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Final Fantasy 16 All Chapters and Full Quest List (FFXVI)

All of the main scenario questlines.

Final Fantasy 16 has a lot of main story quests. The game will break them up to ensure you have plenty to do as the game progresses, but you’re going to need to be ready for the long haul: here is the full main quest list for Final Fantasy 16.

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Final Fantasy 16 has a lengthy main story comprised of 68 quests, separated by three time jumps between three acts and a prologue. It’s quite the epic. When focusing on just the main story, you can finish the game in around 40 hours.

Below you’ll find a complete list of all main story quests and chapters in FF16, so you can know exactly where you are in the game.


  • A Flame Summoned
  • To Kill a Dominant
  • Pride
  • Sunrise, Sunset
  • Lost in a Fog
  • Flight of a Fledgling

Act 1

  • A Chance Encounter
  • Hide, Hideaway
  • Fanning Embers
  • Louder than Words
  • The Dead of Night
  • Headwind
  • Wings of Change
  • Awakening
  • The Wages of Guilt
  • The Hunter and the Hunted
  • Homecoming
  • Building Bridges
  • A Bearer’s Lot
  • Holding On
  • Back in the Day
  • Buried Memories
  • The Meaning of Life
  • Righting Wrongs
  • The Dame

Act 2

  • The Crystals’ Curse
  • Cid the Outlaw
  • Home, Sweet Home
  • The Gathering Storm
  • Dark Clouds Gather
  • Release
  • Bloodlines
  • Black Light Burns
  • Black or White
  • Here Be Monsters
  • Fire and Ice
  • After the Storm
  • Capital Punishment
  • Bolts from the Blue
  • Getting to Work
  • Riddle of the Sands
  • Follow the Crystals
  • Into the Darkness
  • Out of the Shadow
  • Letting off Steam I
  • Letting off Steam II
  • Letting off Steam III
  • Onward
  • To Catch a Thief
  • Blood from the Stones
  • Fire in the Sky
  • Things Fall Apart
  • Why We Fight
  • The Flames of War
  • Down the Rabbit Hole
  • Cloak and Dagger
  • Evenfall
  • A Song of Hope
  • Like Father, Like Daughter
  • Full Steam
  • Through the Maelstrom
  • Across the Narrow
  • Footfalls in Ash
  • The Last King

Final Act

  • Brotherhood
  • Streets of Madness

This is the point of no Return; once you leave for “Back to Their Origin,” you will be on the path until the end of the game.

  • Back to Their Origin
  • Of Gods and Men

That’s all of the main story quests in FF16. For more tips, tricks, and guides, be sure to check out Prima Games. Here’s how to get Orichalcum in FF16, which you’ll need to craft the best weapons in the game.

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