List of Beginner's Tips and Guides | FFXV

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FFXV Beginner

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!

Basics of the Game

Basic Commands and Controls

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!

Basic Commands and Controls

How to Fast Travel

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!

How to Fast Travel

Recommended Settings Before Starting

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!

Recommended Settings Before Starting

How to Save Game and Save Locations

Completing the game will take a long time so saving the game is essential in between breaks!

How to Save Game and Save Locations

Should I Drive Night?

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!

Should I Drive at Night?

What Dialogue Options to Choose

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!

What Dialogue Options to Choose

What to Do When You Run Out of Fuel

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!

What to Do When You Run Out of Fuel

How to Sprint Infinitely

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!

How to Sprint Infinitely

Things to Do in Each Town

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!

Things to Do in Each Town

How to Fast Forward to Nighttime

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!

How to Fast Forward to Nighttime

How to Use Potions and Items

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!

How to Use Potions and Items

How to Change Appearance

You can also change your party members' appearance in the game. Read the guide below for the steps and benefits of changing their attires!

How to Change Appearance

Combat Tips

Combat Guide

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!

Combat Guide

How to Point-warp and Warp-strike Easily

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!

How to Point-warp and Warp-strike Easily

Wait Mode or Active Mode?

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!

Wait Mode or Active Mode?

How to Beat Daemons

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!

How to Beat Daemons

How to Use Summons

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!

How to Use Summons

How to Get High Grades on Report Cards

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!

How to Get High Grades on Report Cards

How to Use Ring Magic

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!

How to Use Ring Magic

How to Break the Damage Limit

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!

How to Break the Damage Limit

When to Use Royal Arms

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!

When to Use Royal Arms

Elemancy System and How to Use Spells

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!

Elemancy System and How to Use Spells

How to Switch Characters

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!

How to Switch Characters

Growth Guide

Explanation of Character Levels and Stats

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!

Explanation of Character Levels and Stats

Best Early Game Ascension Abilities

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!

Best Early Game Ascension Abilities

How to Farm AP

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!

How to Farm AP

How to Increase Skill Levels

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!

Merits and Demerits of Camping

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!

Merits and Demerits of Camping

How to Level Up Quickly

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!

How to Level Up Quickly

How to Farm EXP Quickly

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!

How to Farm EXP Quickly

Gil and Items

How to Earn Gil Quickly

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!

How to Earn Gil Quickly

How to Get Rare Coins

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!

How to Get Rare Coins

What to Buy Early in the Game

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!

What to Buy Early in the Game

Best and Worst Treasure Items to Sell

Selling treasure items is one of the ways to earn Gil but there are treasures that are more important than you think!

Best and Worst Treasure Items to Sell

List of Best Weapons and How to Get Them

Need more power? Here's a list of the most devastating weapons in the entire game!

List of Best Weapons and How to Get Them

List of Best Accessories and How to Get Them

Gear up with the best accessories in the game to complete your party setup for even more power!

List of Best Accessories and How to Get Them

List of Royal Arms Locations

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!

List of Royal Arms Locations

List of Upgradable Weapons

Upgradable weapons are marked with a yellow "+" sign, indicating that it can still be improved into a more powerful version!

List of Upgradable Weapons

Side Quests

Bounty Hunting Guide

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!

Bounty Hunting Guide

How to Get Chocobos

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!

How to Get Chocobos

How to Increase Hunter Rank

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!

How to Increase Hunter Rank

How to Unlock Regalia Type-F

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!

How to Unlock Regalia Type-F

Mini Games

How to Fish and Catch Big Fish

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!

How to Fish and Catch Big Fish

How to Win Chocobo Races

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!

How to Win Chocobo Races

Justice Monsters Five Guide and Rewards

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!

Justice Monsters Five Guide and Rewards

How to Use Multiple Balls at Once (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!

How to Use Multiple Balls at Once (Justice Monsters Five)

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      Hi! Thank you for your question :)
      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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