Square Enix Announces New Final Fantasy XIV Expansion, Endwalker

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Square Enix has announced a new expansion pack for its long-running and critically acclaimed MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV Online. Dubbed Endwalker, the latest expansion will take subscribers to new areas such as the city of Radz-at-Han, Garlemald imperial capital Thavnair, and even the Moon. Players can also expect an increased level cap (80 to 90), multiple new jobs, updates to the battle system, a small-scale PVP mode, and much more.

“[…] 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,” Square Enix noted in its press release. “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.”

  • 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

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker will be released this fall for the PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Mac platforms. As revealed by producer and director Naoki Yoshida during the first-ever FFXIV Announcement Showcase, PS5 owners will be able to check out the game as part of an open beta that launches on April 13, 2021. This next-gen version will boast improved frame rates, faster load times, 4K resolution support, and more.

Tsing Mui
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