Final Fantasy XIV
5 days ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 4.05 out today; adds Omega Savage
Today sees the launch of Final Fantasy XIV's Patch 4.05 and with it a host of additions including the opening of the Omega Savage mode high-end raid. As detailed previously, Square Enix has also made adjustments to several job classes and introduced new map adventures. Here's the full rundown: The Lost Canals of Uzinir - a special instance similar to the Aquapolis, can be accessed after finding and opening treasure coffers obtained from gazelleskin treasure maps. Here,…
1 week ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 37 Summary; details on Job balancing, Omega Savage raid
The Final Fantasy XIV team conducted the 37th Letter from the Producer Live program this morning, a broadcast that features director/producer Naoki Yoshida sharing current and upcoming details to the game. The topic of today's letter is a delve into the recently-released Stormblood expansion; and includes art director Hiroshi Minagawa as a special guest. If you want to catch the archive of the broadcast, click here. Job Adjustments & Balancing Regarding i270 Strength accessories that tanks have been using over Vitality-based accessories for…
2 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV shares new key visuals and artwork
Square Enix has prepared another round of artwork featuring Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood in time for the game's Patch 4.01 update, available for download today. New visuals created by lead artist Yosuke Mogi depict Lyse, Hien, Yugiri and Gosetsu along with a look at Omega and two CG renders from Visual Works. Patch 4.01 introduces the first round of Omega: Deltascape - the game's new high-end raid. Starting on July 18 players will be able to participate in the Savage version,…
4 weeks ago.
Watch part one of Noclip's Final Fantasy XIV behind-the-scenes documentary
Crowd-funded venture Noclip has turned up with the first part in a three part series of videos recounting the birth of the original Final Fantasy XIV. In the video, Noclip tells the story of how the 1.0 version of the game came into being, the inspiration it took from Final Fantasy XI and the path and reactions had from its initial failure. We've linked the full video, complete with subtitles, below. …
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood's Early Access gets off to a rocky start with congestion woes [Update] Square Enix statement alleges DDoS attack
Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood‘s Early Access period before Tuesday’s launch is off to a rocky start thanks to a crush of congestion that is affecting the game’s server infrastructure. While login queue times were expected to be high, other issues are preventing players from continuing through the game's story. Backing up a bit: those who pre-ordered Final Fantasy XIV become entitled “Early Access”, simply meaning you’ll get to play the game four days ahead of the official June 20 launch. When…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood Survival Guide: where to unlock the new job quests and features
Early access for Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood arrives in a few short hours; those who have preordered the game will have a four day headstart on the game before the official launch on June 20th, so we thought we'd share some tips for jumping back into the game's second expansion, highlighting some of the new features therein. To start things off, here's where to unlock Stormblood's content, features, and Level 60 job quests outside of the main scenario. Red Mage and…
1 month ago.
Summary: Letter from the Producer Live @ E3 2017; a look at Susano and swimming in Stormblood
Letter of the Producer is back with a live segment at this year's E3. Here the staff of Final Fantasy XIV, including director Naoki Yoshida, talk about the latest updates to the game and what's soon to come. Today, with only a handful of days left before the Stormblood expansion's release, we learned more details about its content, QA, and a look at the schedule after launch. Susano, The Pool of Tribute Director Yoshida shared a sneak peek of a new Primal…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV's Real Escape Game "Trials of Bahamut" dated across the U.S.
Square Enix and SCRAP Entertainment have shared launch dates for Final Fantasy XIV's Real Escape Game "Trials of Bahamut" - due to begin alongside Stormblood early access from June 16. This unique take on Final Fantasy XIV tasks players to form parties of six, working together to solve puzzles and save the day before Bahamut awakens and wreaks havoc. Fans can join in on the event through the following cities and dates: Los Angeles, CA - June 16…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Launch Trailer
The launch trailer for the highly anticipated Final Fantasy XIV expansion Stormblood has just dropped over on YouTube. This expansion takes place after the events that took place in the last story patch of the current expansion Heavensward where we are setting our sights on two new areas, Ala Mhigo and Doma, to liberate these cities from the Garlean Empire. Check out the new trailer below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Acf6lPBNXOU We have been covering Stormblood extensively leading up to the release. If you've…
1 month ago.
The Make It Rain Campaign Returns to Final Fantasy XIV
The Make It Rain Campaign has returned to Final Fantasy XIV, and Eorzeans looking to snag extra Manderville Gold Saucer Points (MGP) and get some exclusive swag have until Monday, June 12th to do so. This includes new Triple Triad cards, a new hairstyle, and a tabletop furnishing. (Tabletop Furnishing) Stuffed Sabotender 2,000 MGP (Hairstyle) Modern Aesthetics - Rainmaker 5,000 MGP (Triple Triad) Gold Saucer Attendant Card 500 MGP (Triple Triad) Roland Card 100 MGP …
1 month ago.
