Square Enix has announced that their ongoing MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV, has achieved a staggering growing total of over 27 million players worldwide. Additionally, the company revealed plans for the 2023-2024 Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festivals, with Las Vegas, Nevada, and London, United Kingdom, serving as the first two host cities. Then, Japan will have the final Fan Festival in early 2024.
The currently provided dates are as follows:
- North America – Las Vegas, Nevada – Las Vegas Convention Center
- July 28 – July 29, 2023
- Europe – London, United Kingdom – The ExCel Centre
- October 21 – October 22, 2023
- Japan – Venue TBD
- Early 2024
The official Fan Festival website will contain information regarding ticket sales and other related news at a later date.
Moreover, Patch 6.25, arriving on October 18, 2022, received a content overview, viewable below:
- New Side Story Quests – Somehow Further Hildibrand Adventures continue in Patch 6.25.
- New Weapon Enhancement Quests – Players can obtain and enhance Manderville Weapons throughout the Patch 6.x series, which will begin in the Somehow Further Hildibrand Adventures questline.
- New Tribal Quests: Omicron – New daily quests for Disciples of the Land.
- New “Variant Dungeons” Battle Content – Players can enjoy new variable-difficulty dungeons—beginning with the Sil’dihn Subterrane—designed for 1-4 players, with the difficulty of enemies scaling depending on party size. Players will explore dungeons with Nanamo, featuring branching routes, which can change depending on player actions within the dungeon. Folios can also be obtained from each route, which can be pieced together to deduce secrets and complete the entire story.
- Criterion Dungeons – High difficulty four-player content featuring a visually similar area to the Variant Dungeons, but with a set route. Criterion dungeons will feature two options of difficulties, each with their own unique set of rules and characteristics.
Lastly, the North American data center expansion is planned to take place on November 1, 2022. This change will reduce server congestion “during peak periods for the ever-expanding playerbase, with the new logical data center, named “Dynamis,” initially consisting of four new Worlds with plans to expand further in the future.”
Fans should keep an eye on The Lodestone for more information pertaining to this upcoming data center expansion as well as the 6.25 content patch.
You can view the official teaser trailer for the upcoming Fan Festivals below:
The latest Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter houses further details for the aforementioned waves of news.
Final Fantasy XIV is currently available via PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.
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