One of the coolest things about Final Fantasy 16 is that it will occasionally allow players to make their own choices throughout the game. Since these choices lead to different conversations or scenes between characters, that means your gaming experience may not be the same as someone else’s. For example, in the Letting Off Steam quests, you’ll be asked to choose which of Clive’s friends will accompany him to run a few errands for Cid’s daughter, Mid. While your decisions won’t affect the main story in any significant way, they do offer interesting background info about Clive’s companions, as well as their relationships with him. So, if you’re wondering what happens when you choose each character, keep reading for more details.

Should You Choose Gav or Otto?

Final Fantasy 16 Characters Gav and Otto In Letting Off Steam Quests

During Letting Off Steam 1, Blackthorne will ask Clive to pick either Gav or Otto to help him collect stardust in the Southern Velkroy Desert. After choosing which character to bring with you on your adventure, that person will tell Clive they’ll meet him in the desert, while the other will go off on his own to talk to a supplier. Then, once Clive talks to Gav or Otto in the desert, the pair will split up to collect stardust near the river. After finishing the task, Clive’s companion will ask him to chat, and that’s where different scenarios will play out depending on which character you chose.

Choosing Gav

If you choose Gav, he’ll tell Clive that when he first took on Cid’s name, they used to talk all the time, but now, Gav says he doesn’t see Clive as much anymore since he’s always so busy. Gav reminds Clive to take a day off now and again, and Clive notes that Gav should do the same. The two then have a special moment where they talk about how they can always count on each other. Gav says he’ll continue doing whatever Clive asks of him since he’s the reason he has a home to go back to. After Gav thanks Clive, the two head back to The Hideaway.

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Choosing Otto

If you choose Otto, he’ll tell Clive that Cid would be proud of him for carrying on his legacy. He’ll also admit that he thought Clive was a “spoilt little puppy” who didn’t think of anyone but himself, but after getting to know Clive over the past five years, Otto realizes that he was wrong. Clive responds by saying that Cid and Otto inspired him to change his ways and reveals that Otto was actually the first person who supported his decision to take on Cid’s name. Clive then thanks Otto for everything he’s done for him before the two head back to The Hideaway.

Should You Choose Jill or Tarja?

Final Fantasy 16 Characters Jill and Tarja In Letting Off Steam Quests

During Letting Off Steam 3, Harpocrates will ask Clive to pick either Jill or Tarja to help him buy supplies at Northreach. After choosing which character will go with him, that person will tell Clive they’ll meet him at the market, while the other will stay behind at The Hideaway to help Harpocrates. Then, once Clive talks to Jill or Tarja in Northreach, the pair will split up to shop for different ingredients around the market. After finishing the task, Clive’s companion will ask him to chat near the lake, and that’s where different scenarios will play out depending on which character you chose.

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Choosing Jill

If you choose Jill, she and Clive will talk about how it was nice to spend time with each other away from the battlefield for once. Clive says hanging out with Jill reminds him of when they used to shop around the markets in Rosalith when they were children. Jill recalls that Torgal used to run away when he would smell sausages, which would make her and Clive go running after him. Clive then asks if Jill wanted to buy something for herself at the market, and she says she was hoping to share some pies with Clive. When Jill asks if it’s wrong of her to enjoy these peaceful moments with Clive, he says it’s not and that’s how their lives will be once they’re finished freeing the people of Valisthea. Jill thanks Clive for everything before they return to The Hideaway.

Choosing Tarja

If you choose Tarja, she’ll note how this is the first time she and Clive ever ran an errand together. She says it’s a “shame” it took so long for Clive to invite her out, and he agrees their little excursion was long overdue. After Tarja says she couldn’t find her usual supplier at the market for her herbs and liniment, Clive tells her he’ll ask Charon if she has any in her shop. This leads Tarja to remember the time she and Cid went shopping for supplies together. She says she can’t believe it’s been five years since then and remarks that it’s also been five years since she met Clive. The two agree it feels like they’ve known each other for much longer than that. Clive and Tarja then express their appreciation for each other before they return to The Hideaway.

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If you want to experience each scenario, you can either reload your last save to make different choices or just pick different characters when starting New Game Plus.

Final Fantasy 16 is available now on PS5.

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