FFXV Episode Ignis Guide: How to Access All Alternate Endings
Episode Ignis is the latest DLC for Final Fantasy XV Season Pass owners and the last in a saga that follows Noctis' partners after they were all separated near the end of the main story. As the name implies, you play as Ignis in an attempt to save Noctis after he has fallen during the battle in Altissia.
As it happens, there are three different endings to see in the new episode, but which one you see entirely depends upon your decisions throughout the story.
The True Ending of FFXV Episode Ignis
Coincidentally, on your first playthrough of the episode, the only ending you'll be able to see is the true ending. When Ardyn offers you a choice, you Fight Back against him and stand your ground in order to protect Prince Noctis.
At this point, Ignis gains incredible power through the help of the Ring of the Lucii. Using this power, attack Ardyn until your energy is depleted and a cutscene plays, signaling the true ending of Ignis's story.
After the credits roll, not only does the game unlock a neat duel with Noctis, but it also unlocks the two Alternate Endings to the episode. Rather than accessing an old save and fighting Ravus again, you can continue right from the cutscene where Ardyn appears so you can immediately see the branching paths by selecting Extra Verse from the Episode Ignis menu.
The Two Alternate Endings of FFXV Episode Ignis
This time, when Ardyn makes his offer again, you'll have a second choice: Play Along. Down this path, you have the chance of seeing one of two different endings.
Here, you have another chance to fight Ardyn using the Ring of the Lucii, however, the Ring gives you a few choices during the fight. If you Give Up when the power of the Ring initially fades or lose to Ardyn, he'll kill Ignis, revealing all of his dastardly plans before the Game Over screen flashes. It's not, like, a real ending, but the extra scene is notable.
However, if you choose to Sacrifice Yourself to the Ring of the Lucii, you'll have the power to kill Ardyn so that Noctis can continue on to fulfill his destiny. It's not a canon ending to the episode, but it's a nice alternate ending that reveals a lot of backstory for Ardyn and is totally worth plaything through.
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For more tips on saving the Kingdom of Lucis, be sure to check out the rest of our Final Fantasy XV guides.