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Chocobo GP Changes Will Affect Future Characters, Costumes, Tracks

Chocobo GP Changes Will Affect Future Characters, Costumes, Tracks

Earlier in March 2022, Square Enix pledged to address some issues with its new Chocobo Racing game. Namely the issue that made trying to get new Chocobo GP characters like Cloud and Squall via the Prize Pass season pass a grind. Now, Producer Hironori Okayama committed and detailed more changes that will come to the racer. Among them is a commitment to add new Chocobo GP tracks, provide means to get missed items via another method, and to make the higher level Prize Pass items purely cosmetic costumes. In addition, people will get Mythril from the Prize Pass starting in the second season.

First, Okayama discussed the Chocobo GP Prize Pass changes. He noted that it will be easier to reach level 100. As part of that, he mentioned that the changes could result in some people leveling up right away. Each season, which will last about two months, will add two new characters. However, Okayama also said, “Taking this thinking further, we will now have cosmetic items, such as costumes that don’t affect gameplay, as the high-level Prize Pass rewards, or as items on sale in the Mythril Shop.” Also, while the update did confirm Cloud and Squall are “limited edition items” for the first season, it also said “We are also considering making these items available again later in a different form, so that players who started playing later do not miss out.”

As for new Chocobo GP tracks, more will show up after season 1 ends on May 16, 2022. Okayama didn’t mention how many new courses will appear. However, he did confirm that even people with the free lite version will be able to access them in some ways.

Finally, people won’t have to wait until season two for some changes to take affect. The update confirmed that the team is working to fix some bugs and balancing issues. So some patches will arrive before then.

Chocobo GP is available on the Nintendo Switch in paid and lite versions, and the current Prize Pass includes the characters Cloud and Squall. Season one will end in-game on May 16, 2022.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.