A complete guide for Yakuza 6.
Yakuza 6 is the latest entry into the Yakuza series but it’s also the conclusion to the story of Kazuma Kiryu. This time around, we see Kiryu going to prison for 3 years and then returning to the world outside. As with all Yakuza games, this one promises its share of over-the-top craziness, but there’s also an engaging story that is told through this game. The game features a huge open world with lots of activities to participate in, mini-games to play, and secrets to find. So if you’re looking for some information about how things work in this game, then look no further because this guide is here to help you out!
GENERAL TIPS AND TRICKS
Explore the wide open world
This game features a bustling and large open world for you to explore. Make sure you see as much of the world as you can. More than many other open world games, Yakuza games are known for the many activities that are available for you to try out in the game. These can be really fun and they also offer good EXP and rewards. It’s also a great way to come across various side missions in the game.
Learn how the combat works
One of the main aspects of a Yakuza game is the brutal hand-to-hand combat you’ll have to engage in, so make sure you get the hang of how it all works.The basics are as follows: press square for a light attack, triangle for a heavy attack, and you can press circle to grab an enemy. There is also a heat gauge in the game represented by 3 orbs. As you attack enemies, the heat gauge slowly fills up and allows you to trigger heat mode which provides a boost to your combat abilities.
Complete the main missions
Not only is the story in this game a good one, but it’s also the best way to get familiarized with the game’s world. These offer a lot of EXP and great rewards overall so make sure you go back and do the main missions whenever you’re feeling stuck at any point.
Complete the side missions
Side missions are a great way to learn more about the game’s world. These quests can also be quite memorable, and they also offer a lot of EXP and some good rewards. Doing side missions is also a good way to explore more of the world around you.
ALL SAFES AND KEYS LOCATION
There are 10 different safes to find in the game with each of them holding some precious items. The keys and safes are found quite close to each other, and listed below are the locations of keys and safes in Kamurocho.
The following are the locations of the keys and safes in the Onomichi region.
HOW TO LEVEL UP AND EARN NEW SKILLS
As you may know from other RPGs, you can earn EXP and then level up your character. As your character gains more EXP, he gets stronger and will also be able to unlock new abilities. In Yakuza 6, you earn experience in any one category from the following: Strength, Agility, Spirit, Technique, and Charm. Doing a particular activity will net you EXP in the corresponding category. For example, fighting thugs will net you Strength EXP among other things.
There are a number of ways to earn EXP in the game including completing main story missions, side missions, and just exploring the open world. Make use of the Troublr app on your phone through which you can various tasks to do. Eating food items also grants you a decent amount of EXP. Also try and earn awards (these work like achievements but are not achievements) as these grant you a sizable amount of EXP as well.
Once you’ve earned enough EXP, the next thing to do is to spend this EXP so as to level up your character’s stats and abilities. There are different categories you can spend your EXP on, which are as follows:
In general, make sure you level up your basic stats first as these are always going to be useful. Next, focus on boosting how much EXP you earn, and try to balance the EXP you gain across different categories. Make sure you spend on Battle Skills as these will make your character much stronger. Given the many times you’ll be engaged in combat, spending EXP on Battle Skills will never go to waste. Finally, although Heat Actions are special moves, they can be used fairly often since the heat gauge doesn’t take too long to fill up. So make sure you spend some EXP on Heat Actions as well. You can spend the rest of your EXP based on the kind of activities you’re interested in, so don’t be afraid to experiment a bit.
CLAN CREATOR AND CLAN CODES
An interesting mini-game in Yakuza 6 tasks you with building up your clan with four types of units: Brawlers, Gunners, Heavies, and Rushers. You can recruit members for a clan by getting a unique code for each member. You can engage with various clans in battle and you’ll have to deploy your units out into battle. The aim is to basically defeat as many enemies as possible. There is a hierarchy present and leaders will lead other soldiers such as Brawlers and Gunners into battle. Leaders also have some special skills which can aid you in battle. Pay attention to your Deployment Points (DP Gauge) as it decreases every time you deploy a soldier. Defeating enemy soldiers and leaders will result in an increase in your DP gauge.
Leaders affect the strength of their Captains while their own strength depends upon the soldiers they are leading. You will slowly expand your clan as you win more battles and you’ll be able to hire more leaders for your clan. There are many clan wars to participate in just within the main story missions, and these offer some great EXP.
You can find below the codes that you can use to recruit members to your clan.
Each character has their own unique skills and abilities and you can read below what each character’s skills and abilities are.
