Square Enix recently released a brand-new trailer for the upcoming 5.1 patch for Final Fantasy XIV, entitled "Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty." This latest update will launch on October 29th, bringing loads of new content to the beloved MMORPG.
Check out the video below, along with more information after the jump:
Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty introduces the new 24-player Alliance Raid, "The Copied Factory," which is based on Yoko Taro's masterwork NieR: Automata. New main scenario quests that continue the epic story of Shadowbringers are also being added.
A New Game + feature is also being added, allowing players to revisit previously completed quests, cutscenes, and battles with their current character and level. Additionally, players can take on the new Hades (Extreme) trial, testing their might against this challenging boss.
There are also new Beast Tribe quests, focused on the mischievous pixies. Players can expect to find Yojimbo at the Gold Saucer with a new minigame, "The Slice is Right." "Onsal Hakair," a new PVP Frontline map, is also being added, allowing Grand Companies to compete for territory control. The patch also comes with adjustments to the Ninja, Samurai, and Summoner jobs, among others, and an overhaul to Final Fantasy XIV's crafting and gathering systems.
The Fellowship community system is also debuting in 5.1, along with various other tweaks and updates to the game. Even more content is on its way in Patch 5.11, with a new Ultimate difficulty raid dubbed "The Epic of Alexander" being introduced, along with a crafting and gathering-focused questline called "Restoration of the Holy See of Ishgard." Basically, there's a whole lot of Final Fantasy XIV goodness on the horizon.
If you'd like to know more about Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, be sure to read our review by the impeccable Caitlin Argyros. We also have a bunch of new screenshots from Patch 5.1 in our gallery. Lastly, we have a video review for Shadowbringers you can check out.
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