Last Update: 06/28/2019

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.

Navigating the Game Screen  [NEW]  [Updated]

How do I tell what's what on the screen?  [NEW]  [Updated]

The HUD elements that appear on your screen may differ slightly depending on your control settings. For further details, please refer to our explanation of the HUD.

Mouse Mode

Gamepad Mode

Why are some quest icons different than others?  [NEW]  [Updated]

Important quests, such as main scenario quests or those that unlock game content, are identified by unique icons.

Certain quests offer large amounts of experience points, which are ideal when leveling your character. Others unlock helpful game features such as chocobo companions and the ability to dye equipment. Of course, if you're not certain of which quests to undertake, it is always recommended to continue progression through main scenario quests.

Changing Icons

Quest icons may change as you progress, indicating NPCs or places where you may proceed. Should they turn red, it means you do not meet the requirements to do so. In such cases, check the duty list or journal for hints on how to continue. The journal can be found under Duty in the main menu.

Other icons may also appear over the heads of NPCs, indicating the availability of content.
Learn more about icons displayed over NPCs.

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.

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.

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