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This is a page for the Final Fantasy XV Beginner's Tips and Guides. Check the links below for some head starts for the beginning of the game and some insights that will be a big help for you towards the end of the game!
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Final Fantasy XV is an Action RPG so the controls will not be like most of the games in the series. Check the link below for the commands and controls that you should know before starting the game!
There is a fast travel feature that can get you to a certain point on the map no matter how far the party is to it. Check the link below to know more on how to utilize this feature to save time and effort!
It is important to adjust the settings to your needs so you can progress smoothly through the game. Click the link for the recommended settings and how it will be of use to you on your adventures!
Completing the game will take a long time so saving the game is essential in between breaks!
You are free to drive around during the day with no consequences but driving at night is a different story. Be sure to check the link below before hitting the roads during the night!
Sometimes, you will be prompted to choose from a set of replies during a dialogue. These prompts have time limits so it would be better to know more about what dialogue options to choose beforehand!
The overworld is an insanely large area so you will be using the Regalia most of the time and like most cars, the Regalia also consumes fuel. Fortunately, there are options to choose from if ever you run out of fuel or if you want to have unlimited fuel!
Sprinting is important to make your travels faster when you are on foot but Noctis's stamina limits how long you can do it. This guide will show you the trick on how to sprint infinitely without worrying too much about your stamina!
Each town can help the party with a lot of things such as quests and resting places. Be sure to explore the town before continuing your adventure!
There are certain contents in the game that are only available at night, like nighttime bounty hunts. Check the link below to know how to skip through the day!
There are items such as consumables that can aid you in battle. Learn more about these items and how to use them by clicking on the link below!
You can also change your party members' appearance in the game. Read the guide below for the steps and benefits of changing their attires!
After learning the basic commands and controls, it is time for the basic techniques that you will help you get through the enemies with ease!
Point-warping and warp-stiking are one of the most important combat mechanics in the game. These can help you get out of danger or engage in combat. Click the link below for tips and techniques regarding point-warps and warp-strikes!
The combat mode in FFXV can be toggled between Wait mode and Active mode. These two modes offer a different approach in every battle. If you want to know which mode fits your playstyle, check out the link below!
Daemons are powerful nocturnal enemies that can be encountered in almost every part of the map. Fighting these monsters head on in early game will prove to be very challenging. Find out more about Daemons by checking out the link below!
If you are having a hard time defeating a group of monsters or a very powerful boss, you might need to use Summons to wreak havoc on the entire battlefield. The link below will show you where to find them and how to use them in battle!
The game will grade you based on how well you performed after every battle through a report card. Below is a guide on how to get the highest grade possible for very catergory!
You can access the Ring Magics after you obtain the Ring of the Lucii. Each of these have unusual effects that can be dangerous to your opponents and be beneficial to you at the same time. Learn how to effectively use them by checking out the guide below!
There are several ways to deal damage higher than 9,999, which is the damage cap. You should use these especially while fighting enemies with very large HP pool. Click the link below to learn more about the ways to break the damage limit!
Royal Arms are some of the most powerful weapons in the game but using them has ups and downs. Click the link below to know more about the Royal Arms and when to use them!
The Elemancy system lets you craft spells that can inflict elemental damage to enemies. You can also put in additional effects on spells using various items. Read the guide below for more details about Elemancy and how to cast spells!
Have you been wanting to control one of the other members manually? Read the guide below to know more about switching characters and their controls!
Like any other RPG game, your level and stats are the things you must pay attention to if you want to progress smoothly in the game. The leveling system in FFXV is quite different so if you need help figuring out how it works, check the guide below!
The Ascension system in FFXV consists of astralspheres, each with a wide array of nodes with different effects that will give a huge impact on your growth especially in the beginning of the game. Check out the link below for the best ascension abilities to unlock at the early parts of the game!
Ability Points, or simply AP, are used in unlocking nodes on the astralsphere. Playing the game in a linear pattern will make it difficult for you to rack up enough AP to unlock all the nodes on all the astralspheres, especially the high-end ones. The guide below will show you the most efficient way of farming AP!
Each member of your party has a unique skill of their own. These skills have a different way of leveling up and each level increase may give a buff that will prove to be very convenient. Read the guide below on how to increase the levels of these skills so you can invest on them early!
Havens are located in different parts of the wilderness and can be used to set up camp. Camping has advantages and disadvantages depending on your needs. The guide below will explain the ups and downs if you decide to stay on camps!
The level system in FFXV is quite different from the usual RPG style. The good thing is there are a lot of methods to make the most out of this system and the guide below will show you the detailed explanation of each method to help you quickly reach the maximum level!
Using various methods of farming EXP, you can cash in millions of EXP in one go. Read the guide below to learn more about these methods of farming EXP quickly and efficiently!
Gil is usually earned through quests, but the amount of Gil that you earn through them will not be enough to satisfy your needs, especially medicinal needs. Check the link below for effecient ways to farm Gil!
Rare coins are found on different locations on the map and has a special use that makes you stronger quickly. Read the guide below to know more about the use of rare coins and where to find them!
There are some powerful weapons and useful items that you can get early in the game. Check the guide below for the list of items you might want to get before embarking on your journey!
Selling treasure items is one of the ways to earn Gil but there are treasures that are more important than you think!
Need more power? Here's a list of the most devastating weapons in the entire game!
Gear up with the best accessories in the game to complete your party setup for even more power!
There are 13 Royal Arms to find and obtain to complete your Armiger arsenal. Click the link below to know more about each Royal Arm and where to find them!
Upgradable weapons are marked with a yellow "+" sign, indicating that it can still be improved into a more powerful version!
Diners and restaurants give bounty hunts which requires the party to defeat the specific enem(ies) found around the map. Some hunts are as easy as the usual enemies you encounter but some are as strong as the bosses in the game. Click the link below for a guide for these bounty hunts!
Chocobos are large birds that you can ride on for transport or have as an ally during battle. Check out the guide below if you want to know how to get a chocobo and the controls while riding one!
Bounty hunting increases your hunter rank and you will be rewarded every time you move up to a higher rank. Click the link below to know how to increase hunter rank and what rewards await you!
The Regalia is also capable of flight which makes traveling easier and lets you explore areas that are not accessible beforehand. The guide below will show you the steps in upgrading your Regalia to Type-F!
Noctis's favorite hobby is fishing and through this, you can hook different kinds of fishes for food or for treasure. Find out the basics of fishing and how to reel in big fishes by clicking the link below!
After being able to rent chocobos, you can now also participate in Chocobo Races. The guide below will show you how to participate in these races, tips on how to easily win against any opponent, and more!
There is a pinball game found in every Crow's Nest Diner called Justice Monsters Five. It may look like a usual pinball game, but the rewards are surprisingly useful. Check out the guide below for more about Justice Monsters Five!
There is a trick to use multiple balls at once in Justice Monsters Five that can help you in getting chests easily. Read the guide below to learn how to do this trick!
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Noctis needs to sneak behind the Black Chocobo until Ignis distracts it. The player should keep the chocobo inside his field of view to see if it is looking around, if so, Noctis needs to duck (hold square). Keep on doing this while also moving towards the chocobo until Ignis distracts it. While it is distracted, pick up the glasses then run away before the timer ends.
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