'Yakuza 6' Skills Guide: Which Upgrades to Unlock First

The skill tree in Yakuza 6 is impressive and vast. There are tons of skills available immediately after starting the game, with many more unlocked by playing the campaign or upgrading your main stats. There are so many options, you may be overwhelmed when it comes to which upgrades to pick first, so here's a helpful guide with a few good places to start.

'Yakuza 6' Skills Guide: Which Upgrades to Unlock First

Here are the skills you'll want to unlock first in Yakuza 6. SEGA

Players will spend many hours running through the streets in Yakuza 6. This means you'll encounter tons of small-time thugs looking to get in fights. If you want to avoid any of these interactions, you'll want to be able to run away. Also, running helps you get from one location to another much faster. That's why the Boost Stamina upgrades are so important. Be sure to pick these up when you have enough EXP.

Speaking of XP, it's easy to get red Strength, blue Agility and yellow Heart experience points by fighting with people on the street, but the green Technique and pink Charm points are harder to come by. I suggest buying the Boost Charm EXP and Boost Technique EXP upgrades to keep your experience point gains about even.

Also be sure to upgrade Kiryu's main Stats. These aren't that flashy and don't give you any cool moves, but upgrading your Health, Defense and Attack on a regular basis makes fighting easier and unlock additional skills.

Lastly, one upgrade I found myself using all the time is Double Quickstep in the Battle Skills menu. The single Quickstep is included from the beginning, but getting an extra short dash to evade enemies helps a ton.

It can help to get the upgrades that increase how much money you earn, but as you get further into the game, money stops becoming a major concern. You'll end up with more money than you know what to spend it on.

Also, level up the skills in the areas you are interested in first. For example, if you want to talk to friends at the bar, level up the social skills upgrades in the Other Skills tab. If you're more of a ladies man, go for the suave talking skills. If you prefer to fight, get the Heat Actions upgrades. Really, just buy the upgrades you think will help how you play the most.

So what do you think? Which upgrades will you focus on unlocking first? Did you find any skills more helpful than others? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.