Over on Final Fantasy XIV’s official Lodestone, Square Enix has revealed a few previews of content players can expect to see when the MMO’s patch 3.4, Soul Surrender, launches on September 27th.
First off, we get a look at what awaits adventurers in the continuation of the game’s main scenario. Here’s an official description from the Lodestone:
“After a thousand years of bloodshed and sorrow, the shade of Nidhogg, rage incarnate, fell at last to the Warrior of Light. So it was that the Dragonsong War drew to a close, and the survivors, bloodied but unbowed, could begin to pick up the pieces. A new day dawns in Ishgard, and her champions may rest easy─if only for a moment. For every ending marks a new beginning.”
Patch 3.4 will also see the addition of two new dungeons, Xelphatol and the Great Gubal Library (Hard), with both requiring an item level of at least 210 to enter.
“Forced to flee the Black Shroud for fear of the elementals and their boundless wrath, the Ixal settled the windswept mountains of Xelphatol more than five hundred and fifty years ago. Since that day, they have labored tirelessly to eke out an existence in these harsh and unforgiving lands, slowly but surely expanding their dominion over the entire region. Yet the Ixal have never forgotten that which was once denied them, and so they seek divine intervention once more─to summon Garuda and beseech her strike down their enemies. In the shadow of the First Mountain, the ritual nears completion, as a brave hero once more races against time to deliver the realm from destruction.”
Xelphatol will also require players to have completed the main scenario quest “Promises Kept.”
“Though long-since abandoned by its Sharlayan keepers, the Great Gubal Library does not want for visitants, its halls ever stirring with the voidsent guardians who walk its corridors. With danger at every turn, the fool who dares trespass here would find not wisdom but certain doom. Yet it was not long ago that an intrepid adventurer braved the deepest depths of this forbidding vault of knowledge, returning unscathed and wiser for the experience─a feat of daring that would be sung of the realm over. Mayhap that is why an anonymous individual would beseech that selfsame champion to return in search of long-forgotten knowledge. One can only hope this venture proves yet another enlightening lesson.”
Players must have at least completed the main scenario quest “Heavensward” to unlock the Great Gubal Library (Hard).
Final Fantasy XIV is available for PC, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. Patch 3.4, Soul Surrender, will release on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016.