Final Fantasy XVI Paid DLC The Rising Tide to Launch April 18

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March 23, 2024

During PAX East 2024, SQUARE ENIX announced that the upcoming DLC for FINAL FANTASYXVI, titled The Rising Tide, will launch on April 18 for the PlayStation 5 console. Following the launch of the first paid DLC, titled Echoes of the FallenThe Rising Tide is the final DLC chapter for the critically acclaimed action RPG. Both chapters are available as a part of the FINAL FANTASY XVI Expansion Pass at a discounted price.

 

 

The Rising Tide unlocks an all-new story, battles, sidequests, weapons, accessories, level cap and more, adding a new depth to Clive’s journey before the exciting conclusion of FINAL FANTASY XVI. In The Rising Tide, an unmarked letter arrives to Clive at the hideaway containing a request to rescue the Dominant of Leviathan the Lost. This new DLC takes Clive and his companions to the hidden land of Mysidia to uncover the tragic history of a forgotten people.

 

Special bonus items for purchasing The Rising Tide or the Expansion Pass include a reimagined version of the “Curtana,” the signature weapon used by the Warrior of Light in FINAL FANTASY XIV, as well as “Torn from the Heavens” and “Through the Maelstrom” Orchestrion Rolls, to be played as background music in the hideaway.

Free Update (Ver. 1.30) will also be available for FINAL FANTASY XVI on the same date as The Rising Tide release, April 18. This update will add quality-of-life improvements to the game, including:

  • Return to a quest giver immediately with the new “Quick Complete” function
  • Icon updates for important character quests
  • A new Skill Set feature allows players to save up to 5 unique Feat and Ability sets
  • Abilities and Accessories adjusted for easier use
  • New “Custom” controller type allows for freely customizable button layouts
  • Tone correction, screen effects, and more added to Photo Mode
  • Numerous new orchestrion rolls added
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