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Posted December 19, 2016 by Andrew Cathie in Feature
 
 

Final Fantasy XV Update Coming December 22 – Includes New Game+


Square Enix recently announced that a Holiday Pack update would be coming to Final Fantasy XV soon, with it now being confirmed that the update with come on December 22nd and will contain a few more features than originally talked about.

The Holiday Pack comes in two varieties, the free version is available for everyone and has a more limited number of items included in it, while the premium Holiday Pack + version is available to Season Pass owners which has items that are unavailable in the free pack. The big inclusion in the free version of the Holiday Pack is the Nixperience Band, which stops characters from earning experience, allowing for a more challenging gameplay experience for those that want it. The Holiday Pack + also includes a game altering accessory, the Stamina Badge, which enables Noctis to sprint and hang without expending any stamina. Both packs also contain new clothing items for Noctis, sheet music that increase AP earned for A+ battle ratings and more accessories. The full list is included below.

Along with the items in the Holiday Packs, the December 22 update will also add a brand new mode to the game, New Game+. As you would expect from a New Game+ mode, it will allow you to begin the game with all game data intact from your previous playthrough. In this case, with the planned updates to the campaign content that were recently announced, I would suggest waiting before jumping into a second playthrough of the game.

Final Fantasy XV is available now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Holiday Pack (free) contents

  • Warrior’s Fanfare – A scroll of sheet music containing a song of jubilation that provides additional AP for earning an A+ in Offense outside of training.
  • Nixperience Band – A device that stops experience points from being tallied, preventing the party from levelling up for an added challenge.
  • Carnival Passport – An adorably adorned ticket that whisks the bearer away to a fun-filled carnival for a limited time.
  • Choco-Mog Tee (available late January 2017) – An exclusive T-shirt featuring everyone’s favourite fluffy and feathery friends. Colourful, comfy and appropriate for any carnival-goer.

Holiday Pack+ Contents

  • Ring of Resistance – A protective piece of jewelry that renders the entire party to be resistant to magical friendly fire.
  • Tech Turbocharger – A device for Noctis that accelerates the tech bar replenishment rate, but freezes the Armiger bar.
  • Armiger Accelerator – A device for Noctis that accelerates the Armiger bar replenishment rate, but freezes the tech bar.
  • Blitzer’s Fanfare – A scroll of sheet music containing a song of jubilation that provides additional AP for earning an A+ in Time outside of training.
  • Tactician’s Fanfare – A scroll of sheet music containing a song of jubilation that provides additional AP for earning an A+ in Finesse outside of training.
  • Key of Prosperity – A lucky charm that increases the rate at which fallen foes leave behind items of value.
  • Stamina Badge – A device that enables Noctis to sprint and hang without expending stamina.
  • Carnival Passport – An adorably adorned ticket that whisks the bearer away to a fun-filled carnival for a limited time.
  • Festive Ensemble (available late January) – A fancy and fun outfit perfectly suited for enjoying the festivities. The darling design puts all who see it in high spirits
  • Holiday Pack + Exclusive Photo Frames (available late January) – Additional themes the player can add to Prompto’s photos when sharing over social media.

Andrew Cathie

 
Rocket Chainsaw's premier Fantasy-loving Editor. I basically play anything and everything that looks like it could be fun or interesting.


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