Posted on Feb 9, 2012

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Guide Archylte Steppe Fragment Location and List

Archylte Steppe Map

Archylte Steppe Map West Side

You need to defeat 3 gigantuar first before you can use wild fragment on the gate that leads to Bresha Ruins 300 AF. The location of gigantuar is shown by “GC’ on my map above. To reach the west side of the archylte steppe you need to have anti-grav jump or use golden cactuar (3); Archylte Steppe west side map.

Some of the fragments are only obtainable during certain weather, so you need to manipulate the weather using the weather controlling device, the combination of the switches are:

L= left, R= right, U= Up, D= down

LU and RU= Windy (default weather when you came here for the first time)

LD and RD= Rainy

LU and RD=Sunny

LD and RU= Cloudy

Crimson Crystal Fragment (1)

Additional reward: 300 CP

Use red cactuar statue portal on the east side of Archylte steppe. Sunny weather.

Goblin Fragment

Additional Reward: 300 CP

Obtained automatically through the storyline.

Woolly Stone

Additional  reward: 300 CP

Obtained automatically through the storyline.

Azure Crystal (2)

Additional reward: 300 CP

Use red cactuar statue portal on the southeast side of Archylte steppe. Rainy Weather.

Black Hole Gem

Additional Reward: 3500 CP

Obtained automatically through the storyline.

Amber Crystal (4)

Additional Reward: 300 CP

Use the red cactuar at point (4), I find it on Sunny weather.

Violet Crystal (5)

Additional Reward: 300 CP

Use red cactuar at point (5), I find it on cloudy weather.

Forest Crystal (3)

Additional Reward: 300 CP

Use Golden cactuar at point (3) disguised as a tornado, I find it on windy weather. This stone will teleport you to the west side of Archylte Steppe.

The last four of the fragment can be obtained by defeating 4 giant bosses at Archylte Steppe (You need to be able to ride chocobo; find all cactuar stones).

Talk to Tribe Leader to get “Ochu” Quest. Rainy
Talk to girl south of the tribe leader to get “Immortal” Quest. Windy
Long Gui can be found at sunny weather on Faeryl’s spot.
Defeat Ochu and Immortal and then talk to tribe leader to get a notification about Yomi. Cloudy

Visit this link for the tips on how to defeat them all.

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91 Responses to “Final Fantasy XIII-2 Guide Archylte Steppe Fragment Location and List”

  1. Shyshy Sudia says:

    Umm okay so I’ve followed your guide and its been really helpful but I’ve now it end game and I can’t get past the 3 Bahumat part so I looked at a couple different things and it said I should use the gigantar that has 1000 needles as a feral attack so I went back to the Archylte Steppe to get the gigantar and I have found all 3 statues and deleted the one near the camp that is a synergist and has hop what weather does it have to be to get the other two gigantar statues in the swamp area to give me cactuar fights

  2. Sephiroth ftw says:

    So I’m not very far in the game only 41 fragments, I beat ochu and immortal fairly easily , yomi on the other hand was no joke, I could have eventually beat him too but it was just taking too long, spent about 25min just to get him down to 70%, said f that and gave up. Time to go progress and hit up that mofo later on. Awesome guide btw, I got lost early on and for a long time, finally decided to look things up and your guide has been super helpful :) wish I had done so sooner unfortunately I was stuck/lost for so long that by the time I started using your guide I was way way over-leveled, kinda takes away from the game when u kill everything in a few turns even bosses, glad yomi is no push over :) , just want to say thanx one more time for your guide

  3. Tylar deyarmond says:

    The leader won’t talk to me and I couldn’t find the third gigantaur

    • noobbgodlike says:

      Try to advance with the storyline first.

    • Danno the Manno says:

      You need to turn the weather to rainy to make it appear. Also, you can beat the giant monster with roughly 4000 or so hp on your main characters. Make sure you have 99 sentinel, at least a medic with all the healing abilities. I had lightning as my sentinel b/c the defense increase helped her survive. My third was a strong commando. Mine is the dragoon, at lvl 20 it’s at 607 attack which is insane for a middle game monster. Switch between this setup and a ravenger/commando/ravenger for when you knock him down. Use provoke on the head to reduce his spell casting and force him to use physical attacks. Then rage with your power hitters when he’s down to get the chain break. When the break limit is at 1/3 switch to defensive posture because he’ll get up before it’s gone. Then repeat. I’d buy 30-35 remedies to use on your healer when he prevents you from casting. Also have 10-15 wound potions to restore your health capacity. It sounds like a lot. Believe me, it is. This method works if you can devote the time. It took me 1 hour and 20-40 minutes. But hey, I’ve only got 54 fragments so I’m not super far so that 30000 xp gain really helps.