RECRUITING BASEBALL PLAYERS
Baseball is a fun mini-game that can also be quite challenging. To win these baseball matches, you’re going to have to put together a really strong team. You can find below how to recruit players for your team. First of all, you need to have completed Substory #35 ‘We need a Ringer’ before you can start recruiting players for your team.
HOW TO CHANGE TIME OF DAY (DAY OR NIGHT)
In Yakuza 6, there are many missions which require you to do them at a particular time of day. Unfortunately, you don’t get the ability to change the time of day early on in the game. In fact, you only gain this ability by the final 13th chapter of the game. Once you reach this chapter, you’ll be able to change the time in both Kamurocho and Onomichi.
To change the time in Kamurocho, just go to New Serena bar and then you’ll see a blue arrow on your mini-map. Just go up to the door and select the option ‘Rest Until’ and you’ll be able to choose how many hours you want to pass in the game’s world.
In Onomichi, it works the same way in Kiryu’s Crash Pad, the Old Navy Apartments. Similar to how it worked in the New Serena bar, just go up to the door where you see the blue arrow and then select ‘Rest Until.’
HOW TO TRAVEL FROM ONOMICHI TO KAMUROCHO AND VICE VERSA
Just like with the ability to change time, your options when it comes to travelling between these two cities is quite limited. This may be worrying for those of you who have left some side missions incomplete in a particular city. However, by the end of the game, i.e. at the very last chapter, you gain the ability to hail a cab so as to travel between these two cities. You can do this just before the final events of the story. But keep in mind that this option isn’t available prior to the 13th chapter.
You can read below the full list of achievements you can earn in the game.
The Song of Life: Obtained all other trophies.
Welcome Back: Arrived in Kamurocho for the first time.
Hiroshiman Shadows: Completed Chapter 2.
Her Secret Life: Completed Chapter 4.
A Dead End: Completed Chapter 6.
Priceless Child: Completed Chapter 8.
The Secret of Onomichi: Completed Chapter 10.
Cycle of Blood: Completed Chapter 12.
Thank You: Completed all of the main story.
Dragon of Legend: Completed the game on LEGEND difficulty.
Tell Me a Story: Completed 10 substories.
Hero of the Story: Completed 40 substories.
Story of My Life: Completed all substories.
Troubleshooter: Completed 5 types of Trouble Missions.
This Is My City: Completed 20 types of Trouble Missions.
Feeling the Heat: Activated Extreme Heat Mode 10 times.
Live to Fight Another Day: Ran away from 10 encounters successfully.
Skill Dabbler: Obtained 10 skills.
Skill Pro: Obtained 25 skills.
Skill Master: Obtained all skills.
Life of the Dragon: Raised Health to a natural 150.
Strength of the Dragon: Raised Attack to a natural 150.
Vitality of the Dragon: Raised Defense to a natural 150.
Speed of the Dragon: Raised Evade to a natural 150.
Heat of the Dragon: Raised the Heat Gauge to a natural 150.
Limit Breaker: Raised all stats to a natural 200.
Peak Kiryu: Raised all stats to a natural 300.
Amon Defeated: Defeated Amon on any difficulty.
A Man’s Experience: Obtained 1,000 total experience points.
A Fighter’s Experience: Obtained 10,000 total experience points.
A Dragon’s Experience: Obtained 100,000 total experience points.
Just Getting Started: Completed 10 items on the Completion List.
Maybe You Can Do It: Completed 31 items on the Completion List.
You Did It: Completed 100 items on the Completion List.
Kiryu Clan Founder: Assembled the Kiryu Clan.
Kiryu Clan Captain: Reached level 3 in the Kiryu Clan.
Kiryu Clan Patriarch: Completed the Clan Creator storyline.
What A Player: Played every minigame.
Dragon of DoGYMa: Experienced every RIZAP training.
I’ll Have the Calamari: Defeated the Emperor Squid.
Where Everybody Knows Your Name: Reached Beloved Customer rank at Snack New Gaudi.
Club Shine Star: Requested every hostess.
The Internet’s Real Purpose: Chatted with both lovely Live Chat ladies.
To Be This Good Takes AGES: Played every Club SEGA game.
Play Ball!: Won a baseball game
Dandling Dragon: Experienced the trials of raising a baby.
How Fortuitous: Pulled “Great Blessing” at the temple.
Get Out And Stay Out!: Made a store employee angry at you.
Off the Beaten Path: Found a secret passage.
Not the Brightest Idea: Jumped from a dangerously high place.
Pretty Tasty: Activated five types of eatery combos.
Commemorative Photo: Took a photo of Ono Michio-kun.
Life Through Kiryu’s Eyes: Walked 30 seconds in first-person mode.
No Photos!: Got surrounded by enemies while trying to take a picture