FFXIV Begins Releasing Final Chapters of Stormblood Expansion

Today the final chapter in the Stormblood storyline released with Patch 4.5, for the MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV

The patch, titled A Requiem for Heroes, lets players explore new main scenario quests, as well as the final chapters of the Return to Ivalice Raid series, leading up to the next expansion, Shadowbringers. This is the first of two parts of Patch 4.5, with the second part expected to release in late March, which will completely conclude Stomblood, paving the way for Shadowbringers to release sometime in Summer 2019.

On January 15th, players will be able to enjoy the new Blue Mage job class, which will provide a solo gameplay experience, where you can learn all of its abilities through fighting monsters. The new Blue Mage class will be available to all players who have reached level 50 in the Disciple of Magic or War job/class, and have also completed the main scenario line for A Realm Reborn.

Some of the new content that players can expect in the first part of Patch 4.5 is listed below.

Return to Ivalice 24-Man Alliance Raid – The conclusion of this raid series will send players to Orbonne Monastery, and feature content from guest creators Yasumi Matsuno (FINAL FANTASY XII / FINAL FANTASY Tactics) and Keita Amemiya, creator of the GARO television and film series.

New Trial – Confront Seiryu in both normal and extreme difficulties in the last chapter of the Four Lords’ quest line.

New Instanced Dungeon – The Ghimlyt Dark

New Custom Deliveries – Crafter and Gatherer-focused questlines

Gold Saucer Update – New GATE, Air Force One; New Content, Doman Mahjong

Players can expect a few smaller updates during Patch 4.5 which will also bring some more Hildibrand adventures, as well as new PvP content for Rival Wings – The Hidden Gorge.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for PS4, PC and Mac.