  4. jacob smith says:

    this is going to sound stupid but i found all the cactuar statues and beat all three gigantuars and i still cant get chocobos or boss monsters. do i need to progress farther into the story?

  5. forest fairy says:

    Hi there,

    your guide has been very helpful so far, thank you very much! I have a really stupid question, though. I cannot reach Yomi. It’s rainy, I’ve talked to the chief and opened the quest and I can see him on that ledge, but I cannot jump that far. I tried with a chocobo and I have the anti-gravity jump, but that’s not helping. I still can’t reach Yomi’s ledge. How do I get there? Thanks!

  6. Lyrisun says:

    Hey there, yeah, about the weather system, for Sunny, you need LD and RD. I think I’m the first one to notice, I dunno…

  7. Noel says:

    I couldn’t talk to tribe leader either. So I finally made the weather sunny and the son of b… Started talking. I then changed the weather to rainy again to find the Ochu. the fight was a bit tough since I havn’t finished the story yet and my characters are not super strong. to use sentinel to take hits while others attack. Switch to medic when need to heal and switch back. Just keep hitting Ochu and don’t worry about the little ones. Those f…ers get their hp back.

  8. Cory says:

    I defeated immortal and i didn’t receive the fragment, did i do something wrong?

  9. TNGx TerrorzZ says:

    For those still having trouble finding that 3rd blue cactuar statue go to the west part of the map either via the yellow cactuar that teleports over there or via chocobo (my way) It has to be raining to find this one, it’s south-east of the top most red cactuar, (in the small L shape groove) just did it myself.. man that took awhile to find. Completely legit!!! Good luck to all my final fantasy peeps :).

  10. Amber says:

    I tryed to read all the comments and it seems all have had the same problem as not being able to talk to the tribe leader or the other chick. yes ive beatin the game and i even done a couple perodox endings and i still cant get them to talk i have all the other fragments just not the last 3 bosses thats all im missing!! HELP!!

    • noobbgodlike says:

      DO you able to ride the chocobo?? if you haven’t then you need to find all cactuar statues. If you have foudn them all, then I have no idea what have caused your and others problem. Sorry can’t help much

    • Mikey says:

      For those still having troubl triggering last 3 bosses. Firstly completion of ffxiii-2 storyline isn’t necessary. I still haven’t gotten to final boss. (Cashing in on the 30,000 CP). Second you must visit all 5 cactuar statues. pull up map. If u see 5 cactuar then you’ve activated them. Now make sure you’ve talked to the chocobo lady (next to choco fence). She’ll give you access to chocobo. Now, return to historical crux and then return to Steppe. (In game glitch. The boss will give you a quest…the ochu is ez. Go back to camp talk to him again… he will praise you. Return tohistorical crux and then again to the steppe. The remaining two quests can b triggered. Just talk to boss and girl by sheep. One final note: weather condition doesn’t matter for accepting quests….only for having boss appear.

      • Suki says:

        THANK YOU! i was havin the problem of the quest for the war machine not poppin up. Leaving and re-entering helped.

  11. gabriel says:

    cant find any of the 3 bosses help?

  12. Mikalon says:

    I have all fragments and found all of the cactor statues but still at rainy weather. i can not talk to the leader

  13. utter-retribution says:

    Hi there, i am having extremely annoying problems with obtaining the quests for Fragment of Invincibility, Ochu Fragment and Yomi Fragment, i have defeated the 3 giganturs but am not able to get the quests, please help, im about to quit for good its annoying me that much.

  14. saintlyjoker5 says:

    i have unlocked being able to use the chocobos and still dont have the side missions available to me. i have left the world and came back still nothing does it have to be in a certain weather to get the side quests?

  15. Gracey says:

    I feel like such a noob for asking this, but do you need to defeat the long gui before you can fight the gigantuars? I’ve gone to the stones in the right weather, but no gigantuars appear.

    Thanks for an awesome guide though, it really helped 😀

    • noobbgodlike says:

      no, you don’t need to defeat long gui. Gigantuar is a lot easier than long gui. Maybe I have written them wrong please tell me if my post is wrong. really sorry and thank you for using my guide.

