Smoke bombs in Ghost of Tsushima are a vital tool for sneaking behind your enemies and strategically approaching combat. They can also be a lifesaver during battle too.
Although not available through Act 1 of Ghost of Tsushima (honestly, you don’t need them) smoke bombs will play a pivotal role during the end game as you liberate strongholds in pursuit of one samurai clash with, Lord Shimura.
But how to get smoke bombs in Ghost of Tsushima?
In this short guide, we’ll break down how to get smoke bombs, what to do with them and where you can stock up throughout Ghost of Tsushima’s grandiose open world map.
Embarking on your journey in Ghost of Tsushima, smoke bombs become available as you make your way through the main story missions. Therefore, if you want smoke bombs sooner rather than later, focus on completing specific story quests to unlock them and save your aimless sword fights for later.
To get smoke bombs in Ghost of Tsushima, follow these 3 simple steps:
Step 1: Progress through the Main Storyline
Step 2: Reach Act 2
Step 3: Complete “The Iron Hook” Mythic Tale
Smoke bombs are introduced in Act 2 of Ghost of Tsushima. While Act 1 serves as the foundation of the game, introducing game mechanics and unfolding the story, Act 2 is where you will start to acquire more of the utilities that are available.
In Act 2, you’ll encounter the captivating “The Iron Hook” Mythic Tale quest which, honestly, is quite a good one. Immerse yourself in this quest line and follow it through to completion. Once you have completed the quest, you will be rewarded with the Iron Hook, granting you access to smoke bombs.
Top Tip: The storage capacity for Ghost of Tsushima smoke bombs can be scaled up to level 4. Once you reach this level, you can carry up to 4 smoke bombs at once.
How To Use Smoke Bombs In Ghost of Tsushima?
Once you have freed the Straw Hat Prisoners, smoke bombs will be readily available to loot and use in combat. And, what you will quickly learn is that they are extremely effective. Used in the same manner that you would a grenade in FPS games, smoke bombs are equipped and then thrown into a designated area before shrouding that area with cloud.
To use smoke bombs in Ghost of Tsushima, follow these 7 simple steps:
Step 1: Open your weapon wheel by holding down [L2] on your controller
Step 2: Navigate through the options until you locate smoke bombs
Step 3: Select the smoke bombs and release [L2] to equip them.
Step 4: Approach your desired target and location
Step 5: Press [R2] on your controller to throw the smoke bomb.
As the smoke bomb detonates, it will create a thick cloud of smoke that disorients enemies within its radius. Exploit this advantage by either stealthily sneaking past enemies or engaging them while they are temporarily blinded.
What would a merchant be without some smoke bombs in the loot cupboard, right? Once you have unlocked smoke bombs, keep an eye out for various merchants and traders scattered throughout Tsushima. You can often find merchants and traders in towns, settlements, and other populated areas. These individuals often carry supplies, including smoke bombs.
2. Supply Caches
Throughout Ghost of Tsushima’s open-world map, you will frequently stumble across hidden supply caches. These hidden treasures often contain valuable resources, including smoke bombs. To find them, utilise the Guiding Wind or follow rumours and legends to uncover their locations. And, once you do, just put the smoke bombs in your pocket!
3. Revisit Liberated Strongholds
Lastly, another hotspot to stock up on smoke bombs is by revisiting previously liberated strongholds. After liberating enemy-controlled territories, return back to these locations to reap the rewards of your endeavours. Strongholds often contain chests which hold many useful items; including smoke bombs.
The Final Word
Regardless of whether you enjoy nothing but chaos, smoke bombs in Ghost of Tsushima will undoubtedly save Jin at some stage. Besides, smoke bombs are still extremely fun to use as you picture yourself as a magician, disappearing in the midst of confusion.
Like a ghostly spectre, you will strike fear into the hearts of your adversaries, making them question whether they should have chosen a less hazardous profession, like tea tasting or flower arrangement.
And when you’re in dire need of more smoke bombs, just seek out the merchants and traders scattered across Tsushima, as they possess the wares to replenish your explosive arsenal.
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