Final Fantasy XV Update 1.02 (Crown Update) Is Live, Patch Notes Inside

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Square Enix has finally released the proper day 1 update for Final Fantasy XV. This update is titled ‘Crown Update’ and it adds some new features and patches out some of the bugs featured in the game.

The Crown Update will take around 8 GB of hard disk space or 3 GB, if you already have Patch 1.01 installed on PS4. While patch 1.01 was another update released before the game, it was confirmed to be a ‘test’ patch while the full update has been released today.

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The patch notes on PS4 mention the following change.

Version 1.02

  • Various bug fixes
  • Deeper game mechanics
  • New cutscenes
  • Cutscene adjustments

Square Enix has also detailed the full set of changes on their official website, which you can read below.

Battle

  • Added actions inspired by the “Omen” trailer produced by Digic Pictures to the game:
    – “Shift (Warp) Drop Kick” (When daggers are equipped).
    – “Backward Shift (Warp) Magic” (Elemental Magic Activation within a short distance).
  • Below are examples of Wait Mode-exclusive abilities added to Ability Call to improve the Wait Mode experience:
    – Libra Speed Increase
    By using Libra you can obtain information more quickly.
    – Wait Gauge Recovery
    The Wait Gauge will recover upon defeating an enemy.
    – Surprise Attack Shift Break
    When Shift Breaking to an enemy that isn’t targeting you it’s easy to destroy the targeted part.
    – Final Blow Shift Break
    When Shift Breaking to an enemy with less than half HP, the damage multiplier will increase.
  • Additional battle screen effects added to make it easier for players to understand their HP status:
    – When HP is less than 25%, the whole screen will be covered by a light red filter.
    – When in a pinch, the whole screen will be covered by a dark red filter.
    – The Enemy Whistle will be available to use after downloading the patch. You can call monsters but they won’t always appear.
    – Movement taken at the time of a MP Burst is cancelled. Trying to shift in MP Burst will cause movements to fail.

Field

  • You can now shift forward in the field outside of battle.
  • Music Player item has been added so that you can listen to your favorite songs while walking.

Menu

  • A gallery has been added to the main menu where you can see the dishes acquired by Ignis and the fish caught by Noctis.

Regalia

  • Opening the menu during auto-drive will not halt driving.
  • Regalia Shop added that lets you shop while riding in the Regalia.

Event

  • Event scenes from Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV and the “Omen” trailer were added as they exceeded the disc space capacity.

Additional Improvements

  • Various bug fixes.
  • Adjustments to gameplay comfort:
    – Camera adjusted in narrow areas.
    – Menu use improved.
    – Addition of other functions to enhance convenience.
  • Adjustments to improve the main scenario experience:
    – Changes to towns were made to fit the scenario.
    – Changes to the open world were made to fit the scenario.
  • Side-quests have been balanced, dish types added, added fish types and fishing locations.
  • Leviathan boss encounter and battle experience further improved.

Final Fantasy XV will be released on November 29th for the PS4 and Xbox One.

  • Didier Ng

    too bad, i already finished the game before dwlding that patch… 🙁

  • Eagleeye595

    Excellent, more downloads while i watch the counter…