Square Enix has announced the next big expansion for MMORPG, Final Fantasy 14! In addition to that, the PS5 version wil get a beta this April. But first, let’s talk about Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker and get into the nitty gritty wiith the expansion set to drop this fall 2021.
Check out the trailer and story summary for the expansion:
Endwalker features the climax of the Hydaelyn and Zodiark story, in which Warriors of Light will encounter an even greater calamity than ever before as they travel to the far reaches of Hydaelyn and even to the moon. In addition to bringing the long-running story arc that began with A Realm Reborn™ to its conclusion, Endwalker will mark a new beginning for the beloved MMO, setting the stage for new adventures that longtime fans and new players can enjoy together.
Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker will introduce a host of new stuff which includes multiple new jobs, increased level cap, new areas to explore, updates to the battle system and more! Here’s a summary of some of the new stuff straight from the press release:
- Journey to Thavnair, the imperial capital of Garlemald, and even the Moon!
- New Jobs: Sage and more – A first look at the Sage in action can be seen here:
- Level Cap Increase from 80 to 90
- Expansive new areas, including Garlemald, Thavnair, and the city of Radz-at-Han.
- A New Tribe: the Arkasodara
- New threats, including Anima.
- New Dungeons
- New High-Difficulty Raid: Pandæmonium
- Secrets Revealed in a New Alliance Raid Series
- New Small-scale PvP Mode
- An Additional “Trust” System ally: Estinien Wyrmblood
- A New Residential District: Ishgard
- Updates to the Gold Saucer
- Relaxing Fun in Island Sanctuary
- New Gear and Crafting Recipes
- Expanded Horizons via the Data Center Travel System
Square Enix also announced that the PS5 version will feature numerous upgrades including improved frame rates, faster load times, 4K resolution and more. The FF14 PS5 open beta is set to launch on April 13, 2021. Players whose FF14 service account has a registered license for the PS4 version may upgrade to the PS5 version at no extra cost at the start of the open beta. New players can check out the PS5 version through the free trial, with the full game set to become available on the PS5 once the open beta ends.
Square Enix has also released a video featuring the PS5 improvements for FF14!
More info regarding Endwalker will be revealed during the Final Fantasy 14 Digital Fan Festival 2021 event scheduled for May 14-15, which will be streamed for fans.
You can check out the Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker teaser site to keep tabs of the expansion.