Sifu’s easy mode update aims to divide players, between those with a “git gud” mindset who don’t think anyone should have an easier ride, and those who struggle with rather brutal difficulty and just want to be able to enjoy the game. It’s been one of the most requested features to be added since launch, and it’s not hard to see why – PS5 Cup details indicate that only about 13% of players have actually defeated the game so far, before facing optional additional challenges to get to the real end. If you’ve been patiently waiting for Sifu’s easy mode update, here’s what we know about it so far, along with tips to make the game easier in the meantime.
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Will there be an update for easy Sifu mode
Oh! So it’s weird that I get help spreading the news but yes #Sifu is getting #accessibility updates after launch. – Better captions – High contrast mode on PS4/5 (was on PC, but not PS4/5 at launch due to a bug) – Difficulty modes. Both are easier and harder, similar to the Metroid Dread update. https://t.co/9pFTOmfvnRFebruary 11, 2022
In a Twitch Stream interview with Steve Saylor, a blind player and accessibility advocate, Sloclap co-founder Pierro Tarno revealed that several accessibility updates are in the pipeline. One depends on the difficulty, whether it’s easier or harder, so we know Sifu’s easy mode update is on the way from that info. Although no date has yet been set for this to happen, several updates to the game have already been released, so it’s clear that Sloclap isn’t resting on its laurels after launch.
Can you make Sifu easier now
While you are waiting for the easy mode update from Sifu, there are a few tricks you can use to help you make progress. While these won’t make the fight any easier, you can exploit aspects of the Sifu Age System and Autoav devices to keep your age as low as possible.
Once you’re done facing off, look for the three wraparound dots in the lower right corner of the screen as shown, which indicates the game is auto-saving. This means that if you exit the game, you will return to that location until you reach the next checkpoint marked with the same indicator. However, the game also records any deaths and age progressions after this point, which means if you die multiple times, you’ll return to that location but at an older age when you resume.
There are two ways to take advantage of that and keep your age younger. The first is to quickly pause the game if you are about to be defeated and then exit, which will allow you to replay at your original age – you have to stop and quit decisively before You die, or death will record your preservation.
The second method involves completely exiting the game at a certain point, say halfway through or at the start of a boss fight, and then manually backing up the save file. Return to the game, and if you die multiple times during the next section, you can finish and copy the previous save file again, and then try again from the original resume point and age. On PS4 this can be done with a speed usb stick or via PS+cloud, but on PS5 your only option is PS+cloud so you need to have an active subscription to try this.