LOS ANGELES (Apr. 7, 2020) – FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online’s Patch 5.25 update arrives today, which introduces the “Save the Queen” quest series—a new adventure featuring a story written by Yasumi Matsuno (FINAL FANTASY Tactics, FINAL FANTASY XII), who also penned the narrative for the wildly popular Return to Ivalice raid series.
This latest update includes additional new content for crafters and gatherers, as well as new battle content tied to the new weapon enhancement quest series:
- New “Resistance Weapon” Enhancement Quest Series: “Save the Queen: Blades of Gunnhildr” – Adventurers can obtain powerful weapons and learn more about the Hrothgar homeland, the Bozja Citadel through this all-new quest series that will receive regular updates in future patches. Players can experience new Resistance Weapon Quest Battles consisting of multiple boss fights, with progress being saved as you advance.
- New “Extreme” Difficulty Trial – Parties of eight players can challenge this new challenging trial battle.
- Crafter and Gatherer Content: “Skysteel Tools” – This new questline will allow Disciples of the Land and Hand to upgrade their Skysteel Tools into even more powerful versions. This questline will also receive subsequent updates in future patches, allowing players to further upgrade these tools.
- New Items, Recipes, Furnishings, and more.
Full Patch 5.25 notes can be found here: https://sqex.link/pNy6vr
Players can also participate in the seasonal event, Hatching-tide 2020, which ends on April 13. This special event offers players limited-time rewards, including two bunny costumes and new housing items. More information on Hatching-tide 2020 can be found here: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/2020/Hatching_tide/
Additionally, fans can now watch all six episodes of ‘The Creation of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers’ series. The series provides an in-depth look at various parts of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online’s development, including several key developers sharing behind-the-scenes insight on how they create the wildly successful MMORPG.
The complete series is available to watch on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrFWly2wJzL7M7K_VhnD63YBNyuuzqmNj
Players eager for more FINAL FANTASY XIV adventures can look forward to the FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Festivals coming to North America, Japan and Europe in 2020 and 2021. A video preview of what’s to come can be viewed here:
For more information about Fan Festival locations and dates, please visit https://fanfest.finalfantasyxiv.com.
Players new to FINAL FANTASY XIV Online are invited to download a free trial to access content up to level 35, create up to eight playable characters and experience the different playable races, classes, and jobs with no restrictions on playtime. New players who wish to experience the free trial may register here: http://sqex.to/FFXIVFreeTrial.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers is the third expansion for FINAL FANTASY XIV Online and has received acclaim from critics and fans alike since its release in July 2019. Packed with striking new environments, the new gunbreaker and dancer jobs, Hrothgar and Viera races, Trust system and much more, FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers offers players both old and new hundreds of hours of content to explore.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.