Ghost of Tsushima has a variety of interesting mechanics to play around with from wind that points you in the direction of where you want to go, and the ability to sheath your sword when you’re done with it.

Want to further immerse yourself in the world of Ghost of Tsushima? Here’s how to look like a calm, composed samurai by sheathing your sword! 

How to Sheath Your Sword in Ghost of Tsushima

In Ghost of Tsushima, the key to sheathing your sword is familiarizing yourself with the Touch Pad on your PS4 controller.

If you take your finger and swipe up on the Touch Pad (like unlocking your phone) you can do things like make your Guiding Wind blow stronger, reminding you which direction you need to go. 

Likewise, if you swipe horizontally from left to right, you’ll sheath your sword if you have it out. Note that if you swipe the other way, right to left, you’ll play your flute if you have one. If you swipe from top to bottom, you’ll do a respectful bow. 

For the most part, sheathing your sword is cosmetic. Nothing will happen if you forget to sheath your sword after a fight.

Also, keep in mind that you won’t be able to perform other actions while in the middle of sheathing your sword. 

You can encourage Jin to put his sword away in other ways like mounting your horse, playing the flute (swipe right to left), bowing (swipe top to bottom), holding L2 to ready an arrow if you’re looking to pick enemies off before diving into melee combat, and so on and so forth.

If Jin’s hands are occupied elsewhere, his sword will be sheathed. We promise there’s no innuendo there.

Again, sheathing your sword is primarily a cosmetic gesture in Ghost of Tsushima. You don’t have to do it if you don’t want to, but it can be really satisfying to watch after a heated battle. 

To sheath your sword, just remember to swipe left to right on the Touch Pad of your PS4. Don’t confuse it with swiping right to left as that’s the action you need to perform to play your flute. 

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Now that you know how to sheath your sword in Ghost of Tsushima, we have a few other guides that can help give you a better understanding of the game including: