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Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Patch 5.01 Now Live; Adds FF VIII-Themed Raid With Sweet Remix



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With Gunbreaker being added as one of the two new jobs to Final Fantasy XIV’s Shadowbringers expansion, the MMO just got more love for Final Fantasy VIII with the new Eden’s Gate raid dungeon.


Below are highlights for what’s new from Patch 5.01:


New Chronicles of a New Era Quests



Players must first complete the final Main Scenario Quest of Shadowbringers with a minimum level requirement of level 80. The quest titled “In the Middle of Nowhere” is available to start at The Crystarium (X: 9.7 Y:12.3) by talking to Anxious Crystarium Guard.


New Raid Dungeon: Eden’s Gate


The new eight-man raid dungeon also requires players to complete “In the Middle of Nowhere” to take on. The quest is “Deploy the Core” and is available at The Empty (X:6.1 Y:5.7). In addition to the level 80 requirement, the raid has an Item Level requirement of i425 or above.


Class/Job Action Adjustments


  • Disembowel – Duration has been increased from 24 to 30 seconds.


  • Art of War – MP cost reduced from 800 to 600.


  • Gravity – MP cost reduced from 700 to 600.


New Items


The items added in Patch 5.01 will be listed at a later date.


The patch also added new Minions, achievements, music, and various other adjustments and fixes. You can read the patch notes for 5.01 over at the Lodestone.


Lastly, here’s some footage from the new Eden’s Garden raid where you can hear a sweet remix of Final Fantasy VIII’s boss theme “Force Your Way”:


Final Fantasy XIV is available on PlayStation 4 and PC.

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