10 things we’ve just revealed about FINAL FANTASY XIV: EndwalkerWhen is the expansion coming out? What’s being added to FINAL FANTASY XIV Online? …wait, Male Viera?! Here’s everything that was revealed at the Digital Fan Festival 2021.
FINAL FANTASY XIV Digital Fan Festival 2021 is underway, and it’s already been full of exciting news for fans eagerly awaiting FINAL FANTASY XIV: Endwalker.
During the event, FINAL FANTASY XIV Online Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida shared some details about the highly anticipated expansion, including the most critical piece of info of all: when it releases.
You can watch (or rewatch) all the big announcements at the official Fan Fest Hub, or read on and we’ll give you the broad strokes:
1. Endwalker releases on November 23, 2021
Ever since we first revealed FINAL FANTASY XIV: Endwalker, fans have been asking the same thing: when can we play it?
Hey, we get it - we’re champing at the bit to play it too.
Fortunately, Yoshida put us out of our collective misery at Fan Fest 2021 by announcing that the expansion has a release date: November 23, 2021!
2. There’s a rad new theme song
It’s funny - after so many years of creating amazing melodies for FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, you’d think that composer Masayoshi Soken would have run out of ways to blow us away.
But no, he’s done it again with a brand new theme song for Endwalker. The new track features amazing vocals by Sam Carter, from the chart-topping band Architects.
Just listen to the auditory awesomeness in the trailer:
3. The new Reaper job will cut you down to scythe
New jobs are coming to FINAL FANTASY XIV: Endwalker.
We’ve already been introduced to the healing Sage, but at the Fan Festival we got a look at the second job that will be joining it… and it’s a lot less benevolent.
The Reaper is a scythe-swinging melee DPS specialist who calls upon an avatar from the Void to join them in close-quarter combat. Reapers can even serve as a host for their avatar! It’s a brutal, flamboyant fighting style that’s quite unlike anything else in FINAL FANTASY XIV Online - and it looks like amazing fun.
4. Male Viera are on the way
Ever since Viera first made their debut in Shadowbringers, some players have wondered: what do the males look like.
Well, they look like this:
Male Viera will join Endwalker as a new playable race, giving Warriors of Light yet another race to enjoy during their adventures.
5. There are new, beautiful areas to explore
Each FINAL FANTASY XIV Online expansion adds new areas for players to explore, and some of the new ones in Endwalker will be out of this world… literally.
Here’s a preview of some of the new locales you’ll be able to explore. First, there’s Labryrinthos - an artificial training ground that’s quite unlike anything the Warriors of Light have seen before.
For something a little less earthbound, you’ll get to traverse the beautiful lunar landscape of Mare Lamentorum:
You’ll also visit a new city - Old Sharlayan.
6. You’ll take on the Magus Sisters
If a hero’s worth is judged by their enemies, then the Warrior of Light is very worthy indeed.
In Endwalker, you’ll be pitted against some particularly tough foes that FINAL FANTASY fans may be familiar with: the Magus Sisters.
This trio of troublemakers first appeared in FINAL FANTASY IV, and later returned to support Yuna as powerful aeons in FINAL FANTASY X. Now they’re back, and this new form may just be the most intimidating yet…
7. You’ll explore the lore in a brand new alliance raid series
Endwalker will introduce a brand new alliance raid series, and it looks to be one of the most exciting yet - particularly for long-term fans and Hydaelyn historians.
Titled ‘Myths of the Realm’ it’ll take you deeper into the lore FINAL FANTASY XIV Online than ever before - all while presenting an exciting challenge.
8. There’s a new tribe to encounter: Loporrits
We previously revealed the elephant-esque Arkasodara, but they’re not the only new tribe coming in Endwalker.
The bunny-like Loporrits will also add a touch of adorableness to the expansion. Here’s what they look like:
They’re a genuinely fascinating addition to the game’s diverse world, and you’ll get to learn a lot about them when the expansion releases in November.
9. There’s a new data center coming: Oceania
Players in Australia and New Zealand will be getting a new place to call home, with a brand new data center on the way.
We’ll have more information about this in the coming months, so stay tuned.
10. There are pre-order bonuses aplenty
FINAL FANTASY XIV: Endwalker is available to pre-order now, and anyone who picks it up before release will get access to some pretty cool bonuses. Specifically (deep breath):
Early Access - If you pre-order the expansion, you’ll get to play it ahead of the official release. Early access is tentatively scheduled to begin on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 1:00am PST.
In-game item: Menphina Earring - A gorgeous earring with a design that draws inspiration from the moon—one of many locations the Warrior of Light will visit in Endwalker. This useful earring features attributes that will vary according to the user's class/job and current level when equipped. Additionally, the earring grants a 30% increase in EXP when worn, perfect for leveling your jobs to 80.
In-game item: Wind-up Palom Minion - Palom, one of the young twins who joins your party in FINAL FANTASY IV, arrives as a minion you can share new adventures with.
You’ll get your bonus codes when you pre-order Endwalker, and they can be redeemed and used in the game immediately. That gives you plenty of time to use the Menphina Earring to get a character up to level 80 before the expansion releases.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: Endwalker launches November 23, 2021 for PS5, PS4, PC, and Mac. We’ll have much more to share about the expansion as we get closer to release, so make sure you follow the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online team on social media to stay up to date with the latest news.