Final Fantasy XIV’s Patch 4.25 is a couple weeks away from launch and it brings a new content called Forbidden Land, Eureka that is reminiscent of Final Fantasy XI in several ways. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s to come.
The Forbidden Land, Eureka Anemos
Deep in the Glass Ocean, the great expanse of the Far East, lies an island recorded on no navigational charts. An island that seemingly appeared one day─an island that should not be. Recognizing its potential as a trading post, the brave and ambitious ventured forth to explore and claim it, only to discover an untamed land teeming with strange, monstrous beasts…
Here are more details on the Forbidden Land of Eureka:
- Field Area-Style Gameplay: Up to 144 players may occupy a single instance. Players are encouraged to group up with fellow adventurers to hunt notorious monsters and work towards common goals.
- Player Progression: Players will gain elemental EXP to strengthen their ability to harness the elements, and may also use the new Magia Board feature to customize their elemental affinities to aid them in exploring Eureka.
- Altered Battle Mechanics: Additional strategy is required in battle through an element system, in which players must utilize the Magia Board to change the element affinity of their attack to oppose their enemy’s. Players will customize their Magia Board’s elemental attributes prior to exploration using a Magia Melder, and must carefully consider their setup depending on the goal of the adventure.
- Rewards: Players will occasionally earn protean crystals through exploration of Eureka, and may use them to enhance Eureka weapons and gear with the aid of the famed blacksmith, Gerolt.
Even Further Hildibrand Adventures
So long as the infamous Wolf Burglar remains at large, the wealthy and powerful of Kugane cannot sleep easy. However, these perfumed personages may soon find deliverance in Nashu Mhakaracca─and in one particular, one singular individual who surely needs no introduction.
Patch 4.25 is scheduled to launch on March 13, 2018. You can catch up on everything we know about Eureka in our previous report.
Final Fantasy XIV is available on PlayStation 4 and PC.