How to Remove Kuro's Charm
By LilAggyLilAggy. Last updated
If you've gone into NG+ on any save file, you will receive Kuro's Charm at the start of any New Game, and Kuro will have extra dialogue pertaining to it, losing time for speedruns.
Firstly, be sure to disable Steam Cloud synchronization for Sekiro. You can find this setting by right clicking Sekiro in your Library -> Properties -> Updates -> Uncheck "Enable Steam Cloud synchronization for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice".
The only way to prevent receiving Kuro's Charm is to delete your .sl2 file from your Sekiro AppData. This can be found on your PC at C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Sekiro\[bunch of numbers]. If you can't find the AppData folder, make sure that you have set hidden folders to be visible in your Windows settings.
Simply delete S0000.sl2 and S0000.sl2.bak from this folder. Note that this will completely wipe all of your game's saves. If you want to backup some savefiles beforehand, you can copy these files elsewhere beforehand or use one of the save organizers listed on the resources page.
The game will automatically create a new .sl2 file for you the next time you launch it. You can tell that the files were successfully wiped if the game prompts you with it's Terms of Service again upon startup.