Octopath Traveler 2 Beginner Guide: Tips And Tricks For A Successful Journey

Octopath Traveler 2 is a recently released role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix. Like the first game, Octopath Traveler 2 is a turn-based RPG with a unique “HD-2D” art style. The game features eight main characters, each with unique stories and abilities. The game can be daunting for newcomers, as there is a lot of ground to cover. However, with a little bit of planning and the right strategy, you can make your journey a successful one.

In this guide, we will give you some tips and tricks on how to get started in Octopath Traveler 2. We will also provide some general information to help you make the most of your journey. So, without further ado, let’s get started! 

What’s New in Octopath Traveler 2?

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Octopath Traveler 2 offers a variety of new features, improvements, and additions. Some of these elements even surpass the original Octopath Traveler in terms of content and mechanics. Some of the highlights include:

  • New Characters: The game features all-new characters with different skills and stories.
  • New WorldOctopath Traveler 2 is set in the new world of Solistia, a land divided into Eastern and Western continents separated by the sea
  • Advanced Graphics: Instead of sticking to just 2D, Octopath Traveler 2 brings a retro pixel art style with a 3D environment.
  • Travel System: The new game offers a faster and more convenient travel option in the form of a ship that can even move between continents.

The Eight Classes Return

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Octopath Traveler 2 features eight classes, each with unique abilities and skills. These are the Warrior, Cleric, Apothecary, Merchant, Scholar, Thief, Dancer, and Hunter – all returning from the original Octopath Traveler. Each class has its own distinct set of abilities and skills.

For instance, Warriors are strong physical attackers, while Clerics are healers and buffers. Apothecaries use alchemical concoctions to deal damage or restore health, while Merchants use the power of commerce to purchase allies and items. Scholars, in addition to using magic in battle, use the power of knowledge to solve puzzles and bypass obstacles. Thieves utilize their  stealth to slip past foes and make use of various traps to debuff enemies. The Dancer is a formidable friend in battle, providing her allies with extra strength and zapping her opponents’ shields. Finally, Hunters focus on ranged attacks and traps.

There Are Secret Jobs To Find

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In Octopath Traveler 2, the characters are not limited to their primary job. There are also four secret jobs to find: Inventor, Armsmaster, Conjurer, and Arcanist. These jobs are extremely powerful and unique. Characters can also equip the original eight jobs as Sub-Jobs. By switching between classes, players can customize their characters to suit their play style. You can further boost your characters by stealing or buying powerful weapons and armor or unlocking advanced skills.

Combat Tips and Tricks for Octopath Traveler 2

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Octopath Traveler 2 features an innovative turn-based combat system that requires players to make quick decisions and think tactically. The most important thing to note is the Break system, which allows players to target an enemy’s weaknesses, temporarily making them vulnerable and allowing them to deal massive damage. It can be used to great effect when playing with a full party of four characters.

Players should also make use of the Boost system, which allows characters to stockpile their action points. With max Boost Points, a character can use up to four actions in a single turn. Some classes such as the Merchant can even share their Boost Points with other characters.

Equipment is often more important than character levels in determining a player’s success in a game. Equipment can provide bonuses and abilities to various stats, giving players an edge over their opponents. Weapons, armor, and accessories can be bought or stolen or can be dropped by defeated enemies. So make sure to upgrade your gear regularly!

Consider Each Character’s Useful Skills

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Each character has a wide variety of skills, ranging from offensive to defensive abilities. It is up to the player to decide which skills are most important to them. For instance, offensive skills such as elemental attacks, multi-target attacks, or powerful single-target attacks can be handy for dealing large amounts of damage. Defensive skills such as Revitalize, which restores health, or Counter, which retaliates when attacked, are ideal for keeping party members alive in tough fights. Other skills, such as Escape, allow characters to run away from battle when in a tight spot.

Does Octopath Traveler 2 Have An Endgame?

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Yes, it does! After completely all eight traveler stories, there is a secret endgame that allows players to challenge extra-difficult bosses. When reaching the endgame, it is necessary to be prepared. It features intense battles that test the player’s strength and tactics. Make sure all party members are well-equipped and have the necessary skills to survive these battles. Having strong weapons, armor, and the right set of skills is key to clearing the endgame of Octopath Traveler 2.

That’s it for our guide. We hope that you found the information useful. Please feel free to comment below or share this guide if you think it would be helpful to others.

Octopath Traveler 2 is currently available for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.


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