Final Fantasy XVI Hunts Guide - Locations & Details

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In this Final Fantasy XVI Hunts Guide we will give you all of the information you need to know on each of the game's 32 hunts, including how to unlock them, where you can find them out in the world, and what rewards you'll be able to gain from defeating them.

Hunts are a source of rare crafting materials, including the elusive Orichalcum used to craft Final Fantasy XVI's best weapon, Gotterdammerung. However, some hunts can only be found during (or after) side quests, so make sure to keep on top of those as you're hunting.


Where is the Hunt Board in Final Fantasy XVI?

The Hunt Board is set up by Nektar the Moogle in Final Fantasy XVI and will be accessible via The Hideaway. There are a number of story events that need to occur before you'll gain access to the Hunt Board so chances are you'll have already put in 10 hours or so.

The best way to know when the Hunt Board will become available to you is that you'll run across your first hunt naturally as part of "The Gathering Storm" main scenario's sub-quest "Release"

After fighting the Ahriman C-Rank hunt in Release when you return to The Hideaway Nektar will have set up his Hunt Board that will tell you about the other hunts that are available in the moment.

How do I get more FFXVI Hunts?

Hunts are primarily added to Final Fantasy XVI through the progress of the Main Scenario. You'll find yourself completing a story moment, returning to the Hideaway, and there be a notification on your map that new things have been added to the Hunt Board.

That's not the only way that Hunts are added though, Hunts will also be added as part of certain side-quests where the requester is asking that you kill a special monster or they're asking for a part of that specific monster.

Where can I locate the S-Rank Hunts?

There are five S-Rank Hunts in the game, these get added to the Hunt Board like normal but unlike regular hunts they don't list a location where you can find them. Instead they provide you with a text clue from the person who posted the hunt. From that text clue you're meant to infer it's location and track it down yourself.

If you want to know the locations of these S-Rank Hunts be sure to check out our location guides:


All Final Fantasy XVI Hunts

Ahriman encounter screen in Final Fantasy XVI.

Final Fantasy XVI Ahriman Location

Ahriman can be found South of Sorrowise in Rosaria. It is encountered as part of the Main Scenario Quest "Release".

Location of the hunt Aruna — The Angel of Death — in Final Fantasy XVI.

Final Fantasy XVI The Angel of Death Location

Go to the Northreach waypoint, then head to the arena space to the West.

Location of Belphegor hunt in Final Fantasy XVI.

Final Fantasy XVI Belphegor Location

Go to the Eastpool waypoint, then head South East.

Location of the Griffon hunt in Final Fantasy XVI.

Final Fantasy XVI Griffon Location

This hunt is unlocked as part of the "Blacksmith's Blues" quest. Head to the LostWing waypoint, then go southeast from there to get to the west side of Caer Norvent.

Location of the Minotaur hunt in Final Fantasy XVI.

Final Fantasy XVI Minotaur Location

Go to the Martha's Rest waypoint, then head North. 

Location of The Fallen hunt in Final Fantasy XVI.

Final Fantasy XVI The Fallen Location

Go to the Martha's Rest waypoint and then head West. From there, go to the North region of Sorrowise.

Location of the Muddy Murder hunt in Final Fantasy XVI.

Final Fantasy XVI Muddy Murder Location

Go to the Hawk's Cry Cliff waypoint, and then head north.

Location of the A Hill To Die On hunt in Final Fantasy XVI.

Final Fantasy XVI A Hill To Die On Location

Go to The Velkroy Desert waypoint, and then head to the far North East (Don't go into the Northern Velkroy Desert though).

Location of the Soul Stingers hunt in Final Fantasy XVI.

Final Fantasy XVI Soul Stingers Location

Go to The Jaw waypoint. From there, head North until you reach the four way split path and head East into The Sickle, through to the Fields of Corava. Directly to the East you'll see the Empty Hovel.

Location of the Grimalkin hunt in Final Fantasy XVI.

Final Fantasy XVI Grimalkin Location

Go to The Jaw waypoint. From there, head North until you reach the four way split path and head East into The Sickle, and then immediately South.

Location of the Nine of Knives hunt in Final Fantasy XVI.

Final Fantasy XVI The Nine of Knives Location

Go to The Jaw waypoint, Then head north up the road to find The Nine of Knives.

Location of The Breaker of Worlds hunt in Final Fantasy XVI.

Final Fantasy XVI The Breaker of Worlds Location

The hint given is "Due to the discovery of a Fallen Giant in the Rosarian ruins we have lately been investigating".

