Everything you need to know about FINAL FANTASY XIV: Dawntrail

Sunny skies and blue seas beckon you to the continent of Tural! Here’s what you’ll be doing in the new expansion for FINAL FANTASY XIV!
Di Duncan Heaney

Get ready for sunny skies and blue seas because FINAL FANTASY XIV: Dawntrail is out now!

This expansion takes your Warrior of Light and the Scions of the Seventh Dawn to a brand-new continent full of new adventures. But what exactly can you expect from the land of Tural - and what’s been added to the game?

Here’s what to expect:

A new story begins!

Although only freshly returned from the Thirteenth, there’s little time to rest for your brave adventurer and the Scions of the Seventh Dawn.

Far to the west in the nation of Tuliyollal, claimants prepare to compete for the throne of the Dawnservant. As Eorzea’s champion, you’re asked to accompany Wuk Lamat as her ally in this rite of succession - an endeavor which takes you across the glittering seas to the distant continent of Tural.

The contest ahead promises to offer challenges far beyond simple combat. Little by little you’ll start to unravel the mystery of the legendary golden city - and begin a new tale for FINAL FANTASY XIV!

Travel to new parts of the world

Gorgeous landscapes beckon you in FINAL FANTASY XIV: Dawntrail. The continent of Tural is comprised of two landmasses - Xak Tural to the north, and Yok Tural to the south. Each is comprised of beautiful new areas full of amazing sights and sounds.

You’ll get to meet Tural’s many and diverse peoples in two new cities:


This striking city marches up the side of a mountain, the path from its coastal harbor to the lofty palace at its summit marked by a profusion of slopes and stairs. Embodying the ideals of the nation with which it shares its name, this ever-bustling metropolis is home to a population drawn from all the lands of Tural.

Solution Nine

A city of towering facades constructed by an entirely different civilization than that of Tuliyollal. As for what chain of events could lead you to such a strange place… well, play the expansion to find out!

You’ll also adventure across multiple new areas, including:


This mountainous region of Yok Tural is inhabited by two peoples of vastly different stature: the child sized Pelupelu, and the gargantuan Yok Huy. Such disparities, however, shrink into insignificance before the brooding majesty of Worqor Zormor, the tallest peak in Tural!


To the south of Tuliyollal stretch the verdant forests of Kozama'uka. Rivers great and small flow from mountains to the west and pour into the region, creating breathtaking waterfalls. Although the peoples which inhabit the region resemble goblins and the Vanu Vanu, they have each built unique cultures within this vast wilderness.

Yak T'el

These dense woodlands can be reached by dirigibles which cross the mountain range to the southeast of Tuliyollal. The highlands are rich in game and settled by the Xbr'aal. The lowlands, where the thick canopy blocks the sunlight, are inhabited by the Mamool Ja.

The region is dotted with naturally occurring wells, known as cenotes, which are formed when water accumulates in sinkholes.


The rain-starved plains of this region located in central Tural makes for a striking contrast with the verdant surrounds of its largest lake. The discovery of ceruleum deposits in recent years has brought sweeping change to the area, including the construction of a railroad, even as local peoples maintain their cultural traditions.

Heritage Found

In this region overflowing with lightning energies, thick thunderclouds blot out the sun, while streaks of purple levin illuminate the land day and night.

Explore two new jobs

Dawntrail introduces two new jobs: pictomancer and viper.

Pictomancer is an artistically-minded magical ranged DPS job that lets you use specialized brushes to bring incredible creations to life - from weapons and creatures to stunning landscapes. If you like to dish out damage at a distance - and as creatively as possible - you’ll find much to enjoy.

If you’d rather get up close and personal, you should check out the new viper job. This melee DPS job uses dual blades to deal damage quickly and efficiently at close range. These blades can even be combined into a single powerful weapon.

New dungeons

You’ll have plenty of opportunity to try out the pictomancer and viper jobs in multiple new dungeons. You’ll traverse a treacherous river, explore ancient ruins, climb otherworldly mountains, and much more.

Here’s just a glimpse of what awaits:

A new 8-player raid series: The Arcadion

The launch of Dawntrail brings a new raid series - and it’s something special!

In the Arcadion, the realm’s greatest fighters pit fist against fist and magick against magick, putting their lives on the line as the crowds howl and clamor. Do you dare step into the arena, and if you do, will you rise to become champion or fall forever in ignominy?

The upcoming alliance raid crossover with FINAL FANTASY XI

The next alliance raid beckons you to an altogether different world—Vana’diel also known as the world of FINAL FANTASY XI! Many adventures and challenges await in this highly anticipated crossover series set to release in future updates!

A new ultimate raid: Futures Rewritten (Ultimate)

If you’re up for a challenge, Dawntrail will introduce a new ultimate raid. The super-challenging Futures Rewritten (Ultimate) will put you and your allies to the ultimate test.

New playable race: female Hrothgar

Ever since the Hrothgar arrived with FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers, fans have been excited to see their female counterparts. Now they’re here, opening many new ways to create and customize your Warrior of Light!

The level cap has gone up!

Long-time players rejoice because Dawntrail ups the level cap from 90 to 100. Enjoy that sweet sense of progression as you surge in strength once more.

New lifestyle content: Cosmic Exploration

Take to the stars and work together in a cosmic journey that will fuel your curiosity and creativity.

And loads more.

That’s barely scratching the surface of what you’ll get to do in Dawntrail. As you’d hope, there’s loads of new gear and recipes, new side quests, new FATEs, new hunts, new treasure hunts, new monsters… the list goes on.

Plus, there’s loads more content coming in the Patch 7.x series, so look out for that.

New graphical update

The world of FINAL FANTASY XIV gets even more beautiful with a new visual update, also available today. It improves texture and shadow quality, refines character models, improves materials and more.

It doesn’t require Dawntrail, so even if you’re yet to purchase the new expansion, you can still enjoy a much prettier Hydaelyn!

FINAL FANTASY XIV: Dawntrail is out now for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, PC, Mac and Steam:

If you’ve yet to try this incredible RPG, be sure to check out the free trial. It lets you play through A Realm Reborn, as well as two whole expansions: Heavensward and Stormblood, and take your character to level 70 - all with no restrictions on playtime.

That’s the equivalent of three full length FINAL FANTASY games - and it’s completely free. To find out more, check out the official site:

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