New quests, a brand new dungeon, a brand new raid, an oddball new job and mahjong of all issues – in the present day’s Final Fantasy XIV replace doesn’t fiddle. Patch 4.5 – A Requiem For Heroes – caps off the MMORPG’s present run of content material bridging from the tip of the Stormblood growth into the upcoming Shadowbringers. This replace contains one remaining return to the world of Final Fantasy Tactics, plus the curious blue mage class, who copy expertise from slain monsters. Check out the patch notes here, and a dramatic replace trailer beneath.
As normal, the patch notes today are huge, however the highlights are the brand new story, dungeon, raid and sophistication. Raid-wise, the Final Fantasy Tactics crossover arc concludes with a go to to Orbonne Monastery. Series followers will instantly recognise the title – it’s the place Tactics started. This raid will also needs to re-introduce the Viera, the rabbit-eared amazons (Fran’s folks in FFXII) hinted strongly as the brand new growth’s subsequent playable race. New dungeon The Ghimlyt Dark is an open area battle in opposition to Imperial forces, together with some acquainted trying large stompy mechs.
While their job quests have been delayed for an additional week, blue mages are most likely essentially the most attention-grabbing a part of 4.5. They’re playable solely from stage 1 to 50 (most new courses begin at 50) with plans to increase their vary later. Blue mages stage up quicker than different courses, and acquire new talents by observing new enemy assaults earlier than defeating that concentrate on. There’s dozens of monster expertise to be learnt, and you may equip as much as 24 at a time. Once at max stage, blue mages can problem The Masked Carnivale, a collection of 25 area challenges designed particularly across the class.
There’s plenty of curious little additions this replace. The winners of a furnishing design contest have been added to the game, for these wanting to brighten their digital house additional. There’s additionally the stunning addition of Doman mahjong. The conventional Japanese poker-like game is now out there for play in opposition to NPCs or different people, and you can begin studying the ropes down on the Gold Saucer on line casino. I’ve tried studying mahjong earlier than and failed miserably (I can barely keep in mind what a successful hand in poker seems like), however your mileage could range.
This isn’t fairly the ultimate replace earlier than Final Fantasy XIV’s subsequent growth, Shadowbringers, however it’s the final main one. Before the growth launches someday this summer time, we’ll see patch 4.55, including a brand new map for the MOBA-like Rival Wings PvP mode and one other high-level looking zone, Eureka Hydatos. Patch 4.56 will cap off the present episodic story arc and embrace one remaining spherical of slapstick adventuring with Hildibrand and buddies. Lastly, Patch 4.57 will add the World Visit system, permitting gamers to hitch buddies in different areas – there’s no agency date on these updates.
Final Fantasy XIV patch 4.5: A Requiem For Heroes goes reside in the present day, though the overwhelming majority of it would solely be out there to those that have completed the Stormblood fundamental story and all of the episodic content material launched up to now.