Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.5 and Stormblood Details

Posted on 11 Jan 2017 by
Kyle Johnson

The latest upcoming patch for the Heavensward expansion is entitled “The Far Edge of Fate,” and takes players to new dungeons, exploring new questlines and adding new bosses. Also coming in the massive Final Fantasy RPG is new glamour options for pets, and an update to the Party Finder system, which, instead of limiting its search to your World, now searches within the entire data cluster. Players can also set party passwords to link friends that play across Worlds, to allow for the uniting of parties. PvP modes are also getting updates to a few specific game modes, and a new PvP map is forthcoming as well. The Far Edge of Fate patch drops on January 17th.

This is perhaps just a precursor to the wide-ranging news that Final Fantasy XIV’s second expansion, Stormblood, is coming this summer. Releasing on June 20th, Stormblood brings the Red Mage job, a close-range DPS-oriented physical attacker and magic user; swimming and diving to the entire realm of Eorzea, allowing for new modes of travel and exploration. Also comes a new beast tribe, the Ananta, and a new primal, the Lakshmi; a new high-level raid, “The Bend of Time,” featuring the appearance of Omega; a new Alliance raid, “Return to Ivalice,” which sees talent from Final Fantasy Tactics and Shin Megami Tensei IV combine to craft the experience. Lastly, the longtime composer Nobuo Uematsu returns to create the iconic music the series are known for.

As if that wasn’t enough, players can preorder Stormblood’s Collector’s Edition, which includes a statue of the main antagonist of the upcoming expansion, an artbook showcasing characters and concept sketches, a cloth map of Eorzea, an array of in-game items, and a sticker. This all comes in a box decorated with more artwork. There’s no pricing for either the Standard or Collector’s Edition, but preorders open on January 24th, with full release coming on June 20th.

Official Press Release

Square Enix Ltd. is thrilled to reveal the official trailer for the latest update for the critically acclaimed MMORPG, FINAL FANTASY® XIV.

FINAL FANTASY XIV continues the deliver epic content to its players with The Far Edge of Fate (Patch 3.5), releasing January 17th and of course bringing with it a ton of exciting, new content for adventurers. The Warrior of Light will finally be able to scale Baelsar’s Wall, the giant structure that separates the Garlean Empire-controlled territories and the three city-states of Eorzea. Players will return to the dungeon, Sohm Al but exactly why is to be revealed. Additionally, players will receive the next chapter in the Shadows of Mhach storyline, as well as a new primal fight, Zuvan, the final Warring Triad and the next set of exploratory missions.

Patch 3.5 will also see improvements to the Party Finder so that players from other worlds on the same data center can view, recruit and join parties. PvP will also receive updates to both Frontline and Duel modes, plus a new map coming to The Feast. And after listening to feedback, players will now be able to use the Duty Finder while their Chocobo is at their side!
That is just the latest with what is going on inside FINAL FANTASY XIV, but it doesn’t stop there! February 18th and 19th will see FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Festival Europe take place in Frankfurt, Germany. Tickets to this prestigious fan event are extremely limited and those who were lucky enough to attend previous Fan Festivals will know just how incredible the experience is. Secure your tickets to this unmissable event here.

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