See the FFXIV Dawntrail New Dungeons and Trials Details
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See the FFXIV Dawntrail New Dungeons and Trials Details

After detailing the new Role Quests in the Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer Live LXXXII, Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida and Global Community Producer Foxclon showed some of the new dungeons being introduced with the FFXIV Dawntrail expansion, as well as a new trial.

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During the livestream Yoshida said that players can expect the main dungeons that are tied to the Main Scenario Quests of Dawntrail to be accessible to players even if they are not fully optimized and at the maximum 100 level cap, since they are part of the main story. However, regarding endgame content and expert dungeons, players will need to be prepared for them, as the developers want this content to be a fun challenge.

While it is not the official name, Yoshida said that the first one they call Jungle Cruise internally. For the second dungeon the environment seems to be at high altitude and with thin air. It will be great for screenshots. Underground ruins with pools of water, feels very representative of what a “dungeon” is.

They were very meticulous about the details, colors, and environments for the new FFXIV Dawntrail dungeons, in order to transmit a sense of lived history. Foxclon mentioned that these dungeons will have lots of booby traps and dangers lurking around the corner. However, they didn’t go into details about these to avoid spoilers.

The final dungeon that the developers showed looked completely different to the ruins and buildings of Tural, being a high-tech environment full of lasers and a bright red hue. Yoshida joked that the environment looked apt for Darth Maul, and this is the second time he joked about the character, having previously mentioned him in reference to the new Viper job during the previous livestream.

You can check out the new dungeons here:

Next, the developers introduced and gave a quick look at a new trial that will be introduced in FFXIV Dawntrail with the 7.0 patch. The trial featured the legendary Valigarmanda beast of Tural. The stage for the battle is set high atop a tall stone pillar, with mountains and other pillars being seen in the distance. During the short battle showcase, Yoshi-P used a Black Mage job against Valigarmanda. The beast used attacks with fire and wind visuals, as well as using its talons to knock the character off the stage.

You can check out a short clip of Yoshi-P fighting Valigarmanda in the upcoming FFXIV Dawntrail trial here:

Final Fantasy XIV is readily available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, the FFXIV Dawntrail expansion will arrive on July 2, 2024, and the new dungeons will be introduced from patch 7.0 and beyond.

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