Fans are only days away from Final Fantasy XIV’s Under the Moonlight content update, so as is tradition, they have some preliminary 4.3 patch notes to pore over, which offer new details about Job adjustments and a number of quality-of-life tweaks.
On the mechanical side of things, the Dark Knight Job has gotten a number of buffs, improving the potency of several attacks, seeing new Dark Arts effects applied, and seeing taunt effects added to skills like Dark Passenger among other things. There are also a number of buffs added to the Samurai, Scholar and Astrologian, and a few tweaks to Black Mage, Ninja and Monk.
Quality of life-side, players can look forward to some new Glamour Dresser and Glamour Plate options, an explanation of the cross-server Linkshell system and how to create one, an option to automatically teleport to a boss fight’s room once the party begins the battle, and a whole host of other things to look forward to.
Basically what we’re saying is that there’s a lot of information to digest like usual, so get comfy and give them the once over yourself.
As always, even for preliminary patch notes, these are pretty informative, especially for those who want to keep tabs on Job changes, quality of life features, and PvP tweaks. What part of this new update are you most excited to experience?
The next patch in the ongoing Stormblood storyline of Final Fantasy XIV has gotten its release date. Players can look forward to FFXIV: Under the Moonlight on Tuesday, May 22nd, with all of its new instanced content, quest lines, Beast Tribe quests and other features.
Once again, this new patch will offer up more Main Scenario Quests and side quests, the next 24-player raid in the Return to Ivalice series, and a new Trial and dungeon. Under the Moonlight will also open up Namazu Beast Tribe quests, a number of Job adjustments for several of the game’s classes, and a variety of quality-of-life adjustments such as reclaiming items used for Glamour purposes, new instruments for the Performance action, and a guest book item for houses.
Beyond the initial launch of the new patch, other pieces of content are due to arrive in later sub-updates. The Ultimate difficulty version of the Ultima Weapon fight will arrive in patch 4.31; the new 100-floor Heaven-on-High Deep Dungeon will be part of patch 4.35; and the Pagos Expedition expansion of the Forbidden Land of Eureka is due for patch 4.36. Slides from the presentation also teased a new Extreme Trial in addition to the upcoming standard Trial.
A trailer for the next update has been attached to the announcements, which can be watched in the embed below. You can also keep track of the Live Letter updates either via this Reddit thread or the game’s official Twitter.
Yet another chunky piece of content updating from the Final Fantasy XIV team! We’re definitely looking forward to several parts of this new patch and hope that fans of Final Fantasy XIV are excited for what’s next.