Final Fantasy 16 Reveals New Features Coming in Future Update


  • Final Fantasy 16 is getting a new update to enhance the user interface and improve player experience with quality-of-life features.
  • Patch 1.30 will focus on convenience by adding a “Quick Complete” feature, updates to abilities, and customizable button layouts.
  • Despite mixed reviews, Square Enix remains dedicated to improving Final Fantasy 16 with new updates, DLC, and a PC version.

Though the game has been out for a while, developer Square Enix still intends to improve the experience for players of Final Fantasy 16 with a new update. The update will add several new features to the Final Fantasy 16 user interface, making things more convenient for players who like to tinker with their character builds.

First released in 2023 as a PlayStation 5 exclusive, Final Fantasy 16 stood out by eschewing many classic Final Fantasy conventions. Rather than a turn-based or real-time menu-driven combat system, the Final Fantasy 16 development team opted for purer action-based combat starring a single character, protagonist Clive Rosfield. Over the course of Clive’s journey, players can acquire godlike abilities from powerful Eikons, and finding the best Final Fantasy 16 ability combos is a major part of gameplay.


What to Expect From Final Fantasy 16 in 2024

After Echoes of the Fallen, Final Fantasy 16 fans can expect more DLC to be added to the game in 2024, but anything beyond that is uncertain.

Square Enix isn’t done improving Final Fantasy 16 for players old and new, as evidenced by the team’s panel at PAX East held in Boston, Massachusets over the weekend. It was during the panel that the team spoke of Final Fantasy 16 Patch 1.30. According to the panel, the patch is almost ready to be deployed and will contain several improvements to the user experience, aimed at increasing the convenience of playing through Clive’s journey. The panel did not specify a release date for the patch, so as of press time, it’s not confirmed whether the patch will arrive before or alongside the second Final Fantasy 16 DLC pack, The Rising Tide, which is scheduled for April 18, 2024.

New Final Fantasy 16 Update to Add Quality-of-Life Features

The improvements to be included in Final Fantasy 16 Patch 1.30 are focused on improving the game as it is, rather than adding new content. Players will be able to save time when completing the game’s many side quests with a “Quick Complete” feature that teleports Clive back to the quest-related NPC once their task is done. Certain abilities and accessories will also receive updates to make them easier to use, and a new controller setting will allow players to customize their button layouts, improving accessibility. Importantly, a new “Skill Set” feature will allow players to save unique arrangements of feats and abilities, thus saving the best Final Fantasy 16 Eikonic combos for easy access.

While Final Fantasy 16 proved to be a somewhat divisive entry in the series thanks to its unusual mechanical approach and some controversial storytelling decisions, the game isn’t completely done yet. With The Rising Tide DLC soon to release and a PC version on the way, the game is set to break back into the public eye, allowing more players to experience Clive’s story for themselves. Square Enix’s dedication to improving the game experience, despite having no public plans for more Final Fantasy 16 DLC, shows that the company is still confident in players giving the game a fresh chance.

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Final Fantasy 16

Final Fantasy 16 is an action RPG developed by Square Enix. Set in the land of Valisthea, six different factions are on the brink of war due to a spreading disease known as the Blight. Much of the plot revolves around summoned monsters called Eikons, who are controlled by unique humans called Dominants. 

June 22, 2023

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