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Final Fantasy XIV is getting the band back together with 5.1's new music toolsOct 11, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Move over, GarageBand. Get outta here, Ableton. Final Fantasy XIV’s jam sessions are getting a nice big update in Patch 5.1, bringing the MMORPG one step closer to being a legitimate piece of audio engineering software. This week, Square Enix detailed the new ensemble features arriving in Patch 5.1, that update wot has the Nier stuff in it. While all those raiders go off to fight sad robots in the new endgame challenges, picking up an instrument and getting on stage with your pals is about to become easier than ever. Who needs gear, anyway? Performing is its own reward. (more…) Nier: Automata's sad robots arrive in Final Fantasy XIV next monthSep 17, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun You know what Final Fantasy XIV was missing? Existentially depressed robots, probably. Truth be told I’ve never played the MMO. Nor Nier: Automata, for that matter. I’m sure it has all that clever storytelling and philosophical guff you lot say it does, but I never got past the whole “explode yourself to see some robot panties” layer. Really, that’s just how it goes. But hey! Suppose if I ever chance my mind on either, I can always kill two birds with one stone. Next month’s Shadowbringers update finally brings the two together in the first Yorha: Dark Apocalypse raid. (more…) Final Fantasy XIV is still the MMO to playJul 30, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunWhile ostensibly a subscription-based World Of Warcraft-alike, Final Fantasy XIV is secretly the biggest and probably best-written JRPG out there. It has made me cry over a bizarro-world Chocobo, and now features one of my favourite RPG villains ever. It has held my attention for five hundred hours, and it’s updated more regularly than any comparable game I can think of. It’s recently received another hefty update with the Shadowbringers expansion. But with everyone else so far ahead, is it worth starting six years after the game’s rebirth and re-launch? I think so, yeah. (more…) Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers wraps up with the nostalgic Eden raid todayJul 16, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunThe last part of Final Fantasy XIV‘s new expansion, Shadowbringers, dropped into place this morning. The humbly named Patch 5.01 adds the first chapter of the Eden story arc, continuing after the main plot ends and providing players with four increasingly tough eight-player boss battles. Not unusual for the game, but these are some spectacular fights, including a huge nod to Final Fantasy 8. Below, some thoughts where I shall endeavour to dance around spoilers like so many AoE markers while still giving you some idea of what to expect, and how to start these new fights. (more…) FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers is Now Available!Jul 2, 2019 - Community Announcements We are pleased to announce that FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers, our third expansion, is now available! Starting today, those who did not participate in the early access period can now begin their journey in the First. We hope you enjoy everything Shadowbringers has to offer! If you’re keen on learning what’s to come in Shadowbringers, go check out the Patch 5.0 Notes! Users who have registered their Shadowbringers registration codes and are currently playing FINAL FANTASY XIV will have their game client updated automatically. Users on Steam who do not have the FINAL FANTASY XIV client can download it from your Steam Library. End of Early Access Early access will end on Friday, 5 July, 2019 at 23:59 in the time zone for the registered account’s region (NA: PDT, EU: GMT, JP: JST). Please register the full FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers registration code or promotion code before this time to continue playing after the early access period. Please Be Mindful about Spoilers During the first weeks, there will be no restrictions on what content you can discuss, post, or stream while following the Material Usage License Agreement. However, we ask that early access users please be considerate and refrain from posting spoiler-related content as there are those players who may start at a later time, or play at their own pace. This doesn’t mean that players cannot stream or share the content they’re playing, we just ask everyone to be mindful about what they’re sharing publicly as they explore the First! * Please be advised that data mining is a violation of the FINAL FANTASY XIV User Agreement.Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers steps into the light todayJul 1, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunThanks to its international nature and the magic of time-zones, Final Fantasy XIV‘s third expansion, Shadowbringers, is out now, defying its listed July 2nd release date. It’s a massive chunk of new story for the MMO-JRPG, this time taking a break from Eorzean politics to drop players into a post-apocalyptic parallel world. Here, the sky always glows with holy light and carnivorous angels prey on the few enclaves of survivors; a bit grim, then. Players who pre-ordered got a few days of early access, but now it’s open to all. From the bit I’ve played, it’s more of a good thing. (more…) Now Available - FINAL FANTASY XIV: ShadowbringersJul 1, 2019 - Product ReleaseFINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers is Now Available on Steam! Take part in the next saga of the critically acclaimed FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online with the next legendary expansion pack—SHADOWBRINGERS! Explore breathtaking new environments, encounter exotic new races, master exciting new jobs, and fight alongside prominent characters with the new Trust system as you embark on a new journey as the Warrior of Darkness! With over 16 million adventurers worldwide, join the next chapter and become what you must. Become the Warrior of Darkness! Final Fantasy XIV is heading to TV from the crew behind The ExpanseJun 27, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunPicture from Brendy’s coverage of the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Fest. Maybe they shut down the Final Fantasy XIV servers today to give today’s surprise announcement of a TV adaptation a chance to sink in. As covered by Hollywood Reporter, there’s a live-action series in the works based on Square Enix’s popular fantasy MMORPG. It’s produced by Hivemind, the crew behind The Expanse and the upcoming TV version of The Witcher. The TV show will tell a tale of “struggle between magic and technology to bring peace to a land in conflict”, and Hivemind say that notable characters from the game will make an appearance, including heartthrob engineer Cid. (more…) Final Fantasy XIV servers go down as the Patch 5.0 notes roll outJun 27, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunAu Ra are absent and Lalafell get to have a lie down, as it’ll take a full day to prepare Final Fantasy XIV for the launch of its new expansion, Shadowbringers. Tomorrow at 10am BST, Square Enix bring the MMO’s servers back online, and pre-ordering players get to jump into the new story. For everyone else, the 5.0 patch is making sweeping changes to the game, although a few notable features have been delayed until the expansion’s first big episodic update. Below, a story-dense launch trailer, and highlights from the patch notes that players can expect when FFXIV returns. (more…) Steam Starter Edition Players: Get Heavensward For Free!Jun 13, 2019 - Community Announcements Warriors of Light on Steam will be able to add the award-winning Heavensward expansion pack to their account for free! All users that purchased and registered A Realm Reborn/Starter Edition on Steam before 31 May, 2019 are eligible to take part and get a taste of the adventures that await in Stormblood and the upcoming Shadowbringers! With the Free Login Campaign also in full swing, returning users can also come back and play for FREE for up to 7 days. What Will Happen: Heavensward Steam codes will be sent via email to the email address registered to the Square Enix Account of eligible FFXIV: A Realm Reborn/Starter Edition owners on Friday 14 June. Redemption instructions for Heavensward Steam codes can be found here: NA / EU. Heavensward Steam codes will not be sent to users unsubscribed to email marketing communications from Square Enix. Users can manage their marketing communication preferences by following the steps below: Log in to the Square Enix website: Go to Settings on the right-hand side Set subscription status to “on” in the Email Preferences section at the bottom of the page *Note: If you have not registered a Square Enix Members Account with the email address registered to FFXIV, you will need to do so in order to amend your email preferences. If you are an eligible user with Steam entitlement and have not received a code email by Saturday 15 June, please get in touch with Square Enix Support Centre. NA Support Centre EU Support Centre Final Fantasy XIV releases Shadowbringers benchmark and Patch 5.0 plansMay 24, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunJune’s upcoming Final Fantasy XIV expansion, Shadowbringers, isn’t just going to bring players another fifty-odd hours of story to chew on, but overhaul a lot of the popular MMORPG’s fundamentals. Announced during a “Letter From The Producer” stream last night (archived on Twitch here), Square Enix and producer Naoki “Yoshi P” Yoshida outlined some of the big changes coming in Patch 5.0, whether you buy the expansion or not. They also released a free benchmark tool for the upcoming expansion complete with updated character creator. You can find it here. (more…) Grab Final Fantasy XIV expansion Heavensward for free todayMay 2, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunIf you own Final Fantasy XIV on the Square-Enix store (as opposed to Steam), you can claim the increasingly popular MMORPG’s first expansion, Heavensward, free here until June 27th. FFXIV is gearing up for the release of its third major expansion, Shadowbringers, but thanks to the game’s commitment to a linear story, unless you don’t care about the plot (you should) you’re best off getting the expansions in order anyway. Today is also the last day that Twitch Prime subscribers (and free trial users) can claim a ‘free’ copy of the base game here, compatible with this giveaway. Note: You may need to pick your Square-Enix store region to see the giveaway. Click the flag button in the top right corner of the page. Also, if you do buy an expansion later, the upcoming Shadowbringers comes with Stormblood (required to access it) free. (more…) Dissidia Final Fantasy NT punching onto PC as free-to-playFeb 28, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Following the epic boyband road trip of Final Fantasy XV, Square Enix now plan to let us create our own pop trios in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. Today they announced the 3v3 crossover brawler, made with Dead Or Alive developers Team Ninja and released on PlayStation 4 in 2018, is coming to PC as a