Final Fantasy 15 receives a day one ‘Crown Update’ patch from Square Enix that includes 8 GB of tweaks and improvements to the fantasy role-playing game.
Final Fantasy 15 is just a day away from launch and franchise fans are eagerly counting down the final hours until they can embark on the fantasy road trip. As expected in the current console generation, Final Fantasy 15 won’t really be ready to play until users download and install a day one patch full of last minute tweaks and improvements.
Although Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t take up as much harddrive space as originally projected, the lengthy RPG does still require upwards of 50 GB of space before the day one patch. Tomorrow’s Crown Update will tag another 8 GB of content onto that game file.
The original patch notes were released in Japanese via an official Square Enix site, but the below translation comes courtsey of Nova Crystallis. Due to the unofficial translation, the actual patch notes may slightly vary…
- Added actions inspired by the “Omen” trailer produced by Digic Pictures to the game:
- “Shift (Warp) Drop Kick” (When daggers are equipped).
- “Backward Shift (Warp) Magic” (Elemental Magic Activation within a short distance).
- Below are examples of Wait Mode-exclusive abilities added to Ability Call to improve the Wait Mode experience:
- Libra Speed Increase: By using Libra you can obtain information more quickly
- Wait Gauge Recovery: The Wait Gauge will recover upon defeating an enemy.
- Surprise Attack Shift Break: When Shift Breaking to an enemy that isn’t targeting you it’s easy to destroy the targeted part.
- Final Blow Shift Break: When Shift Breaking to an enemy with less than half HP, the damage multiplier will increase.
- Additional battle screen effects added to make it easier for players to understand their HP status:
- When HP is less than 25%, the whole screen will be covered by a light red filter.
- When in a pinch, the whole screen will be covered by a dark red filter.
- The Enemy Whistle will be available to use after downloading the patch. You can call monsters but they won’t always appear.
- Movement taken at the time of a MP Burst is cancelled. Trying to shift in MP Burst will cause movements to fail.
- You can now shift forward in the field outside of battle.
- Music Player item has been added so that you can listen to your favourite songs while walking.
- A gallery has been added to the main menu where you can see the dishes acquired by Ignis and the fish caught by Noctis.
Regalia (the car)
- Opening the menu during auto-drive will not halt driving.
- Regalia Shop added that lets you shop while riding in the Regalia.
- Event scenes from Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV and the “Omen” trailer were added as they exceeded the disc space capacity.
- Various bug fixes.
- Adjustments to gameplay comfort:
- Camera adjusted in narrow areas.
- Menu use improved.
- Addition of other functions to enhance convenience.
- Adjustments to improve the main scenario experience:
- Changes to towns were made to fit the scenario.
- Changes to the open world were made to fit the scenario.
- Side-quests have been balanced, dish types added, added fish types and fishing locations.
- Leviathan boss encounter and battle experience further improved.
From a music player to some serious battle menu upgrades, it sounds like the Crown Update patch makes some big improvements to the final version of the game. Hopefully the development crew takes note of any early feedback as players work through the game this week and continue to patch in fixes and improvements.
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Final Fantasy 15 releases November 29, 2016 for PS4 and Xbox One.
Source: Nova Crystallis