Today, Square Enix rolled out patch 3.4 for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.
Square Enix named it "Soul Surrender" in their press release and detailed what's new in a giant patch notes list. It's quite the list! Starting off, the release contains new main quests surrounding the Warriors of Darkness. There's a new raid dungeon as well, finishing off the Alexander raid dungeons with a brutal finish. This dungeon is available in normal and Savage difficulties.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn also gets a new battle in the Warring Triad series. Square Enix unlocked the second fight in the series, pitting players against Meracydian goddess Sophia. This fight can be fought on normal and Extreme difficulties.
In addition to the new raid dungeon, players can explore two new separate high-level dungeons. The first are the mountains of Xelphatol, where players will attempt to stop the Ixal from summoning Garuda. The other challenge is The Great Gubal Library (Hard difficulty) where players will seek ancient knowledge.
The Hildibrand questline makes a comeback as well, with new sidequests being available in the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn 3.4 patch. This time around, Hildibrand is looking for criminals in Ishgard. However, this isn't the only sidequest that received an update. Saint Endalim's Sophisticate received some new quests. These quests will lead players in search of a missing student, but not all is as it seems.
The other big addition comes in regards to player housing. Apartments are now available to players, allowing for affordable housing instead of having to buy a house. These apartments not only share a chocobo stable but also contain a common area for tenants. Also, Square Enix added aquariums, allowing players to customize them as they see fit.
On top of the many additions to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, the Soul Surrender patch also updates several gameplay features. The first is the addition of adventurer squadrons. Players can create a group of NPCs to send on special missions, which will be graded and ranked.
PvP in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn also got tweaked. Duel Mode in the Wolves' Den Pier PvP area allows for players to engage in 1v1 matches. A new feature, Custom Match, allows for 4v4 combat as well. There's a Spectator Mode for anyone who wishes to watch these matches.
An update to the crossbar shows more customization opportunities with the new W Cross Hotbar. Finally, the patch adds numerous new gear pieces, exploratory missions and more.
Check out the trailer for the Soul Surrender to see some of the new additions in action.
You can download the patch in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and start playing today!