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Stranger of Paradise Wanderer of the Rift DLC Content Detailed


The next DLC expansion for Stranger of Paradise, called Wanderer of the Rift, releases next week, and Square Enix has detailed what to expect from it. When it launches on October 26, 2022, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin players will get a chance to go a few rounds with the iconic Final Fantasy character Gilgamesh.

Check out the launch trailer for the Stranger of Paradise Wanderer of the Rift DLC below or on YouTube at this link.

The Stranger of Paradise Wanderer of the Rift expansion details Gilgamesh’s arrival in Jack’s world. It also shows off some of the other updates coming with the DLC. Jack and his friends will be able to explore the Rift Labyrinth, a new mode that features short, randomly constructed dungeons. These dungeons will allow players to have more varied experiences playing beyond the story campaigns. Playing through the Rift Labyrinth will also unlock a new playable job: Blue Mage. Like the Blue Mages of Final Fantasy games past, Jack will be able to learn enemy abilities and use them as his own. Jack can charge abilities to make them more powerful, or enhance them using his MP. Jack’s time in the Rift Labyrinth will also unlock the Dimension Bringer command ability, which slows enemies in an area and causes the damage the player inflicts to increase each time an action ability is used.

Wanderer of the Rift will also add a new difficulty level to Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin. The new “Gilgamesh” difficulty will raise enemy levels even further and add powerful “Chaotic Monsters” to missions. Playing on Gilgamesh difficulty also unlocks new relic equipment that comes with Summon Blessings that add special effects and improve character capabilities based on their value. These blessings can be obtained from a new NPC, the Tonberry Blacksmith. Finally, “Monster Bell” items allow players to instantly summon monsters to aid them in combat. New monsters can be unlocked by completing special events with them and increasing their affinity through conversations, feeding them, and using items.

Check out some screenshots from the DLC.

Stranger of Paradise is readily available on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. The Season Pass is required to access the Wanderer of the Rift DLC (and all other expansion DLC). Wanderer of the Rift launches on October 26, 2022.

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