How to Unlock Nioh Pre-Order Bonus Items

The pre-order bonuses in Nioh feature two really cool-looking armor sets. If you’ve pre-ordered, you’ve got them, but some players have been having trouble finding them. As with everything else in Nioh, getting the pre-order bonuses isn’t easy. We’ll show you how to unlock pre-order bonuses in Nioh in this guide.

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How to Unlock Pre-Order Bonus in Nioh
Nioh – How to Unlock Pre-Order Bonuses

Where to find Nioh preorder items

Unlike many other games, Nioh requires you to unlock your pre-order bonuses in the game. Not only that, but you have to complete the entire first mission, it seems. Once you reach the shores of Japan, you’ll be able to get your hands on the pre-order stuff.

Every pre-order of the game includes a black samurai Nioh Armor, which looks incredibly badass. If you’ve pre-ordered the game on the PlayStation store, you’ll also get the Crimson Master Armor, aka Sanada Crimson. As you can probably guess, it’s a blood-red suit of armor with antlers on the helmet. It’s based on a real-life samurai Yukimura Sanada.

In order to unlock these goodies, you’ll need to head to the first shrine after you finish the first mission. Luckily for you, it’s right there in front of you after the cutscene ends. Approach the shire and hold the circle button to pray. This will open a menu. From here, select the Boons option. This will check for any DLC that you have. Here’s what you’ll get.

Nioh Armor

  • Smithing Text: Nioh Armor
  • Nioh Armor: Kabuto
  • Nioh Armor: Do
  • Nioh Armor:Kote
  • Nioh Armor: Hizayoroi
  • Nioh Armor: Suneate

If you’ve pre-ordered over the PlayStation store, you’ll also get the following.

Sanada Crimson Armor

  • Smithing Text: Japan’s Greatest Soldier’s Armor
  • Sanada Crimson: Kabuto
  • Sanada Crimson: Do
  • Sanada Crimson: Kote
  • Sanada Crimson: Hizayoroi
  • Sanada Crimson: Suneate

Have fun slaying demons in your flashy new suits of armor!

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  1. H
    help please

    i pre-ordered this game since 1/2/17 so how come i didn’t get the 2 armor sets? i only got the 5 weapon pack. Do you only get if you pre-order it on playstation website? i pre-ordered on amazon.

  2. J

    I pre-ordered the physical copy. Do I still get the black armor and

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