30 minutes with Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood
At Square Enix's media tour for Final Fantasy XIV, we got the chance to sit down and play a bunch of the Stormblood expansion due out next month. In the videos below, you can see thirty minutes of select footage narrated by Erren Van Duine and Tony Garsow -- or opt for the commentary-less version to soak in the sound and music of the game. While you're here, definitely check out our interview with producer/director Naoki Yoshida, get more details on…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood artwork details dungeons, field areas and more
Square Enix has released a number of new screenshots and artwork detailing Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood. The game's second major expansion showcases several new locations including dungeon and field locales. We've also got our first look at new gear for both the Disciple of the Land and Disciple of the Hand classes. Dungeon Environments Artwork Disciple of the Land/Disciple of the Hand Gear Field Town Locations Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood is due out for PC, PlayStation 4 and Mac on June 20. Early access begins…
1 month ago.
Take a tour of the East in Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood's latest trailer
Square Enix has released a new video detailing the ins and outs of Final Fantasy XIV's new locations launching alongside its second major expansion, Stormblood. With over six minutes of footage in tow, this video gives a good look at some of the new Eastern zones as well as their naming setups. Have a look below. Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood is due out for PC, PlayStation 4 and Mac on June 20. Early access begins on June 16.…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Job Gauges detailed
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood introduces a new UI element for each of the playable jobs in the game called Job Gauges. These gauges are graphical representations of various elements integral to how a job is played. We've got a rundown of each of the job gauges and how they work. Before we begin, please note that we got our hands on Stormblood while it's still in development. Everything here is still subject to change. Paladin Oath Gauge The yellow colored gauge indicates the…
1 month ago.
Talking Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood with producer/director Naoki Yoshida
With Final Fantasy XIV's second major expansion on the horizon, it's natural we still have plenty of questions. After all, the undertaking is proving to be absolutely massive with each reveal - as to be expected with two new jobs, new locations, battle system updates and more. With Heavensward wrapped up it's time to look toward the game's future and all the improvements it's looking to bring along for the ride. We had the chance to catch up with Naoki Yoshida…
1 month ago.
Mobius Final Fantasy's next collaboration event is with Final Fantasy XIV
Mobius Final Fantasy's latest collaboration will be with Final Fantasy XIV, revealed in the latest broadcast from the game's development team. Beginning June 1st for the Japanese client, the event will feature a battle with the Ultima Weapon along with Ultima-themed equipment. Wol will also get a new Job card: "Eorzean Knight," based off the Paladin job in Final Fantasy XIV, complete with the Gallant artifact armor set. You'll also be able to use Y'shtola in battle. You can check out the…
2 months ago.
Letter from the Producer Live XXXVI Summary; major PvE and PvP changes coming to Stormblood
In today's Letter from the Producer Live, the lengthiest yet, we got a ton of new information about the upcoming changes to the game's battle system and jobs -- including PvE and PvP content. We also got a lengthy video preview of the new Job actions below. Note: The team cautions that the numbers that you may see in today's footage may not be final and will likely be adjusted. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSdfPXFGuw0 PvE Updates: When designing the new battle system changes, the team looked at…
2 months ago.
Here's the full version of Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood's main theme "Revolutions"
At long last Square Enix has revealed the full version of Stormblood's main theme song, "Revolutions." Composed by Nobuo Uematsu with vocals by Final Fantasy XIV's own Susan Calloway, the latest theme added to the game's pantheon of music was drafted "with a bit more power behind it." Rather than the feel of the song coming from a benevolent god, “Revolutions” is told from a more human perspective. With Susan Calloway cemented as the voice of Final Fantasy XIV, Uematsu believes…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood details NPCs, benchmark in new screenshots
Square Enix has released a round of official screenshots and artwork detailing Final Fantasy XIV's upcoming expansion, Stormblood. New screenshots take a look at the recently released PC benchmark as well as the various NPCs that are key to the main scenario. These include Lyse, Yugiri, Gosetsu, Yotsuyu, Hien, Zevon yae Galvus and Fordola - the likes of which were revealed in last week's Letter from the Producer Live. Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood is due out for PC, PlayStation 4 and…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 35 Summary; Stormblood characters and new gameplay details
Today, in the 35th Letter from the Producer Live, Final Fantasy XIV director and producer Naoki Yoshida shared with us new details about the upcoming Stormblood expansion -- set to release on June 20th 2017. The team shared a new benchmark trailer, which you can download for yourself today. Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood -- Key Characters Lyse A young fighter of surpassing skill, Lyse yearns to bring freedom to her homeland of Ala Mhigo, which fell to the Empire when she was but a…