Don’t Worry TOO Much About Your Starting Character
Octopath Traveler Beginner Tips
At the start of Octopath Traveler, you can pick any of the eight starting characters as your main protagonist for that playthrough. While there are a couple of characters that are slightly trickier to use, here’s our advice: just pick the one you like best. Whether it’s for story reasons or you feel their skill set suits your play style best, just pick the character you resonate with the most. It’s worth noting that once you pick a character, they become your protagonist and they can never be swapped out of your party. Because of this, we don’t recommend starting with Alfyn or Cyrus for a first playthrough as they’re rather situational compared to the rest of the cast.
However, if you do decide to go with them, you’ll start unlocking secondary classes during chapter 2 of Octopath Traveler. This allows you to diversify their weapon types and skill sets, so they feel more flexible in any party composition you have. In short, if you find yourself in a position where you really like a particular character’s backstory but aren’t a fan of their starting class, those troubles will go away pretty quickly once you reach chapter 2.