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Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Guide To Unlocking Content And What’s New In Patch 5.0

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    Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers is live for those who pre-ordered the expansion and there’s plenty to check out, like a couple new races with the Viera and Hrothgar, and two new jobs with Gunbreaker and Dancer.

     

    There’s a lot to cover from Patch 5.0, so we highlighted some of the main features to get you started on your Shadowbringers adventure:

     

    Hrothgar and Viera races

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    The Hrothgar and Viera races are immediately available when creating new characters or using a Fantasia to edit your character’s appearance. You can also select the two new races as your Retainers.

     

    Gunbreaker and Dancer jobs

    Both Gunbreaker and Dancer jobs available for players at level 60 and above.

     

    Gunbreaker (Tank)

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    Those of you looking to try out the new Gunbreaker job can start with “The Makings of a Gunbreaker” quest from God’s Quiver bow at New Gridania (X:11.5 Y:11.9).

     

    Dancer (DPS)

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    For aspiring Dancers, head to Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X:9.8 Y:12.0) and talk to Eager Lominsan to start the quest “Shall We Dance.”

     

    Role Quests

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    In addition to the regular Job Quests there are new “Role Quests” for each Disciple of War or Magic. The required level ranges from 70 to 80, and players will be required to complete at least one series of Role Quests in order to complete the main scenario of Shadowbringers.

     

    After reaching a certain point in the Main Scenario, you can start your first Role Quest at the following:

    Tank (Paladin/Warrior/Dark Knight/Gunbreaker)

    Quest: The Man with Too Many Scars

    Lv: Any tank level 70

    Location: The Crystarium (X:10.5 Y:16.2)

    NPC: Granson

     

    Physical DPS (Monk/Dragoon/Ninja/Samurai/Bard/Machinist/Dancer)

    Quest: No Greater Sport

    Lv: Any physical DPS level 70

    Location: The Crystarium (X:10.8 Y:15.9)

    NPC: Lue-Reeq

     

    Magical DPS (Black Mage/Summoner/Red Mage)

    Quest: Hollow Pursuits

    Lv: Any magical DPS level 70

    Location: The Crystarium (X:11.2 Y:15.2)

    NPC: Cerrig

     

    Healer (White Mage/Scholar/Astrologian)

    Quest: Traditions and Travails

    Lv: Any healer level 70

    Location: The Crystarium (X:10.7 Y:15.4)

    NPC: Giott

     

    An additional quest unlocks upon completing the Main Scenario and all four Role Quest series:

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    Lv: Disciple of War or Magic level 80

    Location: The Crystarium (X:10.8 Y:15.2)

    NPC: Glynard

     

    In 5.0 we have a variety of new and updated Actions & Traits, Role Actions, and more for each job. Check out more details here.

     

    You can also check out the above video for a look at new Job Actions.

    New Main Scenario Quests

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    If you’re looking to dive right into the new story content, hit up Tataru at The Rising Stones to get things started. The quest is called “The Syrcus Trench” and you need to be on a Disciple of War or Magic at level 70 to start. Do keep in mind that you need to have completed the last Main Scenario Quest “A Requiem for Heroes” that concluded Patch 4.56 (Part 2).

     

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    You might also notice that the manner in which dialogue selections are displayed has been changed.

     

    By progressing through the Main Scenario Quests, new Side Stories, Trials, Crystarium Deliveries, and more are unlocked.

     

    New Cities

    There are new cities to explore through the Main Scenario Quests with The Crystarium and Eulmore.

     

    The Crystarium

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    Eulmore

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    New Field Areas

    There’s a bunch of new areas to check out in 5.0. Here’s a peek:

     

    Lakeland

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    Kholusia

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    Amh Araeng

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    Il Mheg

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    The Rak’tika Greatwood

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    There are also shiny new city & field Aetherytes:

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    New FATEs have been added

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    While exploring the new areas, be sure to check out the new FATEs in the 5.0 areas. Not only are they a good way to acquire EXP, they drop a new currency called “Bicolor Gemstones.”

     

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    The Bicoor Gemstones can be exchanged with Gemstone Trader NPCs for various good, including some items that are available exclusively through these vendors.

     

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    Furthermore, as you continue to complete FATEs in the 5.0 areas, the Gemstone Trader NPCs will offer a wider selection of goods. You can check the progress in each area under Shared FATEs under Travel in the main menu.

    New in Patch 5.0

    There’s a lot more that’s new in Shadowbringers. Check out a preview of the new additions below:

     

    New Side Story Quests

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    New Furnishing (Furnishing Design Contest)

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    New Furnishings

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    New Aquarium Fishes

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    A new seed for Flowerpots

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    New Hairstyles

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    New Dungeons

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    New Trials

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    New Enemies

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    New Elite Marks

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    New Items

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    New Mounts

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    Following Mounts can now fly

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    • Coeurl
    • Cavalry Elbst
    • Warlion
    • Warbear
    • War Panther

    All mounts can now fly.

     

    New Minions

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    Read the full Patch 5.0 Notes at The Lodestone.

     

    Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PlayStation 4 and PC. The Shadowbringers expansion releases July 2, 2019.

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    Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera. Gamer, avid hockey fan, and firm believer in the heart of the cards.

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