A new trailer for Final Fantasy 16’s The Rising Tide DLC finally gives us a release date

A Sneak Peek at Final Fantasy 16 – The Rising Tide DLC

A newly released trailer for Final Fantasy 16 – The Rising Tide has given fans a first look at the upcoming second major downloadable content (DLC) expansion for this action role-playing game (RPG). The trailer confirms that the DLC will be launched later this year.

Players can opt to purchase The Rising Tide as a standalone addition or as part of the Final Fantasy 16 Expansion Pass. This expansion takes protagonist Clive Rosfield to the new region of Mysidia, following a mysterious letter’s request. In Mysidia, players will engage in a series of fresh story quests to rescue the Dominant of Leviathan the Lost, a powerful water-based beast known as an Eikon.

Aside from the new story quests, The Rising Tide DLC will introduce a host of side quests, battles, accessories, weapons, and an increased level cap. The trailer also reveals that the expansion is set to be released on April 18, 2024. It offers a glimpse of the new environment and a few enemy encounters. Check out the full trailer below:

Players who opt for the standalone expansion or purchase the Expansion Pass will receive bonus items to enhance their gameplay experience. These include a reimagined ‘Curtana’ weapon inspired by Final Fantasy 14 and two special orchestrion rolls that allow customization of background music in the hideaway.

Upcoming Update

Alongside the release of The Rising Tide, a free update to version 1.30 will be made available. This update will focus on enhancing player experience with small quality-of-life improvements. One notable addition is the ‘Quick Complete’ function, allowing players to swiftly turn in completed quests to their respective quest giver upon return.

Additionally, certain quests will sport updated icons, a new Skill Set feature will enable saving up to five skill sets, and adjustments will be made to abilities and accessories for easier use. More collectible orchestrion rolls will be added, and the game’s photo mode will receive new features. Moreover, a custom controller setting will offer players the freedom to customize the button layout, enhancing accessibility.

In our initial review of Final Fantasy 16 for PlayStation 5, we awarded the game a perfect five stars. The exceptional story and thrilling battles were among the elements that received praise. For those waiting for the perfect time to delve into this PS5 exclusive, the upcoming small improvements may make it well worth the wait.