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Final Fantasy XVI The Rising Tide DLC Gets April Release Date

Square Enix has announced that the second DLC for Final Fantasy XVI, titled The Rising Tide, now officially has a release date of 18 April 2024 for PS5. In this second story expansion, protagonist Clive Rosfield must track down the Eikon of Water, Leviathan, in the new hidden land of Mysidia.

The Rising Tide, Final Fantasy XVI‘s second DLC following last year’s Echoes of the Fallen expansion, has a release date of 18 April, which means it’s right around the corner. Most of all, it will finally give fans closure about the long-running rumour that an expansion might tell us more about the Eikon of Water who was strangely absent from the base game. As it turns out, Square Enix had been saving the best for last.

Once Clive acquires Leviathan, he will unlock its water-based abilities including Serpent’s Cry, which lets him summon a serpent that can deal damage from a distance. Additionally, the level cap for Story and Action focused difficulty modes will also be increased to level 60 and level 110 for Final Fantasy difficulty mode players. Giving a little teaser for what’s to come, Square Enix also mentioned that Leviathan won’t be the only ability that Clive will discover in the game, even though the Eikon of Water is listed as the “eighth and final” one.

The official description of The Rising Tide reads:

“An unmarked letter arrives at the hideaway containing a most curious request: the Dominant of Leviathan, the long-lost Eikon of Water, needs rescue. To heed this call, Clive and his companions must journey to Mysidia—a hidden land under a blue sky—where they will uncover the tragic history of a forgotten people.”

A free update for Final Fantasy XVI will also release on the same day as The Rising Tide featuring the following changes and tweaks:

  • Return to a quest giver immediately with the new “Quick Complete” function
  • Icon updates for important character quests
  • A new Skill Set feature, which allows players to save up to five unique Feat and Ability sets
  • Abilities and Accessories adjusted for easier use
  • New “Custom” controller type allows for freely customizable button layouts
  • Tone correction, screen effects, and more added to Photo Mode
  • Numerous new orchestrion rolls added

Watch the reveal trailer for The Rising Tide below:

Source: PlayStation Blog

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