Final Fantasy XV features unique weapons that you can discover and upgrade. This Final Fantasy 15 Weapon Upgrade Mod Guide tells you where to find these unique weapons, what items you need to improve them and other useful details.
Only certain, special weapons can be upgraded. These can be easily identified by a small yellow icon next to the weapon in the item & equip screens. When you begin the game you start with the Engine Blade, that is one of the weapons that you’re able to upgrade.
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You cannot upgrade weapons until you progress through the story. You will find a Drain Lance during the mission where you return to the city after you hear about the events that occurred while you have been away. You cannot miss the Drain Lance. A prompt will tell you to speak with Cid to upgrade weapons in the future. From this point on you can speak with Cid at the Hammerhead stop to upgrade any weapons you have obtained that feature the upgrade icon.
When you speak with Cid and have an item to upgrade you’ll get a quest to find a certain item. Below is a list of weapons and the items you need to upgrade them. If you are unable to give Cid your items there’s a good chance he is already working on one for you. After completing a few side quests or hunts be sure to rest at a campfire and eventually you’ll get a call. You may also want to double check you’ve got the item he needs.
Different items take different lengths of time so if you’re wondering how long do I have to wait a basic technique should work for you. Do 1-2 side quests, a couple of hunts and then rest at an inn, camp in the morning for our fast exp leveling method and repeat. This usually gets all weapons upgraded within a few days.
Final Fantasy 15 Weapon Upgrade Mod Guide
The Engine Blade is given to you at the very start of the story and can be upgraded to one of the strongest weapons in FFXV, The Ultima Blade.
Level 1 Upgrade: Rusty Bit (common treasure item found exploring)
Level 2 Upgrade: Glass Gemstone (Dropped by enemies inside the Crestholm Channels dungeon. You can also find one on top of a well near the Lighthouse at Cape Caem, South West of map.)
Level 3 Upgrade: Sturdy Helixhorn (You can find the Sturdy Helixhorn during The Last Spiracorn Hunt in Old Lestallum.)
You discover the Drain Lance during the main quest line, you cannot miss it.
Level 1 Upgrade: Metal Bit (common treasure item found exploring)
Level 2 Upgrade: Coeurl Whiskers (Rare drop from a Coeurl. Check the screenshot below for location, early daytime hours)
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The Auto Crossbow can be found on the floor during your time exploring the Royal Tomb, Tomb of the Wise.
Level 1 Upgrade: Cactuar Needle (I found my first Cactuar at the location below. I used the Beast Whistle in the morning, around 8.)
Alternatively you can find one in the Vesperpools when you unlock that area.
You can find the Bio Blaster outside the entrance to Keycatrich Trench, the second dungeon you go to with Col. Don’t go inside, as you look directly at the entrance up to the left is an item on the ground. That’s the Bio Blaster.
Level 1 Upgrade: Dynamo (You can find this at the treasure location at the screenshot below)
Defeat Loci during the main storyline to obtain this. You may have to break appendages for this to drop.
Level 1 Upgrade: Sky Gemstone (This is a reward from the side quest Feline Feast. You cannot get this side quest until Chapter 8 – Seaworthy. It’s at the lighthouse, speak with the cat)
Once you reach Chapter 8 progress through the story until you have access to your own farming area at Cape Caem. You can’t miss it so continue through until it is unlocked. Once unlocked a guy called Tony will offer to trade you the Caem Carrots you can grow in exchange for certain items. Picking the “Weapon” option costs 4 Caem Carrots and the Force Stealer is one of those potential items.
Level 1 Upgrade: Monster Claw (You can get a Monster Claw as a drop from a Bandersnatch. One can be found North of Hammerheard by the two vegetable resource nodes in the morning. It’s also a boss inside the Malmalam Thicket dungeon.)
Once you reach Chapter 8 progress through the story until you have access to your own farming area at Cape Caem. You can’t miss it so continue through until it is unlocked. Once unlocked a guy called Tony will offer to trade you the Caem Carrots you can grow in exchange for certain items. Picking the “Weapon” option costs 4 Caem Carrots and the Plunderers is one of those potential items.
Level 1 Upgrade: Barbed Scythe (These are a common drop from Killer Wasps. Be sure to break appendages just to be sure)
Level 1: Earth Gemstone (These are common loot around Duscae. Check out our Treasure Spot guide for information if you’re stuck.)
Level 1 Upgrade: Spiked Armor (This can be obtained through Skarnbulette’s, you need to make sure to break appendage or it won’t drop. They can be found during the Hammer the Cannibals hunt a the Cuathess Rest Area)
The Gravity Well can be located inside the Aracheole Stronghold, the first base you assault with stealth in Chapter 5.
Level 1 Upgrade: Hydraulic Cylinder (Found at a Treasure spot)
Level 1 Upgrade: Magnetron (You can loot this during the story missions. During the quest a King’s Struggle continue through until you reach the area with the 4 locked rooms, after you’re tricked into thinking you’re saving Prompto, potential drop from MA-Hoplomachus)
The Drillbreaker can be located inside the Formouth Garrison, you need to be past Chapter 8 in the story to attack the garrisons. The fort itself is in the North East corner of the map.
Level 1 Upgrade: Magitek Core (Still looking for this item. Somewhere in Gralea or drops from MA-X-Dux)
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