FF16 Patch 1.31 Notes Reveal Orchestrion Rolls, New Songs and Support for Rising Tide DLC

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FF16 Patch 1.31 Notes Reveal Orchestrion Rolls, New Songs and Support for Rising Tide DLC

The Final Fantasy 16 Update 1.32 Patch Notes are here, and they add orchestrion rolls while featuring a list of Battle Adjustments alongside eikonic ability and feat adjustments.

The latest FFXVI patch notes also ship some changes to Player ATK, and increase it outside of certain Eikon Battles. The update also ships numerous quality of life ‘UI additions’ to several Eikon battles within the game.

The update also introduces some very plenty Torgal petting buffs, allowing you to pet these creatures more often. The cooldown time between petting each companion has been siginifcantly reduced with this update.

Also, on the other hand, Square Enix has also updated the game with pretty significant quality of life changes, preparing players for the much-awaited Rising Tide DLC for its' single player Final Fantasy title. The update is mandatory to install for players who wish to enjoy the DLC, but the update will also be rolled out for fans who haven't downloaded any additional content either.

The more important feature is the addition of a Quick Complete function, which eliminates the need for players to go back to hand over quests to whoever assigned them. The game alsos a adds “Custom Controller” feature, which will allow players to customize and map buttons on their controller as desired. To access this, head to the Controller Layout on the System tab.

Final Fantasy 16 Update 1.31 Patch Notes

Additional In-game Content

  • Orchestrion rolls added to regional shops. Rolls available depend on main scenario progress.

Battle Adjustments

  • Player ATK increased outside of select Eikon battles.
  • Quality of life UI additions made in certain Eikon battles.

Eikonic Ability & Feat Adjustments

  • Two instances of ball lightning will fire when exacting Ramuh's Eikonic Feat Blind Justice.
  • Ball lightning affixed to enemies is now detonated via the feat button rather than attacking.
  • Clive now moves faster while using Blind Justice.
  • Clive can now dodge while using Blind Justice.
  • Clive recovers poise more quickly after exacting Blind Justice.
  • When canceling Bahamut's Eikonic Feat Wings of Light, the Megaflare charge will only deplete to the next gauge level.
  • A dodge is conducted when initiating Wings of Light.
  • Successfully dodging an enemy attack when initiating Wings of Light will trigger a Megaflare Dodge.
  • Parry animation when using Odin's Eikonic Feat Arm of Darkness has been changed.
  • The minimum jump height for initiating Stomp has been lowered.
  • The direction Clive faces after using Swift Recovery has been adjusted.
  • Limit Break attacks now lift enemies instead of knocking them back.
  • Gouge damage is increased.
  • Gouge will damage is increased.
  • Gouge recast time is reduced.
  • Aerial Blast now dispels certain ranged magic attacks.
  • Aerial Blast will damage is increased.
  • Windup area of effect is increased.
  • Earthen Fury recast time is reduced.
  • Flare Breath now dispels certain ranged magic attacks.
  • Flare Breath now lifts enemies instead of knocking them back when canceling the ability.
  • Flare Breath damage is increased.
  • Satellite damage is increased.
  • Satellite recast time is reduced.
  • Satellite will damage is increased.
  • Ice Age damage is increased.
  • Ice Age will damage is increased.
  • Ice crystal generated when using Rime will now better draw in nearby enemies.
  • Rime will damage is increased.
  • Gungnir recast time is reduced.
  • Gungnir will damage is increased.
  • Heaven's Cloud chained follow-up attacks can now be focused on a single enemy by locking on to the enemy.
  • Heaven's Cloud will damage is increased.
  • Heaven's Cloud recast time is reduced.
All Solo Leveling Arise Characters

Accessory Adjustments

  • Effectiveness of the following accessories has been improved:
  • Favor of Wind (Gouge)
  • Favor of Wind +1 (Gouge)
  • Breath of Earth (Earthen Fury)
  • Breath of Earth +1 (Earthen Fury)
  • Breath of Darkness (Gungnir)
  • Breath of Darkness +1 (Gungnir)
  • Breath of Darkness (Heaven's Cloud)
  • Breath of Darkness +1 (Heaven's Cloud)
  • Cavall's Fang
  • Cavall's Fang +1
  • Cavall's Bite

Other Changes to Actions

  • Alleviated rare issue of Clive jumping when accessing objects under certain conditions.
  • Made adjustments to when Torgal can be petted and lowered time before re-petting.
  • Made adjustments to calculations for amount of damage taken when near death.


