New Final Fantasy XVI Update Next Week Changing Arcade Mode Scoring; New Leaderboard

New Final Fantasy XVI Update Next Week Changing Arcade Mode Scoring; New Leaderboard

Square Enix has announced a new update coming to Final Fantasy XVI on December 8, 2023, at 12 AM ET. This update will adjust how battle performance scores are calculated in Arcade Mode.

Additionally, a new leaderboard for the new scores will be introduced. Once the update is made, scores will no longer be able to be recorded on the old leaderboard.

Update to the Arcade Mode Leaderboard

At 2 p.m. JST / 6 a.m. CET / 12 a.m. EST on December 8th, 2023 (subject to change), an update will be released which adjusts the method by which battle performance scores are calculated in Arcade Mode.

It will also introduce a new leaderboard to which all new scores will be recorded.

Please note that after installing the update, you will no longer be able to record scores to the old leaderboard. A further announcement will be made at the time of the update’s release detailing its content.

You can view the announcement of the incoming Final Fantasy XVI update below:

Final Fantasy XVI is a more action-heavy entry than its predecessors, with a Devil May Cry V designer even taking the helm. Throughout the title, players will control the protagonist, Clive, as he confronts various Dominants, humans who have been cursed with the power to become Eikons.

Clive is the “First Shield of Rosaria,” sworn to protect his younger brother Joshua, who’s the Dominant of Phoenix. However, following a certain tragedy, Clive swears revenge on the Dark Eikon Ifrit.

The producer, Naoki Yoshida, describes this game as akin to his experience with the first Final Fantasy, as “playing the lead in an epic motion picture.” The reasoning for this title’s action-oriented approach and more classical fantasy setting was to “appeal to as wide a range of gamers as possible.”

Check out our review.

The game was confirmed to receive two paid DLCs and a PC port currently in development.

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