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Bravely Default

Unlocking New Areas

Vincent Lau

To fully rebuild Norende, you’ll need to reclaim land by removing obstacles in the path.

Obstacle Default Timescale With 5 Villagers Unlocks
Tangled Woods 2 Hours 24 Minutes Special Move Shop, Backwater Fen and Downstream Area
Ancient Boulder 10 Hours 2 Hours Weapons Shop, Hill Parts Shop, Collapsed Bridge and Rigid Crag
Backwater Fen 30 Hours 6 Hours Accessory Shop and River Parts Shop
Collapsed Bridge 50 Hours 10 Hours Combat Item Shop and Cape Parts Shop
Downstream Area 70 Hours 14 Hours Compound Shop
Rigid Crag 99 Hours 19 Hours 48 Mins Valley Parts Shop


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  • Publisher
    Square Enix
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  • Guide Release
    14 February 2014
  • Last Updated
    23 January 2021
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  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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Welcome to the most comprehensive guide to the Final Fantasy-esque JRPG from RPG veterans Square-Enix. Inside our essential guide to the entire game we’re leaving no stone unturned as we show you:

  • A complete breakdown of the combat and game mechanics.
  • How to rebuild Norende in record time (for the very best upgrades).
  • All of the Jobs and the craziest combinations to destroy all enemies with.
  • How to conquer the main story (and get the true ending).
  • Easy-to-follow tricks to pummel every boss into the ground with!
  • Every single item, weapon or piece of armor in the game.
  • A complete enemy bestiary (and what items you can steal from them).
  • Killer tricks needed to beat all of the ultra-tough Nemeses bosses.
  • Exclusive 720p HD videos.

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