Final Fantasy XIV
1 week ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 42 Summary; Patch 4.2 QA, Forbidden Land Eureka Detailed
On the latest Letter from the Producer Live broadcast, the Final Fantasy XIV team set about a lengthy QA session on the game's recent 4.2 patch titled "Rise of a New Sun." We also got a look at The Forbidden Land, Eureka Anemos, a new type of content scheduled for patch 4.25 that will use a unique progression system based on your mastery of the elements and your ability to work cooperatively with other players. Special guest Masayoshi Soken, composer and…
2 weeks ago.
Valentione's Day seasonal event returns to Final Fantasy XIV on February 2
Valentione's Day, a seasonal event connecting people across the realm, is set to begin this Friday. Reunited once again with Lisette de Valentione, it seems this year has something weighing heavy on her mind. Participation in the event will get you special flying half-heart mounts you can align with an unfortunate someone to create a full heart. Via The Lodestone: "Put the strength of your bond to the test in the Valentione's Day ceremony, kupo!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ0x-VHpPgo Location: Lessons in Love From: Friday, February 2nd, 2018 @…
2 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 4.2 Sightseeing Guide
The second major content patch after Final Fantasy XIV's Stormblood expansion arrives on Tuesday, January 30th. Titled "Rise of a New Sun", the patch will include a wealth of new content including the continuation of the main scenario, a Final Fantasy VI-themed raid, new dungeons, sidequests, and many new features. You can check out the official trailer here. With the exception of action changes to PvE and PvP content (you can read more in the official patch notes), we've created a…
3 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV details more 4.2 content ahead of January 30 release
Today, Square Enix details more of Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood's next major content update "Rise of a New Sun. In the images below, we get a glimpse of Asahi sas Brutus's formal introduction into the main scenario, the Final Fantasy VI-themed Omega: Sigmascape raid, the Duty Recorder, and more. Patch 4.2 "Rise of a New Sun will release on January 30th. For more info on what the patch contains, check out our coverage which includes a summary of the most recent…
4 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 41 Summary; Patch 4.2 "Rise of a New Sun" detailed, out Jan 30
Today's Letter From the Producer Live further detailed our look at Patch 4.2 "Rise of a New Sun," set to release on January 30th, 2018. Debuting the new trailer, the team revealed that Final Fantasy VI-inspired content will appear in this patch for the Omega: Sigmascape raid including a certain notorious villain... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1tABKPBlJs Here are the major details: The Jade Stoa A new trial versus Byakko of the Four Lords will commence in 4.2, and the team sneaked us a preview of the battle.…
4 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 4.2 "Rise of A New Sun" trailer, releasing January 30th
During today's Letter from the Producer Live broadcast, the trailer for Final Fantasy XIV's second major post-release patch debuted. Today we got confirmation -- Patch 4.2 will release on January 30th, 2018. This patch will include an update to the main scenario, new raids, trials, and dungeons, and more. Our complete summary of Live Letter 41 is here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1tABKPBlJs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYbDMCrTzSk…
4 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV details Fashion Report mini-game, performance actions, and mounts in Patch 4.2
Final Fantasy XIV's second expansion Stormblood will get another major update this month -- Patch 4.2 "Rise of a New Sun" will deliver more content like the continuation of the main scenario, new trials and dungeons, and more. Today, Square Enix shares a glimpse at some of the patch's quality of life updates, including a new Fashion Report mini-game for the Gold Saucer, a new interface and new instruments for the Performance feature, and new mounts to collect. We'll be getting…
1 month ago.
Catching up with Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood producer/director Naoki Yoshida
It's been more than six months since Final Fantasy XIV's second expansion "Stormblood" released, and now the game is deep within its so-called "patch series", where quarterly updates to the game introduce more content such as the continuation of the main scenario, new raids, new features, and so on. Recently we had the chance to chat with producer/director Naoki "Yoshi-P" Yoshida on the state of the game, the reception to Stormblood, and what it means for the future of the mainline…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV details more of Patch 4.2's content updates
Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood's second major post-release patch is soon upon us -- Rise of a New Sun is scheduled to release by the end of January. In it, the main scenario continues with a return trip to Othard, a trial against Byakko of the Four Lords, and more. Today, Square Enix shared more on updates to existing content, including new beast tribe quests featuring the Ananta, a new map for The Feast PVP mode, a Glamour Dresser that will allow…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV shares a glimpse of Patch 4.2's new dungeons
Rise of a New Sun, the title of Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood's second major post-release patch, will continue the game's main scenario with a return trip to the lands of Othard. Other content includes the return of Hildibrand, a trial against Byakko, the new raid tier in Omega, and more -- but this week Square Enix shared images of two new dungeons in the patch: Hells' Lid and The Fractal Continuum (Hard). Hells' Lid "Having found themselves in somewhat dire financial straits,…
1 month ago.
