Final Fantasy XIV January 2017 News

Valentione’s Day01/31/2017
‘Tis the season for ardor and affection! Once again Lisette de Valentione and her retinue have made the journey from far-off Ishgard to share the love with adventurers the realm over. Those in search of true love’s kiss should seek Lisette out before the season comes to a close!

Read on for details.

New Optional Items Available!01/31/2017
New optional items have been added to the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Mog Station!

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Announcing the Gear Design Contest (Ranged Magic DPS/Healer Edition)!01/27/2017
Designers of the realm, the time has come to dust off your drawing board and grab your set of tools as the second gear design contest has arrived! This time we’re looking to the community to offer up their own striking designs for healers and ranged magic DPS.

Whether you’re the type that ignores mechanics to keep your DPS up, or the healer that struggles to keep those players off the floor, our ranged magic DPS and healers could both use some exciting new duds. As with our previous gear design contest, the winning entries will both be implemented in the game as new outfits!

Read on for full contest details.

Fan Festival 2017 in Frankfurt Live Stream Available for Purchase!01/26/2017
We’re pleased to announce that the Fan Festival 2017 in Frankfurt live stream is now available for purchase! Experience all of the fun from the comfort of your own home and receive the exclusive in-game bonus items!

Players looking to enjoy the Fan Festival 2017 in Frankfurt won’t want to miss this offer!
Click here for more details.

Patch 3.51 Notes01/26/2017
Patch 3.51 will bring several additions and refinements to Eorzea, including adjustments to the anima weapon story quests.

View the patch notes.

Accepting Pre-orders for FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood!01/24/2017
Scheduled for release on June 20, 2017, we are pleased to announce that pre-ordering for FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood starts today!

Check out the teaser site for a peek at the collector’s edition and the amazing pre-order bonuses!

Explore the teaser site.

Patch 3.5 Notes (Full Release)01/16/2017
We are pleased to announce that the patch notes for Patch 3.5 – The Far Edge of Fate have been released in their entirety. Be sure to pore over the comprehensive list of additions and refinements to the realm of Eorzea, including new story quests, dungeons, and more!

View the patch notes.

DUTY COMMENCED Episode 15 Archived and Ready!01/15/2017
The fifteenth episode of the North American community team’s DUTY COMMENCED has been archived! Couldn’t join the team live this time? No worries! The episode has been stored on the official FINAL FANTASY XIV Twitch channel and can be watched over and over at your whim.

Curious to find out what jobs were most popular in 2016? What items were most purchased on the market board? Which minion was the rarest? Then look no further, because we’ve got the Eorzea census to answer your burning questions! We also discussed the recent Tokyo Fan Festival, so be sure to check out the archived footage!

View the archived video on the official Twitch channel.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood Pre-order Announcement01/13/2017
FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood pre-orders are set to begin on Tuesday, January 24, 2017! In advance of this, we’ll be offering everyone a detailed look at the collector’s edition, and other pre-order bonuses in this special broadcast!

We will also cover various points to keep in mind when pre-ordering, so be sure to check it out.

Read on for details.
* The URL for the broadcast has been added.

Heavensturn Event Reminder01/13/2017
The Heavensturn celebration will be ending on Monday, January 16th. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate the changing of the celestial vanguard and earn special rewards!

Moreover, maintenance for patch 3.5 will begin on Monday, January 16 at 2:00 a.m. (PST), so join in on the fun now before it’s too late.

Read on for details.

Patch 3.5 Notes (Preliminary)01/13/2017
Patch 3.5 brings a multitude of additions and refinements to the realm of Eorzea. See what fate has in store for the reunited Scions. Topple the final pillar of the Warring Triad, Zurvan, or investigate the abandoned refuge of Dun Scaith. Gear up in armor inspired by Garo to challenge your fellow adventurers in PvP. And if you’ve had trouble finding companions, fret no longer─the party finder can pair you with players anywhere in the same data center! So gather your forces, and prepare for new adventures in the realm of Eorzea!

* Additions have been made to the patch 3.5 notes, which can now be viewed in their entirety.

The “Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XXXIV” Digest Released!01/12/2017
We’re proud to announce that the Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XXXIV event digest has been released!