free-to-play edition. I think my dream pop trio might be Noctis, Kefka, and Sephiroth? Or Yuna, Lightning, and Noctis could be an interesting musical dynamic. Squeenix insist the trios do fight each other, but I assume it’s mostly about building and admiring your dream lineup. (more…) Prepare for Shadowbringers: Stormblood 50% Off!Feb 22, 2019 - Community Announcements Warriors of Light! If you haven't ventured forth into the east yet, Stormblood is now half price for a limited time only! Start your journey, make your way through an epic story and prepare yourself to become the Warrior of Darkness this summer! And for all you Starter Edition owners out there - Stormblood includes the second expansion, Heavensward! Don't miss out! Available for Pre-Purchase on Steam! Feb 7, 2019 - Community Announcements Become the Warrior of Darkness and pre-purchase the Shadowbringers digital collector’s edition or standard edition to receive exclusive goodies! Early access to Shadowbringers, starting June 28, 2019 (tentative) Aetheryte Earring Baby Gremlin Minion Both in-game items are tentatively scheduled to be delivered via the Moogle Delivery Service starting March 1, 2019 at 12:01am (PT) / 8:00 (GMT)! Pre-Purchase now, HERE on Steam! And if you missed the excitement of the recent Fan Festival in Paris – a new, extended Shadowbringers teaser trailer was released! Important Reminder Regarding Registration Codes Once you pre-purchase, both your Mog Station pre-order code and your full Shadowbringers (standard or collector’s edition) will be available. Access your registration codes by selecting “FINAL FANTASY XIV” in your Steam “Library” and selecting “CD key” on the right-hand menu. The codes will always be accessible from this location should you ever need to reference them again. Please note that these codes will only work on Steam FINAL FANTASY XIV service accounts. The Shadowbringers (standard or collector’s edition) registration code will not be redeemable until closer to the official launch. For now, please note where it is located until the time comes to redeem it! Registering Your Pre-order Code Log in to the FINAL FANTASY XIV Mog Station with your Square Enix ID. You must have a FINAL FANTASY XIV (Steam) service account to redeem the pre-order code. Select the "Your Account" menu from the top of the screen. If you have multiple service accounts (represented as tabs), please select the service account you wish to redeem your code on. Select "Enter Pre-order Bonus Code (Early Access Code)", then follow the on-screen instructions to redeem your code. Final Fantasy XIV pre-expansion roadmap features a road trip with NoctisFeb 4, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunFinal Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is building up to its next expansion, Shadowbringers, but there’s still a few updates and a couple surprises due before its July 2nd launch. Among the goodies is a fun-looking crossover event with Final Fantasy XV. Players will get to hang out with Prince Noctis, battle magitek robots from his world, and even borrow his transforming, flying car – the expansive MMORPG’s first four-player mount. The crossover is due out in mid-April. Take a gander at the event trailer below, and a peek at some of the other bits on the way. (more…) Final Fantasy XIV s Shadowbringers expansion will bring Nier: Automata crossover in JulyFeb 2, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunFinal Fantasy XIV s Shadowbringers expansion will launch on July 2nd, Square Enix have announced in a keynote at the Paris fan-festival. Game director and producer Naoki Yoshida also spoke about many new details, including announcing a crossover raid that will draw on the world of Nier: Automata, called YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse. A new trailer, helpfully grabbed by YouTuber Giuseppe’s Gaming, teases many of the expansion’s additions, including story beats and the new job class, known as gunbreaker: (more…) Announcing the Fan Festival 2019 in Paris Stage and Stream ScheduleJan 31, 2019 - Community Announcements With the European Fan Festival opening its doors in one week, we are excited to reveal the stage schedule. Warriors of Light, take a look through and begin planning how you want to experience this coming adventure! Whether you are attending the event or comfortably sitting at home, you will be able to enjoy the show! Read on for details.Final Fantasy XIV patch 4.5 adds new story, blue mages and mahjong todayJan 8, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunNew quests, a new dungeon, a new raid, an oddball new job and mahjong of all things – today’s Final Fantasy XIV update does not mess around. Patch 4.5 – A Requiem For Heroes – caps off the MMORPG’s current run of content bridging from the end of the Stormblood expansion into the upcoming Shadowbringers. This update includes one final return to the world of Final Fantasy Tactics, plus the curious blue mage class, who copy skills from slain monsters. Check out the patch notes here, and a dramatic update trailer below. (more…) Patch 4.5: A Requiem for Heroes NOW LIVE!Jan 8, 2019 - Community Announcements We are proud to present the notes for Patch 4.5─A Requiem for Heroes, which include information on a host of new features such as the very first limited job, blue mage. Also coming this patch are the final chapters of the Four Lords saga and Return to Ivalice, and brand-new main scenario quests. Read the full patch notes here! Or, check out the Patch 4.5 promotional site to view the exciting trailer and get an overview of what awaits you in this latest epic update!