Probably the most thrilling time of the 12 months is coming quickly for Last Fantasy XIV followers, because the upcoming enlargement Endwalker‘s launch is simply across the nook. Set to launch on Nov.23, and on Nov.19 for gamers who preordered it, it is going to add a lot new content material and alter quite a few mechanics to maintain the sport contemporary.
On prime of the content material launched on the launch date, common updates will deliver extra new options to get pleasure from for the 12 months to come back and new chapters to conclude the story that began in 2013. Right here is the whole lot new that can come alongside Endwalker subsequent month.
New lessons: Sage and Reaper
Much like earlier expansions, Endwalker will deliver two new lessons into the roster. The primary one is the healer class Sage, which is able to use obstacles just like the Scholar to assist its group. It’ll even be an aggressive healer class with many injury spells utilizing a jauge and different assets to solid its spells.
The Reaper, alternatively, shall be a melee DPS class. However opposite to different melee lessons, it received’t use many positionals however will rely extra on combos to achieve its demon type. It’ll use a scythe to assault its opponents and can function some enhancement buffs for the social gathering, granting it a assist side, too.
Within the newest Stay Letter from the Producer in September, Sq. Enix dove deep into each’ lessons gameplay with detailed explanations and video footage of their full rotations. With the newest media occasion this month, it additionally allowed many media shops and content material creators to check them out, though they’re topic to modifications earlier than the enlargement’s launch. In accordance with a few of them, each lessons aren’t that straightforward to study, however they’re fairly enjoyable as soon as the gamers get the grasp of them.
Modifications on all lessons and stage cap increase
On prime of each new lessons, the gamers who principal different ones will have the ability to get pleasure from new talents as the extent cap shall be raised from 80 to 90 but in addition modifications made on all current ones.
Within the newest Stay Letter from the Producer, Sq. Enix confirmed the brand new rotations of each class in Endwalker in video footage. The gamers largely reacted to the Summoner’s modifications, which is able to possible be important. The category will have the ability to summon actual Primals akin to Garuda and Titan, however its poison mechanics shall be changed and the Bahamut jauge will change.
Each different class will obtain some modifications, a lot of them being highlighted with the newest media occasion the place gamers have been in a position to take a look at them out earlier than the enlargement’s launch. There’s an opportunity they are going to be adjusted earlier than then, so it’s suggested to take these movies with a grain of salt, nonetheless.
Put together your Fantasia potion: the highly-anticipated new function of Male Vieras will be part of the roster of playable races with Endwalker. There’s no information on a time window for feminine Hrothgar, nonetheless.
The gamers will have the ability to discover quite a few new areas with the upcoming enlargement. There shall be areas for everybody’s style, from greenlands to battlefields, in addition to the Moon. One in all Endwalker‘s central areas shall be Thavnair and its capital metropolis Radz-at-Han, an island that options Center-Japanese and Indian inspirations. There, the gamers will meet the tribe of Matanga, hybrids between human and elephant.
They will even meet extra characters from Sharlayan, the house of College students of Baldesion, which embody current characters akin to G’raha Tia from the Crystal Tower, and Krile from the Eureka storyline. From what we’ve seen within the newest media occasion footage, the structure will resemble Idyllshire’s.
Lastly, the gamers will have the ability to discover the Moon and the house of the Garlean Empire they’ve been combating since A Realm Reborn, Garlemald. They received’t be a lot of it, nonetheless, as will probably be in ruins as a result of Zenos’ schemes. On the Moon or in Sharlayan, the tribe of the Loporritis will possible be found, which is a tribe of little hybrid bunnies–nothing to do with the fearsome Vieras.
The conclusion to A Realm Reborn‘s narrative arc
The battle of the Scions of the Seventh Daybreak, after which the Alliance, in opposition to the Garlean Empire and the Ascians, shall be possible dropped at an finish with the Endwalker enlargement. It signifies that the gamers will lastly uncover the top of the story that began eight years in the past. On the opposite facet, it is going to additionally reveal the start of FF XIV‘s subsequent period.
When you’re questioning easy methods to catch up and refresh your reminiscence to higher perceive the enlargement’s story with out redoing all of the content material, we’ve obtained you lined. Natsuko Ishikawa, FF XIV‘s narrative designer who labored on Endwalker, has talked about that Stormblood‘s Omega and Heavensward‘s Bahamut Coil storylines could be tightly linked to its story, so it’s suggested to do them once more or full them in any respect if it’s not already performed. It needs to be additionally useful to look at Shadowbringers‘ final cutscenes once more to recollect the place you stopped.
High quality-of-life modifications
A number of quality-of-life modifications shall be launched into the sport with Endwalker, however Sq. Enix has but to disclose all data on that topic. It’s identified that squish stats aiming at making the sport extra accessible to new gamers shall be launched, however it’s unclear what would be the penalties on unsynced content material, Savage raids’ issue, and normal XP achieve.
A brand new title display devoted to the enlargement will exchange Shadowbringers‘ displaying Hydaelyn seeing from the surface, however the recreation menu received’t seemingly change a lot outdoors of that.
Lastly, the housing system shall be reworked to place an finish to the lengthy grind of gamers who search a fantastic home. They’re uncommon on FF XIV and sadly, the present system forces the gamers to remain in entrance of a free plot for hours in the event that they hope to be the primary to purchase it as quickly because it turns into accessible. In Endwalker, no extra of that; a lottery system will exchange it.
On prime of these in-game modifications, Sq. Enix has promised so as to add new servers and enhance their stability to fulfill the rising demand of gamers, which have been inflicting numerous server and ping points over the previous few months. However be warned: even with these upgrades, the thrill for the long-awaited enlargement is so excessive that the servers will possible wrestle throughout launch days in any case.