New Game Plus for Nioh 2 contains information regarding the following assets that can be brought into playing another playthrough after finishing the game for the first time. Players will see some differences with the initial playthrough, and get to carry over certain progress.

 

Nioh 2 New Game Plus

How to unlock New Game +?

  • Complete the final story mission "In the Eye of the Beholder."
  • From the Country Map screen, press 'square' to select what difficulty mode to play on. After completing In the eye of the Beholder the first time, Dream of the Strong will be available.
  • Regions are then unlocked by completing mission. This fills a progress bar, and filling each section unlocks more areas to complete. You unlock the final region after doing 15 Main or Side missions; each fills the bar the same amount. Completing In the Eye of the Beholder will unlock each subsequent NG+ (Dream of the Demon, Dream of the Wise, Dream of the Nioh).

Changes applied to New Game +

  • Global
    • Divine and higher level gear and +level gear will now drop. (Divine Graces bonuses etc.)
    • Enemies have more health and deal more damage.
    • Mission rewards changed: some give exclusive smithing texts, many gain rarity bumps on their rewards, Spirit stones replaced with Lumicite etc.
  • Dream of the Strong
    • The rate of fire of the shooting enemies (the bowmen, the gunmen and the cannoneers) is significantly increased.
    • Scrolls added to loot pool
    • Stone of Penance added to Shrine
    • Yasakani Magatama added as a rare accessory drop.
    • You gain the Kodama Bowl Smithing Text for competing every main and side mission available in the base game on this Cycle.
  • Dream of the Demon (Requires The Tengu's Disciple)
    • Bosses gain new attacks, and existing attacks gain or lose burst counter properties.
    • Enemies from throughout the base game and dlc up to The Tengu's Disciple replace enemies in the main missions and twilight missions.
    • Divine Graces are added to divine weapons and armor that don't belong to a set bonus.
    • Soul Cores can drop in Divine Rarity
    • Yata Mirror as a rare drop in scrolls
    • Star effectsstar_effect  can be found on items.
    • Elemental Weapon Damage and Active Skill Damage can be tempered on armor.
    • Cursed enemies begin to appear. In dream of the demon they have Increased Movement Speed and status effect imbued attacks if they didn't already. Human cursed enemies consume less Ki when attacking, and Yokai receive less Ki damage.
    • You gain the Scampuss Hat Smithing Text for competing every main and side mission available in the base game on this Cycle, along with the previous reward if you didn't have it already.
    • Twilight Missions award Fabled Umbracite after your first completion.
  • Dream of the Wise (Requires Darkness in the Capital)
    • Normal Yokai enemies gain new attacks, and existing moves gain or lose burst counter properties.
    • Enemies from throughout the base game and dlc up to Darkness in the Capital replace enemies in main missions and twilight missions.
    • Ethereal Rarity equipment drops.
    • Ethereal Graces appear on any Weapon, Armor or Accessory that doesn't belong to a set bonus.
      • Ethereal Graces that appear in Dream of the Wise will also be put on accessories that gain increased rarity from the stone of penance.
    • Yata Mirror appears as a "normal" rare accessory drop (Same conditions as Yasakani Magatama)
    • More Special Effects can appear on soul cores, such as Increased Attack/ Defense/ Ki recovery speed (Yokai Ability Hit) and Yokai Ability Damage (Brute / Feral/ Phantom)
    • Purity and Corruption Accumulation can be tempered onto weapons and accessories.
    • Lucky Drop (Equipped Weapon, Equipped Armor and accessories) can be tempered on accessories.
    • Cursed enemies now deal increased Ki damage and Life Drain on their attacks.
    • More Special effects can appear on Scrolls, such as Mystic Dyad, Finishing Flair and the Ultimate Core Stat Series.
    • You gain the Sudama skull Smithing Text for competing every main and side mission available in the base game on this Cycle, along with the previous rewards if you didn't have them already.
    • Twilight Missions Award Divine Umbracite after your first completion.
  • Dream of the Nioh (Requires The First Samurai)
    • Enemies from throughout the base game and dlc up to The First Samurai replace enemies in main missions and twilight missions.
    • Cursed Enemies gain passive health recovery.
    • More melee damage based effects can be tempered on armor.
    • The remaining Ethereal Graces appear.
    • Soul Cores can Drop at Ethereal Rarity.
    • The Underworld becomes available.
    • Set Bonuses gain + versions if the equipment drops as ethereal, gaining additional effects in the final tier of bonuses.
    • More star effects begin to appear on equipment, such as Set Bonus Requirements Reduced.
    • You gain the Mumyo's Mask Smithing Text for competing every main and side mission available in the base game on this Cycle, along with the previous rewards if you didn't have them already.

Numeric changes throughout New Game +

Difficulty Maximum Gear Level Maximum Gear +level Lowest main mission level Highest main mission level
Dream of the Samurai 150-160 10 1 114
Dream of the Strong 160-170 10 119 215
Dream of the Demon 170-180 20 250 346
Dream of the Wise 180-190 30 380 476
Dream of the Nioh 190-200 120 (requires underworld)  510 632

What is carried over to NG+?

  • All items, gear, kodamas, and soul cores collected are carried over to subsequent playthroughs.

What doesn't carry over to NG+?

  • Previously unlocked regions will be locked and will need to to unlocked by completing previous regions' main and side missions.



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    • Anonymous

      In Way of the strong i wasn't able to get over 160 item level. Only in Way of the demon it opens at least till 170.

      • Anonymous

        Lowest main mission level in Way of the Demon should be 150. Done it today with Itemsall at +6. After that i was able to upgrade all my items to +8 - +9. Tip: Take a look at the Kodama Basar from time to time. I have bought 5 +8 items at one shrine for such a low price, which helps a lot to get my equip updated via the forge.

        • Anonymous

          Maybe for new players it should be mentioned that unlocked Kodamas are carried over, too. I can't believe that so many players dodging the kodamas at all (take a look at the archievements) and are missing the nice +25% Amrita boost. Furthermore i really like the puzzlelike addition you have done only for one time :)

          • Anonymous

            I remember the first game's NG+ gave expanded movesets for enemies and, unless I'm misremembering, faster animations and more spawn locations throughout the levels. This made for a more refreshing and fun NG+ experience when compared to many other games' NG+. Is there something similar in Nioh 2 or is it just that enemies are harder and you can get stronger gear/higher level cap?

            • Anonymous

              New Game ++ is set to release July 30th with the DLC 'The Tengu's Disciple'. Then each extra NG+ will come out with the other two DLCs (TBA), with the last one predicted to vastly raise the level cap.

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