Square Enix made a splash at the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2023 held in London, with several exciting announcements that have left fans eager for more. One of the major highlights of the event was the revelation of a new expansion called Dawntrail, slated for release in summer 2024.
The expansion brings forth a new job class called Viper, which focuses on close-range combat. Vipers wield two one-handed weapons and possess the unique ability to combine these weapons to create a formidable two-handed weapon, making them a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield.
In addition to the new expansion, Square Enix also unveiled two crossover raids. The Final Fantasy XI crossover raid, dubbed Echoes of Vana’diel, promises to bring nostalgic elements from the beloved MMO into the realm of Final Fantasy XIV. Meanwhile, the Final Fantasy XVI crossover raid, titled “The Path Infernal,” is sure to ignite curiosity and speculation among fans of the upcoming installment in the series.
For the first time in almost a decade, Xbox players will have access to Final Fantasy XIV. An open beta test for the game’s Xbox Series X|S version is scheduled to take place from mid-January to February 2024, allowing players on Microsoft’s consoles to embark on their own adventures in the visually stunning world of Eorzea.
The Dawntrail expansion will also introduce a host of new content for players to explore. Collaboration with the popular game Fall Guys, a level cap increase, new jobs, dungeons, and gear are just some of the exciting additions awaiting eager fans.
Fans yearning for more information won’t have to wait long, as Square Enix has promised to reveal further details at the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Tokyo, set to take place in January. This news has generated significant buzz among the gaming community, with players eagerly anticipating what Square Enix has in store.
Reporting on the industry is George Yang, a respected freelance writer for IGN, who has also contributed to other renowned publications such as Insider, Kotaku, NPR, and Variety. An avid gamer himself, George can be followed on Twitter @Yinyangfooey for more insights and updates on all things gaming.
With all these exciting announcements and collaborations, it’s clear that Final Fantasy XIV is set to continue its impressive journey, captivating both new and longtime fans alike.
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