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Tracking down Final Fantasy XV’s first Timed Quest By Tony Garsow on February 20, 2017 at 12:51 AM

With the arrival of Patch 1.05, Final Fantasy XV introduces “timed quests,” a time-sensitive event where you’ll need to hunt down a monster mark in order to score a big reward. The first of these hunts will be available until March 6th, 2017, so if you want to get in on the prizes, you’ll have a good two weeks to participate.

In the video below, we hunt down the first timed quest: Cactuars and Slactuars. All you need to do is open the camp menu and select “Timed Quests.” This will point you to the general location of the mark, as well as the various bounty rewards. Note that you’ll also be able to redo this quest as many times as you wish within the given time period that the quest is active, but you’ll only get the reward once.

This particular quest is available from Chapter 1 onward, so you’ll be able to take it on no matter where you are in the story’s progression, as long as you have travel access to this specific area of Lucis.

Once you get close to the quest area, you will be notified that the quest is about to begin. Here, you’ll need to slay wave after wave of Cactuars and Slactuars — 100 in total. This can be tricky at any level; if you get swarmed by a bunch of cactuars, a few rounds of 100 Needles could easily send you into Danger status. Luckily, there are a few quick strategies that I felt made the fight a little less painful.

Cactuars and Slactuars are weak against daggers and firearms, and resist fire and holy magic. My main weapon of choice is the Zwill Crossblades, though any dagger not enchanted with fire or holy magic will do. As you might expect, these enemies are prone to zip around you quickly, and picking them off one by one might not be the most ideal. Ice and lightning magic seem to work well here, so have Ignis use his Enhancement skill on Noctis. Just hope you don’t get a fire buff, and “re-roll” if you do. Thunder, Blizzard, and their higher tier counterparts are also worth mixing up in the Elemancy menu. I also had Gladiolus equip Impulse, as it’s a high damage attack that effects enemies over a large area, and Prompto with Gravisphere to attempt to group up some of the fast-moving enemies.

Good accessories to bring along on this fight are ones that will block Poison and Confusion status effects. Ribbons are ideal, but Star Pendants and Rainbow Pendants work just fine.

For those of you already at the level cap, definitely use this fight to stock up on a nice crop of experience points. Of course, you’ll want to bank those at the inn in Altissia — specifically the one that gives you a 3x multiplier to your earned total.

How about you? Be sure to share your strategies in our comments below.

Bounties:

  • 10,000 EXP
  • 333 AP
  • 150,000 gil
  • Oracle Ascension Coin x2

 
 
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  • xMysticx

    Sigh……………………………………………-____________________-

  • Artemis Polara

    Fuck, the quest doesn’t work while Aranea is in your party… I got to get rid of her…

  • Eyoi

    How exciting…..

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  • Rem

    i cant find it. no one can. how about telling us WHERE IT IS?

  • Noctis

    what one mob hunt? Wow they are going full production

  • Noctis

    This one Cactuar timed mob hunt was all I was living for….Finally I can start the story anew and kill him before the story kills me in the end.

  • Bagfullofair

    yaay….

  • •december

    This is the kind of content I signed up for!
    Good strategy, thanks for taking the time to write out an explanation too.
    I’ll definitely be using this.

  • Odin

    2 mob hunts will cost to much and will require more development time haha

  • Odin

    Sell FFXV and buy horizon zero dawn.

  • Noctis

    hahahaha

  • •december

    U mad bro?

  • Noctis

    no he is not, gonna do the same, this mob hunt is such a waste lol

  • Yuntu

    Or I simply own both.

  • Third World Tristan

    I can’t believe what the SE fanboys are doing to themselves. They love the FF franchise so much that they are killing it. Tabata needs to be called on his bullshit, FFXV marked as the failure that it in reality is, and then Square Enix can move on to a hopefully brighter future.

    But no, these people will lie to themselves because of brand loyalty.

  • •december

    Level 15 Cactuars? Ha, thought this would be easy lol.
    PROTIP: go into battle with a meal! Preferably one with the “Resilient” status buff, which is like Ribbon if you don’t have Ribbon (like myself)

  • Odin

    And i quote from you
    “•december a day ago”
    Hoping the Square Enix higher ups don’t fuck this up like they fucked up FFXV
    I have patience for future FFXV updates, but I won’t for FF7 Remake.
    Do it right the first time.

