Last Update: 01/07/2020

Control Scheme

Frequently Asked Questions  [NEW]  [Updated]

Control Settings  [NEW]  [Updated]

How do I change to mouse and keyboard?  [NEW]  [Updated]

From the main menu, select System and open the Character Configuration menu. In the top left corner of the window is a toggle that can be used to switch to Mouse Mode.

How do I change to gamepad mode?  [NEW]  [Updated]

From the main menu, select System and open the Character Configuration menu. In the top left corner of the window is a toggle that can be used to switch to Gamepad Mode (Controller Mode on PlayStation®4).

* This toggle is set to Controller Mode by default on PlayStation®4.

Peripheral Devices  [NEW]  [Updated]

Can I use a mouse and keyboard on the PlayStation®4?  [NEW]  [Updated]

You can use any USB or Bluetooth mouse and keyboard compatible with the PlayStation®4.

Can I change the gamepad button icons that appear in menus?  [NEW]  [Updated]

You can change the type of buttons displayed via the Gamepad Settings tab of the System Configuration menu. The available settings are as follows:

Gamepad Display:
ABXY
Controller (PlayStation®4) Display:
✕〇□△
✕〇□△ + Touch Pad

* This setting is now available on the PlayStation®4.

Is it possible for a gamepad to function as a mouse?  [NEW]  [Updated]

When using only a gamepad, the virtual mouse can be enabled to control the on-screen cursor.

Before using the virtual mouse, however, you must ensure this feature is enabled. From the main menu, select System and open the System Configuration menu. On the Gamepad Settings tab (Controller Settings on PlayStation®4), check the box Enable virtual mouse. The controls for the virtual mouse are as follows:

Enable/Disable
Windows®: LB+R3
PlayStation®4: L1+R3

Cursor Movement:
Windows®: Right Analog Stick
PlayStation®4: Right Analog Stick

Left/Right Click:
Windows®: LT/RT
PlayStation®4: L2/R2

See Virtual Mouse Mode for more details on this feature.

Mounts  [NEW]  [Updated]

How can I get a mount?  [NEW]  [Updated]

Mounts can be acquired through various quests and in-game events, but the ability to use them must first be unlocked by reaching level 20, joining a Grand Company, and acquiring a personal chocobo.

Acquiring a Personal Chocobo

* If you have already joined a Grand Company, proceed to "Speak with the company commander."

Select a Grand Company

Upon reaching level 20, you will be able to accept one of three main scenario quests─The Company You Keep (Twin Adder), The Company You Keep (Maelstrom), or The Company You Keep (Immortal Flames). The quest you accept will determine which of the three Grand Companies you join.

Join a Grand Company

Depending on the initial Grand Company quest completed, you will be able to proceed to one of three quests─Wood's Will Be Done, Till Sea Swallows All, or For Coin and Country. Upon completing one of these three quests, you will become a Grand Company member.

* Completing this quest will also yield a reward of company seals, which is required to obtain a personal chocobo.

Speak with the company commander

After joining a Grand Company, speak with the company commander to receive the quest My Little Chocobo (Twin Adder), My Little Chocobo (Maelstrom), or My Little Chocobo (Immortal Flames) depending on your Grand Company allegiance.

Receive a chocobo issuance

Using the company seals you received previously, you can purchase a chocobo issuance from the grand company quartermaster.

* Company seals can also be used to purchase certain items, and is require to increase your rank in the Grand Company.

Receive your chocobo

Proceed to the chocobokeep associated with your Grand Company, and present them your chocobo issuance to receive a chocobo.

Name your chocobo

Immediately after receiving your chocobo, speak with it and you can assign it a name. Names must be between two and twenty characters, using any combination of letters and apostrophes. Furthermore, it is possible for more than one chocobo to share the same name, so there is no need to worry about your ideal name being taken.

Receive your chocobo whistle

Once you have named your chocobo, speak with the chocobokeep once more to complete the quest and receive a chocobo whistle.

* You must use this item before you can ride your chocobo.

Call your chocobo

Open the mount guide and right click the chocobo icon to open the subcommand menu. Select Summon and you will be able to mount your chocobo.

* The chocobo icon can also be placed on a hotbar or cross hotbar.

Open the mount guide, select the chocobo icon, and press X (□ on PlayStation®4) to open the subcommand menu. Select Summon and you will be able to mount your chocobo.

* The chocobo icon can also be placed on a hotbar or cross hotbar.

Can I use my chocobo in combat?  [NEW]  [Updated]

After reaching level 30 and completing the quest My Feisty Little Chocobo, you can prime your chocobo for battle.

When your chocobo is combat-ready, they can be summoned to the fray by using a gysahl green. This chocobo favorite can be purchased from merchants in various locations, and allows your chocobo to accompany you into battle for thirty minutes at a time.

