Ready your finest royal welcome for Final Fantasy XIV's latest patch. Version 5.25 - or "Save The Queen" colloquially - has arrived, and it's adding new quests, new crafting content, and a new Extreme difficulty trial.
First up in Patch 5.25, it's Final Fantasy XIV's new Save the Queen: Blades of Gunnhildr questline. If you choose to undertake these quests, you'll get the chance to learn more about the Bozja Citadel, home of the Hrothgar. The questline adds all-new Resistance Weapon Quest Battles, each of which will consist of multiple boss fights that will save your progress as you advance. Square Enix is planning to release regular updates to this questline in future patches, so stay tuned for more about this one.
In addition to Save the Queen: Blades of Gunnhildr, there's plenty more on offer in Patch 5.25. A new Extreme difficulty trial has been added. Square Enix is staying coy about exactly what this Trial entails, but you'll need to be level 80 and have an average item level of 470 or above to tackle it. The trial requires a party size of 8 players to take it on, and there's a time limit of 60 minutes. There's a sidequest completion requirement to unlock it, too.
If you're into crafting in Final Fantasy XIV, you're in luck. Patch 5.25 also adds a new Skysteel Tools questline that will allow you to upgrade your Skysteel equipment into even more powerful versions. Just like the above Resistance Weapon quests, the Skysteel questline will receive regular updates through future patches, each of which will allow you to upgrade your tools further.
If you want to check out the full patch notes, you can do so right here. There's plenty more to sink your teeth into if you're a Final Fantasy XIV aficionado. Remember, the seasonal Hatching-tide 2020 event is in full swing and lasts until April 13th. The event offers limited rewards including bunny costumes and extra housing items. If you're a behind-the-scenes sort, you can also check out The Creation of Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers. It's a YouTube series that offers developer insight into how Square Enix creates and works on the game.
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