Submitted by: David K.
Missable in the Game:
Written by marcv666
In this short guide there will be general knowledge about anything that is missable
in the game preventing you to get your favorite achievement. The intent of this guide
is not to tell you how to get a specific achievement but rather to give you a list of
things not to forget that would require you to reset your progress if you want to unlock
most of the difficult achivement.
When I started playing on the PC version of the game, the first thing I checked was if
there was any missable in the game. Most people at the time were pointing out only the
Obsidian Garb... In fact there is more than that, and the main reason people didn't
know them at the time was because the switch version didn't have all those achievements
to unlock, so you can imagine that all that matters at the time was to get every piece
of gear and that's all.
Because I like the game so much and wanted to unlock every achievement, of which i'm
very proud of having done, I did face the problem of having to reset my progress more
than once because I've missed something. I think I've thrown out the window more than
40 hours of gameplay, because i didn't have the information at the time and I learned
the hard way. My friend got in an even worst situation having spent more than a hundred
of hours and in the end trying to complete his item's list, finding that he was missing
3 piece of knowledge he could no longer acquire without restarting from scratch, these
were the only thing he was missing when comparing to my item's list and I got the
achievement while he had to restart his game.
Fortunately there is just a few that I've found out so the list will be short, but if
you don't want to throw many hours of gameplay for missing something then, you may want
to check the following.
And just as a warning, I don't give a guarantee that this list covers everything, there
are good chances there exist more, but at least since there really isn't much info on the
subject it will be a good start for the community.
Treasure Hunter: Open every treasure chest.
When you reach Cyrus chapter 3, you'll be dump into a pit in "Yvon's Birthplace".
Don't miss out on the chess down the pit.
Eagle-Eyed: Found every hidden item.
In Clearbrook, Zeph has a hidden item, he normaly stand right outside his house. I'm not
sure when, but I think it is as soon as you finish 4th chapter with Alfyn, then Zeph will
move out on a bench right next to a beautiful girl as if he was cruising her, or this may
just be my fantasy! hehe. If he's on that bench, he no longer have the hidden item available.
Also in Clearbrook, Meryl can be found at the graveyard. At one point she leaves Clearbrook,
and later when she returns, I think it's when you have completed Alfyn story, then she no
longer have the hidden item available anymore.
Collector: Acquired every item.
Obsidian Garb: The only place you can get this is against Primerose 3rd boss fight, "Albus,
the Right-hand Man". You can steal the Obsidian Officer to get it, and each enemies in that
fight has 30% chance to drop it. You can get 5 at most if lucky.
Joshua's Weak Points (Knowledge).
Archibold's Weak Points (Knowledge).
Gustav's Weak Points (Knowledge).
You can get those 3 piece of knowledge during Olberic chapter 2. For every fight in the
arena, prior to each fight you can Inquire/Scrutize each boss. After that, those NPC will
move to their respective town and won't have that piece of knowledge available anymore.
Strategist: Discovered every enemy's weaknesses.
Meep: found in the main areas of the flatlands, tier 1.
Cactus Roller: found in the main areas of the sunlands, tier 1.
You have to get those 2 above before their respective zone scale to danger level 11,
meaning before you get to have a full party. You can still get these with a party of 3 characters.
Sea Birdian 4: found in the main areas of the Coastland, tier 2.
Buccaneer 1: found in the main areas of the Coastland, tier 2.
You have to get those 2 above before the zone scale to danger level 34. You will have to
complete 6 of chapters 2 quest before it scale to that level.
With a few test I believe bosses are not required but since i'm not 100% sure, make sure
you get all bosses and event battle weaknesses. Restarting your playthrough after having
done most of the game would be too much effort thrown out the window.
For this achievement you can visit my other guide for more in-deph info at.
How to Unlock Protagonist (Active Party Early):
Written by Kalgalath
Tweak that allows you to swap out your starting character without completing there chapter
So for some reason Square Enix chose to locks the character you start the game off with
in to your active party until you finish all their story chapters 3/4 of the way through
Forcing the player to be stuck with one "main" character in a game centered around telling
8 people's individual storys seemed asinine so i quickly looked in to ways to get that one
over leveled ??? out of my party.
After following a guild on Reddit about how to change who the game thinks your starting
character was i then found that they were now locking in my party and i'd need to repeat
those steps the next time i wanted to swap them out. So i figure the game was just better
off not knowing who i picked at all since it has literally no effect on the game that i
The tweak is very simple, It only takes a small modification to a single line in your
Locate you save file.
It should be in:
C:\Users\ "your name" \Documents\My Games\Octopath_Traveler\ "a bunch of numbers" \SaveGames
Back up your save file.
Always before any kind of modifying and I have not yet played the entire game from start
to finish with this tweak so i don't know for %100 certainty that there isn't some way
this could cause an issue.
Go to saveditoronline(dot)com and use it to open your save file.
Press CTRL+f and search for the line with "FirstSelectCharacterID".
Change this value to "0".
Save file and place in your save game folder.
After that you should be good to go. The game will now let you swap your old main character
out of your party at any tavern. Enjoy being able to mix and and match any combination of
party members and keeping characters more evenly leveled.