With the game’s next major patch set to hit later this month, Square Enix has given fans a look at the newest content coming to Final Fantasy XIV. Update 3.2 will add not only a new main scenario, but also dungeons and a new primal battle.
The main scenario, called The Gears of Change, will continue to add the game’s story. “Truth. Peace. Reformation. These were the keys to Ishgard’s salvation. So believed Ser Aymeric, acting ruler of the Holy See,” Square Enix teased. “However, not all shared in his dream, and in his headlong rush to unite man and dragon once more, those still bound by the fetters of the past rose up to defend their nation against the forces they feared would destroy it. Yet change─that great, inexorable wave─was upon them, and soon all of Ishgard would bend to its will.”
Two of the dungeons coming in 3.2 are The Antitower and The Lost City of Amdapor (Hard).
In all of creation, what greater mystery could there be than the fate of this very star? To sound the deepest depths, to study the aetherial sea itself─for these purposes and more was the Antitower built,” Square Enix said of the first dungeon. “Abandoned by her Sharlayan caretakers following the exodus, it has since been overrun by the magical guardians they left behind. Yet were one blessed with Her gift to brave these dangers and descend to the furthest reaches─to hear, feel, and think at the heart of this world─what would they find?”
The description for the second is thankfully a little less vague. “Following the defeat of Diabolos, the unnatural pall choking the crumbling city of Amdapor was lifted, and tranquility restored to the Twelveswood. Or so it had seemed. When the Hearers entered the ruins, however, they had scarce begun consigning the stones to the forest when their elemental allies fled in a sudden panic. By the spirits’ agitated whispers did the Seedseers learn that a daunting and hostile presence yet lingered within Amdapor’s moldering walls. Unable to complete their ritual of cleansing, once more have the Padjals called upon your aid. Once more must you delve deep inside the ancient city’s husk, and purge its withered heart of an unknown evil…”
As for the primal, players will be facing Sephirot, the Fiend. Sephirot “was a deity once worshipped by a tree-like race native to Meracydia. Brought into being for the sole purpose of repelling the Allagan invasion, Sephirot inflicted ruinous losses upon the imperial army before finally being subdued and imprisoned in the central facility of Azys Lla. And now, millennia later, this immensely powerful entity threatens to awaken, his vengeful dreams disturbed by the careless ambitions of Archbishop Thordan VII.”
Update 3.2 is set to hit Final Fantasy XIV on February 23rd. In other recent Final Fantasy news, Final Fantasy XV announced the announcement date for the game’s release date and showed off three minutes of new stealth gameplay. As we learn more about what’s ahead for everything Final Fantasy, keep checking back right here on Gamespresso.