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Kena: Bridge of Spirits Cheats & Tips


Cheats, Tips and Questions for Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Last Updated: by Dennis

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is an action-adventure game that follows Kena, a young spirit guide who uses her magical abilities to help deceased people move from the physical to the spirit world. The game is presented through a third-person perspective. Players use Kena's staff for attacking enemies, and her pulse ability for defending against attacks. Players are also tasked with collecting small spirit companions known as the Rot, who help to complete tasks and battle against enemies. Kena Bridge of Spirits is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC. Take a look at our tips to get help in the game.

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Cheat, Tips and Strategy

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Follow the White Painted Arrows

If you are unsure as to where you should be going next in Kena: Bridge Of Spirits, you need to have a look around your environment for discreetly placed white painted arrows that are the same white paint that indicates any wall ledges that you can climb. Things to keep an eye out for in particular are ornate arrows on the ground and graffiti on the walls.

Use All Kena's Abilities During Combat

Kena's single weapon is her ancestral staff, but hidden within the staff and Kena herself are various different powers and abilities that you can unlock as you progress through the game. It is recommended that as you unlock more of them, you experiment with their effects in combat to see what combinations of attacks you can put together. Having different kinds of attack at your disposal will enable you to deal with different types of enemies. Be sure to continually upgrade your abilities, so you unlock even more ways to destroy the enemies you encounter on your journey.

How to Unlock Master Spirit Guide Difficulty

There are three difficulty settings from which to choose from when you boot up Kena: Bridge Of Spirits for the first time - Story Mode, Spirit Guide, and Expert Spirit Guide. There is however a fourth difficulty setting called Master Spirit Guide, which is tougher than Expert Spirit Guide. In order to unlock Master Spirit Guide difficulty, you need to complete the game on any of the game's lower settings. Completing Master Spirit Guide difficulty will enable you to claim the Master Spirit Guide Trophy.

Learn How Different Collectibles Work

Learn How Different Collectibles Work

In Kena: Bridge of Spirits, there are several kinds of collectibles you can find, and they are all worth hunting down for different reasons. Although the in-game map keeps track of your overall progress towards these collectibles, it doesn't point where they are. Listed below are the various collectibles and how they work.

The Rot is a species of little forest sprites that..

Slow Down Time

Focus on getting upgrades for the bow once you have unlocked it, as it is the most useful weapon you can unlock for Kena early in the game. The bow allows you to attack from distances, as well as hit weak points on bosses. One of the upgrades that will become available when you have the bow is the ability to slow down time, which will make it easier to make skill shots against moving targets. Even before you unlock the ability, you will still be able to slow down time. This will happen when you jump, and draw an arrow, during the time you are in the air time will slow down.

Collectibles Guides

Take a look at the videos below if you are struggling to find a specific collectible in Kena: Bridge of Spirits. These guides are intended for free-roam after the story because when you first visit these areas you won't always have the required skills or map access to reach all the collectibles. Some areas are locked off until much later and 41 Collectibles (35 Rots, 6 Hats) are automatic rewards from story progress and are not gathered in the world. Once you complete the story you will be returned to the 'Title Screen' where you can select 'Continue', doing this will spawn you before the ending cutscene, and you will be able to return to all regions to search for any collectibles you are missing.

Taro's Tree

Return to Previous Locations

Return to Previous Locations

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is basically a Metroidvania game, so there will be certain paths and secret areas in various sections of the map that will be inaccessible until you unlock a certain part of Kena's toolkit, which can only be achieved by progressing further down the main story. This means you will need to backtrack during the game, be sure when you retrace your footsteps..

Increase Rot Level for Ability Upgrades

It is essential that you continually gather Rot, so you unlock certain ability upgrades by reaching a specific Rot Level. Basically, the more Rot you collect, the higher Rot level of ability upgrades you will unlock. An increased Rot level will not only help you acquire ability upgrades, it will also increase the number of Rot Actions you can use in a fight.

Build Courage to Activate Rot Actions

Rot Actions in Kena: Bridge Of Spirits are indicated above Kena's head by the yellow orbs above her health. They are important as they are needed to heal and perform abilities during combat. Rot Actions though are not available by default at the start of combat because the little forest sprites known as Rot are timid and need encouragement to appear and help Kena. In order for this to happen you need to activate a Rot by building Courage which is achieved by landing hits or parries on enemies.

Interact with Blue Flowers to Increase Health

If during your journey in Kena: Bridge of Spirits you encounter an item that is blue, there is normally a reason. Make sure you investigate to find out what it is by using L1 to pulse beside it, or shoot it (if you have the ability) to see what happens. One blue item in particular you should keep an eye out for are blue flowers that are in full bloom. You will notice these during a boss fight just to the edge of the make-shift arena all around you. Once your Courage meter is maxed out, send out your Rot to those flowers and then by pressing 'Square' on your controller, the Rot will recover the flower for you. This will cause a blue healing light to reach you, which will immediately fill up your health bar.

How to Unlock the Bow

You will be able to unlock the bow when you reach the part of the main story where you are in the forest with twins Beni and Saiya searching for their lost brother, Taro. To get the bow you need to find Rusu who lives on top of a nearby mountain which you must climb. This will require travelling some harsh pathways and defeating the enemies that are there, one of which will be Kappa. When you step out the cave after defeating Kappa, you will realize you are near your desired mountain. If you now return to the twin brothers, they will lead you to Rusu who will give you the bow after the end of a cutscene. You will be able to use the bow freely, and it will have infinite arrows, so you will never need to worry about getting ammunition for it.

Best Early Combat Abilities and Upgrades

At the start of Kena: Bridge Of Spirits, there will be a few combat abilities and upgrades available, which you can unlock by using Karma and increasing your Rot level. The best upgrade to invest in is Rot Hammer, as this weapon not only deals massive damage and enables you to close the distance between you and the enemy, but it can also interrupt powerful enemy attacks outright, which makes it useful when defending. Another upgrade you may want to consider unlocking straight away is Into the Fray ability, which allows you to start combat with 1 Rot Action available.

How to Earn Karma to Upgrade Abilities

Karma in Kena: Bridge Of Spirits is an important currency that can be earned during the game through a variety of ways. It is important that you earn Karma, as it is needed to upgrade Kena's abilities. Listed below are the different methods, some of which are more efficient than others.

Flower Shrines
Flower Shrines are statues that are covered in corruption, but once you purify them they offer around 40 Karma or more each when you clear the corruption from them.

These are usually part of the story and will reward you around 40 Karma when you watch them.

Fallen Statues
There are two kinds of Fallen Statues - Cat and Owl, and they must either be righted by the Rot a certain way or moved to a specific location..


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