  • A “Quick Complete” function has been added, giving players the option to warp directly to a quest-giver upon completing a quest's final objective.
  • A new quest icon has been assigned to quests which reward collectables.
  • Ability Point awards for certain sidequests have been increased.
  • Additional cutscenes have been added to certain sidequests.
  • Minor changes have been made to cutscene staging.
  • New NPCs have been added to certain settlements.


  • Added “Custom” controller type. Go to Controller Layout on the System tab in the Main Menu to freely assign functionality to the buttons on your controller.
  • Skill Sets have been added. Players can now save up to 5 skill sets. Swap between sets with L1/R1.
  • The following functionality has been added to Photo Mode:
  • Focal Distance adjustability in Depth of Field setting
  • Tone Correction
  • Screen Effects
  • Portrait Mode
  • 90-degree rotation in Roll functionality
  • Minor updates and additions to the Thousand Tomes.
  • Visual updates to the State of the Realm timeline slider.
  • Updates and additions to the UI and various menus.

Bug Fixes

  • The following issues have addressed:
  • Graphics not appearing correctly in certain cutscenes
  • Incorrect character motion in certain cutscenes
  • Inability to progress in certain quests
  • Progression markers not displaying properly
  • NPC names not properly updating in conjunction with game progression
  • Problems with menu functionality when speaking with NPCs
  • Enemies not acting properly in certain battles under certain conditions
  • Issues with camera work in certain battles
  • Enemy effects not displaying properly in certain battles under certain conditions
  • Enemy names not appearing properly under certain conditions
  • Certain abilities not hitting targets properly
  • Precision sic not executing properly with certain abilities
  • Certain ability effects not displaying properly under certain conditions
  • Issues with camera work during certain abilities
  • Instances of limit break/ability effects not properly triggering
  • Auto Torgal not functioning properly in the Hall of Virtue (training mode)
  • Issues with party ally AI
  • Collision detection in certain stages and fields
  • Issues with character motion
  • State of the Realm menu icons not updating or displaying properly
  • Slight discrepancies in State of the Realm content
  • Rare instances of past State of the Realm content being unavailable for viewing
  • Graphics not displaying properly in Photo Mode when using certain photography methods
  • Text and Icons not displaying properly on the world map under certain conditions
  • Instances of current location not displaying properly on world map
  • Instances of region map icons not displaying properly
  • Instances of controller vibration and adaptive trigger functionality not working properly
  • Menu layout not displaying when switching between languages
  • Config settings not changing properly when restoring defaults
  • Incorrect screenshots and videos in certain tutorials
  • Tutorials not appearing at proper times
  • Inability to obtain certain redeemable items when starting New Game+
  • Notices not appearing at proper times
  • Instances of sound effects not playing at proper times
  • Various spelling and grammar mistakes
  • Various instances of game crashes
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There are also a plethora of bug and glitch fixes listed in the game here, such as issues with graphics not showing properly in certain cutscenes, and various sound effects not playing at specific intended times. The patch also fixes an inability to obtain certain redeemable items when starting a New Game+, while a fix has been shipped for the bug that caused the menu layout to not display properly at some times.

Players would now be able to properly progress in quests, and instances of the current location not showing on the world map properly has been fixed. On the other hand, issues with character motion have also been fixed in the latest Final Fantasy patch.

The single-player campaigner ships a massive story content addition through a DLC, and fans can check out more infomation about that in our Rising Tide DLC article here. The downloadable content offered is massive, and introduces several new quests for players to enjoy in the latest installment of the single-player Final Fantasy campaigner.

FF16 Update 1.32 will launch alongside the Rising Tide DLC on Thursday, April 18, and players will require to download the update in order to play the DLC. The DLC intends to fix numerous bugs and glitches associated with the downloadable content, and counts as a ‘day one’ patch for the same.

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