Following a pandemic-induced break, this year marks the revival of our in-person Fan Fests, and we couldn’t be more excited to present an exclusive preview of our fifth expansion, Dawntrail, to our community.
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There’s a wealth of content to explore, but as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. So, let’s begin by immersing ourselves in the recently unveiled Dawntrail teaser trailer, which provides a sneak peek into the upcoming thrilling adventures.
Observe how the Warrior of Light ventures into uncharted tropical territories like never before – the exotic lands of the New World, known as Tural! Embarking on this thrilling journey alongside Alphinaud, Alisaie, and Erenville, the Dawntrail expansion commences with an epic voyage across the Indigo Deep.
In the midst of this adventure, a visitor from the New World seeks your assistance in a crucial rite of succession, aiming to determine the next ruler of the land. Rumors swirl about the potential unfolding of events that might even lead to the discovery of the legendary gates of a city made of gold…
During his keynote presentation, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida provided an exclusive sneak peek into what Dawntrail has in store for us upon its Summer 2024 launch. Alongside the captivating new story, players can anticipate an elevated level cap, the introduction of numerous fresh jobs, vast and exciting new regions to explore, the inclusion of new allied tribes, and an array of novel dungeons.
Moreover, players can expect a wealth of thrilling core battle content, encompassing FATEs (Full Active Time Events), Hunts, Treasure Hunts, sidequests, and a multitude of other exciting elements to enhance the overall gaming experience. There’s so much more to look forward to with the Dawntrail expansion.
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Here’s a glimpse at just some of the fresh content to look forward to:
- Journey to the New World, Tural, and its capital, Tuliyollal
- Explore new areas, including the mountainous Urqopacha and the forest of Yak T’el
- New Allied Tribes, including the diminutive Pelupelu who wear distinctive masks and inhabit Urqopacha
- Level Cap increase from 90 to 100
- Multiple New Jobs
- Core Battle Content including FATEs, Hunts, Treasure Hunts and Sidequests
- New Dungeons
- New Threats, including Valigarmanda
- Duty Support Update
- New Gear and Recipes
- Expansive New Lifestyle Content
- New Variant Dungeons, Alliance Raid, 8-Player Raid and Ultimate Raid
- PvP Update
- Ongoing Content Updates, including a Blue Mage Update, Inconceivably Further Hildibrand Adventures, New Plans for Deep Dungeons and a Gold Saucer Update
In addition to all the exciting features already mentioned, Yoshida also unveiled that the game will receive its first major graphical update coinciding with the expansion’s release. This update will bring substantial enhancements to character and world visuals, elevating the overall graphical quality of the game.
Players can look forward to a more visually stunning experience with higher-resolution textures, enhanced shadows, and improved material qualities, which will significantly elevate the screen-wide aesthetic appeal. We are thrilled to offer a more detailed glimpse of these graphical improvements in the future, as they promise to add another layer of immersion and beauty to the gaming experience.
In addition to the already exciting announcements, there’s even more fantastic news: an extensively expanded Free Trial is on the horizon. Starting with Patch 6.5, scheduled for later this year, not only will our third expansion, Stormblood, be included, but everything up to Patch 4.58 as well. This means new players can embark on a journey all the way up to level 70 and experience the thrill of playing as the Red Mage and Samurai jobs, all without any time restrictions. To borrow a phrase from a well-known film about a grand adventure on the high seas, it’s as if “we’re going to need a bigger meme” to capture the enormity of this excitement!
With the vast amount of content to digest, rest assured that this is only the beginning for Dawntrail and the continuous adventures awaiting us in FFXIV. More thrilling information will be unveiled during the next stage of our Fan Festival 2023-2024 tour, taking place in London on October 21, 2023.
Until that time comes, may your journeys be filled with joy and may you immerse yourself in the dazzling brilliance of the crystal’s glow!
In summary, the Dawntrail expansion announcements by Naoki Yoshida have left players eagerly anticipating its launch in Summer 2024. With a new story, increased level cap, additional jobs, graphical enhancements, and an extended Free Trial, the future of FFXIV looks incredibly promising. Excitement and anticipation are high as players prepare for the adventures that lie ahead in the world of Eorzea. Happy adventuring!