The Iki Island expansion is the star of Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut, and here's how to start it. You cannot access DLC until you reach a certain point in the main story and you will be stuck on the island until you reach a certain point in the expansion. Luckily, unlocking the expansion is pretty straightforward and only takes a few minutes as long as you're far enough into the main story. Here's how to start the Iki Island expansion in Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut.
How to start the Iki Island expansion in Ghost of Tsushima
To start the Iki Island expansion, you must first reach Act 2 of the main Ghost of Tsushima story. Once you arrive in the Toyotama area at the start of Act 2, you can go to Iki Island whenever you want. Once you reach this point, press Options and go to your Diary. Find "Tales of Iki" and follow the first quest called "Journey to the Past". This is the quest that takes you to Iki.
Journey into the Past tasks you with investigating a colony that met an ominous fate. It is located on the coast of Toyotama. Once there, you will have to inspect the environment and face some Mongols. You'll also learn about shamans, which are a new type of enemy introduced in the expansion.
After eliminating the Mongols, you will learn that they came from Iki Island and will follow someone called the Eagle. Now you will be able to visit Iki and start the DLC. Once you've left for Iki Island, you won't be able to return until you've completed most of the story missions for the expansion. The Iki Island DLC only lasts a few hours, so you shouldn't be away from Tsushima for too long.
Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cup is available now on PS4 and PS5.