Where do you find all of the archery challenges in Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut? These side activities allow Jin to hone his archery skills, tasking you with hitting a number of targets as quickly as possible. However, they're not easy, and attaining the best time requires both strategy and good aim. Archery challenges can only be found on Iki Island.
Visiting just one of these archery challenges and completing the easiest time gets you the Charm of Concentration. It's a weak charm at first, but by beating more and more times across the island, you can increase the charm's effects.
In this Ghost of Tsushima guide, we're going to reveal all of the archery challenge locations across Iki Island. For more information on other useful locations, you may be interested in the following guides: Ghost of Tsushima: All Bamboo Strike Locations, Ghost of Tsushima: All Fox Den and Inari Shrine Locations, Ghost of Tsushima: All Haiku Locations, Ghost of Tsushima: All Shinto Shrine Locations, and Ghost of Tsushima: All Pillar of Honor Locations.
Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut - All Archery Challenge Locations
Below, you'll find all of the archery challenge locations in Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut. Once you find an archery challenge, simply interact with the arrows on the archery platform. If you're having trouble spotting an archery challenge, keep an eye out for nearby archers, who are friendly towards Jin, and eager to see his skills in action.
There are a total of 8 archery challenges in Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut.
Archery Challenge - East of Lone Spirit Falls
Archery Challenge - Near Yahata Forest
Archery Challenge - East of Kidafure Battleground
Archery Challenge - South of Kidafure Battleground
Archery Challenge - On Raider's Promontory
Archery Challenge - Near Senjo Gorge
Archery Challenge - At the Raiders Memorial
To unlock this Archery Challenge, talk to the raider who stands over to the right of the memorial area. He'll mention Tadayori Nagao, the legendary archer from Tsushima. Equip Tadayori's Armour (gained through the Mythic Tale, The Legend of Tadayori in the main game). Talk to the raider again while wearing the armour, and he'll let you take the Archery Challenge.
Archery Challenge - West of Saruiwa
How to Beat the Archery Challenges
Actually completing every archery challenge on Iki Island is very difficult. There are three times that you have to beat at every archery challenge in order to fully upgrade your Charm of Concentration:
- Hit all targets in under 22 seconds
- Hit all targets in under 15 seconds
- Hit all targets in under 7 seconds
Hitting all targets within 22 seconds is tricky, but doable. 15 seconds is asking a lot, and 7 seconds can seem physically impossible.
However, there are ways to improve Jin's archery skills dramatically. If you want to beat every archery challenge, these are the things you should do:
- Equip Tadayori's Armour. This armour gives Jin faster bow reload speeds and more concentration time.
- Equip minor charms that increase Jin's bow nocking and reload speeds.
- Equip the Charm of Concentration, which increases Jin's concentration time.
It's the last point that matters most. The Charm of Concentration is a reward for completing any archery challenge, and every subsequent time that you beat increases the charm's effect. By completing more and more challenges, the power of the charm will grow, and eventually, you'll be able to concentrate for several more seconds than usual. This is the only way to beat those seemingly impossible 7 second challenges.
For additional help, you can also turn 'aim assist' on in the game's accessibility options menu. This lets you snap to the archery challenge targets as quickly as possible.
Have you nailed every archery challenge in Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut? Aim true in the comments section below, and be sure to check out our Ghost of Tsushima guide for more locations guides.