Bravely Default II is the latest in a series of new role-playing games that pay homage to some of the classics of the ’90s genre and, like its predecessors, BD2 pays the greatest tribute through its intimate work system, including some classes that are completely optional to unlock, like the Player.
There are twenty-four jobs in total, and if you want to know more about them, go ahead and access our complete Bravely Default 2 job guide, which has lists of skills and all sorts. We also have some suggestions for the best jobs, subtasks, and job combinations in BD2, in case you need them. But on this page? Let’s quickly explain how to unlock gamer job class, which is completely optional and easy to miss.
How to unlock the player in Bravely Default 2
We talked a bit about the player in our working guide, but since some of you just want to know about that, no spoilers, we thought we would break it down to a separate guide page. Here is the problem: You will be able to unlock the player class a bit in Chapter 1. Once you get to the point where you unlock the Beastmaster asterisk, you will be able to catch the side quest that leads you to Gambler.
It will need to be the city of Savalon and you will need to go to the Savalon Gaming Hall which is located on the north side of the city. Because how else would you unlock the player than by participating in a little … game? Actually, everything is quite obvious.
Inside the arcade, you will chat with Shirley to introduce yourself to Bind and Divide, which is the optional card minigame in Bravely Default II. This game isn’t a Triple Triad, but it’s decent enough, yeah, uh, very confusing. We haven’t fully figured out how to play yet despite the best efforts of the BD2 NPCs to teach us, but we were able to get around the card games required to unlock Gambler.
The ‘Take a Gamble’ mission that starts after talking to Shirley basically requires you to defeat a group of characters scattered around Savalon Gaming Hall. Make your way down the corridor, defeating as many NPCs as you can, starting with Orpheus, who is relaxing in the northeast corner of the corridor. After Orpheus, work with the other players except Shirley. When everyone has been defeated, STOP!
Now that you’ve beaten everyone else, Shirley, who taught you the game, will be playing with you again, with no restrictions. Before playing Bind & Divide against Shirley, save your game. If you lose this game of this rather obtusive card game, you will be forced to reload your game; it actually results in game over. So save up just before facing her at the cards.
With Shirley defeated now you will have to fight her in a real fighter boss battle to unlock the player asterisk. It’s not that difficult, but again, it’s good that you saved, because if you fail this match, it’s game over.
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However, if you found the more recent story fights manageable at this stage, you shouldn’t find Shirley any real problem. We found that there is more danger in losing the card game to her, as of course she has a random element! But then again, so does the Gambler class, following in the tradition of other versions of this class elsewhere.
The player class is potentially powerful, but you have to understand that their gaming skill set is highly randomized, as you would expect given the subject matter of the job. However, players do have strong magic stats, which means this can be a good job of pairing with wizards. They are also ideal if you desperately need money and have to get some cash.