How to Find the Powerful Secret Weapons in the New Final Fantasy XV Platinum Demo

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The newest playable teaser for Final Fantasy XV is short, but it still has a few cool things secreted away inside the dreamscape of young Noctis. The best thing players have found so far is a weapon that makes the final boss fight a breeze.

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Obviously, spoilers if you haven’t played the FFXV Platinum Demo yet.

Illustration for article titled How to Find the Powerful Secret Weapons in the New Final Fantasy XV Platinum Demo

The last confrontation in the Platinum Demo has the younger version of lead character Noctis transforming into his older self and facing off with a massive Iron Giant enemy. The older Noctis has the skills players will be using in the final game, including the ability to warp, which lets him teleport and lodge his weapon into specific spots in the environment. This talent lets you explore the higher planes of the Citadel area where the fight happens and is the key to finding the Cross Shuriken.

This video by Cypronis shows how to get up where the Cross Shuriken is hiding.

Once you get it, it can be pretty devastating when used the right way. Here’s a video on TMT1022’s channel where the player doesn’t take any damage at all.

Update: As commenters have noted, there are other hidden weapons in the demo. Pixel Precision’s two videos below show how to get the Radiant Sword and Shining Hammer items, as well as additional spells.

We’ll see if the Cross Shuriken and the other hidden weapons are still this strong when Final Fantasy XV comes out this September.

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DISCUSSION

Of all the problems I could’ve guessed I’d have with a game that’s been in development for 27 years, I’d never’ve guessed that it’d *feel* so wrong. There’s just something off about the way it all moves. The camera during jumps in particular is ... jarring. And the combat is bizarrely frustrating ... like, I can magically zip towards the enemy when I swing a sword at him, great ... unless he’s slowly backing away step-by-step for 20 seconds for no reason, THEN it’s absolutely impossible for me to hit him with my man-sized sword.