Showing posts with label Final Fantasy XIV. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Final Fantasy XIV. Show all posts

Friday, May 24, 2019

Final Fantasy XIV Crosses 16 Million Players

Just ahead of Shadowbringers expansion release, MMORPG title Final Fantasy XIV crosses 16 million players mark.

Though massively multiplayer online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV was heavily bashed over for a series of issues, developer/publisher Square Enix took time working on it and replaced it with FFXIV: A Realm Reborn in 2013.

Initially launched for PC and PlayStation 3, FFXIV eventually came to Mac and PlayStation 4 soon only to catch speed over time and has currently reached over 16 million players, just before the release of Shadowbringers expansion.

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Final Fantasy XIV Crosses 16 Million Players

RELATED: Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Expansion Announced

Over time, the game improvised over its issues and has accomplished a rare feat of rising from being pinned to the ground. A bold move from Square Enix to scrap down everything that didn't work and completely remaking it really paid off.

Afterwards, this critically-acclaimed MMORPG title picked up a good pace with players that led to the release of both Heavensward and Stormblood expansions, setting stage for a third DLC pack titled Shadowbringers to complement core story of FFXIV.

RELATED: Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Release Date

Upcoming third expansion would essentially feature loads of contents including dungeons and raids, increased level cap, new jobs, playable races and zones for the fan-favorite massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

Scheduled to arrive on July 2, Square Enix already showcased whatever change players can expect from it and an overwhelming surge in player-count has since pushed to a staggering 16 million in anticipation of Shadowbringers.

RELATED: Final Fantasy XIV Reveals Dancer Job and Hrothgar Race for Shadowbringers

In terms of video game genres, MMORPG are one of the most complex types where turning back on your feet after messing up once big time is near impossible but FFXIV has made that possible with "A Realm Reborn" and continues to expand.

While eagerly waiting for upcoming third expanded chapter of Final Fantasy XIV, series fans can prepare themselves and warm up in advance by simply grabbing Heavensward for free until June 27 if they already own the base game.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Final Fantasy XIV Reveals Dancer Job and Hrothgar Race for Shadowbringers

Straight out of FFXIV Fan Festival a full trailer of Shadowbringers comes with announcement for new Dancer job and Hrothgar race.

We are still a few months away from upcoming Shadowbringers expansion pack to arrive on July 2, 2019 for widely popular MMORPG title Final Fantasy XIV but that does not really hurt developer/publisher Square Enix to drop some new details.

At recent FFXIV Fan Festival in Tokyo, game director and producer Naoki Yoshida launched the event for fans by revealing some new information regarding upcoming content and releases an updated version of the previously shown trailer.

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FFXIV Reveals Dancer Job and Hrothgar Race for Shadowbringers

RELATED: Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Expansion Announced

Below is the full trailer for Shadowbringers players saw before, which has newly added scenes to an already exciting premise.




RELATED: Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Release Date

Players already know that FFXIV will raise level cap from 70 to 80 along with inclusion of new dungeons and zones. There would be a NieR: Automata-themed alliance raid titled YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse as part of a collaboration between these titles.

In February 2019, Gunbreaker tank class job has been revealed with limited job Blue Mage to include months ahead of the expansion release. Surely, some exciting new features are also been confirmed to be come within as more icing on the cake.

RELATED: Final Fantasy XIV Free on Twitch Prime

New Job Dancer and more!




One of the primary highlight of the trailer was the newest addition of Dancer job that received a brief introduction and will be a ranged DPS job that brings changes to battle system. You can see a lot more in its solo featurette shown right above.

Aside from obvious skills in dancing, it will be using circular ring-like weapons for throwing in style while causing ranged damage. Its primary kit will probably be buffing same party allies just like Bard and quest to unlocking it begins at Limsa Lominsa.

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Shadowbringers Second Job Dancer

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Two new cities; Crystarium and Eulmore are to be added into upcoming FFXIV content for exploration. The former will serve as a hub on Crystal Tower and the latter is an urban metropolis for the ones with resources to live a luxurious life.

