How to clean your sword in Ghost of Tsushima

Keep your blade in tip-top shape by learning how to clean your sword in Ghost of Tsushima.

Whether you’re a samurai who prefers a straight fight, or a stealthy ghost who strikes in the night, one thing is for certain: your sword is going to get bloody in Ghost of Tsushima. You’ll want to learn how to clean your sword in Ghost of Tsushima, because while storming around with a crimson blade will certainly be terrifying to the Mongols, it might also scare off the folks you want to help. Okay, the game probably won’t actually do that, but you should still look after that weapon properly, and that means wiping it down. This is also the only way to put away your sword manually.

How to clean your sword in Ghost of Tsushima

How to clean your sword in Ghost of Tsushima
 
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To clean your sword in Ghost of Tsushima, you need to swipe right on the PS4 controller’s touchpad. That's the responsive, central part of the controller, in case you're not used to using it. This will make Jin perform a special and undeniably cool animation to clean his blade. As well as being fun to watch, this is a great opportunity to try out the game’s highly impressive photo mode. Find a spot with some impressive lighting and pull off your best poses as you return your blade to pristine condition!

The act of flicking your sword to remove blood is known as chiburui, and comes from the Japanese martial art of Iado. Jin will clean his sword before putting it away. If you leave it long enough after a fight, Jin will put his sword away automatically, but this is a pretty cool way to do it manually instead.

And that’s all you need to know about how to clean your sword in Ghost of Tsushima. Doing so won’t grant any in-game benefits, but it’s an impressive way to finish a fight or grab a nice photo. If you’re just beginning your journey in Tsushima then you might also want to click here to learn how to save, or click here to read up on when Ghost of Tsushima is set.

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