The Week in Wikis: Final Fantasy XV Launch, Mass Effect Gameplay Info, Patches, Updates & More

Last updated on December 6th, 2016

Happy weekend from Fextralife! If you’ve been too busy to keep up on the latest in the games we cover or are looking for a refresher we’ve got your back. Let’s take a look at the comings and goings across the Fextralife Wiki Network.

Final Fantasy XV

  • Final Fantasy XV released this week after the longest of 10 year development cycles! To mark the release they released a brand new launch trailer that sets the tone for the game’s epic story.
  • Launching with the game was the Day One Crown update, which brought a ton of enhancements to the game’s systems such as combat, and new items like the Enemy Whistle and Music Player.
  • Of course the wiki was right there at day 1 with everything you need to know about weapons, quests, Combat, ascension, skills, transports and magic. It’s a huge world with a ton to do and we’re logging everything there is so be sure to give it a visit and share what you’ve learned as well!
  • We are also pumping out some great guide videos on our YouTube channel. Trying to take down baddies like the Bandersnatch, Naga or Deadeye? Give our channel a look for some help!
  • Later in the week we got some info on some upcoming DLC for the game.
  • The upcoming free Holiday Pack, which is set to release sometime before the end of this year will give players some new features, specifically New Game Plus and level cap creation.
  • Additionally an exceptionally odd but hilarious boss fight with Square Enix president and CEO Yosuke Matsuda will also be coming to players as a boss fight. Ooookay.

Mass Effect Andromeda

  • BioWare shared some insights with Game Informer regarding Mass Effect Andromeda’smultiplayer and how it will connect to the game’s single player story as part of the magazine’s continuing coverage for the month.
  • Multiplayer in the new game is being designed to keep players constantly on the move and there will be powers and mobility options to support this new faster style. Enemies will now be designed to flush timid players out of cover spots.
  • Powers themselves will now have individual cooldown timers rather than a global cooldown for all powers. This is to allow players more freedom in how they operate, and gives them the flexibility to expend them all or use them in combinations.
  • In-game currency will be used to purchase blind packs which will unlock new weapons, kits and items at random. You can bypass this with real money if you like. To alleviate some of the grind, there will also be a store that sells an assortment of loot on a rotating basis. You can use either real money or an in-game currency called mission funds at this loot store.
  • Playing through multiplayer will now give players prestige XP that is shared across character roles. When you hit a prestige level you will earn a bonus for all of your characters regardless of role such as a health boost. The more you play and across various roles, the more you will unlock via this new progression system.
  • Multiplayer will have an impact on single player but no specifics have been revealed. Mission funds will have in game implications. BioWare is also designing it so that you can either send a team to complete a mission in single player or tackle it in multiplayer yourself. Overall though, multiplayer will not be an obligation for players.
  • We also got our first real gameplay look at the game during the Game Awards. Prior to this all we had seen was a little bit of jetpacking during a PS4 Pro demo.


The Elder Scrolls Online

  • The Elder Scrolls Online received a patch this for all platforms that brought a litany of changes, as a patch is know to do.
  • Big additions are HDR support for the PS4 and Xbox One mixed in with the usual gamut of changes.
  • Did you enjoy your recent romp through Tamriel as part of their consecutive free weekends on the different platforms? Or did you pick it recently during some epic Black Friday sales? Be sure to check in with us on the wiki for help moving forward!


Divinity Original Sin 2

  • In a neat holiday twist, Larian Studios launched a Divinity Original Sin 2 digital advent calendar that will give players a chance at some digital goodies.
  • Every day until December 25th a new image will appear on the Divinity Advent Calendar page and will have a number hidden somewhere inside of it. Once the number is found, you can enter the hidden number on the form linked on the page and earn some free loot! Each image lasts 24 hours and will be replaced with the next day’s image at midnight PST.
  • Furthermore a new patch for the early access version of the game went live this week and introduced some revisions to the ways attributes function as well as brought a long list of improvements. Checking out the game in early access? Be sure to come by the wiki and see what we’ve got for you!


Torment Tides of Numenera

  • This week, inXile Entertainment shared a new video for Torment: Tides of Numenera, their upcoming sci-fi/fantasy CRPG on PC. This video explores one of the game’s classes, the Jack.
  • In the video we get a look at the aptly named Jack class, which are the jacks of all trade in the game. Skills and Cyphers are their primary focuses which lends them their versatility. Quick fingers and Charm are all rogue like elements that help them navigate the world and conversations.
  • In combat, Jacks can use any weapon or armor that they can to gain the advantage depending on the situation. They can use their abilities to hit their foes with force or with clever use of cyphers. They can also toss explosives or create mirages to confuse and befuddle! Who doesn’t love a little bit of deception?


  • Obsidian has released a new patch for Tyranny for players that addresses some pesky issues that players wreaking havoc and evil across the land have encountered in their journey of punishment.
  • The game may be almost a month out but there are a lot of different ways to play through it, and the wiki is a great resource in exploring all of those branching paths, so be sure to stop over.



  • Firaxis and 2K Games have released a new update for XCOM 2 for consoles. The patch addresses some gameplay issues in both single and mutliplayer and in some of the tactical strategy game’s DLC.
  • Still rocking XCOM 2? The deep strategy game received several nominations in some prominent end of year game awards including this week’s Game Awards.

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The Surge

  • Deck13 Interactive and Focus Home Interactive have released some glorious new screenshots for their upcoming Action RPG, The Surge, a futuristic romp through an industrial disaster that been described as Bloodborne meets Mech.
  • The game’s premise centers around a seemingly benevolent corporation who is working to reverse the effects of global climate change. Naturally, things beneath the surface are much more sinister resulting in catastrophe and your character will emerge from the fallout as a former employee looking for answers in the bloodiest worker’s comp case in history.
  • The screenshots show off some of the mini-bosses that will be patrolling the CREO facility where the game takes place.
  • We’ve had several first hand opportunites with the game, both at E3 and Gamescom and also had an opportunity to do an insightful interview with deck13, and came away impressed with the game’s graphics and fluid combat, in which you can sever the limbs of enemies and use them as weapons. What? You’ve never wanted to use your enemy’s leg as a baseball bat?


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