A high-end raid series consisting of 8-players titled Eden is heading to The First, a fictional alternate universe without night. A girl name Gaia wearing gothic attire and wielding a hammer is on the center storyline of this raid for all we know now.

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New Playable Race "Hrothgar"




After teasing and announcing female exclusive Viera race of humanoid rabbits at Paris Fan Festival, Hrothgar will mark debut as a second playable race. These humanoid lion-like beings are excluded of any women among them, like a reverse of Viera people.

Though we have very little to almost no information regarding this buffed looking male-only race on our hand at this instant but they look quite amazing running around. Players who do not want to play as a woman can simply pick the role of a Hrothgar for a change.

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Shadowbringers Second Playable Race Hrothgar

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Tetsuya Nomura, director and designer of Kingdom Hearts series will join a guest creator to help devise character & boss designs for the raid. Pre-order for both physical copy and digital download of Standard Edition or Collector's Edition is currently open.

Originally announced back in November 2018, Shadowbringers is third major expansion pack for massively multiplayer online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV and will be available to play on Mac, PC and PlayStation 4 upon release.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Final Fantasy XIV Free on Twitch Prime

Windows PC version of Final Fantasy XIV Online Starter Edition is free for Twitch Prime users until May 3rd!

For those who have been meaning to get into the world of massively multiplayer online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV from developer/publisher Square Enix for some time, Twitch Prime subscription has you covered for now.

Users of Amazon's popular Prime subscription service can get a free copy of this popular MMORPG title from today until the offer runs out on May 3, 2019. So, whether or not you are having second thoughts, you have time to take a decision.

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Final Fantasy XIV Free on Twitch Prime

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You are allowed to play through up to level 50 and will have access to all the content that came out before first Heavensward expansion. In your 30 days time of given playtime, you can easily get more than one of your favorite jobs.

The best part of it is that, you don't need to make a separate character and your one character is more than capable of doing every job in FF14. Usually a free trial for the game offers players to get jobs until level 35 but there are no caps like that in this case.

RELATED: Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Expansion Announced

This promotional run will likely to bring more players rallying up for the upcoming FFXIV expansion Shadowbringers that is all set to arrive on July 2, 2019 for Mac, PC and PlayStation 4. You have to buy certain expansions to play certain jobs like Astrologian or Red Mage anyway.

To enter the world of Final Fantasy XIV with starter edition will cost you only $19.99 but Twitch Prime is giving it away for free. So, you might as well take this chance up while you can and save the money to spend on something else later.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Release Date

With new dungeons, jobs and raids, upcoming Shadowbringers expansion for Final Fantasy XIV will arrive July 2, 2019.

The enigmatic world of popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV is about to grow further with its upcoming expansion Shadowbringers, which was officially announced back in November 2018.

Following the success of early releases like Heavensward (2015) and Stormblood (2017), developer/publisher Square Enix has revealed the third one through director/producer Naoki Yoshida, which now has a release date set for July 2, 2019.

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Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Release Date

RELATED: Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Expansion Announced

Although an official announcement trailer was already dropped initially, another extended version is released and we got that right here.




RELATED: Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

FFXIV raises level cap from 70 to 80 as battle against Garlean Empire rages on while including new dungeons and zones. Alliance raid will arrange a crossover themed on NieR: Automata titled YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse and may give away 2B armor or skin.

Standard Edition of Shadowbringers is priced only $39.99, whereas Collector's Edition will cost you $199.99 for physical copy and $59.99 for digital download. Square Enix is also offering starter edition of this classic MMORPG worth $19.99 to Twitch Prime subscribers for free.

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Final Fantasy XIV – Shadowbringers Collector's Edition

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New Job Gunbreaker and more!




One of the newest jobs that come to FFXIV: Shadowbringers is called Gunbreaker, a gunblade welding tank class. Current plan of development states that the job class starts at level 60 but that is still subject to change according to Yoshida.

You probably know already that another unique job is going to be introduced after update 4.5 and it is Blue Mage, inspired from the tradition of Final Fantasy V. This one will arrive long before the release of the expansion and from a level cap of 50.

