The difference between the Free and + versions of the Holiday Pack

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In a recent Square Enix email i got talking about the new DLC it showed me this

Holiday Pack

Now it says that there are 2 versions of the Holiday Pack, one free and one for Season Pass Holders. one difference i notice is in the next image

Moogle Chocobo Carnival

It talks about a Carnival Ticket but 2 versions, a normal one and a + one which i assume is what is in the Season Pass version.

But how are these different? is it just this ticket? how is this ticket different in-game that would warrant someone getting a Season Pass over the free version of the Holiday Pack?

NOTE: the email came in 5 hours prior to posting this but it's the 23rd for me and the Holiday Pack DLC already appears on the Playstation Store

Best Answer

Source: Kotaku

The free version of the Holiday DLC includes the following:

  • Warrior’s Fanfare – A scroll of sheet music containing a song of jubilation that provides additional AP for earning an A+ in Offense outside of training.
  • Nixperience Band – A device that stops experience points from being tallied, preventing the party from leveling up for an added challenge.
  • Carnival Passport – An adorably adorned ticket that whisks the bearer away to a fun-filled carnival for a limited time.
  • Choco-Mog Tee (available late January) – An exclusive T-shirt featuring everyone’s favorite fluffy and feathery friends. Colorful, comfy and appropriate for any carnival-goer.

The Season Pass version of the Holiday DLC adds the following:

  • Ring of Resistance – A protective piece of jewelry that renders the entire party to be resistant to magical friendly fire.
  • Tech Turbocharger – A device for Noctis that accelerates the tech bar replenishment rate, but freezes the Armiger bar.
  • Armiger Accelerator – A device for Noctis that accelerates the Armiger bar replenishment rate, but freezes the tech bar.
  • Blitzer’s Fanfare – A scroll of sheet music containing a song of jubilation that provides additional AP for earning an A+ in Time outside of training.
  • Tactician’s Fanfare – A scroll of sheet music containing a song of jubilation that provides additional AP for earning an A+ in Finesse outside of training.
  • Key of Prosperity – A lucky charm that increases the rate at which fallen foes leave behind items of value.
  • Stamina Badge – A device that enables Noctis to sprint and hang without expending stamina.
  • Festive Ensemble (available late January) – A fancy and fun outfit perfectly suited for enjoying the festivities. The darling design puts all who see it in high spirits.
  • Holiday Pack + Exclusive Photo Frames (available late January) – Additional themes the player can add to Prompto’s photos when sharing over social media.

EDIT: Regarding the Carnival Passport specifically, the DLC description on the Playstation Store states "The Carnival Passport is functionally identical to the paid version."