Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood previews its fourth major update “Prelude in Violet” By Tony Garsow on August 30, 2018 at 7:59 PM

The fourth major post-release patch for Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood will release in the middle of next month, and Square Enix is starting the drip-feed of information related to the new content therein. Titled “Prelude in Violet,” Patch 4.4 will continue the story toward our path towards the next expansion arc. Below, we see the Scions of the Seventh Dawn along with their Doman allies in “The Burn” — a location revealed in the game’s last update.

Other content revealed today includes another new Level 70 dungeon: a hard version of Saint Mocianne’s Arboretum. The Doman Enclave will also expand with your aid to Shazenkai restoration efforts.

It won’t be long until we get further information on Patch 4.4 — the next Letter from the Producer Live broadcast will air Friday, August 31, 2018 at 8:30pm (Pacific Daylight Time) as part of the yearly fourteen-hour anniversary broadcast.

Main Scenario — Prelude in Violet

“The shadow of mystery deepens as the man who wears Zenos’s face continues to move unchecked, sowing the seeds of strife from the heart of the Empire. All indications point to Ascian machination, and the arrival of a messenger at the Rising Stones sets the Scions of the Seventh Dawn upon a path rife with peril, towards an unknowable destination.”

Level 70 Dungeon: The Burn

“Once a verdant region teeming with flora and fauna, repeated summonings saw it bled of aether and reduced to a barren desert. But even in an unforgiving environment such as this, life has endured. In a fierce struggle for what little aether yet remains, the Burn’s beastly denizens have grown uncommonly savage, and you and your comrades must contend with their dangerous ilk as you scour its white sands.”

Level 70 Dungeon: Saint Mocianne’s Arboretum (Hard)

“The sudden emergence of a mud-covered and excessively energetic korpokkur from inside the Arboretum sparks interest among a trio of Idyllshire citizens. They believe the layer of grime covering the seedkin has invigorating properties that could be used to revitalize the soil of Greengrub Mudplots. Unfortunately, hordes of aggressive plant life exposed to the substance stand between them and the information they seek. You agree to lead an expedition into the Arboretum to clear a path and thereby allow safe passage to its inner reaches.”

Doman Reconstruction Update

“Efforts to rebuild Doma are proceeding apace, with the Shazenkai leading various projects around the enclave. Although the settlement has already seen significant improvement, there is still much to be done before the scars left by years of imperial occupation can begin to heal. Luckily, Kozakura is on hand to direct the reconstruction and distribute funds where they are most needed, although she and her comrades must rely on contributions from others if their plans are to come to fruition.”