Out of the Shadow Walkthrough
In the preceding primary quest of Final Fantasy 16, Clive successfully traced Hugo Kupka following a lead. However, before Clive could eliminate Kupka, he transformed into Titan, initiating a fierce battle. After a lengthy clash between Eikons, Clive emerged triumphant, putting an end to Kupka’s life. Not only that, but Clive also managed to obliterate another Mothercrystal during the process.
In the subsequent main scenario quest titled “Out of the Shadow,” players return to the Hideaway to inform everyone about the successful mission to eliminate Kupka. This guide will provide players of Final Fantasy 16 with an idea of what to anticipate as they progress through “Out of the Shadow.” Keep in mind that this guide contains spoilers, so players should exercise caution.
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Speak with Otto:
Once players commence “Out of the Shadow,” it would be advisable to utilize this opportunity to check if they can purchase or upgrade any of their abilities. Moreover, now that players have made significant progress in the story, several new Notorious Marks can be pursued in Dhalmekia. Additionally, there are various new side quests available for players to undertake. When players feel prepared to proceed, Otto can be found at the Mess. Jill has fully recovered and is eager to join the action again. After engaging in a conversation with Otto, consult with Vivian to acquire more information about the state of the realm and the activities of the royalists.
Bearer of Good News:
Following the update and lecture from Vivian, players of Final Fantasy 16 will receive instructions to interact with several NPCs and inform them about the demise of Hugo Kupka. The NPCs that players need to speak with are Harpocrates in the Shelves, Charon at Charon’s Toll, and Blackthorne at the Black Hammer. Once all three NPCs have been addressed, return to Otto and engage in another conversation with him.
Check in With Mid:
Clive intends to pay his respects to Cid, but before doing so, he must converse with Mid. Speaking with Mid triggers a cutscene where she unveils her blueprint for a ship. Naturally, she requires assistance in procuring the necessary parts for constructing this vessel. Similar to the events in “Bolts from the Blue,” players will need to interact with various NPCs to help Mid acquire what she needs for her project. Start by conversing with Blackthorne and presenting him with the design. This initiates the quest “Letting Off Steam I.”
Letting Off Steam I:
Throughout these quests, players will have the opportunity to select a companion to accompany them as they search for a material known as stardust. Open the world map and choose the Dalimil Inn to fast travel to that location. Exit the town through the Desert Gate and head southeast towards the large red circle, then interact with the NPC situated there. Proceed southeast along the riverbank to locate and collect stardust. Gather five piles, then converse with the NPC to advance the story, and finally, return to the Hideaway.
Letting Off Steam II:
Deliver the stardust to Blackthorne and then return to Mid. She will promptly assign Final Fantasy 16 players with the task of gathering the necessary components for another part. Speak to Helena to acquire further information. The required parts can be found in some ruins near Lostwing. Fast travel to Lostwing and proceed south through Laubert’s Pass. Speak to Helena to learn more about the creature that has taken up residence in the ruins. This intruder is essentially the Ahirman that players might have encountered earlier in the game. The only thing to be wary of when facing this enemy is its Doom spell, which can be easily evaded. Once the enemy is defeated, return to the Hideaway and converse with Mid to receive the next quest.
Letting Off Steam III:
For the subsequent request, deliver Mid’s notes to Harpocrates. He proposes a solution to Mid’s current predicament. At this point, players must decide whether they want to bring Jill or Tarja along with them. Confirm the decision by speaking to Harpocrates. After making a choice, fast travel to Northreach. Look for Jill or Tarja outside Northreach amidst the various merchant tents. Players will need to engage with several vendors to acquire everything they require. Garlic can be purchased for 10 Gil, and pepio nuts can be obtained for 20 Gil. Proceed towards the gate and converse with Jill/Tarja. Following a cutscene, return to the Hideaway and speak with Harpocrates. Finally, engage in another conversation with Mid. Subsequently, after a cutscene, interact with Mid as she contemplates her new invention, triggering another cutscene. Following this cutscene with Mid, proceed to the Mess and converse with Otto. Next, descend the stairs and speak to Obolus. Once the ensuing cutscene concludes, fast travel to Cid’s Legacy. Pay respects at the location, and then fast travel to the newly unlocked area on the world map to embark on the next main scenario quest.
