When you pick up your copy of Final Fantasy XV, a 9GB patch is waiting to be downloaded. Unfortunately, this patch is required as it has some things that will further enhance the experience of the game.
Regardless of what platform you are playing, the 9GB patch is mandatory. Here’s the patch notes:
ENHANCED GAMEPLAY EXPERIENCE
• Improved Game Feel
o Improvements to camera
o More camera options (assist On/Off in tight spaces, target lock-on camera speed, On/Off option for camera focus on allies)
o Improved interaction precision
o Improved battle in tight spaces
o Addition of Pattern C control
o Improvement to battle area/circumference
• Field Actions
o Short map shift is possible outside of battle
o Ascension category for Wait Mode
o Adjustments to link attack length to improve overall tempo
o Improvement to visual effects of ring magic (death, holy, alterna)
o Included two of Noctis’s moves seen in Omen
o Improved results screen
o Prompto’s photos can be uploaded to Facebook and Twitter
o Proof of beating the game
• Expanded drive menu
o Added Regalia shop, which you can access while riding in the Regalia.
o Driving now continues while accessing the menu; map also moves in real time.
• More field activities
o Added more elements that players can actively initiate.
o By purchasing a Music Player, players can listen to the car radio while exploring on foot.
o Enemy whistle can be used to call monsters to battle.
• More recipes and types of fish
o Over 100 recipes in the game
o Over 100 types of fish
o Addition of a gallery that enables players to view the fish and recipes for completionist players who enjoy collecting items.
ENHANCED STORY EXPERIENCE
• Improved story depiction
o Event scenes have been added to strengthen Noctis’s story.
o Includes scenes from the CG movie, KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV and “Omen” a short CG movie.
• Story made easier to follow
o Addition of story tutorials to make it easier to understand the nations and terminology in the game.
o Full names of each character are displayed upon their first appearance.
• Strengthened story experience
o More apparent changes to the world and towns in accordance to story progression.
o More apparent day/night cycle (nights get longer and longer), Niflheim empire is increasingly entering Insomnia,
and other elements that directly tie-in with story progression.
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