FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers is out now and available for download

Full details of the expansion here, including new areas, new playable races, the new dancer and gunbreaker jobs and more.
By Duncan Heaney
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FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers is out now and ready to play. As of July 2, 2019, players can start their journey to become the Warrior of Darkness.

Read on, and we'll take a look at what's included in the new expansion:

FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers Trailer

During Square Enix E3 Live 2019, we showcased the new trailer for the expansion. Take a look:

New Jobs - Gunbreaker and Dancer

The first new job in the Shadowbringers expansion is the ‘gunbreaker’ – a gunblade-wielding fighter that occupies the tank role. Even better, if you managed to get the collector’s edition, you can use Squall’s iconic gunblade, Revolver, from FINAL FANTASY VIII.

The next new job is the Dancer. This class attacks with throwing weapons, and uses their smooth moves to damage enemies and add beneficial effects to the party.

New Playable Races

The Viera are a playable race in FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers. Their lithe forms and long-ears like rabbits will be familiar to any fans who’ve explored the world of Ivalice in games like FINAL FANTASY XII.

There's also a second new race: the Hrothgar. Like the Viera, these lion-like warriors will have unique and customisable features that are specific to their race.

New Raid from the minds behind NieR:Automata

The Stormblood alliance raid series, Return to Ivalice, will be followed by another exciting collaboration in Shadowbringers! Titled YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse, the new raid series is a collaborative effort featuring special guest creators Yosuke Saito (Square Enix producer) and YOKO TARO (game designer), reuniting the duo that helmed the NieR series.

New Raid with character and boss design by Tetsuya Nomura

Kingdom Hearts' director brings his creative talents to this challenging new raid. Take a peek at the character of Gaia:

NPC ‘Trust’ system

This all-new system allows players to tackle Shadowbringers instanced dungeons with familiar NPCs by their side.

New Areas to Explore

Multiple new explorable areas are available in Shadowbringers: Il Mheg - a lush, awe-inspiring vale, the Rak’tika Greatwood - a sprawling forest of ancient, towering sentinels, and the beautiful Lakeland. Take a tour:

There are also new player cities. The Crystarium, which acts as a player hub, and Eulmore - an affluent city ruled by the elite. It plays a key role in the main Shadowbringers storyline.

New Beast Tribe and Primal

The pixies and their mighty regent, Titania have come to FINAL FANTASY XIV with Shadowbringers. The First is also home to the Dwarves - a beast tribe never without their helmets or beards, and the mysterious ‘Sin-eater,’ Innocence.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers Benchmark tool and character creator

The official FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers benchmark software is now available for download.

Not only does it feature footage from the expansion, it also includes a character creator, so you can build your Viera and Hrothgar characters right now. You can even carry them into the game.

The software can be downloaded here: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/benchmark/.

Take a look at it in action:

How to get FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers

You can buy Shadowbringers right now from the Square Enix Store. Simply head over there and choose the version you want for your preferred platform.

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sgtskip77
You don't make it very intuitive to download your games.
hotpotatochipy
You guys really need some game masters that are online when you guys are out of office. I have been playing Shadowbringers for a few days now and today it wont let me log onto my account because of a registration error. It will also not even let us log on and make new characters to make a ticket and all the servers all full. It makes us not want to play the game. You need to fix the system to allow more players and add a team of game masters that can help players during these errors.
nekurashimo
You guys really, really need a more stream lined system of registering game codes. It's putting off new players.
mystief
I pre ordered the game and now i have been booted becaue i have no activation code!!!!! Getting pissed off ya'll need to fix your system !!!!!
Yusuke_Ninja
NEAT
Nolyat
I preordered shadowbringers from the square enix site will I still get the preorder bonuses? It's a hard copy too.
IRONLORDWAR
ive already pre order for my ps4 CE download and i also pre order the big CE for my PC i just build. i did all this once pre order started. im happy for the Lion race. now i can be true to my self being A Leo king of the Zodiac. im even mopre happy for the Gun breaker class since that what got me back on here. just wish the Gun breakewr had a better job name like Soldier or Spell blade.
DereckMorgado
Quem for brasileiro e estiver lendo isso, me ajude:https://secure.avaaz.org/po/community_petitions/Square_Enix_Legendas_em_PTBR_para_Final_Fantasy_XIV/?preview=live
DereckMorgado
Please, subtitles in PT-BR for the Final Fantasy XIV i just know the basic of english.Observação: O Final Fantasy XV é Muuuito Bom, ótimo trabalho