Final Fantasy 16 is currently available on PlayStation 5.
Following a lead, Clive succesfully tracked down Hugo Kupka in the previous main scenario quest of Final Fantasy 16. Before Clive could kill Kupka, he turned into Titan and a battle ensued. After a long Eikon battle, Clive emerged victorious and killed Kupka. Not only that, but Clive managed to destroy another Mothercrystal in the process.
The next main scenario quest, “Out of the Shadow”, players return to the Hideaway to inform everyone of the succesful mission to remove Kupka from the board. This walkthrough will give Final Fantasy 16 players an idea of what to expect as they go through “Out of the Shadow”.
This walkthrough contains spoilers, so players should proceed with caution.
Speak with Otto
Once players have begun “Out of the Shadow”, they may want to take this time to check to see if they can purchase or upgrade any of their abilities. There are also several new Notoroious Marks to pursue in Dhalmekia now that players have made sufficient story progress to unlock them. There are also several new side quests for players to take on as well. When players feel ready to continue, Otto is located at the Mess. Jill has made a full recovery and is eager to get back into the action. Following that conversation, check in with Vivian to learn more about the state of the realm and what the royalists are up to.
Bearer of Good News
Following the catch-up and lecture from Vivian, Final Fantasy 16 players will be instructed to speak with several NPCs and inform them of Hugo Kupka’s death. The NPCs that players need to speak to are Harpocrates in the Shelves, Charon at Charon’s Toll, and Blackthorne at the Black Hammer. After all three NPCs have been spoken to, return to Otto and talk to him again.
Check in With Mid
Clive plans to pay his respects to Cid, but first he must go talk to Mid. Talking to Mid triggers a cutscene where she shows off her blueprint for a ship. Naturally, she needs help getting parts she needs to build this ship. Just like in “Bolts from the Blue”, players will have to run around and speak to various NPCs to help Mid get what she needs for her project. Start by speaking to Blackthorne and give him the design. This starts the quest “Letting Off Steam I”.
Letting Off Steam I
During these quests, players will get to choose who will accompany them as they look for a material called stardust. Open the world map and select the Dalimil Inn to fast travel to that area. Leave town through the Desert Gate and go southeast toward the large red circle and then speak to the NPC there. Go southeast along the side of the river to find stardust and pick it up. Gather five piles and then speak with the NPC to progress the story and then return to the Hideaway.
Letting Off Steam II
Give Blackthorne the stardust and then return to Mid. She puts Final Fantasy 16 players right back to work on gathering what is needed for another part. Speak to Helena to learn more. The parts needed are in some ruins near Lostwing. Fast travel to Lostwing and then go south through Laubert’s Pass. Speak to Helena to learn more about the creature that has taken up residence in the ruins.
The unwanted visitor is essentially just the Ahirman that players may have fought earlier on in the game. The only thing to watch out for with this enemy is its Doom spell which can easily be dodged. After the enemy is dead, return to the Hideaway and talk to Mid to get the next quest.
Letting Off Steam III
For the next request, take Mid’s notes to Harpocrates. He comes up with a solution for Mid’s current dilemma. At this point players will have to choose if they want to take Jill or Tarja with them.Talk to Harpocrates to confirm the decision. After a decision is made, fast travel to Northreach. Look for Jill or Tarja outside Northreach among the various merchant tents.
Players will have to speak to several vendors to get everything they need. Garlic can be purchased for 10 Gil and some pepio nuts can be bought with 20 Gil. Go toward the gate and speak to Jill/Tarja. Following a cutscene, go back to the Hideaway and speak to Harpocrates. Finally, speak to Mid again. After a cutscene, speak to Mid as she stares at her new invention to trigger another cutscene.
Following a cutscene with Mid, head to the Mess and speak with Otto. Next, go down the stairs and talk to Obolus. Once the proceeding cutscene is over, fast travel to Cid’s Legacy. After paying respects, fast travel to the newly opened area on the world map to begin the next main scenario quest.
Final Fantasy 16 is available now on PlayStation 5.