As many fans know, Final Fantasy XIV patch 4.3 is arriving on may 22 and brings a load of content. Just recently, the official website released a new trailer to celebrate it. This patch brings the next chapter in the hotly anticipated “Return to Ivalice” raid.
Patch 4.3 series of updates will introduce a wealth of content and include a number of additional content updates. Details on content to be released in these patches are listed below:
- New Main Scenario Quests – The Stormblood storyline continues in the far-eastern land of Doma.
- New Sidequests
- New 24-man Alliance Raid – The second chapter of the popular Return to Ivalice series takes players to the Ridorana Lighthouse.
- New Trial and Dungeon
- New Beast Tribe Quests: The Namazu – A new series focused on quests for the Disciples of the Hand and Land.
- New Ultimate Difficulty Raid (Patch 4.31) – Players seeking the greatest challenges may test their skills against this new incarnation of Ultima Weapon.
- New Deep Dungeon : Heaven-on-High (Patch 4.35) – Explore the 100-floor tower within the Ruby Sea.
- The Next Installment of The Forbidden Land, Eureka – The Pagos Expedition (Patch 4.36)
- Cross-world Linkshells – A new linkshell chat system will allow players to communicate across servers within their data center with ease.
- Updates to jobs, PvP, glamour system, housing, performance actions, new powerful gear and more.
Additionally, through June 26th, Final Fantasy XIV players can collect in-game rewards by inviting old friends who have been inactive in the game for at least 90 days. The Callback Campaign will reward both parties with in-game items. You can find out more information on the callback rewards on the Lodestone.
North America will kick off the tour on November 16th-17th, 2018 in Las Vegas, followed by the European Fan Festival on February 2nd-3rd, 2019 at the La Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris, and ending with the Tokyo Fan Festival in March 2019.
Final Fantasy XIV is a big game. Maps are separated by loading zones, so Eorzea doesn’t feel quite as open as, say, Azeroth, but there’s a lot to do. There are 60 dungeons and nearly 50 trials, and, thanks to the roulette system, these all get run almost every day.
Final Fantasy XIV’s story reached a climactic point during its recent Stormblood expansion and according to main scenario lead writer Natsuko Ishikawa and localization lead John Crow, it’s far from over. Ishikawa also suggests that its direction might not be exactly what you’d expect from a Final Fantasy story.
“It’s interesting because Square Enix games tend to always have this sort entity like an empire, fighting against an empire, or something similar,” he said. “I’ve played a whole lot of Square games throughout my childhood and I feel that I’ve absorbed those different games through my early formative years. That being said, I’ve added my own twist to things in Final Fantasy XIV.”
But that doesn’t mean that there won’t be references to series classics, or even other Square Enix games. You might actually see a reference in Stormblood somewhere in the Doma region. Also, in the Omega raid, you’ll see some Final Fantasy VI.
The story is already mapped out well in advance, although the pair wasn’t able to confirm whether the next story progression will come in the form of a patch update or official expansion.
No matter what direction the story goes, Ishikawa and Crow are determined to maintain continuity as much as possible, taking care to always be aware of story elements established in the past. Meanwhile, if you need some Ffxiv gil, you can visit our website.