Howdy everybody! That is Natasha “Kiwikopo” Cheng from the Closing Fantasy XIV On-line (FFXIV) Neighborhood group, right here to deliver some thrilling information — we’re launching our subsequent main Patch for FFXIV, Reflections in Crystal. This replace is particular as not solely is there a ton of recent content material for the most recent growth, Shadowbringers, however we even have thrilling updates for these trying to be part of our ever-growing neighborhood of Warriors of Mild.
Updates to the Closing Fantasy XIV Free Trial
First, there are some huge adjustments coming to the Closing Fantasy XIV Free Trial tomorrow, which is being expanded to not solely embody the total base sport, A Realm Reborn, but in addition the whole first growth Heavensward and all content material updates via Patch 3.56! This implies you’ll be able to expertise the equal of two full Closing Fantasy video games without spending a dime, with no restrict on the tons of of hours of playtime you could get pleasure from with fellow adventurers!
As well as, there are a selection of different options that can now be accessible to all Free Trial gamers:
- The extent cap for all courses and jobs for the free trial has been elevated to stage 60.
- Gamers can now check out a complete of 13 completely different jobs and courses, together with the three jobs added with Heavensward — Darkish Knight, Machinist, and Astrologian.
- The Au Ra race is out there to play as.
- The Palace of the Useless has now been absolutely unlocked, and gamers can traverse so far as the deepest flooring.
What in case you already personal A Realm Reborn? Nice information, as a result of present homeowners, or these planning to buy the Starter Version, may even have entry to the Heavensward growth and the entire above advantages as properly!
Updates to the A Realm Reborn fundamental situation questline
The Free Trial growth isn’t the one thrilling change coming with tomorrow’s replace — A Realm Reborn’s fundamental situation questline will probably be up to date and streamlined to permit new gamers to expertise the perfect of the story whereas additionally advancing to Heavensward and past only a bit extra rapidly!
We hope that whether or not you might be enjoying for the primary time, or going again to expertise this up to date story once more, you’ll benefit from the pleasure of A Realm Reborn with this new replace.
On high of this, we will probably be including the flexibility to fly utilizing flying mounts in A Realm Reborn areas. Gamers might want to full the A Realm Reborn fundamental situation up via The Final Weapon quest however can get pleasure from new views and far faster journey via these areas.
This all feels like rather a lot, however that is simply the tip of the iceberg of what you’ll be able to expertise on this subsequent replace! We hope that we are able to meet much more Warriors of Mild in Eorzea than ever earlier than. Obtain the Final Fantasy XIV Free Trial now.
We’ve additionally put collectively just a few helpful ideas for any of our new Warriors of Mild — test them out beneath!
New to Closing Fantasy XIV On-line? No drawback!
Most of us have had the nerve-wracking expertise of getting into unknown territory and embarking on a brand new journey in a fantasy world isn’t any completely different. There’s a lot to discover and study, so seize your adventurer’s boots and let’s soar straight in!
Degree and play as any position
One of many hardest decisions when creating a personality is selecting a category or job and sticking to it. Not in Eorzea! Upon choosing a beginning class and reaching stage 10, gamers are in a position to unlock and change between courses or jobs just by altering their fundamental weapon.
There are eight battle-focused starter courses: Gladiator, Marauder, Arcanist, Archer, Lancer, Pugilist, Thaumaturge, and Conjurer. There are extra courses and jobs to unlock as gamers progress via the primary situation, so carry on levelling to expertise new gameplay!
If you happen to want a break from combating, then you could possibly attempt your hand at crafting or gathering! Eorzea provides an enormous panorama wealthy with sea life, greenery, and minerals, the place gamers can collect supplies and craft their very own gear.
UI and cross hotbar
Gamers have to set expertise or actions to utilise them in battle, and on the PlayStation you’ll be able to make the most of the cross hotbar.