* If your chocobo is defeated in combat, it will be dismissed and must be summoned with another gysahl green.

Chocobos will also gain Companion EXP for fighting alongside you. As they continue to gain EXP and increase in rank, they will earn skill points which can be used to acquire chocobo-specific actions and traits.

By default, chocobos will fight in free stance, but you can command your chocobo to use a different one to suit the situation. They can assume a tank role with the Defender Stance, a DPS role with the Attacker Stance, or a healer role with the Healer Stance.

After unlocking the ability to use your chocobo in combat, you will also gain access to the chocobo saddle for additional inventory space.

After reaching level 30 and completing the quest My Feisty Little Chocobo, you can prime your chocobo for battle.

When your chocobo is combat-ready, they can be summoned to the fray by using a gysahl green. This chocobo favorite can be purchased from merchants in various locations, and allows your chocobo to accompany you into battle for thirty minutes at a time.

* If your chocobo is defeated in combat, it will be dismissed and must be summoned with another gysahl green.

Chocobos will also gain Companion EXP for fighting alongside you. As they continue to gain EXP and increase in rank, they will earn skill points which can be used to acquire chocobo-specific actions and traits.

By default, chocobos will fight in free stance, but you can command your chocobo to use a different one to suit the situation. They can assume a tank role with the Defender Stance, a DPS role with the Attacker Stance, or a healer role with the Healer Stance.

After unlocking the ability to use your chocobo in combat, you will also gain access to the chocobo saddle for additional inventory space.

Why can't my chocobo fly?  [NEW]  [Updated]

Before your chocobo can fly, you must first complete the quest I Believe I Can Fly. Please note, however, that you must still access all the aether currents in any given area before you can fly there.

To review your progress in locating aether currents, select Travel from the main menu, followed by Aether Currents.

Before your chocobo can fly, you must first complete the quest I Believe I Can Fly. Please note, however, that you must still access all the aether currents in any given area before you can fly there.

To review your progress in locating aether currents, select Travel from the main menu, followed by Aether Currents.

Miscellaneous  [NEW]  [Updated]

Why did I suddenly switch to walking?  [NEW]  [Updated]

By default your character is set to run. However, it is possible to switch to walking by pressing NUM/ on your keyboard. If you find your character has suddenly started walking rather than running, you may have pressed this key in error.

When playing with a gamepad, pushing in the left analog stick will switch from running to walking. It is also possible to walk by holding B (〇 on PlayStation®4).

How can I skip cutscenes I've already seen?  [NEW]  [Updated]

From the main menu, select System and open the Character Configuration menu, then select the Control Settings tab from the column on the left. Under General, there are several options that allow you to skip cutscenes you have viewed previously.

This can be helpful for players who wish to skip immediately to the beginning of boss battles or use certain transports without delay.

From the main menu, select System and open the Character Configuration menu, then select the Control Settings tab from the column on the left. Under General, there are several options that allow you to skip cutscenes you have viewed previously.

This can be helpful for players who wish to skip immediately to the beginning of boss battles or use certain transports without delay.

How can I rewatch cutscenes I've already seen?  [NEW]  [Updated]

Cutscenes from quests and certain battles can be viewed at any time via the Unending Journey. The Unending Journey can be found in the inn room of any major city, and can also be crafted by Disciples of the Hand to be placed in an estate or apartment.

Upon accessing the Unending Journey, you will be presented with several category tabs from which to select cutscenes. After selecting a tab, you can specify further using the dropdown menu.

Can I stop error messages from appearing when I repeatedly press action buttons?  [NEW]  [Updated]

From the main menu, select System and open the Character Configuration menu, then select the Log Window Settings tab from the column on the left. Under the general tab, uncheck the box labeled "Display error messages when actions fail."

From the main menu, select System and open the Character Configuration menu, then select the Log Window Settings tab from the column on the left. Under the general tab, uncheck the box labeled "Display error messages when actions fail."

How can I click on NPCs and summoning bells when lots of players are in the way?  [NEW]  [Updated]

It can be sometimes be difficult to select NPCs or objects when they are surrounded by several player characters. However, holding the "X" key will temporarily hide player nameplates, making it much easier to select your desired target. This is known as a "target filter," and is especially useful when many player characters are on the screen at once.

Assigning Keys
The keys used for target filtering can be changed by using the Target Filters option, accessed from the System menu, followed by Keybind, and then the System tab.

Select either Key Setting 1 or 2 and press the key you wish to use. Changes will be saved when you press the Apply button.