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New Playable Race "The Viera"




On the FFXIV Fan Fest in Las Vegas, Naoki Yoshida was wearing a t-shirt featuring an image of Bugs Bunny standing beside a motorcycle and people were quick to predict humanoid rabbit race of Viera folks are joining as new playable race.

This peaceful race from the land of Ivalice and the short clip above displays a couple of variation of customizable outlook wearing their signature outfits. As they keep running around and wandering, we see no male members present within them.

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Viera Race Reveal

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Longtime series fans and other casual players can place their pre-order from February 6 and it would allow them an early access on June 28. Also, a Baby Gremlin minion and an earring come along with your copy as a special benefit to increase 30% bonus experiences up to level 70.

Final Fantasy XIV is already available to play on Mac, PC and PlayStation 4 with game's third expansion pack Shadowbringers launching on these platforms as well on July 2, 2019 holding promises for new adventures for everyone to enjoy.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Expansion Announced

FFXIV Fan Festival reveals new teaser of upcoming Shadowbringers expansion pack for Final Fantasy XIV.

Back in August, massively multiplayer online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV from the popular Final Fantasy franchise made a crossover with action role-playing game Monster Hunter: World from Capcom in a collaboration event.

Today, in the festive mode of FFXIV Fan Fest in Las Vegas, developer/publisher Square Enix took the stage for director/producer Naoki Yoshida to announce the upcoming third expansion pack, Shadowbringers for the popular MMORPG.

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Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Expansion Announced

RELATED: Monster Hunter: World X Final Fantasy XIV Collaboration Event

We invite you to witness this brand-new, action-packed teaser trailer heralding the darkness that will arrive in early summer 2019 with Shadowbringers.




RELATED: Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

The teaser revolves around the battle-worn protagonist having flashbacks of past events and battles where he drew his Gunblade against monstrous creatures. Questions regarding the Warrior of Light and Warrior of Darkness still remain unanswered for a later time.

For those who want to re-experience the story of FFXIV all over again will not have to make a new character to do that. A new game plus option will let you revisit main quests and job quests once again to relive the fantastic plot of the game.

RELATED: Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far Announced for PS4

The expansion seems promising enough for fans to enjoy long after the release of Stormblood now. Like any other previous update, version 5.0 is about to bring an extensive story, new level cap raise from 70 to 80 and several new jobs.

Players are now free to fight back the evil Garlean Empire as Ala Mhigo and Doma are rescued in Stormblood expansion. Of course there will be new areas to discover, new beast tribes, dungeons and much more.

RELATED: Final Fantasy XV DLC Cancelled

The Blue Mage job has been a part of the fantasy universe since Final Fantasy V and FFXIV is not going any further from the tradition of the series. However, this will be a limited job that comes with update 4.5, which is long before the release of the expansion.

Instead of learning through level progression, players will learn job actions from monsters through combat. Blue Mage will begin from a level cap of 50 and the release of Shadowbringers will increase the number with new patches.

RELATED: Final Fantasy Legacy Collection Announced

This job is unique and unlike the other jobs that isn't linked to any class from the game. You might also want to take a look at the reveal, so here it is.




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An unknown new playable race has been announced without giving any details but given the dramatic camera zoom focus on Yoshida's t-shirt with a photo of Bugs Bunny on a motorcycle; we believe they are teasing the Viera race of humanoid rabbits from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance to include.

Finally, the game allows you to travel to your friend even if they are playing on a different server. From main cities like Ul’dah, New Gridania and Limsa Lominsa, you can teleport to other worlds. More details on Shadowbringers expansion will follow when they are out.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Monster Hunter: World X Final Fantasy XIV Collaboration Event

With Behemoth coming to Monster Hunter: World, a crossover event with Final Fantasy XIV goes live today!

A few weeks back, both Capcom and Square Enix came forward for a limited time collaboration event between two of their popular titles; Monster Hunter: World and Final Fantasy XIV through an official trailer. Players will be going up against legendary monster Behemoth from FFXIV in action role-playing game MHW through a free update that is released on PlayStation 4 and XBox One on August 1, 5 PM PT. This one is the fourth free update on Sony and version 5.0.0.0 for Microsoft consoles.

