London (21st December, 2018) – Today, SQUARE ENIX® announced an 8th January release of Patch 4.5 for FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online. Titled A Requiem For Heroes, the two-part patch will bring with it the climactic finish to the Stormblood™ storyline and set the stage for the Shadowbringers™ expansion pack due for release in Early Summer 2019.
The first installment of A Requiem For Heroes will include the following content and features:
New Main Scenario Quests – The first half of the thrilling climax to the Stormblood storyline.
New Trial – Confront Seiryu in both normal and extreme difficulties in the last chapter of the Four Lords’ quest line.
New Instanced Dungeon – The Ghimlyt Dark
Return to Ivalice Alliance Raid Dungeon – The Orbonne Monastery
New Custom Deliveries – Crafter and Gatherer-focused questlines
Gold Saucer Update – New GATE, “Air Force One”; New minigame, “Doman Mahjong”
New Minions, Hairstyles, Emotes, and Mounts
Patch 4.5 will also introduce the highly anticipated Blue Mage job. The Blue Mage will debut a week following the release of Patch 4.5 and will be available to players that have a level 50 Disciple of War or Magic class/job and who have completed the main scenario for A Realm Reborn®.
As the first “Limited Job” in the entire series, the Blue Mage will provide a unique solo gameplay experience, learning all of its abilities through fighting monsters. Players may also challenge themselves in a series of Blue Mage-exclusive content, The Masked Carnivale, upon reaching level 50 with the job.
Additionally, a subsequent updates are planned for the Patch 4.5 series, which will introduce additional features and content for all players.
Patch 4.55 – Eureka, Hydatos Expedition; New Entry in the Large-scale PvP Rival Wings – The Hidden Gorge
Patch 4.56 – Even Further Hildibrand Adventures; Stormblood Beast Tribe Quests
Data Center Expansion for North America and Europe; New World Visit System
Initially announced at the FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Festival in Las Vegas, the Shadowbringers expansion will bring an abundance of new content, including a new player race, multiple new jobs, an increased level cap, sprawling new areas, adjustments to the battle system, as well as a variety of new battle, crafter and gatherer content.
More information on Shadowbringers will be shared at the Paris Fan Festival event on 2nd – 3rd February, 2019, as well as during the Tokyo Fan Festival, scheduled for 23rd – 24th March, 2019. All Fan Festival events will be streamed free of charge on the official FINAL FANTASY XIV Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/finalfantasyxiv
Shadowbringers Teaser Site: http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/shadowbringers/
The Lodestone®: http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com
Official Facebook®: https://www.facebook.com/FinalFantasyXIV
Official Twitter®: @FF_XIV_EN
About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 142 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 76 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 67 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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Jonas “O.J” Ek
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