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How to Complete Bad Blood in Final Fantasy XVI (FF16 Side Quest Guide) – TheFantasyTimes

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By Nikita Gambhir

How to Complete Bad Blood in Final Fantasy XVI (FF16 Side Quest Guide)



Clive and his companions forge numerous alliances as they liberate the people of Valisthea from the grip of the Mother Crystals. However, they also encounter their fair share of adversaries. Most of these foes are nameless foot soldiers swiftly vanquished in battle. Yet, occasionally, players of Final Fantasy 16 will come face to face with one of these individuals out in the field.

Initially, the “Bad Blood” side quest may appear to be just another routine rescue mission. However, the situation takes a twist towards the conclusion. Instead of encountering a grateful civilian, players are confronted by an enraged soldier seeking retribution. They are then presented with a choice: engage in combat or walk away and do nothing.

To initiate the “Bad Blood” side quest, players must first reach the “Cloak and Dagger” main story mission of Final Fantasy 16. During this mission, they will encounter a wounded Republican soldier on the road to Tabor. The soldier explains that his unit’s encampment was consumed by an aether flood and requests Clive’s assistance in eliminating those affected to prevent further harm. After the soldier passes away, players should proceed along the designated path, keeping to the left wall as it opens up. Eventually, they will spot signs of an aether flood to the left and should approach the group of Akashic enemies to end their suffering.

However, it turns out that not everyone succumbed to the aether. One soldier managed to escape the encampment and climb a nearby hill. The quest marker will guide players to another dying Republican soldier. Speaking with him will bring the “Bad Blood” side quest to its conclusion, rewarding players with 1,035 XP, 25 Renown, 100 Magicked Ash, and a Meteorite. As Clive prepares to depart, the soldier recognizes him as the one responsible for the deaths of many comrades in Kostnice and Rosalith. He challenges Clive to a fight, prompting players to make a choice: “He can barely stand” or “Fine. If you insist.”

Unfortunately, as with many other side quests in FF16 that require decisions, the ultimate outcome remains the same regardless of the chosen option. Clive refuses to engage in combat with the injured man, who vows to seek revenge against Clive in the future.

Final Fantasy 16 is now available exclusively for the PlayStation 5.

Clive and his pals make a lot of new allies as they liberate the people of Valisthea from the power of the Mother Crystals, but they also make their fair share of enemies. Most of these are nameless grunts who are quickly dispatched in battle, but, every once in a while, Final Fantasy 16 players will come face to face with one of these people out in the field.



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At first, it seems as though the “Bad Blood” side quest is just another mindless rescue mission, but things take a turn toward the end. Rather than another grateful civilian, players are met by an angry soldier with a score to settle and must choose whether to meet him in battle or walk away and do nothing.


How to Complete Bad Blood in Final Fantasy 16

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Players will first be able to trigger the “Bad Blood” side quest during the “Cloak and Dagger” main story mission of Final Fantasy 16. To do so, they’ll need to speak with the wounded Republican soldier, who can be found on the road to Tabor. He’ll explain that an aether flood consumed his unit’s encampment and ask Clive to kill those who were consumed by it so that they can’t hurt anybody else.

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After the soldier breathes his last, players should follow the path ahead of them, sticking to the left wall once it starts to open up. Eventually, they’ll see the tell-tale signs of an aether flood over to their left and should head towards the herd of Akashic enemies and put them out of their misery. It turns out that not everybody succumbed to the aether though, with one soldier managing to escape the encampment and claw his way up a nearby hill.

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The quest marker will lead players to another dying Republican soldier. Speaking with him will bring the “Bad Blood” side quest to an end and players will receive 1,035 XP, 25 Renown, 100 Magicked Ashand a Meteorite for their trouble. As Clive begins to walk away though, the soldier will recognize him as the one who killed many of his comrades in Kostnice and Rosalith. He wants to fight, at which point, players will be given a choice.

“He can barely stand” or “Fine. If you insist”

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Players will need to decide between “He can barely stand” or “Fine. If you insist”. Unfortunately, as with a lot of the other FF16 side quests in which players need to make a decision, the final outcome remains the same regardless of which option players choose. Clive refuses to fight the injured man, who in turn vows that he will someday find Clive and have his revenge.

Final Fantasy 16 is available now exclusively for the PlayStation 5.

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