Almost every enemy you kill in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will drop money and sometimes even loot. Collecting the things that enemies drop is pretty much essential, since the sen they provide will be your main source of income. A number of players are having trouble with this, as it doesn’t work the way it used to in previous From Software games. That’s why we’ve written this guide, to show you how to loot & pick up money in Sekiro.
How to collect loot?
Items you find scattered around the world are still picked up the same way they always were. If you see something glowing, simply approach it, press Square on PS4 or X on Xbox and you’ll pick it up. However, the same doesn’t apply for dropped loot and money.
In order to pick those up, you’ll need to stand in the vicinity of the downed enemy (you don’t have to be directly on top of them) and hold Square/X. That’s the key here – you have to hold the button, not just press it. You’ll see a vortex forming and sucking in the gold and items dead enemies have dropped. Once you see the sen counter stopped moving, you’ll know you’ve sucked in everything there is.
Since you lose a certain amount of money when you die, and you will by dying a lot here, it might be wise to invest in some coin purses. Every vendor sells them, and there’s a 10% markup. This means a light coin purse, which gives you 100 sen when you use it, will cost 110 sen. However, they won’t disappear when you die, which means this is a practical way to put your money away when you don’t have anything to spend it on and don’t want to lose it.