Press release

19/01/2018

A NEW DAY DAWNS IN FINAL FANTASY XIV ONLINE ON JANUARY 30 WITH PATCH 4.2 LAUNCH

Patch 4.2 Trailer Provides Action-Packed Preview of Dungeons, Raids, and More  

LONDON (19th January, 2018) – Warriors of Light are urged to take up arms with the release of FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online’s latest update on 30th January. Patch 4.2, entitled “Rise of a New Sun”, brings a wealth of new content to the critically acclaimed MMO and continues the tempestuous story of the Stormblood™ expansion.

Byakko, one of The Four Lords

Adventurers will also be able to test their might against the next fearsome arc in the Omega raid series, explore two new dungeons, and face off against the first of the legendary Four Lords in a challenging new trial.

Ananta Beast Tribe Quests

Details on the contents of the patch are revealed below:

  • New Main Scenario Quests - Thanks to the Warrior of Light’s heroic deeds and Raubahn's long-awaited return, Ala Mhigo continues its steady march towards recovery. All is not well in the East however, with worrying rumours coming out of Doma.
  • New Raid Dungeon – The next arc in the Omega raid series, Omega: Sigmascape arrives to test the Warrior of Light’s limits even further. With familiar faces from FINAL FANTASY V being summoned up previously, today’s trailer shows Sigmascape populated with features very reminiscent of FINAL FANTASY VI
  • New Trial – Meet one of The Four Lords, Byakko, in this challenging new Trial kicking off a fresh series of side quests.
  • New Dungeons – Two new high-level Dungeons: Hells’ Lid and The Fractal Continuum (Hard).
  • New Beast Tribe Quests - The Vira, one of the tribes of snake-like Ananta, have long supported the efforts of the Resistance by sending warriors to bolster their ranks. Now they turn to the Warrior of Light for help.
  • Glamour Dressers - Convert clothing, weapons, and tools into glamours at inns, and combine these into a complete ensemble for convenient customisation of player outfits.
  • The Feast PvP Updates – Alongside a fresh ruleset and the addition of The Crystal Tower Training Grounds map, the new PvP Team System will allow groups of up to six to compete in ranked matches while communicating using a special group chat function.
  • A New Duty Recorder Feature – Analyse your raids from multiple viewpoints to improve tactics or relive your greatest battles with this new video playback feature.
  • Housing Updates – New wards and neighborhoods will be added to each of the four residential areas.
  • Updates to bard’s performance actions, additional inventory through the use of a new companion storage feature, new more powerful gear and more.
More information on the contents of Patch 4.2 can be found here: http://sqex.to/Azq
The official trailer for Patch 4.2, Rise of a New Sun, is available here: https://youtu.be/ZWpmjiXglxc
The latest Patch 4.2 media kit can be found here: 

http://www.square-enix-press.com/download/221962/39dd64c45faf651b2fdf5df1d67994226bac4189

 
Glamour Dresser
 
SQUARE ENIX® recently announced the dates and locations for the 2018-19 FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Festivals. North America will kick off the tour on November 16-17, 2018 in Las Vegas, followed by the European Fan Festival in Paris in early 2019, and ending with the Tokyo Fan Festival in March 2019. More details about the events, including a teaser trailer, are available at the official Fan Festival website: https://fanfest.finalfantasyxiv.com

The FINAL FANTASY XIV Free Trial allows new players to easily join the millions of adventurers in the realm of Eorzea™. The free trial allows anyone to access all available content up to level 35 (including the new Rival Wings PvP), create up to eight playable characters, and experience the different playable races, classes, and jobs with no restrictions on playtime. New players who wish to experience the free trial may register here: http://freetrial.finalfantasyxiv.com/.  

All editions of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, including the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood™ expansion, may be purchased through the Square Enix® Online Store here: http://sqex.to/FFXIVStore
 
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