Last year we learned that the latest Final Fantasy title, Final Fantasxy XV, would be getting some online co-op DLC at some point. It seems that time is nearly upon us as there will be a closed beta test of the "Comrades" DLC starting next Thursday, August 3 and ending the following Tuesday, August 8.
If you want to get in on this beta, then you'll need to pick up the Season Pass (assuming you haven't already), which will run you $24.99. You'll also need an active Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus subscription. With both of those things secure, here's what you'll be able to do during that 5-day period:
- Create Your Own Avatar - Create, control, and save up to eight avatars with elements limited to the test version. When the full version of the DLC is released, you'll be able to use experience gained from defeating enemies and completing quests in order to customize your hero. Future updates will also allow you to also play as Noctis, Gladiolus, Prompto, and Ignis.
- Quests - Choose from one of three quests, with up to three legs to each quest. All players will be matched online in the test version. When the full version is released, you'll be able to explore quests with storylines as well as singleplayer quests. You'll also be able to fight alongside three AI companions if you prefer that route.
- Try Out A Selection of Weapons - Choose from katana, club, dagger, and shuriken weapons. The full version will expand the arsenal to include polearm, crossbow, and shield weapons as well, which also feature different attack patterns. Weapons come with preset abilities and experience points, and can be leveled up by meeting certain conditions.
- Additional Features - There are a handful of other features you'll get to try in the beta, including Royal Sigils that provide a wide array of enhancements and play a key role in cooperative multiplayer combat, Meal-based Boosts, and Meteorshards (which apparently won't do much in the beta).
Check out the Final Fantasy XV website for the full list of features included in the beta vs the full version.
I'll be curious to see what this turns out to be because so far, I'm getting a Monster Hunter vibe off this features list. See you all in Eos next week!