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Monster Hunter: World X Final Fantasy XIV Collaboration Event

RELATED: Monster Hunter: World Comes to Final Fantasy XIV

A brand-new trailer is released, showcasing Behemoth in his magnificent glory as he enters New World to announce his dominance.




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Slaying monsters are nothing new the fearless hunters of the New World but Behemoth is unlike any they have seen before. Going up against him will need you to come up with finest tactics and reliable teamwork. Of course, strategies are the key here but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't worry about your weapons and item loadouts. Your well planned best defenses may fall apart by his relentless mighty attacks after he locks target on you with enmity, its wrathful gaze.

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Behemoth Makes Grand Entry

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Players would be wise to aim for his head and try to block or evade his big hits to save up health. A few support-focused teammates wielding weapon types like Sword & Shield, Light Bowgun or Hunting Horn can really come in handy in this particular case. Someone with Health Boost and Wide-Range, similar to skills from Lunastra armor set can also be very useful in your squad. Keep an eye around and watch out from Behemoth making his ultimate move, Ecliptic Meteor to cause an instant faint!

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Plan Your Finest Tactics

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Another renowned giant Rathalos from Monster Hunter: World will invade the Final Fantasy XIV world during this cross-promotional event at a later date, which will be revealed soon. Although yet not released on PC, developer/publisher Capcom has already managed to make a ton of cash with their sixth main installment from Monster Hunter series, which not only became the fastest-selling game on their history but also turn out to be a best-seller as well by only releasing it on PS4 and XBox One.

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Rathalos Coming to Final Fantasy XIV

RELATED: Monster Hunter: World PC Release Date

Previously, MHW entered in similar timed events with Capcom games and other third-party titles like Devil May Cry, Horizon Zero Dawn, Mega Man and Street Fighter. However, crossing over with something as big as Final Fantasy is surely an extravaganza for fans of the franchise. Besides, this collaboration event is long due because producer Ryozo Tsujimoto of MHW and director Naoki Yoshida of FFXIV have envisioned something like this back in 2011 while focusing on their own projects.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Monster Hunter: World Comes to Final Fantasy XIV

Monster Hunter: World's legendary Rathalos is crossing over with Final Fantasy XIV in upcoming event.

Back in February 2018, Capcom's action role-playing game Monster Hunter: World had a crossover with action role-playing Horizon Zero Dawn from Guerrilla Games and fans had a great time playing it. Another company-wide collaboration event is on the way with publisher Square Enix as the game will enter the massively multiplayer online role-playing world of Final Fantasy XIV. Both worlds from these two games will soon collide on August 7 and the latter will take on in.

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Monster Hunter: World Comes to Final Fantasy XIV

RELATED: Monster Hunter: World Becomes Capcom’s Best-Selling Game Ever

A brand-new trailer showcases highlighted features of this exciting collaboration event between two fan-favorite titles and you can check it out right below.




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Each game will have a guest monster appearing from the other for epic confrontation that offers some sweet rewards. Players of Final Fantasy XIV will be taking on legendary beast Rathalos from MHW in a quest called The Great Hunt. Taking down Rathalos will earn you a unique armor set and a mount themed on the monster. There is a standard challenge in The Great Hunt, which allows up to eight players and the extreme one lets only four to take part in facing him.

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Prepare for The Great Hunt

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Players are to complete Stormblood expansion's main scenario and reach level 70 before they can access this brand-new content of update 4.36. Aside from gear and cosmetics, the patch includes Palico and Poogie minions. Behemoth from FFXIV will invade the world of Monster Hunter on August 1st, for them to try and take him down. This is a great idea for crossover because both of these Japanese RPGs have giant beast boss battles and they even share a similar visual style.

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New BBQ Spit

RELATED: Monster Hunter: World PC Release Date

Released in January 26 of this year for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Monster Hunter: World has been one of the greatest success for publisher so far. Just as they promised to arrange some crossover events with other popular titles, Capcom has already done that by tying-in with first -party games Devil May Cry, Mega Man and Street Fighter as well as Horizon Zero Dawn, which was a third-party release. Also, the game will be making its PC debut on August 9, two days after the update drops.