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Final Fantasy XV’s multiplayer expansion “Comrades” launches today By Tony Garsow on November 15, 2017 at 10:51 AM

Available today on the PlayStation Store and Xbox Games Store, Final Fantasy XV‘s mulitplayer expansion called “Comrades” lets you create your own Kingsglaive member to do battle against the monster hordes that overtake Eos in the later chapters of the mothership game.

You’ll be tasked with restoring electricity via the power plant in Lestallum, your home base, by collecting meteor fragments that contain energy with them. Various missions will see you unlock various places on the map to explore. Combat has also been tweaked for a multiplayer scenario, and you’ll be able to customize your character with various weapons that have different abilities.

Note: you will need an active PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live subscription to use the online elements of the expansion. Those of you who purchased Final Fantasy XV’s season pass ($24.99) will be able to download and play Comrades for free — otherwise it will be $19.99 standalone.

You can check out the launch trailer and screenshots below:

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  • stevenm281

    Is it true that there is no free roaming possible with friends?

  • Zero_mask

    this game beyond hope and salvation. let it rest SE shows us new title entry.

  • Randy Marsh

    I’m guessing the chubby guy, I know his name, from Kingsglaive that got Luna out of Insomnia will play an important role in this? Considering he was the only Kingsglaive left at the end….yes I know the players count as remaining ones also, but I don’t really count them.

  • stevenm281

    Its great that Libertus is back, he was missing from the main game.

  • •december

    LIBERTUS IS BACK!

  • Randy Marsh

    Oh nice, so he did come back in this. Good on them for making him actual part of the game now.

  • •december

    WTF! I’m playing this now.

  • Codes McGodes

    TWENTY DOLLARS??? I mean I was planning on getting the season pass anyway but DAYUM.

  • Noctis Leonhart Strife

    Very good, but the value is a bit high. Better get on the Season Pass.

  • CallMeGod

    I’m still waiting for FF15 Versus, not this incomplete crap game they screw us over and are trying to piece the story through DLC by milking it as much as they can.

  • Justice V

    Damn $20 for just this, and $25 for everything? Wish I hadn’t bought gladio and prompto episodes standalone, didn’t think I’d be wanting the other season pass dlc though. Now it’d be spending $10 extra, hmm.

  • chizwoz

    I’m hearing conflicting accounts of whether you can play it offline or not. 2 different sources have said you CAN.
    Can anyone clarify?

  • Josh Asher

    I’m quite impressed with this and having fun with it so far. Who knew, FF XV in multiplayer is very enjoyable. It’s basic, but there’s potential. SE has the opportunity to do some cool things here, if they are not lazy or have tunnel vision. Maybe consult with the FF XIV team, for ideas on dungeons, quests, and events. And the beta test was a glitchy, nearly unplayable laggy mess so it’s very nice to see that things run buttery smooth now.

  • Vallen

    I don’t have PS+ and I can play it single player. The game pairs you up with AI teammates rather than real players and you play through the whole story this way. That’s what I’m doing now.

    If you want to play with real people or friends, then you need PS+.

  • Vallen

    The way it works is that your team is sent into a large area to do a quest. You can run around that area, they’re usually big. But yes, you can’t run across the whole map, this is only a 7gb game after all.

  • Vallen

    >The story is good and fills in details missing from the main game (also lots of familiar faces appear!)
    >The avatar creation is quite in depth with lots of options to personalize your character. I like it a lot.
    >The combat is better than FFXV. I really hope they update the base game with these improvements.
    >A lot of voice acting.
    >Good music.
    >Updated effects, lighting, particle effects.
    >And playing with friends has been a smooth fun ride so far. I’m impressed! (you can enjoy the whole game without PS+, the game will simply let you play with AI teammates for the whole story)

  • chizwoz

    Alright brilliant. I don’t have PS+ or good internet.
    Does it give you the option to play it inline with the story? Like before Noctis wakes up from the crystal?

  • •december

    …anyone who actually played comrades agrees:
    they delivered!
    more is on the way, bro

  • •december

    BAHAMUT IS BACK IN COMRADES

  • stevenm281

    why did you tell me that!!! damn it!! LOL

    I’m super curious, the fact that you blackout what you wrote just made me wanna read it even more lol.

  • stevenm281

    how long is the story? for 30$ in Canada, I expect 10-12 hours of story content, or at least 60 hours of sidequests.

    Especially since I heard they blocked free roaming with friends.

  • stevenm281

    well then I hope they’ll patch it in because that’s what I was expecting to do with my best pal.

  • chizwoz

    Do any of the main bros appear or Aranea appear?

  • chizwoz

    You’re obviously not just paying for story content though so it’s not gonna be that long.

  • •december

    There’s a lot of STORY, in Comrades, which comes to me as a shock.
    I still don’t know what Bahamutdoes in Comrades, I saw it on Youtube but didn’t watch… but to added there will also be future updates for more ‘familiar faces’ and its very well done…
    Dare I say, Comrades saved FFXV, it’s a shame it took so long.
    A good handfull of fans have already left… it’s their loss!

  • •december

    Yes and Yes.

    Future updates will allow you to play as ‘familiar faces’ whatever that means…

  • Vallen

    I beat the main story in 25h. But there is still lots of quests and weapons/equipment to unlock. The map is also incomplete and some areas are locked (with a note that reads they’ll become available with future updates). But its a multiplayer game at its core, that has to be kept in mind.

  • Vallen

    I have to agree. These latest updates and DLCs are very good, but wayyyy too late. I’d say around 80% of people moved on at this point. It’s nice that they’re supporting the game so much, I appreciate it – lets hope they’ll give FFXV the “zodiac age” treatment and re-release it as one complete game on the PS5 for people to enjoy the full experience.

  • CallMeGod

    Lol they did not deliver, Comrades is just a fucking border grindfest with freakning long loading time for one stupid quest over and over again.

  • •december

    I’d say about 60% have stayed so 40% have left
    ‘Left FFXV’ completely for me means sold the game/refuse to return.
    …Everyone chatting here in this comment section is still hasn’t left entirely for instance
    I’m indifferent for a PS5 or similar completion edition, because Ardyn’s Past is likely to hit us on a new game or possibly full movie & Comrades filled in a lot of the holes, let alone what Episode Ignis is going to provide!
    All that’s missing is Umbra/Pryna’s backstory or human form and some kind of information on the 24 divine messengers

  • •december

    yeah forget Bahamut & Libertus’ return…
    forget gathering Dark World meteorshards…
    forget better magic & weapons remodelling systems…
    forget overhearing important plot that was missing from the main game…
    online loading times is whats important here!
    according your logic GTA 5 Online did not deliver either

  • chizwoz

    Lol they have future updates for their future updates.