A fortnight ago, Square Enix launched their teaser website for Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.2: Echoes of a Fallen Star, the second main post-expansion patch for the MMORPG which will be available to all players from the middle of next month. While the original page did little more than announce the title and key artwork for this patch, today’s update provides preview screenshots and slightly more in-depth details about a few of the key features being introduced. These include:
Additions to the Main Story Quest
With Eulmore on the path to a brigher tomorrow, the Scions await such time as the Exarch might return them home. Not in idleness, however – for when has any world been content to grant its heroes respite?
Four New Edenscape Challenges in Eden’s Verse
Having taken control of the gargantuan sin eater known as Eden, Ryne continues her quest to restore the dormant elements of The Empty, with Urianger, Thancred, and the Warrior of Darkness by her side every step of the way. Yet the awakening of an enigmatic young woman may put the mission in jeopardy. Will this erstwhile foe continue to pose a threat, or is there more to her heart than darkness?
As with the last set of four challenges, expect both normal and savage variants of each battle.
New Dungeon: Anamnesis Anyder
Deep in the Tempest─deeper still than the phantom Amaurot of Emet-Selch’s design─lies what remains of Anyder’s ancient edifices. What slumbers forgotten in this bed of knowledge, even the Ondo know not…
Continuation of Chronicles of a New Era – The Sorrow of Werlyt
The Garlean Empire seeks to break the stalemate with Eorzean forces by unleashing the culmination of its twisted experimentation─a brutal warmachina that exists only to destroy. On both sides of the battlefield, shadows of the past loom large as the decisive clash draws ever closer
This will very likely encompass the new Trial for this update titled “Cinder Drift”, which will pit groups of eight players against the Ruby Weapon. While unlikely to maintain its “superboss” status from Final Fantasy VII, Ruby Weapon is a returning boss from the broader Final Fantasy franchise albeit with a new backstory.
Want to know more about what’s coming up in Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.2: Echoes of a Fallen Star? Keep an eye out on its official website.
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