For Ultimate Fantasy 14 followers, the information of a model new growth had been delayed longer than typical as a result of ongoing pandemic. Normally, this data is introduced on the Ultimate Fantasy 14 Fan Fests, however Sq. Enix determined to cancel the occasions this yr and host particular on-line occasions as an alternative. At the newest occasion, Sq. Enix and director Naoki Yoshida lastly revealed details about Ultimate Fantasy 14’s fourth growth, Endwalker, and talked about quite a few upcoming adjustments within the growth.
Endwalker guarantees to function a conclusion for the present Ultimate Fantasy 14 story arc together with a large quantity of adjustments, new jobs, overhauls, raids, dungeons, quests, and extra. Though some data will not be revealed till the digital Fan Fest in Could, Ultimate Fantasy 14 gamers shall be excited to see the conclusion of the principle story arc when Endwalker releases someday in Fall 2021.
Each growth in Ultimate Fantasy 14 comes the thrill of recent jobs, and Endwalker isn’t any completely different. Yoshida revealed that two new jobs have been coming with Endwalker: one therapeutic job and one other melee DPS job to be revealed in Could. The job revealed on the occasion was referred to as Sage, a high-tech therapeutic class that makes use of aether-imbued weapons referred to as Nouliths which appear like floating swords. Sages may even give attention to barrier therapeutic very like the present Scholar job. With a view to give the Sages a distinct really feel from different jobs, gamers could have the power to briefly increase their magical skills as nicely.
As Yoshida talked about within the occasion, the introduction of Sage brings the overall variety of healer jobs to 4, and there shall be some adjustments with a purpose to stability the metagame. Traditionally, the White Mage job in Ultimate Fantasy 14 targeted on pure therapeutic, the Scholar job targeted on boundaries, and the Astrologian class was a combination between the 2. Nonetheless, the introduction of Sage may even convey alongside a transparent distinction between barrier therapeutic and pure therapeutic, so it seems that Astrologian may even obtain some adjustments.
Sages could be unlocked in a similar way to earlier Ultimate Fantasy 14 expansions as they are going to be out there within the beginning space Limsa Lominsa so long as gamers have one different job at degree 70 and personal the Endwalker growth. There may even be no prerequisite class to the Sage and they’re going to begin out at degree 70. Though fan hypothesis appeared principally off the mark for Sage, gamers ought to be excited to lastly get one other healer job.
Whereas two new jobs are an thrilling prospect for Ultimate Fantasy 14 followers, Endwalker may even characteristic the conclusion of the present most important story arc. Nonetheless, Yoshida additionally ensured followers that Ultimate Fantasy 14 would not be ending anytime quickly, and whereas Endwalker is the finale for the present Hydaelyn and Zodiark arc that started in A Realm Reborn, a brand new story will proceed afterwards. The trailer for Endwalker contained quite a few fascinating particulars as it seems that gamers shall be travelling to the moon because the Warrior of Mild. Yoshida additionally guarantees that Endwalker will deal with the questions of the Scions destiny, the Garlean Empire, what introduced concerning the last days, and the intention of the principle antagonist, Zenos.
Ultimate Fantasy 14 has additionally traditionally launched enormous content material updates with expansions and it seems that Endwalker shall be no completely different. Numerous new areas have been introduced, and the occasion revealed Radz-At-Han, a sub-tropical metropolis state on the island of Thavnair. Possible functioning as Eulmore did in Shadowbringers, Radz-At-Han seems to be a bustling metropolis state paying homage to Ultimate Fantasy 10. Yoshida additionally revealed some idea artwork for Garlemald which seems to be in ruins and gamers are left to guess how the Garlean Empire has ended up this manner.
Very similar to earlier expansions for Ultimate Fantasy 14, Endwalker may even characteristic new dungeons, a high-end raid referred to as Pandaemonium, a brand new Alliance raid, and a brand new small-scale PVP mode. Though data concerning the brand new dungeons and Pandaemonium have been scarce, Yoshida revealed that the brand new Alliance raid shall be primarily based in Eorzean lore as an alternative of a crossover just like the YoRHa raids. Yoshida additionally talked about how the PVP mode was unappealing to newer gamers, and the reward system wasn’t thrilling. Thus, the Endwalker growth may even characteristic a brand new PVP mode that is extra informal with function restrictions being eliminated.
Yoshida additionally talked about the inclusion of quite a few completely different quests, minor options, and miscellaneous adjustments coming to Ultimate Fantasy 14. As anticipated from a brand new growth, there shall be quite a few new sidequests, function quests, and crafter/gatherer quests included in Endwalker. The Belief System, which permits gamers to group up with NPCs to finish dungeons, may even characteristic Estinien Wyrmblood as a playable character. A brand new characteristic often called the Island Sanctuary was introduced with gameplay just like Harvest Moon or Stardew Valley as gamers are likely to crops and lift animals.
Gamers who’ve been apprehensive concerning the scaling of the battle system shall be relieved to listen to that Ultimate Fantasy 14 will make changes in order that harm values are downscaled. Equally, enemies and managers may even have their numbers tweaked in order that the participant expertise is not negatively affected. With this alteration, Yoshida additionally introduced that belts could be eliminated in Endwalker and may not be geared up. As they do not seem visually on characters and their stat values are negligible, gamers are normally irritated to get them as drops. As an alternative, the 35 slots for belts in a participant’s Armory Chest shall be allotted elsewhere.
One other massive QoL change that is coming to Ultimate Fantasy 14 is the Information Heart Journey system. Though Ultimate Fantasy 14 at present permits gamers to journey between worlds, they’re unable to journey to completely different Information Facilities which means they can not play with associates from completely different areas. This announcement helps make the sport accessible for newer gamers, and permits gamers to play with anybody world wide. The occasion concluded with Sq. Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda making an look and formally asserting a PS5 model for Ultimate Fantasy 14. That includes 4K decision, sooner load speeds, and higher FPS, the PS5 open beta will start on April 13, 2021. Gamers who’ve a license for Ultimate Fantasy 14 on the PS4 will be capable of improve to the PS5 model at no additional price.
Though Sq. Enix and Yoshida will not reveal extra about Ultimate Fantasy 14’s Endwalker growth till the digital Fan Fest on the weekend of Could 14, gamers have loads of content material to stay up for already. With a model new job reveal, new content material and storyline options, 2021 is shaping as much as be a incredible yr for Ultimate Fantasy 14 and its followers.
Ultimate Fantasy 14 is at present out there on PC and PS4, with PS5 help coming later in 2021. Endwalker will launch in Fall 2021.