Heavensturn event returns to Final Fantasy XIV for a howlin' good time this Sunday
Heavensturn, a special year-end event, returns once again to Final Fantasy XIV this Sunday, December 31st. To welcome in the Year of the Dog, players will have the chance to take part in a series of limited time quests and can obtain adorable Shiba Inu themed Kabuto and a new dog-themed housing item as well. Via The Lodestone: "A Far Eastern delegation has come to Eorzea to celebrate the advent of the year of the dog. Adventurers enthused to partake in this…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV previews main scenario and trial for Patch 4.2
The second major patch to come after Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood's launch in June will be called Rise of a New Sun. In it, the main scenario will continue -- this time bringing the Warrior of Light and the Scions of the Seventh Dawn back to Othard. The patch will also kick off a new side story introducing us to four trials that will come in future patches. Similar to the Warring Triad saga in the Heavensward patch series, which featured…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV FanFestival 2018-19 revealed; heading to Las Vegas, Paris, and Tokyo
Final Fantasy XIV's next Fan Festival was revealed this morning on Letter from the Producer Live, a broadcast that provides information on the game's future updates. For North America, FanFest will return to Las Vegas, Nevada at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino on November 15th through the 17th, with the 15th serving as an early registration day. A venue has not been chosen yet for Europe, but the event will take place in Paris, France in Early 2019 and will…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 40 Summary; Patch 4.2 "Rise of a New Sun" arrives late January
In today's Letter from the Producer Live, we got our first look at Patch 4.2 "Rise of A New Sun", which will release in late January 2018. We got a rundown of the major content on the way as well as some new features including a Glamour Commode to store glamour ensembles and a Duty Recorder that will let you replay your fights. Fan Festival 2018-19 dates and locations have been revealed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9zIynpFX6k 4.2 New Content and Features • Patch 4.2 is titled…
2 months ago.
The Starlight Celebration returns to Final Fantasy XIV with a beary special mount
Starlight Celebration returns to Final Fantasy XIV this Friday, December 15th and brings with it the return of holiday cheer to Eorzea. This limited-time event will feature exclusive seasonal items including a (flying) bear mount that throws Starlight presents. Via The Lodestone: "Amh Garanjy is recruiting adventurers at Mih Khetto's Amphitheatre to help with the festivities. However, it seems trouble is afoot in Bentbranch Meadows. Will you volunteer to save the Starlight Celebration?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iO6jqsnnFo Location Stars and Explosions and Bears, Oh My From: Friday, December 15th,…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV's Free Login Campaign Returns
Starting today, anyone with a Final Fantasy XIV service account will be able to log in and play regardless of subscription status. From the time you first log in using your service account, you will have a total of 96 hours to play. The campaign will end on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 7:00am Pacific. Square Enix has posted more details regarding the Free Login Campaign on the Lodestone. The next Letter from the Producer Live broadcast will air on December…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 4.15 adds new PvP mode "Rival Wings"
Today's release of Final Fantasy XIV's Patch 4.15 brings with it a wealth of new content including a new PvP mode and Bard-specific Performance Actions. The new PvP mode, known as Rival Wings, allows teams compete to destroy the core within their opponent’s base, which is heavily protected by a magitek field. In order to deactivate this field and access the core, players must first destroy two enemy towers while defending their own towers from mammet soldier NPCs. Teams may…
2 months ago.
Empire, Stormblood, and Gender
Empire, Stormblood, and Gender Please note that this analysis includes story details through the end of the second expansion’s main quest line. A story incited by an expanding empire, in a world with cruel and apathetic gods, is a familiar one. Yet each retelling presents new angles and perspectives that elucidate the limitless variability of an oft-used trope. From Palamecia to Niflheim, the Final Fantasy series is no stranger to ravenous powers that rip the seams of their respective worlds in pursuit of their…
3 months ago.
The Feast Season 5 will ending soon for Final Fantasy XIV
The Fifth Season for Final Fantasy XIV's player-vs-player battle arena, The Feast, will be coming to a close very soon according to The Lodestone. Updates to the ranking page will end after November 14th and the final results for this season will be posted on November 21st. So players interested in the rewards for this season are encouraged to dive head first into the fray to get in their final scores before this fierce season comes to a conclusion. You can check…
3 months ago.
Final Fantasy XI crossover event "The Maiden's Rhapsody" returns to Final Fantasy XIV on November 10
The Maiden's Rhapsody Final Fantasy XI crossover event returns to Final Fantasy XIV this Thursday, November 10th and features a special scenario that bridges the worlds of Vana'diel and Hydaelyn. Rewards from this event include the Amatsu gear set. The event will conclude the morning of November 29th. Details A Journey to Remember From: Thursday, November 10th, 2017 @ 1:00am Pacific Standard Time To: Wednesday, November 29th @ 8:00am Pacific Standard Time Location: Remumu @ Limsa Lominsa - Upper Decks (X:11.6 Y:11.2) Character Requirements: Level 15 Quest Requirements:…