Go to the Eastpool waypoint. Then head South past Broken Hilt and to the East to Cressida. Completing this hunt rewards Orichalcum.

Location of the Bomb King hunt.

Final Fantasy XVI Bomb King Location

Unlocks during the "Weird Science" Side Quest. Go to The Dragon's Aery waypoint, then head South towards the Imperial Chase.

Location of The Ten of Clubs.

Final Fantasy XVI The Ten of Clubs Location

Head to The Jaw waypoint. Go north until the intersection and then East, before turning into the ruins to the South.

Location of The Mageth Brothers.

Final Fantasy XVI The Mageth Brothers Location

Go to the Port Isolde waypoint and then head north to find the Quiet Sands.

Location of Ruin Reawakened.

Final Fantasy XVI Ruin Reawakened Location

The hint given is "Recent Reports of a great dragon's roar reverberating around the woodland passes of the empire are real enough".

Go to the Caer Norvent Glorieuse Gate waypoint. From there, head East into Mornebrume and then follow the path south. Completing this hunt rewards Orichalcum.

Location of The Pack hunt.

Final Fantasy XVI The Pack Location

Head to the Tabor waypoint and then go South.

Location of Dread Comet.

Final Fantasy XVI Dread Comet Location

Go to The Jaw waypoint, head North and then East. Dread Comet can be found between The Sickle and the Plains.

Location of the Man in Black.

Final Fantasy XVI The Man in Black Location

The Man in Black can only be found after completing the "Great Justice II" Side Quest. Head to the Lostwing waypoint, then go into the church at the east. From there, head down the ladder and follow the path to the arena.

Carrot hunt location.

Final Fantasy XVI Carrot Location

Carrot only appears during the "Please Sir, Can I Have Some Morbol" side quest. Head to the Three Reeds waypoint, then go northwest into the side area.

Gorgimera hunt location.

Final Fantasy XVI The Tricephalic Terror Location

The hint given is "Caravan of traders traversing the Velkroy told me of a colossal beast they had encountered on their journey.

Go to The Dalimil Inn waypoint and head into the South-West area of the Velkroy Desert. Completing this hunt rewards Orichalcum.

Pandemonium hunt location.

Final Fantasy XVI Pandemonium Location

Head to The Shadow Coast waypoint. Follow the path up the hill and take a left in the city to enter the arena.

Gobermouch hunt location.

Final Fantasy XVI Gobermouch Location

Go to the Eistla waypoint. Head to the space in the North West of the village up some scaffolding.

Bygul hunt location.

Final Fantasy XVI Bygul Location

Head to the Ravenwit Walls waypoint, then head northeast. You might need to leave/re-enter to get the hunt to spawn.

Agni hunt location.

Final Fantasy XVI Agni Location

Head to The Edge of Infinity waypoint, then follow the path north.

Usher to the Underworld hunt location.

Final Fantasy XVI Usher to the Underworld Location

Go to the Kretov or The Gilded Path waypoints and then head into Titan's Wake. Follow the main path through.

Terminus hunt location.

Final Fantasy XVI The Blood Moon Location

Go to The Dragon's Aery waypoint. Head south through The Imperial Chase and then north to The Crock.

The Wailing Banshee hunt location.

Final Fantasy XVI The Wailing Banshee Location

This hunt is only available after completing the "An Inconvenient Truth" Side Quest. Head to the Vidargaes waypoint, then southwest into the small village.

Kuza Beast hunt location.

Final Fantasy XVI Kuza Beast Location

This hunt is part of the "Nobody's Tool" side quest.

Masterless Marauder hunt location.

Final Fantasy XVI The Masterless Marauder Location

This hunt is only available after completing the "Nobody's Tool" side quest. No real hint is given, other than that it escaped in Waloed.

Head to the Vidargraes waypoint, then go southwest. Completing this hunt rewards Orichalcum.

The Grim Reaper Hunt location.

Final Fantasy XVI The Grim Reaper Location

This hunt is only available after completing the "Under New Management II" side quest. Head to the Northreach waypoint, then go North-West to just North of Westwatch.

Knight of the Spleandant Heart hunt location.

Final Fantasy XVI Knight of the Splendent Heart Location

Head to the Royal Meadows waypoint, to the North of Northreach. Knight of the Splendent Heart is right next to the waypoint.

That's it for our FFXVI hunts guide! Hopefully this quick reference helps you complete them all!

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Game Page Final Fantasy XVI
Developer
Square Enix
Publisher
Square Enix
Platforms
PlayStation 5
Release Date
June 22, 2023 (Calendar)
Genre
JRPG, RPG