Final Fantasy XV is an epic game, and you don’t have to stop playing when you have completed the main story and watched the credits! There are a number of things you can do after you complete the game, which keeps getting bigger and bigger with the free online updates introduced since its launch in November 2016.
After Patch 1.05, which also included additions to the main story, the level cap was raised 120, so maxing out your chocobros’ levels is one possibility. (Check out our guide to farming EXP and leveling quickly for more info on how to do that.)
If that's not enough, you can also collect the remaining Royal Arms and legendary weapons; level up your characters’ individual abilities, win chocobo races, defeat massive bosses, and dig into the DLC that features other characters.
In this guide, we'll take you through a selection of exciting post-story adventures that you can embark on to keep your FFXV experience going strong.
You will have obtained 7 Royal Arms in FFXV by completing the story. However, there are 6 more which you will have to complete sidequests for. They are broken up as follows:
In addition to the Royal Arms, there are also five legendary weapons to collect. These have a tremendous attack power and can be found in various locations throughout Lucis.
To start your legendary weapons collection, visit the weapons shop near the stairs to the power plant in Lestallum. You’ll know you’re at the right place when the person you are speaking to is called Randolph (he will only appear after you have completed the game).
For the exact locations of all these awesome weapons, check out our guide to the best weapons in FFXV and where to find them.
If you rushed through the story, chances are that you didn’t level all each character's individual abilities. Each of these abilities can be maxed out to Level 10.
You can travel to Altissia to buy a better fishing reel than what you get at Bert’s shop. Once you have won 85,000 medals in the Totomostro mini-game, you can buy the Llymlaen fishing reel.
For more info on how to level this skill efficiently, check out our guide to fishing in FFXV.
The hack for this one is pretty old school – put a rubber band around both the joysticks to get this character to run around for 3 hours! Doing so will get Gladdy up to Level 10 without any work on your part. Don’t believe me? Check out this community guide over at Reddit.
The easiest way to max out this skill is as follows:
Again, pretty straightforward! Once you've got this skill maxed out, you'll want to learn the best recipes in FFXV to make your adventures a little easier.
Make sure you have Snapshot activated on the Exploration Ascension grid. This gets Prompto to take a photo in every battle. Then use it when you battle by selecting Prompto’s Limit Break. That’s all there is to it! You should be up to Level 10 in no time at all.
These races are easily missable, as they are just across the way from the main Wiz Chocobo Post. The Chocobo races are split into two tiers, with the final race pitting you against Gladiolus’ sister, Iris.
Like kart racers, you can start off with a speed boost if you time your button presses right. GameFAQ user HeeroXXXG-01W discovered that if you start holding R2 (or RT on Xbox) after the number 3 disappears in the countdown to the race, you get a speed boost. You can also get your chocobo to eat greens such as Sylkis Greens for a pre-race power up.
This very short episode sees Gladiolus partnered with his mentor, Cor. He undertakes the trials of Gilgamesh to prove himself a worthy bodyguard to Prince Noctis. There are a total of seven achievements or trophies in this DLC, so you completionists will have a few extra things to hunt down. After successfully completing your first playthrough, you unlock a special boss fight with Cor.
Episode Prompto picks up shortly after Noctis accidentally pushed Prompto off a speeding train. Prompto collapses in the snow and is taken by Ardyn and Magitek Troopers to a Magitek facility, where he finds out about his origins.
There are loads of side quests in this DLC, making it more expansive than Episode Gladiolus. For example, you can take out the optional Kaiser Behemoth boss, or do time trials. Like the Gladiolus DLC, this expansion has more trophies/achievements for you to collect as well,
This guide has really only scratched the surface on what you can do post-game. You can also:
Once you've completed all these objectives, you can check back with the FFXV subreddit, where the community has put together a full list of activities you can take part in -- and it's being updated constantly. But while you're here, be sure to check out the rest of our FFXV guides here on GameSkinny: