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Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Details and Post-Launch Updates Revealed
The news comes straight from Yoshi-P himself.
06.22.19 - 11:09 PM

With Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers' July 2nd launch date fast approaching, Square Enix revealed a slew of new details about the latest expansion in their wildly popular MMORPG. The details come straight from the Letter from the Producer Live #52 stream with Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida (Yoshi-P).

First, let's take a tour of the new dungeons! As seen in the trailer above, the expansion includes a variety of new dungeons. Not only that, but a trial battle with Titiania also awaits players.

Of course, with a new expansion, players should expect new and old faces to take the stage of Shadowbringers' story. Thancred and Y'shtola return while new faces Ran'jit and Vauthry join the fray.

Below is Square Enix's description of Shadowbringers' story:

Ala Mhigo is at last free from imperial rule, but that liberty may prove fleeting as the Empire moves to both reclaim this bloodied nation and subjugate all of Eorzea.
In their hour of need, however, they cannot turn to the Warrior of Light. Nor to the Scions, who yet slumber, their souls adrift. The realm is left to struggle without its saviors, for they have been beckoned beyond time and space─beckoned to the First.
Here a new adventure begins in a world where light ushers all unto oblivion. But hope is not yet lost, for where there is light there is shadow.

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers

Along with the new expansion comes many new upgrades, especially for the Crafting and Gathering Classes. Not only will existing recipes be easier to unlock but the crafting UI will also receive a substantial update. New actions and tweaks to the older ones will also be added to Crafting. On the other hand, Gathering will include more detailed entries in the gathering log, such as spawn times and the option to remind players of spawning nodes. New updates to Gathering will also include new actions and traits for all classes and easier access to existing gathering points.

Shadowbringers also brings us the following system-related updates: more storage for the glamour dresser, improved retainer and achievement UI, new tomestones, and more gatherer/crafter scrips. Furthermore, new worlds will be available, such as the Spriggan World in the Chaos data center and the Twintania in the Light data center.

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers

And that's not all! Two big patches are already planned after the launch of Shadowbringers! The first post-launch update, patch 5.01, lands on July 16th and adds the normal difficulty high-level raid, Eden. Then on July 30th, Patch 5.05 launches with the savage difficulty Eden raid, a treasure hunt dungeon called Lyhe Ghiahl, and the Allagan tomestone of Phantasmagoria currency.

Phew! And this only scratches the surface for what is to come in Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers! You can check out the trailer dropped at Square Enix's E3 press conferences here. Check back at RPGFan as we draw closer to the expansion's release date!