    U MAD BRO?

  • •december

    These are facts. I have patience for FFXV, not FF7 Remake.
    What was the point in this lol
    I agree with what I said, but it’s out of context here

  • Odin

    Hoping the Square Enix higher ups don’t fuck this up like they fucked up FFXV

  • Odin

    “•december a day ago”
    Hoping the Square Enix higher ups don’t fuck this up like they fucked up FFXV

    •december • 2 hours ago
    I’m all for this!
    More XV is best XV

  • Artemis Polara

    Honestly throwing just one at us is kinda boring. I’ve done it and have moved onto fighting more interesting enemies. Next time give us at least two. OR don’t make them limited and just add more over time.

  • •december

    Agreed! FFXV upon release was a beautiful skeleton, thanks Square Enix. Atleast the FFXV care enough to fill it all in with future updates, i eagerly await each one! Any more of my quotes? It’s a shame you haven’t said a thing worth remembering 🙁

  • Noctis

    haha I`m not mad bro

  • Syul

    Sounds nice, will have to give it a try sooner than later~ After all… Dayum, that’s a ton of exp and gil, and I could put to good use that sweet AP xD

  • Pandarino

    The mission was fun. I also like that it is a new “system” for the game and new missions will be added overtime, it’s a nice little extra something…not to mention completely free.

  • xMysticx

    let them dig deep to the rabid hole man that trash is not FF period

  • CallMeGod

    Guys just shut up if you don’t enjoy FF15 and move on. Now tell me where I can pay the subscription to enjoy these time limited content lol.

  • xMysticx

    you kidding ?!!! this timed even all you care about ?!

  • Third World Tristan

    In Hell.

  • MegamMix

    I know I have said some things in the past. But I am loving these articles! It’s like a cool digital guide. The last one for the carnival was also a life saver for me!

    Thank you!

  • MegamMix

    Please! Can you tell me, can I access the quest while in Altissia? Thanks!

  • MegamMix

    To be fair, he criticized specific points he had with the game. You kinda just used a blanket statement to put down the whole game. It’s good to be able to pin point your pros and cons. In FF xvs case, the pros outweigh the cons. It’s good to know there’s room for improvement and the best way of communicating that is facts not mindless hating.

  • Seth Barton

    Why would anyone do that that game doesn’t even look that good it’s got bows and arrows like I’m pretty sure the future is gonna be fought with more then a bow

  • overlorder55

    Nice to see their still supporting this game and with it being free no less. Also Glad they put in a way to get some more AP, I didn’t think I was ever going to unlock some of these danm abilities.

  • CallMeGod

    Didn’t you guys know FF15 is a MMO not a single player experience?

  • CallMeGod

    Didn’t everyone want to play the FF15 MMO?

  • xMysticx

    us this new thing by tabata ???

  • VDevil351

    I just completed it at lvl 33 with basically 10 potions/hi-potions and I used the 2 handed sword Hardedge as it did the most dmg and constantly broke limbs with gave a slight stun. If you get hit constantly and are getting down the best thing I can say is this, use the warp points to your advantage they give you time to look for a lone cactar and kill it, also stay near the boundary of the hunting area you can leave it whenever to get that little bit if health back and to revive teammates, be sure to stock up on Phoenix Downs when you go into it in case you die alot.

  • Is it just me or are loading times unbearably long since this update?

  • Bagfullofair

    Really? Mine’s fine tho…

  • Brandon Prentice

    Need to use the AP farming method with the shield of the just and monster whistle. 1300AP an hour easily.

  • Brandon Prentice

    Just use umbra to return to past lucius

  • Brandon Prentice

    There’s only two crossbow weapons in the game. Most everything else is a sword, dagger, polearm, or gun

  • Tiff SaHb

    The questions mark is gone from the quest, someone help pls.

  • juanjo_dpr9

    The mission is over, now there is a new one near the Lighthouse in the south of the map.