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Final Fantasy XV’s FREE Holiday DLC: A Carnival, New Clothes, New Game+, and So Much More

written by Jason Marcano December 16, 2016
Final Fantasy XV Carnival

If you’ve already reached the end of Noctis’ journey in Final Fantasy XV you’re probably wondering what’s left to do in the lush, enormous world of Eos. Sure, you can grind out hunts and tedious fetch quest, you could topple the mountain that is Adamantoise, or you could just pal around with your buddies in the awesome end-game dungeon. Whatever you choose to do, one thing is clear – once the game is beaten, there isn’t much of interest to do unless you are a completionist. As hectic as life is, and given how vast some of our backlogs are, busy work in a game is often overlooked as we move on to different worlds and new stories.

Square Enix has laid out a plan that will make it tempting to stay in the Kingdom of Lucis a bit longer. On December 22, a free version of the Holiday DLC pack will be made available to all players of the game. Not only will the DLC add a New Game+ mode to Final Fantasy XV, but Prompto will get access to some special holiday themed frames for his pictures.

But that’s not all that’s coming with the free DLC update.

  • 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 leveling 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) – An exclusive T-shirt featuring everyone’s favorite fluffy and feathery friends. Colorful, comfy and appropriate for any carnival-goer.

What is the Carnival? Is it Final Fantasy XV‘s version of the Gold Saucer? Square Enix says more details about the Carnival are coming soon, but they did give us a peek at Noctis in his festive attire.

Final Fantasy XV Noctis Carnival

As for those that paid for the season pass, here is what you can expect beyond the list above:

  • 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.

Yet another outfit, the “Festive Ensemble,” was teased.

Final Fantasy XV Noctis Sombrero

Square Enix is looking to extend the life of Final Fantasy XV well beyond 2016. This Holiday DLC pack is the first of many planned additions to the game, both free and premium. In fact, in a special book sent out to YouTubers, the next bit of DLC, “Episode Gladio,” has been detailed. From Producer Haruyoshi Sawatari:

“The player confronts an enemy called Gilgamesh, who can only be seen in Episode Gladio.” Also: “In Episode Gladio, you’re able to go into areas that cannot be entered in the main game.”

It certainly seems like Final Fantasy XV is going to be around for a long time. We’ve already done a large review on FFXV, but we will be covering the DLC as it is dolled out. If they fix some of the glaring issues with the game, maybe the rating will be amended.

Is all this DLC incentive enough to keep you geeks playing? What do you think will be in the Carnival? Let us know in the comments below, and stick with DHTG for more on Final Fantasy XV.


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