Final Fantasy XIV
2 days ago.
New details on Final Fantasy XIV's Patch 4.1 "The Legend Returns" scenario, dungeon, and "Return to Ivalice" raid
The first major post-release patch for Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood will arrive in early October. Titled "The Legend Returns", we will be seeing the main scenario continue, a new Alliance Raid that has a scenario created Yasumi Matsuno, the father of Ivalice, a new dungeon called "The Drowned City of Skalla", and Shirogane open for player housing. Square Enix provided new details on this content through their new Patch 4.1 site. We'll be getting even more details on The Legend Returns in…
3 weeks ago.
Letter from the Producer Live XXXVIII Summary; Patch 4.1 out early October, Matsuno details "Return to Ivalice"
Letter from the Producer Live XXXVIII aired during the Final Fantasy XIV 4th Anniversary 14-Hour Broadcast, sharing with us more information on Patch 4.1: The Legend Returns -- due out in early October. In the summary below we highlight the major details, including an appearance by Yasumi Matsuno -- who will be creating the "Return to Ivalice" alliance raid. Patch 4.1 Content and Features - Patch 4.1's title is "The Legend Returns" and will release in early October. The patch titles will…
3 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV celebrates fourth anniversary with special events
This week Final Fantasy XIV marks its fourth year of service, pulling out all the stops once again with a special 14-hour livestream set for September 1. During the broadcast, fans can expect the 38th Letter from the Producer LIVE along with talk sessions and special guests. Joining the team this year, Yasumi Matsuno will share a first look at the game's Patch 4.1 content including "Return to Ivalice" - the Matsuno-penned 24-man alliance raid. “This past year has been full of…
4 weeks ago.
The Rising seasonal event returns to Final Fantasy XIV to kick off 4th anniversary
The Rising seasonal event returns to Final Fantasy XIV, where citizens of Eorzea remember those who were lost in the Calamity. Beginning Saturday, August 26th and continuing through Thursday, September 14th, you'll be able to seek out Nonora in Ul'dah to begin the seasonal quest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-6a4stORi0 As always, there'll be exclusive rewards including: Minion: Wind-up Lyse, Wind-up Gosetsu Furnishing: Rising Balloon Seasonal Miscellany: Magicked Prism (Flowers) Orchestrion: Stormblood, Answers - Reprise Square Enix will also be hosting a 14-hour broadcast for Final Fantasy XIV on Friday, September…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV tops 10 million cumulative players worldwide
Final Fantasy XIV has surpassed 10 million cumulative players around the world, Square Enix announced today. Today's announcement highlights the release of the game's latest expansion, Stormblood, which features an all-new story, increased level cap and new areas to explore. Today also marks the release of patch 4.06 and the start of the annual Moonfire Faire activities. Players can take part in an all-new series of quests, including facing off against Ultros and his uncontrollable tentacles. Those who succeed can obtain…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV's Moonfire Faire seasonal event returns Tuesday
Starting Tuesday, August 8th, Final Fantasy XIV's summer seasonal event -- the Moonfire Faire -- returns to Eorzea. Speak to Mayaru Moyaru at Limsa Lominsa's upper decks to start the festivities. This year's rewards include vanity options, indoor furnishings, and an orchestrion roll. The seasonal event will conclude on August 23rd. Some items availalble in previous iterations of the event will be available at Moonfire Faire vendors in-game, while others will be available for purchase via the MogStation. Glamour: Faire Joi, Faire…
2 months 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,…
2 months 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 months 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,…
3 months 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. …
3 months 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…
3 months 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…
3 months 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…
3 months 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…
3 months 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…
3 months 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 …
3 months 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…
3 months 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…
3 months 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.…
3 months 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…