Following the release of the Episode Gladiolus DLC last month, players can look forward to some fresh new content as details regarding the next free update for Final Fantasy 15 has been released. Set to drop on April 27, the upcoming patch will introduce performance for updates for PlayStation 4 Pro users, as well as new features for those who own Final Fantasy 15 on the regular PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
After February’s sub-par PlayStation 4 Pro graphical update drew some criticism from the community, the new Final Fantasy 15 update will introduce a new image quality mode that aims to provide a stable frame rate and comfortable play. With frame rates running inconsistently at 40-50 FPS when players select “High” performance mode for the PlayStation 4 Pro, this upcoming update is a welcome fix for those who have had to endure months of playing Final Fantasy 15 at less-than-optimal specs.
As for the new features coming to the regular PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Final Fantasy 15, the upcoming update will allow players to magnify the subtitles and menu sizes to their liking. While the new feature is minor, it is a nice afterthought from Square Enix to allow players to customize their user interface however they want.
Perhaps most notable addition in the upcoming Final Fantasy 15 update is the return of timed quests, which were halted when the Chapter 13 patch was introduced last month. The timed quests have been tweaked as not only will there be a new ranking system, players will now have the opportunity to earn extravagant weapons upon completing these quests, though it remains to be seen what the new weapons are. Finally, the upcoming update will add a new sticker that can be used to customize the Regalia, as well as additional new tracks for the music player.
This new update will be a welcome sight for players following a month of relative silence from Square Enix, and it appears to be the first of more content updates to come in the following months. The second story DLC, Episode Prompto, is currently in the works and is scheduled for launch at some point in June, and there are additional DLC expansions planned further down the track, such as one focused on Ignis.
It certainly appears that Final Fantasy 15 fans will have much to look forward to in terms of new content in the next couple of months, so stay tuned for updates and announcements.
Final Fantasy 15 is available now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.