You saved Eorzea in Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn and resolved a centuries-old conflict with dragons in Heavensward… what’s next for the Warrior of Light?
It’s time to head to the Far East. It’s time for Stormblood. And from now until May 8, 2023, this massive expansion is completely free for players who own or purchase Final Fantasy XIV Online Starter Edition!
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood has taken the critically acclaimed MMORPG to the next level, with a compelling and dark new story full of twists, turns and quests galore, new mechanics, new jobs to master, and a whole new part of the world explore. Let’s take a closer look.
After the events of Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, it’s time to do battle in the sinister Garlean Empire. You and your allies make plans to liberate the conquered city-state of Ala Mhigo, and set out to meet the resistance.
Of course, things don’t quite go as planned and soon you’re faced with a new enemy…one who might be even stronger than the legendary Warrior of Light.
Meanwhile, in the far eastern nation of Doma, freedom fighters struggle to rekindle the fires of hope among their compatriots. Will you be the spark that ignites the flames of rebellion and drives the Empire out once and for all?
Stormblood’s main campaign is a sprawling epic full of political intrigue, startling revelations, and heart-pounding action.
Stormblood has expanded the game’s already vast world with new regions unlike anything in the game before. Ala Mhigo and Doma are the lands of monks, and ninjas and samurai respectively, with a beautiful aesthetic inspired by the Far East.
They provide a great setting for the game’s main storyline to unfold. Plus, plenty of additional quests mean there’s always something new to discover among the vast and beautiful landscapes of the region.
The expansion also includes two additional jobs. On the combat side, do you prefer melee or magic? Stormblood asks: why not have both? The Red Mage job added in the expansion gives you a rapier and magic crystal stand, allowing you to dive in and out of combat, attack enemies with red magic, and even link multiple spells for massive damage . It’s a very mobile and very entertaining DPS role that is really fun to play with.
Of course, the second job added in the expansion is just as wild… you can be a samurai! This is another DPS work on mastering the arts of Sen and Kenki. With your katana in hand, you can smash your way through enemies, building your power and unleashing it in the form of mighty combos.
There are also plenty of new dungeons, new tribes and primals to encounter, a particularly impressive raid series from the creators of Final Fantasy XII and Final Fantasy Tactics that sees you “Return to Ivalice” and much more.
That’s a huge amount of content, and – to remind you – it’s completely free! For more details on eligibility and how to claim your copy of Stormblood, head over to our support center.
If we’ve piqued your interest in Stormblood, Square Enix’s FFXIV team will be posting a series of deeper dives over the next few weeks, including developer interviews. Be sure to follow the official FFXIV channels for more.
I hope you can’t wait to discover this unforgettable chapter of the Final Fantasy XIV Online saga.
I’ll see you at Ala Mhigo!
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