Final Fantasy 16 chapters: Every story mission & side-quest

Final Fantasy 16 chapters: Every story mission & side-quest
Images via Square Enix

Written by 

Harry Boulton

Published 

21st Jul 2023 10:03

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As you're progressing through Final Fantasy 16, you're bound to ask yourself how long the game is as well as just how many MSQs are on offer in the latest RPG from Square Enix. These games are always huge - it's what fans have come to expect, and Final Fantasy 16 is no different.

With so many different quests on offer in the game, it is handy to know how far through you are and how much of the game you have left to play. We have also outlined all of the side quests in the game too, just so you don't miss a thing.

Here is the complete list of Final Fantasy 16 quests, side quests, and how long you can expect the game to take you to finish.

SPOILER WARNING: This guide may contain story spoilers, so be sure to proceed at your own risk to ensure details in the game remain a surprise.

Final Fantasy 16 main story quests list

Image of Jill and Clive in Final Fantasy 16
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Check out the full list below to see all of the chapters within the main story of Final Fantasy 16:

Chapter Number Chapter Name
1 A Flame Summoned
2 To Kill a Dominant
3 Pride
4 Sunrise, Sunset
5 Lost in a Fog
6 Flight of the Fledgling
7 A Chance Encounter
8 Hide, Hideaway
9 Fanning Embers
Chapter Number Chapter Name
10 Louder than Words
11 The Dead of Night
12 Headwind
13 Wings of Change
14 Awakening
15 The Wages of Guilt
16 The Hunter and the Hunted
17 Homecoming
18 Onward
Chapter Number Chapter Name
19 Buried Memories
20 The Meaning of Life
21 Righting Wrongs
22 The Crystals' Curse
23 Cid the Outlaw
24 Home, Sweet Home
25 The Gathering Storm
26 Bloodlines
27 Black Light Burns
Chapter Number Chapter Name
28 Here Be Monsters
29 Fire and Ice
30 After the Storm
31 Capital Punishment
32 Bolts from the Blue
33 Riddle of the Sands
34 Into the Darkness
35 Out of the Shadow
36 Onward
Chapter Number Chapter Name
37 Fire in the Sky
38 Things Fall Apart
39 Cloak and Dagger
40 Evenfall
41 A Song of Hope
42 Full Steam
43 Through the Maelstrom
44 Across the Narrow
45 Footfalls in Ash
Chapter Number Chapter Name
46 The Last King
47 Brotherhood
48 Streets of Madness
49 Back to their Origin
50 Of Gods and Men

As you can see, there are 50 chapters in Final Fantasy 16 overall, so you will have quite a few to work your way through. However, some of the MSQs will be separated into subsections of an overarching main quest, so it can seem like you're doing a few more than you might expect.

  • If you need some help on the Hunts in Final Fantasy 16, be sure to check out our guide on the Belphegor Notorious Mark.

Final Fantasy 16 side quests list

Boss fight in FF16
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Side quest name  Side quest location
Make do and Mend

Cid's Hideaway

Food for thought

Cid's Hideaway

Welcoming Committee

Lostwing

Dying on the Vine

Lostwing

Moving Heaven and Earth

Cid's Hideaway
A Place For Everyone

Cid's Hideaway

What A Bird Wants

Three Reeds

False Friends

Martha's Rest

Crystalline Lifeline

Martha's Rest

Side quest name Side quest location
While the Cat's Away

Martha's Rest

Beast Against Beast 

Greensheaves

The Want Beyond The Wall

Northreach
Pride Comes Before A Fall

Northreach

Friend of the people 

Northreach

All Bark

Royal Meadows 

Playthings

Royal Meadows 

Needs of the Many

Cid's Hideaway

Red Letter Day

Cid's Hideaway

Side quest name  Side quest location 
The Fruits of Her Labors

Hideaway 

Caulk & Bawl

Hideaway 

Cut From Cloth

Hideaway 

The Weight of Command

Hideaway 

Do No Harm

Hideaway 

Hot Water

Dalimil Inn

Carving Out A Niche 

Dalimil Inn
Use Your Loaf

Dalimil Inn

Payback

Dalimil Inn

Chapter Number Chapter Name

For Great Justice

Lostwing

A Bone to Pick

Hideaway

Get Cart

Laetny's Cleft
Onward to Discovery

Boklad

Bearer of Good News

Boklad

Live and Let Live

Boklad
An Eye for an Eye

Hideaway

Not to be Outdone

Hideaway

On Balance

Hideaway
Side quest name  Side quest location
Smooth like Butler

Hideaway

Skin Trade

Tabor

Bad Blood

Rymasov Flat

For Great Justice II

Lostwing
Rekindling the Flame II

Martha's Rest

Trading Places II

Tabor

Under New Management

Tabor

Duty Undying

Northreach

Pheonix, Heal Thyself

Hideaway

Side quest name  Side quest location
Laid to Rest 

Eistla

Litany of Errors

Hideway

Aiming High

Hideway

Nobody's Tool

Hideway
Priceless

Hideway

An Inconvenient Truth

Hideway

A Tail to Tell

Hideway

Under New Management II

Northreach

Duty Undying II

Tabor

Side quest name  Side quest location
Lines in the Sand II 

Dalimil Inn

Trial and Error

Hideway

Silver Linings 

Hideway

Where There's a Will

Hideway
Three's Company 

Hideway

More Than Words

Hideway

If you think there are a lot of main quests in Final Fantasy 16, then the side quests are sure to take you by surprise too. The sheer quantity on offer here is amazing, and the side quests will appear as you progress through the main story.

The side quests are marked by having either a green circle with a lighter exclamation mark or by having a plus in them. The plus sign signals that you can expect some kind of upgrade at the end of the mission. 

  • If you’re looking for Hunts to embark on, be sure to check out our guide on Soul Stingers Hunt in Final Fantasy 16, so you can claim even more precious goodies.

How long is Final Fantasy 16?

Image of Clive outside of Oriflamme in Final Fantasy 16
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For those wondering how long it takes to beat Final Fantasy 16, the main story should take you roughly 35-40 hours. Our playtime clocked in at around 41 hours, and we did all of the 'plus symbol' side quests, a few hunts, and a handful of standard side quests. So, you can expect your playtime to be longer or slightly shorter depending on how much additional content you take part in.

This is roughly around the average completion time for a game within the Final Fantasy series, as most of the entries outside of maybe Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy XIII will take you between 35 and 45 hours to complete.

So, that should clear up any questions you might have about the length of Final Fantasy 16, giving you a full list of the MSQs so you can see how far away from the finish line you are too.

If you're wanting more help with the latest game, or just want to see all of the latest content, make sure to check out our dedicated Final Fantasy game page for more news and guides.

Harry Boulton
About the author
Harry Boulton
Harry is a Guides Writer at GGRecon, having completed a Masters of Research degree in Film Studies. Previously a freelance writer for PCGamesN, The Loadout, and Red Bull Gaming, he loves playing a wide variety of games from the Souls series to JRPGs, Counter-Strike, and EA FC. When not playing or writing about games and hardware, you're likely to find him watching football or listening to Madonna and Kate Bush.
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