  16. Pspivey666 says:

    Im having some trouble with Yomi any Tips?

  17. khajitu says:

    your weather instructions are wrong

    • noobbgodlike says:

      which one ?? tell me so I can fix it

      • Weather controls are wrong. I think the following is correct.

        Weather Controls:
        -Left Lever Up and Right Lever Up changes the weather to cloudy

        -Left Lever Down and Right Lever Up changes the weather to stormy

        -Left Lever Up, Right Lever Down changes the weather to rainy

        -Left Lever Down, Right Lever Down changes the weather to sunny.

  18. bob says:

    what weather con do you need for GC 2

  19. DarkFlice says:

    Hey, you might want to make the comment that you need to initiate the ability to ride the Chocobo to unlock the monster quest. I know it sounds stupid but I was wondering around for about 10 minutes trying to figure out why the tribe leader wouldn’t give me a quest lol.

  20. Headdles says:

    Any tips on how to defeat long gui? Im fully leveled up on everything, have 3 monsters at the highest levels too, Everytime i go to beat him i get i can pretty close to defeating him i take both his legs down and then start on his head, i get it less then half way but he stands up again and takes one step then i die, i need help :(

  21. Rafael says:

    How do you open up the 4th Oerba gate and the 3rd Augusta Tower gate?

  22. Rafael says:

    This is definitely a big help.

  23. SoulDrone says:

    Hey man I’m having trouble locating the person who gives you the quest to kill “Immortal”, there is not a single person South of the village leader in my game. Is it possible this person could be in another location???

    • SoulDrone says:

      Nevermind mate, I figured out that leaving the “world” or “time” whatever people want to call it and returning again will make the quest available. Could be something to add. :)

    • noobbgodlike says:

      no it’s the girl near the stairs, you need to be able to receive Ochu fragment first. If you able to get Ochu side quest then you should be able to obtain immortal quest too :D.

      • TAG-TheAverageGaemur says:

        Actually the guy above is correct. I finished the Ochu quest, but the girl south by the stairs was not available to give me a quest. However, once I left the time and came back, she was available to give me the quest.

      • Notty says:

        Hey this walkthrough is relly helpful.. But i am stuck! I am stuck on the quest where i have to defeat ochu and immortal.. I cant talk to the leader even tho i keep go back in historix crux and change weather but nothing happen…. I’ve completed the story already.. I’ve defeat long gui.. I dunno wat to do now plz help me thanks you

  24. ClintG says:

    You can also jump to the west end using a Chocobo

  25. ginaaa says:

    need help…how do you unlock the gate at the bottom of THE ARCHYLTE STEPPE UNKNOWN YR… says i need an artifact from diff time?….thanks bud

  26. sam says:

    for the first gigantuar sunny and the location mentioned above
    for the second gigantur rainy and the location mentioned above
    for the third giganture synny and the location mentioned above on the map behind a rock

    • noobbgodlike says:

      thanks will add it 😀

    • prodigy says:

      i have 5 stones 1 blue at the cacyus things 1 gold and others red cant find final gigantuar im onto some thing this like the gate i need i i unlock i think my theroy is correct and i will then have all gates unlocked help ff player out pelese i feel like a noob

  27. tyler says:

    How do you get to the other side of Archylte Steppe? I have done everything…?

    • noobbgodlike says:

      find the golden cactuar or just wait until you learn anti grav jump (obtained automatically on the last episode). FOr the golden cactuar location, I will update this guide ASAP. Try to visit it later. Thanks for using my guide.

  28. Barstool says:

    if you go to the north west corner of the map, before you can use a chocobo to fly over the valley that seperates the map, you can throw mog up onto the top of the side border cliffs to get a new weapon for Noel. Check it out!

    • Shaun Murray says:

      I’m stuck. I’ve fought the boss on this level but the gate at the bottom is still locked and I can’t get over the right half of the map! There is no chocobo available to ride and the flan in previous time is still massive and kills me within seconds. Please help

      • noobbgodlike says:

        ?? You have defeated faeryl but the flan still big??? I don’t know what cause that, as it is nearly impossible. Why do you need chocobo anyway???

      • fffan says:

        You need to go past the flan in Sunleth to the gate you didn’t open, it sends you to the coliseum where you get the white hole fragment, then return and the flan is small. xD

  29. Red4pain says:

    you get a fragment for killing long gui its worth 30000cp

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