In Octopath Traveler 2, players can complete a variety of side stories. Those looking to make the most out of the game and see as much of its world as possible will want to complete all of them. This is our guide on how to complete the ‘Reaching for the Stars’ side story in Octopath Traveler 2.
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How to complete Reaching for the Stars in Octopath Traveler 2
You can begin Reaching for the Stars by speaking to the Ambitious Youth in Gravell, an isolated town in the northeast of the western continent. The Ambitious Youth is found standing on top of a raised platform just up the town’s only ladder. Speaking to her will reveal that she is a singer who is being forced to stay in the town by the adults, but she’s desperate to leave and show off her talent.
After speaking to the Ambitious Youth, switch to nighttime and head down the ladder. You need to knock out the NPCs that patrol at night to give the girl an opportunity to escape. The easiest way to do this is using Throné’s Ambush or Castti’s Soothe Path Action.
Although there are several of Octopath Traveler 2‘s NPCs patrolling at night you only need to knock out three of them to complete Reaching for the Stars. The three NPCs you need to knock out are the two villagers standing in front of the inn and the soldier to the left of them next to the stairs.
Once all three of these NPCs are knocked out, a cutscene will automatically start. Having now been given a window to escape, the Ambitious Youth will thank you and promise to become the greatest star to ever live. After this cutscene ends you will have completed Reaching for the Stars in Octopath Traveler 2. The reward for this side story is 15,000 Leaves and x1 Gaudy Hat.
Octopath Traveler 2 is available on Steam.