Earlier today Square Enix hosted a 14 hour livestream marking the 4th anniversary of their FINAL FANTASY XIV ONLINE game. During the event they officially announced the details on the games 4.1 patch, which is set for release in October. The patch titled THE LEGEND RETURNS is the first patch since the second expansion pack (STORMBLOOD) was released.
Full details on the release as well as artwork courtesy of their press release are below.
RETURN TO IVALICE DETAILED IN FINAL FANTASY XIV ONLINE PATCH 4.1 CONTENT REVEAL
Yo-Kai Watch Collaboration Event Also Returns to Eorzea
Set to release in early October, Patch 4.1—officially titled The Legend Returns—will be the first major patch release following the launch of Stormblood™, the title’s critically acclaimed second expansion pack.
During the celebratory livestream, FINAL FANTASY XIV Online Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida hosted the 38th installment of the ‘Letter from the Producer LIVE’ series, where he revealed much of the content that will come with Patch 4.1: The Legend Returns:
- New Main Scenario and Side Quests – The fan favorite Hildibrand quest series also returns.
- New 24-Player Alliance Raid – Titled “Return to Ivalice,” featuring guest creator Yasumi Matsuno
- New Primal Battle – Shinryu makes a triumphant comeback in a new extreme difficulty challenge
- New ‘Ultimate’ Difficulty Raid – The Unending Coil of Bahamut (Ultimate) brings a new challenge to the most hardcore thrill seekers
- Adventurer Squadron Updates – Players and squadron members may now team up and explore dungeons together
- PvP Content: “Rival Wings” – Ride goblin mechs and fight your opponents in 24 v 24 matches
- Housing Update – Sale of plots in Shirogane will begin, along with the addition of swimming areas in all housing districts.
- New Instanced Dungeon – The Drowned City of Skalla
- The Lost Canals of Uznair Update – Venture even deeper into the submerged chambers for greater rewards and challenges.
- New Beast Tribe Quests: The Kojin
- And much more
During the livestream, Yoshida was also joined by Yasumi Matsuno (FINAL FANTASY XII / FINAL FANTASY TACTICS) to discuss the upcoming 24-player alliance raid, “Return to Ivalice.” Matsuno is writing the scenario for the raid as a special guest creator, bringing the world of Ivalice to FINAL FANTASY XIV Online. New art revealed during the stream provided fans a tantalizing glimpse of the “Return to Ivalice” landscape:
Additionally, SQUARE ENIX® announced the return of the exciting collaboration between FINAL FANTASY XIV and Level-5’s Yo-Kai Watch™. Players will once again be able to collect Yo-Kai themed weapons, minions, and mounts from today until November 1. Visit the Yo-kai watch event page on the Lodestone for more information: http://sqex.to/FFXIV_Yokai
For further details on everything discussed during the PLL, visit: http://sqex.to/PLL38
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All editions of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, including the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood expansion, may be purchased through the Square Enix Online Store here: http://sqex.to/FFXIVStore
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