Octopath Traveler 2: How to Adjust Wild Encounter Rate

Octopath Traveler was one of the best RPGs to come out in recent years, and its sequel is shaping up to be the same if not, even better. One of the most improved features in Octopath Traveler 2 is the wild encounter rate. The wild encounter rate is the likelihood of a random encounter with a monster while walking around in the field.

In the original Octopath Traveler, the wild encounter rate was static, meaning a player could not change it. This led to some players feeling like they were grinding for too long, while others never encountered enough monsters to level up their characters. The good news is that in Octopath Traveler 2, the wild encounter rate is *somewhat* adjustable. It means that players can influence the encounter rate to suit their own playstyles. In this article, we will show you some tips and tricks you can use to affect the wild encounter rate in Octopath Traveler 2.

How to Increase the Wild Encounter Rate in Octopath Traveler 2

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Unfortunately, there is no such option to simply toggle a setting to increase the wild encounter rate in the game, but you can come across foes quickly by dashing. By making more strides in a shorter amount of time, you are sure to encounter more opponents. Consider dashing at night, as heftier monsters appear during the night, so your chances of encountering enemies will be higher. Fighting these monsters will grant you more items and experience points.

You can change between day and night by pressing the T button on PC, R2 on PlayStation, and ZR on Nintendo. This means you don’t have to stand around waiting for the night to come. When you dash, your map will turn red, which means you are going to encounter an enemy.

How to Decrease the Wild Encounter Rate in Octopath Traveler 2


Osvald is one of the most valuable characters to have in Octopath Traveler 2, thanks to his incredible support skills. His primary support skill, Evasive Maneuvers, has the ability to significantly decrease the wild encounter rate in the game. This skill is incredibly handy as it can make traveling around the game much easier and faster. However, it’s important to note that this skill cannot be stacked, so equipping it to multiple characters will not have any additional effect.


In conclusion, you can increase the wild encounter rate by dashing, especially at night, and decrease it by using Osvald’s incredible support skill, Evasive Maneuvers. These are the only two ways to increase or decrease your chances of encountering wild monsters in Octopath Traveler 2.

That concludes our guide on how to influence the wild encounter rate in Octopath Traveller 2. I hope you find this guide helpful. Please share it with others if you do. 

Octopath Traveller 2 is an upcoming role-playing to be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC platforms.

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