Chapter 13 is one of the most divisive parts of Final Fantasy 15, but an update from Square Enix is looking to change that.
Square Enix has released a new update to Final Fantasy 15 a little ahead of schedule, and with it comes some changes to the fairly unpopular Chapter 13. The update will add cutscenes "that enhance the Chapter 13 story experience," along with two different playable routs and more powerful ring magic. The update also opens additional areas to explore.
The update accompanies the Episode Gladiolus character-focused DLC that is detailed below (obligatory potential mild spoiler warning):
"For the first time, players will set aside the swift warp-strike play style of the Crown Prince Noctis and take on the role of faithful comrade Gladiolus, who utilizes a vastly different play style emphasising defence, blocking and counterattacks," the description reads.
The episode features a new story from Gladiiolus' point of view, "uncovering the events that transpired when the character left the party in Final Fantasy XV's main storyline," along with an "exhilarating combat system" with a new Valor and Rage system, access to previously inaccessible parts of Eos, and two new gameplay modes and some special items that are unlocked after completing the DLC.
You can check out the patch notes for 1.07 and 1.06, both available for download now, below:
Various bug fixes
Addition of Chapter 13, Verse 2 (alternate route featuring Gladiolus) Enhancement of Arcana spells (Alterna, Holy, Death) Announcement of winning snapshots from first photo contest (viewable at Takka's Pit Stop in Hammerhead) Temporary conclusion of Timed Quests (will resume at a later date) Addition of two pieces from "Episode Gladiolus" downloadable content to music player tracklist Addition of compatibility with "Episode Gladiolus" downloadable content Various gameplay enhancements Various bug fixes Updated saves will not work on former versions of the game