On the morning of February 6th the big announcement event for Final Fantasy 14 took place, in which Naoki Yoshida the fourth expansion for Final Fantasy 14 with the title "Endwalker" revealed. The lead producer and director was once again accompanied by translator Michael-Christopher Kojin Fox. The live stream served as a replacement for the Final Fantasy 14 fan festivals, which were canceled due to the COVID19 pandemic. As a replacement, on May 15th and 16th a digital fan festival take place, which will be available free of charge in the livestream (including the concerts!). The pandemic was also the reason why the development continued Endwalker Progress was slower than planned, so that the expansion will not take place until Autumn 2021 will appear.






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Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker – All information about the fourth expansion! (12)

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Endwalker – the end of a long era

The plot of Endwalker is supposed to turn the 10 year old saga around Hydaelyn and Zodiark, which has been with us since patch 1.0, to its end.






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Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker – All information about the fourth expansion! (2)

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The story is already there with Patch 6.0, i.e. the release of Endwalker, be completed. Yoshida promises a similarly complex plot like that of Shadowbringers, in which many well-known supporting characters will also appear. Of course, this won't be the end of Final Fantasy 14 (buy now ) because a completely new story is to begin with patch 6.1, but nothing is currently known about it. At this point, Yoshi-P emphasized once again that he will stay with us for a long time to come. Since Final Fantasy 14 is his life's work, he wants to work on it for as long as possible.

Even if Yoshida hasn't got too much on the plot of Endwalker wanted to reveal, we already learned some exciting details in the course of the presentation. For example, the moon of Eorzeas is supposed to play a central role and even part of the plot takes place on it. How this will happen and how we will get there is not known at the moment. The story also aims to address many of the outstanding questions Hydaelyn and Zodiark and answer their creation. More scenes will be Thavnair and imperial capital Garlemald his.

Of course it will be in Endwalker also give a reunion with many well-known characters. Alphinaud will do the new job of Point accept. How he comes to this role, we will also only find out later in the story. His sister Alisaie will appear as a red magician as usual, but will get a new costume. The adversaries too Fandaniel and Zenos Yae Galvus will be there again.






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Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker – All information about the fourth expansion! (3)

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New jobs – wise men and hand-to-hand fighters

Become an Endwalker two new jobs to be added. In which Wise men (saga) it is a healer who works with so-called Nouliths fights. This weapon controls and amplifies the Aether and can only be found in Final Fantasy 14. Alphinaud will play the role of in Endwalker Point take – how this comes about, we will not find out until Patch 6.0. The wise man works mainly with barriers and shields and can specifically strengthen his own magical abilities in certain areas. It will be available from level 70 and will not have any specific jobs as a requirement – as with the previous expansions, it is only important that you already have another job at this level and also Endwalker owns. The job quest should start in Limsa Lominsa.






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Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker – All information about the fourth expansion! (15)

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With the Point Yoshi-P has some too Changes to the healer jobs announced in Final Fantasy 14. In the future, these should be divided into pure healers and shield healers who take on different tasks in the raid. This distinction should also be taken into account in the group search, for example. The second new class should be one Melee fighters act. However, this will only be revealed at the digital fan festival in May.


Endwalker – level cap and new zones

With Endwalker the Maximum level for all job classes from 80 to 90 raised. So that we get enough to do during the level phase, we will of course also be allowed to explore new zones. The scope of these should be similar to those of earlier expansions. The new city Radz-at-han should be about as big as Eulmore be and will be in Thavnair lie – an island that promises a tropical feeling. However, the trip will also be in the imperial capital Garlemald lead, which is now completely devastated. How this happens, we will also only find out in the future.









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No expansion can do without the Wild Tribes and Endwalker is no exception. So far, the Arkasodara from the tribe of Matanga presented, which have an elephant-like design and may already be known to some from the high hunt. More details about the Arkasodara and the other tribes are yet to be revealed.






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Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker – All information about the fourth expansion! (11)

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Dungeons, raids and other dangers

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Endwalker we will once again have to face many dangers. Among other things, the one known from Final Fantasy 10 will be Anima have an appearance – designed by the original designer who is also part of the FF14 art team. Only a few concept drawings of the new dungeons for small groups are known so far. The design should again be a colorful mixture from fantasy style to modern elements.

