If you’ve played a Final Fantasy title before now, you’ll recognize that certain tropes return game after game. Well, a holdover from the critically-acclaimed MMO with a free trial spanning the entirety of its first expansion, Heavensward, Final Fantasy XIV is no exception. The Hunt Board, used in XIV to task players with hunting down a variety of beasts for rewards, returns in Final Fantasy XVI. Here’s how it works:
How to Unlock the Hunt Board in Final Fantasy 16
Keeping things as spoiler-free as possible, the Hunt Board unlocks shortly after you complete the second act of the game. If you’re not there yet, don’t worry – it’s impossible to miss. Just be aware that if you haven’t yet traveled to a new Hideaway, you still have some ways to go.
How to Use the Hunt Board in Final Fantasy 16
The Hunt Board is deceptively hands-off, as using it requires only talking to the Moogle, Nektar, located in Hideaway. When you do this, inquire about the Hunt Board, and he’ll show you a list of active targets for you to locate.
Make sure you carefully read the descriptions of each beast to find their location, which is usually hinted at or outright explained in their entry. Often, you’ll have to do a little exploring to find them in the wild – there’s no map marker for active bounties.
Hunts can be quite challenging, so if you’re struggling it might be best to come back later when you’re a little more powerful. Keep in mind also that some materials rewarded from hunts (denoted by a Moogle icon) are required for crafting gear and weapons.
If you’re having trouble finding your targets, don’t worry! We have plenty of Hunt guides right here at Prima.