If there’s something that people who have been following Ghost of Tsushima since its 2017 unveiling were looking forward to it, it’s about 13th-century Japan, dressed like a proto-ninja, and striking fear in the hearts of the world Mongolian army. Protagonist Jin, in his eye-catching black samurai armor, was an important part of Ghost of Tsushima’s marketing to illustrate the masked vigilante that he is willing to defeat the threat that invades his home. As such, it’s a no-brainer that you want to equip yourself with this radical-looking armor set known in the game as that Ghost armor–as quickly as possible.
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To answer this question, you will receive Ghost Armor as soon as you start it From the Darkness Story Mission at the end of act 2. We’re not going to spoil the circumstances that justify getting the set, but we know you have to make it in the middle of the story to get the ghost armor. For more information on how to get to this point in the story, see our walkthrough for Ghost of Tsushima Act 2. Finally, it’s worth noting that when you first receive the Ghost Armor, it doesn’t look like the cover and advertising art, until you do the second upgrade.
All of this may seem like crap, but by the end of Act 2 there are many other fantastic armor sets, many of which are as useful as they are aesthetically pleasing. If you’re curious about any armor set, be sure to read our Ghost of Tsushima armor guide.
When it comes to the benefits of ghost armor, it should come as no surprise that it rewards secret players. When equipped, it slows down the enemy’s speed of detection, the number of kills required to enter almighty spirit keeping, and even increases the likelihood of scaring an enemy nearby after killing some of his friends.
If you’re curious about what the Ghost Armor set looks like, and if you’re upgrading later, check out the picture gallery. And if you need help finding the materials needed to upgrade Spirit Armor, be sure to read our crafting guide – where to find the materials you need to improve your armor.
We have plenty of guides and reporting to help you get the most out of the game. Read our full Ghost of Tsushima guide and read our Ghost of Tsushima test if you haven’t already.
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