The world of Eorzea continues to grow with the latest patch update in FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, the MMO currently celebrating its fifth anniversary with more than 14 million players in the global community. Beginning 18th September, Patch 4.4: Prelude in Violet will not only continue the exhilarating main questline, but also challenge players with the final chapter in the Omega raid series.
A new trailer released today highlights much of the new content additions coming with Patch 4.4:
During the recent 5th anniversary celebratory livestream, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida provided new details on this next major content update. Viewers were treated to a first look at one of the bosses from the Omega: Alphascape raid—Chaos. In addition to the raid content, players will also experience the next chapter in the Four Lords quest series, featuring Suzaku.
The latest FINAL FANTASY XIV Online update adds hours of new content, including:
- New Main Scenario Quest
- New Sidequests – The Four Lords and Even Further Hildibrand Adventures
- New Dungeons – The Burn and Saint Mocianne’s Arboretum (Hard)
- New Trial – Hells’ Kier (Suzaku)
- New Raid – Omega: Alphascape
- Gathering and Crafting Updates – New Recipes
- Housing Updates – Addition of the Mannequin Indoor Furnishing
- Expansion of The Lost Canals of Uznair – The Treasure Hunting instance
- Battle System and PvP Updates, New Gold Saucer Content, Added Group Pose Functionality, and more
Additionally, the Ceremony of Eternal Bonding, a sacred rite of bonding held at the Sanctum of the Twelve, now allows players to commemorate their relationship in more ways with newly added options, including anniversary ceremonies.
Fans can also look forward to an exciting season of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online Fan Festivals all over the world. North America will kick off the tour on November 16-17, 2018 in Las Vegas, followed by the European Fan Festival on February 2-3, 2019 at the La Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris, and ending with the Tokyo Fan Festival on March 23-24, 2019. Players not attending the event are invited to tune into the FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Festival live stream, available for free on the official FINAL FANTASY XIV Online Twitch channel: https://twitch.tv/finalfantasyxiv
All editions of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, including the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood expansion, can be purchased through the Square Enix Online Store here: http://sqex.to/FFXIVStore
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