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Surprise! Ghostwire: Tokyo is getting a big free update with a new mode

“Spider’s Thread”

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Bethesda and Tango Gameworks have announced this morning that Ghostwire: Tokyo, which has remained relatively dormant since its debut roughly a year ago, is getting a rather large free update on April 12 called “Spider’s Thread.”

The big news is that it’s introducing a new mode to the game (the same moniker as the titular update), which asks players to “navigate a 30-stage gauntlet from over 12 hand-crafted levels.” Your job is to finish that gauntlet, with rewards doled out (like skills and in-game currency) for completing each stage. “More locations” are also present in the update, including an expansion of the Middle School zone. “Extended cutscenes” are also teased, as well as new enemies and skills. That’s not all though. Ghostwire: Tokyo will launch on Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Series X/S on that same day, which will include the Spider’s Thread update.

That’s huge news for existing owners and Game Pass members alike. Ghostwire: Tokyo has flaws, but it’s a great open world Game Pass adventure in this newly packaged context. Save it for a rainy day weekend!

You can find the full Ghostwire: Tokyo Spider’s Thread update preliminary notes here:

New Spider’s Thread Game Mode

In addition to the main game, the Spider’s Thread game mode tasks players to navigate a 30-stage gauntlet selected from over 120 hand-crafted levels with one simple goal: get to the end. As players clear challenges and complete stages, they will unlock more skills and earn in-game currency to spend on upgrades.

Explore New Areas and Uncover More Story

The Spider’s Thread update adds new locations to visit in the ghost-riddled streets of supernatural Tokyo, including the local Middle School area. These new locations come with new missions for players to take on and uncover more mysteries. The main game’s story will also feature extended cutscenes, granting players a deeper look into the plot as they play through Akito & KK’s adventure to stop the menacing Hannya from destroying Tokyo.

Face New Enemies with New Skills

Dangerous new Visitors arrive to Tokyo in the Spider’s Thread update, like the invisible Silent Gaze or elusive Retribution. To defeat these new enemies, Akito will receive new skills including, Charge Rush and devastating Counter Attack.Ghostwire: Tokyo’s free Spider’s Thread update will be available April 12 for all Ghostwire: Tokyo players.


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