Final Fantasy XIV Online’s Patch 5.25 update arrives today, April 7. The patch introduces the “Save the Queen” quest series – a new adventure featuring a story written by Yasumi Matsuno (Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy XII). Matsuno also penned the narrative for the popular Return to Ivalice raid series.
This latest update includes new additional content for crafters and gatherers, as well as new battle content tied to the new weapon enhancement quest series.
The new “Resistance Weapon” Enhancement Quest Series is called “Save the Queen: Blades of Gunnhildr.” In this quest, adventurers can obtain powerful weapons and learn more about the Hrothgar homeland, the Bozja Citadel. Players can experience new Resistance Weapon Quest Battles consisting of multiple boss fights. Progress will be saved as you advance. “Save the Queen” will receive regular updates in future patches.
The patch also includes a new “Extreme” Difficulty Trial. Parties of eight players can challenge this new trial battle.
The new “Skysteel Tools” questline offers new crafter and gatherer content. This questline will allow Disciples of the Land and Hand to upgrade their Skysteel Tools into even more powerful versions and will receive subsequent updates in future patches.
The patch also includes new items, recipes, furnishings, and more.
Full Patch 5.25 notes can be found on the website.
Players can also participate in the seasonal event, Hatching-tide 2020, which ends on April 13. This special event offers players limited-time rewards, including two bunny costumes and new housing items. More information on Hatching-tide 2020 can be found on the website as well.
Additionally, fans can now watch all six episodes of “The Creation of Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers” series. The series provides an in-depth look at various parts of Final Fantasy XIV Online’s development, including several key developers sharing behind-the-scenes insight on how they create the successful MMORPG.
The complete series is available to watch on YouTube.
Players eager for more Final Fantasy XIV adventures can look forward to the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festivals coming to North America, Japan, and Europe in 2020 and 2021. A video preview of what’s to come can be viewed on YouTube.
For more information about Fan Festival locations and dates, visit the website.
Players new to Final Fantasy XIV Online are invited to download a free trial to access content up to level 35, create up to eight playable characters, and experience the different races, classes, and jobs with no restrictions on playtime. New players who wish to experience the free trial may register on the website.