seconds. However, the three puzzles confused Master Sakai even more. They’re Winds of Iki puzzles, and unless you’ve got the hang of it Ghost of Tsushima: Legends working with previous Sony exclusives, you’ll be in for a hard time. Here’s how to solve all three of the Winds of Iki puzzles in Ghost Of Tsushima: Director cut.
What is the Winds of Iki puzzle?
There are three winds of Iki Shrine to find on Iki Island. Each section comes with a complex puzzle that doesn’t make much sense, even after some reading. However, Puzzle of Ash has suggested to the player a possible solution. Maybe these puzzles have nothing to do with Ghost of Tsushima at all?
They do not. Each temple corresponds to a different PlayStation exclusive title: God of War, Bloodbourne, and Shadow of the Colossus. Here’s what you’ll have to do at each temple to unlock the respective armor skins.
Located to the east in the Yahata forest, Jin must dawn his family’s armor to solve this puzzle. Writing quiz:
- “In autumn, a tree bears fruit from seed to sapling, a stranger and a son. Boy, honor your father’s fight, show him the power of your blade. “
All you have to do is stand in front of the temple and put on the Sakai armor, which you should have after starting Jin’s Journey. Then swipe right on the trackpad to draw your sword. After a short cutscene, you’ll be rewarded with God of War armor skin for your Sakai Clan Armor, exactly what the Samurai class wore in Ghost of Tsushima: Legends. This is true for the next two armor skins.
The gift was an orange handprint on a nearby tree with an ax stuck in the trunk. God of War Fans were quick to pick up the reference.
The Shrine of Shadow: Shadow of the Colossus
In the Buddha’s Footprints area, located at the southern tip of Iki Island, you’ll find the Temple of Shadows. Writing quiz:
- “A rock knows no season, like a statue cut down to save a soul. The wanderer, coming as though through the fog, a shadowless ghost. “
Stand in front of the shrine, and put on your Ghost Armor. You may not have unlocked this yet, so continue Jin’s Journey on Tsushima to get it. When wearing Ghost Armor, throw a smoke bomb at your feet. Another cutscene will play and you will unlock Shadow of Colossus skins for your Ghost Armor.
Bloodborne Temple: Bloodborne
You’ll find the Blood Stained Shrine along the southwestern coast of Iki Island. Writing quiz:
- “The first green of spring turns black, rotting, thwarted by blood and beasts. Hunter, refuse the charms of death. Prepare to duel with human weakness. “
The player must have kicked himself for not capturing the “hunter” reference to Bloodborne. Wearing the armor Kensei got from Kojiro’s Six Blades, a Myth of Tsushima, to solve the puzzle. Then, press down on the D-Pad to heal itself. Make sure you have some solution in place for this to work. If you reach the temple with full health, just run up the side and jump down towards the foot of the temple where you find the scroll. The fall deals enough damage to hurt but not kill you.
After one last quick cutscene you will unlock Bloodborne skins for Kensei Armor.