Engaging the Empire - Story Walkthrough and Guide | FFXV

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This page is for Engaging the Empire, the third Quest of Chapter 5 of Final Fantasy XV (FF15, FFXV). Read on for more information about which sidequests, bosses, and items are available in this chapter!

FFXV Engaging the Empire Walkthrough

List of Objectives
1 FFXV_Noctis Imperial Fort_story walkthrough Noct receives a call from Cindy, who says that the Regalia has been found. However, it is located in an Imperial base.
2 The Imperial Army has overtaken an old fortress and taken the Regalia to it. Pitch camp at Sothmocke Haven to plan an attack.
3 FFXV_Infiltration_story walkthrough At dawn, the party decides to infiltrate the camp. Make your way inside the base.
4 FFXV_Noctis sneaking_story walkthrough Follow Ignis to plot a safer route inside the base. Move slowly and surely while taking out soldiers using Warp-Kill.
5 Once you reach the Regalia, a Magitek MA-X Maniple will appear. Take it out to move through the quest.
6 The area will become overrun with Imperials. Focus on taking them out one at a time to reach your main goal, the destruction of the generator.
7 Once you've cleared the area of Imperials and MA-X walkers, Luna's brother, Ravus, will make an appearance.
8 FFXV_Regalia moving_story walkthrough After the conversation, you'll be welcome to ride the Regalia again. Reach Iris in Lestallum. This will usher in the next Chapter.

Tips and Strategies

This is a list of important things to do in the quest Engaging the Empire. Read on to find out which of them is crucial to proceeding.

  • Noct won't get a penalty if he fails to warp-kill soldiers, but he will definitely have a harder time moving around the base
  • Focus on the Maniple's legs! It will become vulnerable and topple over. Do the same whenever faced with an Imperial walker.
  • Use the big guns in the base. Go for the parked tanks--their explosion will help clear the area in a hurry.
  • There are point-warp markers scattered about the base. Use these to quickly make your way through.

List of items

Duscae Region

List of Items:

Phoenix Down (Phoenix Tail)
Mega Phoenix
Remedy (Panacea)
Bright Duralumin
Bright Duralumin
Catoblepas Fang
Slimy Oil
Great Garula Tusk
Strong Whiskers
Ancient Dragon Tooth
Earth Gemstone
Electrolytic Condenser
Behemoth Horn
Mythril Shaft
Laser Sensor
Oracle ascension coin
Whitestone Ore
Blackstone Ore
Redstone Ore
Bluestone Ore
Greenstone Ore
Yellowstone Ore
Silver Shard
Gold Shard
Prismatic Shard
Assassin's Daggers
Power Shield
Bulletproof Suit
Amethyst Bracelet
Iron Bangle
Fencer's Anklet
Moon Pendant
Chobham Armor
Insulated Inners
Camera Strap
Imperial Medal of Honor

Boss Battles and Monsters

Duscae Region

List of Appearing Monsters/Enemies:

Iron Giant
Red Giant
Ice Bomb
Garula (Small)
Garula (Big)
Anak Calf
Anak Stag

Appearing Bosses

There are no boss battles in this Chapter 5 quest.

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    • >>[1]
      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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