Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Patch Brings New Features and Content
Raise yourself and prepare: Patch 4.2 has arrived for Final Fantasy Online XIV: Stormblood. The update, known as "Rise of a New Sun," is the second-largest patch to date for Stormblood. Bringing about the next chapter of the Omega high-level raid series, the developers say that "Omega creates a new group of legendary foes to test the skills of players in battle." Here is some of the new content that released with the patch.
In a new scenario, you can now return to Doma, where a looming threat broods tension in the air. You will meet faces new and old to help you along the new story. Omega: Sigmascape brings a whole new raid to the scene for players, allowing them to explore Omega's new challenges on normal and savage. A new trial also looms on the horizon, as The Jade Stoa offers a new side quest for those seeking a challenge. There are also rumors of new weapons to be obtained through the hardest difficulty. Additionally, there's been a complete overhaul of the dress system, allowing for simpler customization and saving of outfits, making it easier for players to show off their own style.
Here are some of the other updates from the press release:
Housing Updates – Beginning February 6, six new wards will be added to each of the four residential districts, all of which include a subdivision and apartment buildings.
New Beast Tribe Quests – Assist members of one of the tribes of the Ananta—the Vira—in a new questline that offers rewards to players who forge strong bonds with these snake-like allies.
The Feast PvP Updates – In addition to an updated PvP ruleset, enhanced visual cues during matches, and a new map inspired by the legendary Crystal Tower, players may now form PvP teams of up to six players to compete in ranked matches. Additionally, a new PvP Team chat channel allows for quick communication with other team members.
Subaquatic Voyages – Free company members may work together to craft a submersible—an underwater exploration vessel—which can be sent to explore uncharted waters and collect various treasures.
Performance Actions Updates – An updated UI and additional instrument options further expand the musical possibilities for aspiring bards.
Gameplay and System Updates – Additional inventory space through the Chocobo™ Saddlebag feature, increased limits to stackable items per inventory slot, balance adjustments to jobs, and a number of other quality of life improvements are introduced in the update.
New Equipment, Mounts, Emotes, and more
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On the Square Enix site, you can find the official patch notes. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more updates and news on Final Fantasy XIV.