Final Fantasy XV players can now experience the world of Eos from the perspective of Gladiolus, faithful friend of crown prince Noctis. This is the first character-focused downloadable content (DLC) episode for FFXV.


The episode features:

A new story told from Gladiolus’ perspective uncovering the events that transpired when the character left the party in FINAL FANTASY XV’s main storyline

An exhilarating combat system that capitalizes on Gladiolus’ blocking and counterattacking play style through the new “Valor” and “Rage” system

Previously inaccessible parts of Eos that are now open for exploration

Special items that can be carried over the main game and exclusive to those who complete Episode Gladiolus

Two brand-new gameplay modes, “Score Attack” and “Final Trial” made available upon completing Episode Gladiolus


On top of the new DLC, Square Enix also released a free game update with added cutscenes to the Chapter 13 story, two different playable Chapter 13 routes, more powerful ring magic, and opens up additional areas to explore in the game.


Episode Gladiolus Story:

After losing to the enemy high commander Ravus, Gladiolus is forced to swallow a bitter pill and face the limitations of his own strength. In order to travel with the Chosen King, he realizes he must also possess a comparable level of power in order to protect him. In the ancient ruins that were found in the Kingdom of Lucis 30 years ago, the spirits of heroes that once served the king await the next generation of warriors.

Gladiolus parts ways with his entourage and meets up with Cor, the sole survivor of the trials. Now, with his mentor at his side, Gladiolus sets out to challenge the Shield of the Founder King: the Blademaster, Gilgamesh.

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Final Fantasy XV’s Episode Gladiolus is available now as a standalone package for $4.99 through the Xbox Games Store and PlayStation Store. Fans who own the Season Pass will automatically have access to the DLC.

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