Publisher and developer Square Enix has confirmed that they will release The Rising Tide DLC for its Final Fantasy XVI game on April 18th, 2024.


The DLC will add new locations, side quests and new ability sets. There will also be a post-game Kairos Gate mode, and the level cap will be raised to level 60 in Story-Focused and Action-Focused and to level 110 in Final Fantasy Mode or New Game+ Mode. Players will also receive bonus items such as the Curtana weapon from the Final Fantasy XIV game and the Torn from the Heavens and Through the Maelstrom Orchestrion Rolls. The Final Fantasy XVI game was released in June 2023 for PlayStation 5.

The Rising Tide Final Fantasy XVI Game Logo

The sun is setting upon the land of Valisthea.

For centuries, people have flocked to her Mothercrystals to partake of their blessing—the abundant aether that fuels the magicks they rely upon in their everyday lives. As the aether begins to fade and the lifeless deadlands spread ever further, so too does the struggle for possession of the final flickers of the Mothers’ light grow ever more fierce.

Yet amidst the gathering storm, there are those who believe that the crystals’ legacy has shaped mankind’s destiny for long enough.