Final Fantasy XV A Better Gravity Well Side Quest Walkthrough
Final Fantasy XV A Better Gravity Well is a side-quest that allows you to gain access to a very powerful machinery early in the game, and we suggest you to follow our walkthrough if you wish to upgrade it and unlock the Gravity Well Plus.
A Better Gravity Well can be started the moment you find the Gravity Well machinery, which is located inside Aracheole Stronghold.
After you get the machinery, if you show it to Cid, he will agree to help you with an upgrade and transform the weapon into a Gravity Well Plus, assuming you manage to find a Hydraulic Cylinder.
So, first, you need to gain access to Aracheole Stronghold, by removing the Imperial blockades. This can be easily done, by advancing the game’s story until Noctis’ Regalia is stolen (Engaging the Empire story quest).
By playing Engaging the Empire, you will eventually be sent to Aracheole Stronghold which is an imperial base.
Once inside, make sure you check the large hangar in the center of the stronghold, and look around for a small office inside it. The Gravity Well should be inside the said office, on the ground, next to a desk.
Now, that you have the weapon, go to Cid in Hammerhead and you will start A Better Gravity Well side quest. To complete it; however, you need to find a Hydraulic Cylinder.
Objective: Find a Hydraulic Cylinder for Cid
The Hydraulic Cylinder in FFXV is a common material usually dropped by MA-X Patria mechanized units. In fact, these robots have a 97% drop rate, but for this walkthrough we will assume that you don’t want to fight anyone and get the Hydraulic Cylinder as fast as possible.
The first thing you should do, is to check the diner in Old Lestallum and talk to the tipster, who will reveal the locations of all treasures nearby.
Open your map and notice the treasure spot north of Fort Vaullerey and south of Dainse Haven campground. Look for them in Cleigne area.
If you pick up that specific treasure (pictured above) you will find a Hydraulic Cylinder for Cid.
Objective: Give the Hydraulic Cylinder to Cid
When you have the material Cid needs, simply go back and talk to him. Again, make sure that he is not working on other upgrades, and if he does, complete those side-quests.
After you give Cid the Hydraulic Cylinder, he will send you away until the upgrade is finished. Complete exactly two hunting quests, or two side quests, then rest and Cid will call you.
A Better Gravity Well Quest Info
Description: “A master mechanic, Cid can modify mechanized weapons to unleash their full potential. If Noctis can obtain a hydraulic cylinder, Cid will upgrade the Gravity Well – but he might take a while.”
Reward: Gravity Well Plus x 1
Post Quest Suggestion
Complete A Better Drillbreaker side-quest.