The cross hotbar in Closing Fantasy XIV was designed particularly for controller gameplay and has intuitive UI and controls which are simple to grasp, even for gamers new to the sport. Gamers can customise a lot of hotbars with the entire talents they want, and may rapidly change between them with the press of a button!
Gamers can customise their hotbar settings via [OPTIONS] > System > Character Configuration > Hotbar Settings. The HUD is absolutely customisable as properly – click here for a extra detailed UI information.
Fundamental situation quests and sidequests
Progress via the story of FFXIV by finishing the primary situation quests!
To unlock quests, maps, and plenty of different features, gamers should advance via the primary situation quests. Need assistance on discovering the following step in your fundamental situation quests? Simply choose this bar in your UI, and it’ll direct you to the following step of your journey!
To choose up a quest, gamers can converse to NPCs with a quest image above them. There are completely different symbols for several types of quests, comparable to the primary situation quests, function quests (quests that unlock extra options, comparable to job quests), sidequests, and extra.
Fundamental State of affairs Quest, Characteristic Quest, and Sidequest Icons
Upon visiting an space, gamers are in a position to see all the hunt markers obtainable to them by opening the map with the □ button. You probably have an energetic/ongoing quest in your present map, you might be additionally in a position to see a waymark for the following step in your minimap.
Travelling and Mounts
One of the vital necessary instruments whereas travelling in FFXIV are the Aetheryte Crystals, which permit gamers to teleport to completely different areas in-game. Activating teleportation to an space is straightforward — merely attune your self to Aetheryte Crystals you discover in every space by interacting with them.
The listing of areas could also be accessed by way of the teleport icon in your cross hotbar or from the “Journey” tab in the primary menu accessed by way of the [OPTIONS] button.
Upon reaching stage 20 and finishing the sidequest “My Little Chocobo,” gamers can unlock mounts. Mounts are an important a part of travelling round as they make journeying much more environment friendly, and also you’ll even have the ability to unlock the flexibility to fly in your mounts as you progress via the sport!
Obligation Finder and matchmaking
A lot of your adventures will come within the type of instanced dungeons, that are unlocked by progressing via the primary situation and have quests.
Gamers can queue and enter situations via the Obligation Finder by urgent [OPTIONS] > Obligation > Obligation Finder.
Gamers will then be routinely positioned right into a queue primarily based on their chosen job, the place they are going to be matched with different gamers to kind both a Mild Occasion of 4 gamers or a Full Occasion of eight gamers, relying on the content material.
Apart from solo fights in the primary situation quests, most situations require a composition of roles, together with a minimum of one tank, one healer, and two injury sellers (DPS).
Typically, tanks are liable for holding goal enmity and soaking injury; healers preserve the get together alive; and the DPS burn down the targets’ well being as swiftly as attainable via talent rotations.
Not solely can you change jobs freely, however you too can change up your wardrobe via the sport’s glamour system! Have an outfit or particular piece of drugs you’d like to put on regardless of its stats? The glamour system is how one can mission the look of drugs onto your character’s present armor! If you happen to ever want a break from quests, take a fast journey again to city, refill on these glamour prisms, and change between completely different glamour choices as you please.
Need extra superior tips about the fight system? Listed below are some helpful tips:
- ↑↓ to cycle via Occasion Checklist
- ←→ to cycle via enemies (seen on display screen)
- L1 + ↑↓ to circle via Enmity Checklist (very helpful when concentrating on one particular enemy and/or an enemy that’s off-screen)
- □ when concentrating on a celebration member/an enemy to open sub-menu (provides entry to a wide range of choices)
- L1 + R3 allows/disables Mouse mode. Use the appropriate analog stick to manage a digital cursor, and press R2/L2 to carry out a left/proper “click on” respectively
With the following pointers, we hope you’re feeling able to embark on the journey to turning into the Warrior of Mild, and we look ahead to seeing you in Eorzea!
— to blog.playstation.com