Final Fantasy XIV Patch 4.5 Notes Show Off New Story, Trial, Blue Mage, Mahjong, Items, And Gear

By Sato . January 7, 2019 . 5:00pm

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Final Fantasy XIV’s Patch 4.5 Part 1 launches tomorrow, January 8, 2019, and Square Enix shared the patch notes to give us a look at what’s coming in the update, including the new Blue Mage job that arrives next week.

 

Here’s the latest trailer for Patch 4.5 – A Requiem for Heroes:

 

Below are highlights from the Patch 4.5 Notes:

 

New main scenario quests have been added

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Chronicles of a New Era quests have been added

  • The Four Lords

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Quest: Surpassing the Samurai Lv: Disciple of War or Magic level 70

Location: The Ruby Sea (X:27.8 Y:16.4)

NPC Bunchin

Requirements: Players must first complete the Chronicles of a New Era quest “The Fire-bird Down Below.”

 

  • Return to Ivalice

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Quest: The Path of Most Resistance

Lv: Disciple of War or Magic level 70

Location: Kugane (X:10.3 Y:12.0)

NPC: Lina Mewrilah

Requirements: Players must first complete the Chronicles of a New Era quest “Annihilation.”

 

Blue Mage

* Blue mage job quests are scheduled for implementation one week after the release of patch 4.5.

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Quest: Out of the Blue

Lv: Disciple of War or Magic level 50

LocationLimsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X:10.0 Y:11.0)

NPC: Zealous Yellowjacket

Requirements: Players must first complete the main scenario quest “The Ultimate Weapon.”

 

Furnishings from the Final Fantasy XIV Furnishing Design Contest have been added

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New aquarium fishes have been added

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New Aquarium tank trimmings have been added

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A new seed for flowerpots has been added

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Doman Mahjong has been added

Mahjong is a game in which four players gather tiles and race to complete a winning hand. You may play against other players or NPCs.

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Quest: Every Little Thing She Does Is Mahjong

Lv: Any class or job level 15

Location: The Gold Saucer (X:4.8 Y:6.1)

NPC: Lewena

Requirements: Players must first complete the quest “It Could Happen to You.”

 

Doman Mahjong Rules

Doman mahjong is closely based on the Japanese style of mahjong.

 

How to Play

The Gold Saucer’s mahjong tutor (X:7.2 Y:7.7) teaches the basic rules, making a conversation with her the ideal place to start.

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NPC Matches

Access any of the three mahjong tables in the Gold Saucer (X:7.2 Y:7.7) to challenge NPCs of varying difficulty.

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  • Novice Mahjong Table
  • Intermediate Mahjong Table
  • Advanced Mahjong Table

* To exit an NPC match, press Esc or the Start/Options button. There is no penalty for quitting.
* You can play at NPC tables while waiting for the Duty Finder.

 

Player Matches

Use the Duty Finder to be matched against other players.

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  • Novice Mahjong (Ranked)
    This match type is immediately available. After registering as a solo player, you will be matched against other players.
    Your performance will affect your rating.
    * You cannot join while in a party.

 

  • Advanced Mahjong (Ranked)
    Only players ranked 1st dan or higher can register. After registering as a solo player, you will be matched against other players.
    Increases and decreases in rating are greater than in novice matches.

 

  • Four-player Mahjong (Kuitan enabled)
    You must form a party of four players to begin the match. Ratings and ranks are not affected. The kuitan rule allows tanyao yaku to be used after calling pon or chi. (See in-game instructions and Lodestone for details on the various rules.)

 

  • Four-player Mahjong (Kuitan disabled)
    You must form a party of four players to begin the match. Ratings and ranks are not affected. Playing with kuitan disabled prevents tanyao yaku from being used after calling pon or chi.

 

Check out more on Doman Mahjong in our previous report.

 

A new emote has been added

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New hairstyles have been added

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A new dungeon, the Ghimlyt Dark, has been added

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Quest: ???

Lv: Disciple of War or Magic level 70

Location: ??? NPC: ??? Requirements: Players must first complete the main scenario quest “???”

 

New trials have been added – The Wreath of Snakes

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Quest: Surpassing the Samurai

Lv: Disciple of War or Magic level 70

Location: The Ruby Sea (X:27.8 Y:16.4)

NPC: Bunchin

Requirements: Players must first complete the Chronicles of a New Era quest “The Fire-bird Down Below.”

 

The Wreath of Snakes (Extreme)

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This trial can only be accessed via the Raid Finder.
* Item level restrictions do not apply when registering as a full party.

 

Newq items have been added

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New recipes have been added

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New mounts have been added

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The following mounts are now able to fly

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  • Direwolf
  • Unicorn
  • Nightmare
  • Aithon
  • Xanthos
  • Gullfaxi
  • Enbarr
  • Markab
  • Boreas

 

New minions have been added

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The server backup function is now in beta for the PlayStation 4 version

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* Transfer of data between the Windows/Mac versions and PlayStation®4 is planned for a future update.
* This feature is still in the beta testing phase and may not be fully compatible with your play environment. It is strongly recommended that before attempting a backup to the servers, you copy your locally stored save data to a USB storage device, or use online storage if you are a subscriber to PlayStation® Plus.
* For Remote Play users, only the HUD and UI sizes and positions can be backed up.
* When downloading saved data, there may some delays in loading the list of backed up data.

 

You can read the full notes for Patch 4.5 over at the official Lodestone page.

 

Final Fantasy XIV is available on PlayStation 4 and PC.


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