Friday, February 23, 2024

How to Increase Wild Encounter Rate in Octopath Traveler 2 (Easy Way)

Best Way to Increase and Decrease Wild Encounter Rate in Octopath Traveler 2


Octopath Traveler 2 is a role-playing video game that offers players an immersive world filled with rich landscapes and challenging battles. One of the key features of this game is the wild encounter system, which allows players to engage in battles with various creatures and enemies.

However, some players may find that the encounter rate is too low, making it difficult to level up and progress through the game. In this guide, we will provide you with easy-to-follow steps to increase the wild encounter rate in Octopath Traveler 2, allowing you to have more battles and gain more experience points.

Wild Encounter Rate in Octopath Traveler 2

  • How to Increase Wild Encounter Rate
  • How to Lower Wild Encounter Rate

How to Increase Wild Encounter Rate

You can increase your chances of encountering monsters by using a simple trick. If you hold the ‘B’ or ‘Circle’ button while moving, your radar will turn red, signaling that monsters are more likely to appear. If you do this at night, be careful because it can be dangerous. Additionally, the Hunter job has an ability that increases the likelihood of encountering rare monsters, such as Cait Sith.

Tip: You can use an increased encounter rate to capture Buttermeep for Aromatic Jerky.

Wild Encounter Rate With Dash

Number of TimesWalkDash
1st Encounter25 seconds10 seconds
2nd Encounter20 seconds12 seconds
3rd Encounter26 seconds14 seconds
4th Encounter19 seconds12 seconds
5th Encounter20 seconds13 seconds
Average:About 22 secondsAbout 10 seconds

How to Lower Wild Encounter Rate

Walking reduces the Encounter Rate compared to running. Osvald the Scholar possesses a job ability that can help with this issue. Spend JP and equip Evasive Maneuvers to get the ability. Encounter Rate is reduced by about 50% with this skill. You can get this ability by getting the Scholar job as a secondary job, which requires Scholar licenses. It’s worth noting that this ability cannot be stacked. Getting the Scholar licenses might be a good alternative if you don’t want to use Osvald.

Wild Encounter Rate After Osvald’s Ability

Number of TimesWalkDash
1st Encounter52 seconds19 seconds
2nd Encounter42 seconds26 seconds
3rd Encounter53 seconds22 seconds
4th Encounter45 seconds24 seconds
5th Encounter54 seconds27 seconds
Average with Skill:About 49 secondsAbout 24 seconds
Average without Skill:About 22 secondsAbout 10 seconds

That’s all you need to know on how to increase and lower wild encounter rate in Octopath Traveler 2. Have anything to add? Let us know in the comments below.

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