If you weren’t able to watch the live stream, or if you just want to watch it again, take a look below.

Proceed to the thread.

Updates to Dueling and Frontline01/12/2017
Patch 3.5 will include updates to both Dueling and Frontline.

Read on for details.

Announcing DUTY COMMENCED Episode 15!01/10/2017
The fifteenth episode of DUTY COMMENCED is coming! The North American community team will be reporting on the recent Fan Festival 2016 in Tokyo, sharing data from the Eorzea Census 2016, and holding a giveaway for special FFXIV-themed goodies!

Read on for details on how to view the broadcast!

Patch 3.5 – The Far Edge of Fate Trailer is Now Live! 01/06/2017

While the threat of the Warriors of Darkness is no longer, the Scions of the Seventh Dawn are not without their losses. Torn apart at the seams, their ranks are only held together by the arrival of new and powerful allies. As they recuperate and restructure, once more do the men and women sworn to protect Eorzea look to the horizons only to see the ominous clouds in the distance roiling towards them.

From the border between the Black Shroud and Gyr Abania, a pillar of dark smoke coils into the sky and a dread enemy stirs. To the east, unrest has gripped the sacred lands of Sohm Al, which is being overrun by beastly intruders. And high above the cloud tops, Diabolos rises from the ashes once more intent on claiming Dun Scaith as his very own.

Great trials and even greater rewards await those brave enough to return to the forefronts of battle, and players will have a chance to get their hands on exclusive items, such as PvP gear inspired by the hit Japanese TV show, Garo!

View the trailer.

Dun Scaith Preview 01/05/2017

In today’s patch 3.5 preview, we’ll be looking at Dun Scaith: an all-new 24-player alliance raid and follow up to The Weeping City of Mhach.

Read on for details.

Side Story Quest Preview 01/05/2017

In today’s patch 3.5 preview, we give you a glimpse of Hildibrand─devourer of brains and undead overlord extraordinare─on his latest case, along with new developments at the scholasticate.

Read on for details.

New Year’s Greetings! 01/01/2017

FFXIV Producer and Director Yoshi-P here to wish you all a Happy New Year!I hope each and every one of you is enjoying the holiday season.
I imagine that you’ll all be ringing in the new year in your own way: adventuring in Eorzea, spending time with friends and loved ones in the real world, wrapping up warm on your couches watching TV.All of us here on the FFXIV team are enjoying some long-awaited time off, after running ourselves ragged putting on the Fan Festival in Tokyo last month.As for myself, I’ve finally had the time to get back to playing FFXIV. It’s been a blast going around getting new mounts, trying to collect even more anima weapons, and chatting away with friends.
I’ve really just been relaxing in Eorzea. Having the time to leisurely play through a game truly is one of life’s little pleasures.

Looking back on 2016, it has really been a fruitful year for the game. We wrapped up the Dragonsong War story that began in Heavensward, as well as creating new experiences like the deep dungeon.
It’s been three years since ARR’s release and I feel like this past year has been one where we were able to take on new challenges, while continuing to provide a consistent, stable experience.

At the second Fan Festival in Las Vegas we announced the upcoming Stormblood expansion, and recently revealed further details at the Tokyo event.
That we will be delivering another major expansion is a sign of how stable and prosperous Eorzea has become. This in turn provides us the time and resources we need to consistently bring you new adventures.
I want to take this chance to express my thanks once again to all you Warriors of Light out there that have made this possible.

At this point, we’ve mostly finished fine-tuning the new additions that will be included in the Far Edge of Fate Part 1 and Part 2 patches. All that’s left now is to make sure there are no bugs before we push the new patch live.
What trials and tribulations lie in wait for the Warrior of Light and the Scions of the Seventh Dawn? Keep your eyes peeled for further developments before the patch drops!
(Make sure you also don’t miss the Far Edge of Fate trailer we’ll be releasing in the near future.)

But what’s this!? Just as I was enjoying my time back in Eorzea, a strange hooded man has handed me a piece of parchment that seems to have a poem written on it…

What new adventures and encounters await the Warrior of Light in 2017?
Experience them for yourself as FINAL FANTASY XIV moves full steam ahead!

Naoki Yoshida


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