Last Update: 09/03/2019

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.

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."

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