Immerse yourself in the extraordinary world of Octopath Traveler as we commemorate a full year of exploration, strategic battles, and rewarding experiences.
This classic turn-based JRPG gacha game has been an exciting journey, filled with ups and downs, but overall, a remarkable year of service for our global English version players.
As the anniversary starts on July 26th, players can expect an avalanche of rewards, content updates, challenging new fights, and much more!
Celebrating A Year of Adventure in Octopath CotC: Anniversary Beginning July 26th
Game Synopsis: The Essence of Octopath Traveler
Octopath Traveler's unique blend of strategy and action sets it apart.
Players can bring up to eight units (four front, four back) into battle, with the ability to perform four actions each turn. Units at the back recover HP and SP (mana), adding an extra layer of tactical planning.
The game's core mechanic revolves around attacking enemy weaknesses to break shields, which leads to immense damage during broken phases.
Importantly, the gacha aspect only applies to units, while gear is farmable.
With 99% of content being permanent (with some exceptions like NieR collab), players are free to progress at their own pace.
Remember, Octopath Traveler Champions of the Continent is best enjoyed as a side game.
While there's plenty of challenging content and farming opportunities, moderation is key to avoid burnout as there's no energy to use here.
Main Story Update and New Units
Step into new adventures with an exciting Main Story Update, Bestower of All Chapter 2, featuring Bargello.
Square Enix is also introducion the Champion of Memories banner, featuring Herminia, Auguste, and Tytos.
Anniversary Rewards: A Shower of Gifts
To mark the anniversary, a plethora of rewards awaits players.
Login bonuses include 888 Rubies, a 5-star general pool selector, 100 pulls over 10 days for the anniversary banner, and 10 Rubies from the photo spot.
Additionally, the introduction of Traveler's Passes, the Pioneer Pass and Grand Explorer Pass, adds another layer of rewards.
These passes address two main issues players have with the game's gacha: price per ruby and F2P ruby generation.
The passes offer a two-tier system of rewards: immediate paid rubies upon purchase and a 30-day supply of free rubies, alongside daily Cait ad skip tickets, daily paw prints (which can be traded for sacred seals, veteran's sacred seals, and more), and additional gameplay bonuses.
Players have the option to purchase both passes simultaneously for an enhanced gaming experience.
The Pioneer Pass, priced at $7.99 USD, yields a total of 235 rubies (80 upfront, 155 spread over 30 days), 93 paw prints, 62 ad skip tickets, an additional three free continues per battle, and a 100% boost in experience and leaves.
For $11.99 USD, the Grand Explorer's Pass offers a cumulative of 430 rubies (not 470 as the image suggests, 120 upfront, 310 over the 30-day period), 155 paw prints, 93 ad skip tickets, four extra party set formations, two additional guidestones per hunts, double the materials and leaves when selling, and 2000 awakening stone shards.
Rerolling: A Chance for a Fresh Start
From July 26th, players will receive a free 10 pull every day for ten days.
From August 4th to August 9th, all 100 free pulls will be available for rerolling.
Please check our guide for optimal rerolling and what units to aim for.
Fortune's Gameboard: Challenge and Reward
The Fortune's Gameboard introduces strong endgame weapons, the Fortune Weapons series.
It's a fun and strategic game where players roll a dice to move around a board, participate in fights, and earn rewards.
Octopath's Future: The Journey Continues
Square Enix has worked tirelessly to ensure global players enjoy the best version of Octopath Traveler CotC.
As we celebrate our first year, we look forward to the future with excitement. The game continues to evolve, and JP version is already with the second main story starting in Solistia, the continent featured in Octopath Traveler 2.
While the game may not command the numbers of other gachas, Octopath Traveler has made a niche for itself, providing a unique and enjoyable experience for players who appreciate its blend of strategy and action. We invite you to join us on this ongoing adventure!
Remember, the journey is as important as the destination, and in Octopath Traveler Champions of the Continent, the journey is filled with excitement, strategy, and rewards.