Pandemonium is the title of the new endgame raid for eight players that will take place after completing Eden offers a completely new story. The Alliance raid for 24 players this time should be firmly anchored in the world of Final Fantasy 14 and not represent a crossover.









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Endwalker – from PvP to Gold Saucer

Side orders will also play a major role in Endwalker again. So there should be tasks for crafter and collectors again. The role assignments will also celebrate a comeback – albeit with a small change: Instead of the previously known four roles, there will be five in the future. So three different damage classes (mage, ranged, melee), the tanks and the healers will each receive their own quest series.

The PvP should be turned upside down with Endwalker. So the fight against other players should be made smaller and clearer overall. The aim is to make it easier to access and still make it engaging. A new reward system is also planned, which not only has to do with stronger equipment.

That too Trust system (side by side), where you can conquer the dungeons with the help of the well-known NPCs, will be back in Endwalker. This time will too Estonia be part of the party and take on the role of the melee. Yoshida has also planned further activities for the trust system, about which we do not yet have any more detailed information.






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Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker – All information about the fourth expansion! (7)

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Gold Saucer should with Endwalker be expanded to include a new attraction. Again, Yoshi-P was silent about the details. However, the speculations range from snowboarding to blitzball.


The island paradise and Ishgard

At the Island paradise should it be a completely new type of content. In this casual zone, everything should revolve around the simple things in life. For example, it will be possible to breed animals or cultivate fields. Yoshida emphasized that this content is not only available to crafters and collectors and should offer the whole 6x series about employment. It is not yet known whether this will also create a new type of housing.






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Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker – All information about the fourth expansion! (9)

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The Housing area in Ishgard will open with patch 6.1. A visit to the zone, for example to view the properties, will be possible as early as Patch 6.0. The housing zone will not look exactly like the sky city, but will be very similar to its design.


Revision of the combat system

As with the earlier expansions, the combat system is to be revised again with Patch 6.1. The changes are different compared to the past, with the focus mainly on individual jobs. The biggest innovation will be a general reduction in combat valuessuch as damage dealt, healing, and health.

Yoshida explained this step by saying that the current numbers are getting out of hand in several ways. It is becoming more and more difficult for the players to follow the high damage values ​​and the system also has problems with always calculating them correctly. The regular increase in the numerical values ​​has led to some absurdities over the years: For example, the strongest boss in patch 5.5 is said to have over 440 million life points.






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Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker – All information about the fourth expansion! (10)

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When reducing the combat values, the formulas should not be changed, but only the numerical values ​​that serve as the basis for the calculations. So the step range from 50 to 80 should be strongly compressed. The range from 80 to 90, on the other hand, will feel as usual. According to Yoshida, the changes are necessary in order to keep Final Fantasy 14 running for many more years. Of course, the opponents will also be adjusted to the new values.

Another innovation will be the belt concern that completely removed from the game will. The equipment slot is a holdover from Patch 1.0 and has never been particularly popular with players. On the one hand, it has no visual influence on the character and the equipment values ​​were also negligible. With the release of Patch 6.0, belts will no longer be equippable. The resulting slots in the arsenal will benefit the main weapon and rings.






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Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker – All information about the fourth expansion! (8th)

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The aim is also to be able to interact with the character at any time to switch to another data center. This is expected to be a little more complicated than is currently the case with world travel and will also be associated with more restrictions. Here, too, we have to be patient for further information.


The PlayStation 5 version Final Fantasy 14 will go into Open Beta on April 13th. This should offer a significantly better look than is currently the case with the PS4. It will be possible to play in different versions. While the 4K mode offers the best visuals, the game can also be switched to the frame rate mode at any time. The PS5 version will be completely free as long as you have the PS4 license. Of course, the monthly fees still apply.


Afterwards you will find the fantastic trailer for Endwalker.

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Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker – the fantastic teaser trailer

As soon as there is more information about Endwalker, we will of course share it with you. Of course, as always, we are looking forward to your opinion. How do you like the previous announcements? Let us know in the comments!

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