It can be sometimes be difficult to select NPCs or objects when they are surrounded by several player characters. However, holding the "X" key will temporarily hide player nameplates, making it much easier to select your desired target. This is known as a "target filter," and is especially useful when many player characters are on the screen at once.

Assigning Keys
The keys used for target filtering can be changed by using the Target Filters option, accessed from the System menu, followed by Keybind, and then the System tab.

Select either Key Setting 1 or 2 and press the key you wish to use. Changes will be saved when you press the Apply button.

Can I abbreviate party members' names?  [NEW]  [Updated]

In addition to displaying the full names of party members, you can choose to display them with the surname abbreviated, forename abbreviated, or as initials only. This option can be accessed from Character Configuration, Display Name Settings, Others, and then Display Type.

The same menu allows you to change the display of your own name, as well as the names of friends, alliance members, NPCs, and so on.

In addition to displaying the full names of party members, you can choose to display them with the surname abbreviated, forename abbreviated, or as initials only. This option can be accessed from Character Configuration, Display Name Settings, Others, and then Display Type.

The same menu allows you to change the display of your own name, as well as the names of friends, alliance members, NPCs, and so on.

How can I view more inventory items at once?  [NEW]  [Updated]

The number of inventory items displayed simultaneously can be adjusted via the Inventory Settings, under Item Settings in Character Configuration. Select "Expanded" from the dropdown menu to view more items at once.
In addition, the "Open All" option allows you to view all inventory items without the need to change tabs.

A separate option for retainer inventories is also available.

The number of inventory items displayed simultaneously can be adjusted via the Inventory Settings, under Item Settings in Character Configuration. Select "Expanded" from the dropdown menu to view more items at once.
In addition, the "Open All" option allows you to view all inventory items without the need to change tabs.

A separate option for retainer inventories is also available.

How do I adjust the graphical effects displayed in battle?  [NEW]  [Updated]

Some players may wish to adjust the graphical effects used in battle to improve their system's performance or to make it easier to see what is happening. To access these options, select Character Configuration, then Control Settings, and then the Character tab. The Battle Effects section allows you to "Show All," "Show Limited," or "Show None" for your own character, party members, and other types of players.

Some players may wish to adjust the graphical effects used in battle to improve their system's performance or to make it easier to see what is happening. To access these options, select Character Configuration, then Control Settings, and then the Character tab. The Battle Effects section allows you to "Show All," "Show Limited," or "Show None" for your own character, party members, and other types of players.

How do I change the color of the enemy target ring?  [NEW]  [Updated]

The color of target rings and the arrows that appear below targets can be changed from Display Name Settings in Character Configuration. Under each tab, a colored dot next to the various types of target indicated the color used for the target ring.

* Changing these settings also affects the color used for the display name and associated icons.

Changing the Color of the Enemy Target Ring
First, access the NPCs tab of Display Name Settings. There are four options that affect enemies, and you can select a color for each one separately. Selecting a colored dot will allow you to change the color. Once you have finished making your selections, press Apply to save your changes.

1. Unengaged Enemies
Enemies currently not involved in combat.
2. Engaged Enemies
Enemies that you or a party member has attacked.
3. Claimed Enemies
Enemies attacked by another player who is not a party member.
4. Unclaimed Enemies
Enemies attacking you or party members, or in a group with other enemies but not yet attacking.

The color of target rings and the arrows that appear below targets can be changed from Display Name Settings in Character Configuration. Under each tab, a colored dot next to the various types of target indicated the color used for the target ring.

* Changing these settings also affects the color used for the display name and associated icons.

Changing the Color of the Enemy Target Ring
First, access the NPCs tab of Display Name Settings. There are four options that affect enemies, and you can select a color for each one separately. Selecting a colored dot will allow you to change the color. Once you have finished making your selections, press Apply to save your changes.

1. Unengaged Enemies
Enemies currently not involved in combat.
2. Engaged Enemies
Enemies that you or a party member has attacked.
3. Claimed Enemies
Enemies attacked by another player who is not a party member.
4. Unclaimed Enemies
Enemies attacking you or party members, or in a group with other enemies but not yet attacking.

How do I use auto-run?  [NEW]  [Updated]

To toggle auto-run on and off, press the "R" key or the mouse wheel.

On a gamepad or controller, while moving the left analog stick, press LB (or L1 button on the PlayStation®4).

Changing the Auto-run Toggle Key
The "Turn On/Off Auto-run" option in Keybind in the System menu allows you to select the keys that enable auto-run.

To toggle auto-run on and off, press the "R" key or the mouse wheel.

On a gamepad or controller, while moving the left analog stick, press LB (or L1 button on the PlayStation®4).

Changing the Auto-run Toggle Key
The "Turn On/Off Auto-run" option in Keybind in the System menu allows you to select the keys that enable auto-run.

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