As players roam and gallop their way across the vast Tsushima island in Ghost of Tsushima, many will take notice of the number of supplies Jin can carry. Ranging from precious metals like gold all the way to hide from bears and boar. Each of these items is crucial to continue unlocking and forging upgrades for armor and weapons to defeat the overwhelming Mongol forces. It may be obvious to those who pay attention to upgrades, but; the number of items needed to upgrade certain weapons and armor sets can be absurdly high.
Requiring players to invest all their time hunting for more resources and Mongol camps to raid becomes boring after grinding to just finish one part of a five upgrade lengthy series for some items. In this guide, you will learn what the easiest method is for both farming regular drops and an exploit to reload checkpoints to farm as many items as you please.
Obtaining the Charm of Inari
Although, intrepid explorers will have to seek a specific charm to make fruitful supply runs. One of the first Shinto Shrines that Jin comes across is the Arrow Peak Shrine. Located south of the Gold Temple and across a river, the shrine lies near Archer’s Rise on a much taller mountain. Ascending the shrine is simple and relatively easy to do, being an early game shrine, it just requires some clever platforming and climbing akin to Nathan Drake from Uncharted. The item you acquire after honoring the shrine is the Charm of Inari, alluding to the foxes found everywhere on the island. Once you have this charm equipped, you can start your pillage through Ghost of Tsushima’s three major sections, grabbing all resources necessary.
The effect doubles the gathering count of certain materials. For instance, grabbing a single bag of supplies will grant a randomly generated amount from the bag, however; with the Charm of Inari equipped, Jin rolls the amount twice, earning a bonus amount. The charm works for any collectible materials which includes upgrades for the trapper, bower, armorer and swordsmith. This method of farming is simple as the charms of passive benefit will help players trot along with the grassy serene landscapes of Japan without having to worry about collecting more linen.
Using the Reload Exploit In Ghost of Tsushima
This method, however, can be improved with the use of an interesting phenomenon when reloading an area through checkpoints. Ghost of Tsushima allows players to repeatedly collect item boxes after reloading an area. The easiest location to perform this is at Traveler’s Rest Inn, one of the first outposts encountered. In the mansion’s front, there will be a room open to the outside with a ladder and chest with consumable items, but also steel and supplies. After opening the chest, pause and go to the options tab to restart the area from a checkpoint.
The chest will automatically refill after every restart, offering unlimited amounts of supplies and steel. As soon as the pop-up notification appears for gathering the steel, that is your cue to restart from a checkpoint and continue farming. This is by far the easiest and quickest way to amass many items and it can be done at any area. These tips will assist any samurai or ronin amidst the ensuing and enraging war.