FFXV Engine Blade UpgradeYou will have the possibility to upgrade the Engine Blade when you come back to Hammerhead in the 2nd Chapter. There you will find Cid Sophiar. Cid is a master mechanic in the Outpost and he is located in the Hammerhead Garage. After you finish the quest called “Cid Sophiar, Master Mechanic”, talk to him again. You will learn that Cid can modify mechanized weapons.
Cid will then offer to upgrade Noctis’ Engine Blade. That will activate the “Better Engine Blade” quest. The reward for this quest is 500 XP and the Engine Blade II. To upgrade the weapon, the player must find a rusted bit. Rusted Bit is a rare item in Final Fantasy XV. It is a piece of rusted metal, and it appears that it has no apparent value, and the player can sell it in the stores.
Rusted Bit locations are scattered across the world of Eos and it can be pretty tricky to find one. Go south of Hammerhead to Galdin Quay. Walk to the end of the pier and you will find the Rusted Bit next to the white-blue pillar. If you maybe picked up the item earlier and sold it, check out our guide on how to find Rusted bit.
Once you obtain the Rusted bit, go back to Cid. He will then upgrade your weapon to the stronger version of the blade. Also, you will be notified that from now on, Cid can upgrade the other weapons that Noctis is carrying with him.
Better Engine Blade IIIf you want Cid to upgrade your Engine Blade II, you’ll have to get a Glass Gemstone. Glass Gemstone is an item that you can find randomly strewn around the world. If you have the item on you already, hand the Engine Blade II and the Gemstone to Cid and let the old man do is thing. If you don’t, be sure to check out our FFXV Glass Gemstone Locations guide.
Cid will probably need some time to fix up the Blade, so use that time to drive around and do some side quests. When the weapon is done, you’ll get some EXP and an improved Engine Blade II – Engine Blade III, and really dish out some punishment.
Better Engine Blade IIITo get this upgrade, you need to give Cid a Sturdy Helixhorn. The Sturdy Helixhorn is an item you can get as a drop from enemies. In case you have the item ready, give it over to Cid together with the Engine Blade.
How to pass the timeOnce you give Cid the material, the next step says: “Pass the time by undertaking quests and hunts”. To complete this step, you’ll have to rest for a couple of days in resting places. Once you are there, pay attention to the notification in the lower left corner. This is where you get the information on how many days have passed by.
We needed a total of five days to get the call from Cid. Cid called to inform us that the quest is complete, and he is ready to give us an upgraded version of the weapon.