During the Final Fantasy XIV announcement showcase, the next expansion for the MMORPG was revealed through a teaser trailer–it’s called Endwalker and it’s set to launch in Fall 2021. You can watch the trailer from the livestream below (be aware that there may be spoilers in the trailer).
The trailer shows the Warrior of Light (your character) on the moon of your realm, and is stylized as a Paladin. You then see core characters Alphinaud and Alisaie fighting alongside each other against what looks to be a dragon (maybe Lunar Bahamut). And the Warrior of Light shows up to join the group. There are also teaser shots of the new villain over looking the new “Final Days” and you see returning villain Zenos as well. The final shots return to the moon to reveal the new representation of the Warrior of Light.
There will also be new Jobs in Endwalker, one healer and one melee DPS. In the trailer, Alphinaud is sporter the new Job and it was further explained during the showcase. It’s called Sage and uses a set of floating aether-infused knives called Nouliths. It’ll start at level 70 with no required class, but you need at least one other Job at level 70 and own the Endwalker expansion.
The new melee DPS job will be revealed in May during the digital FFXIV Fan Fest.
What We Know About The Story
Director and producer Naoki Yoshida explained the story set up and emphasized that Endwalker is a finale and conclusion to the current FFXIV story arc–an ending to what we know as the world of Hydaelyn. He also said that things would come full circle, describing it as “a new dawn” for the story.
This will be FFXIV 6.0, and as players know, the story usually continues after the expansion. However, Endwalker will mean a full conclusion. But FFXIV 6.1 will begin an entirely new story separate from what has been built since 1.0 and 2.0.
As a setup for Endwalkers story, the announcement showcase included this statement:
“What were the Final Days that brought the mighty ancients to their knees? To uncover myriad secrets–of Hydaelyn, Zodiark, and deeper mysteries still–the Warrior of Light embarks on a journey to the moon.
“The long-awaited conclusion to the tale of Gods light and dark!
“Curiouser and curiouser…burning questions remain!
“What brought about the Final Days?
“What became of Hydalyn and Zodiark?
“What will be the Garlean Empire’s fate
“What is Zenos and Fandaniel’s aim?
“What is to be found on the moon?”
Some New Features
Of the new features coming to Endwalker, the level cap is increasing to level 90, as expected. It’s also said to feature “massive” new areas–the new artwork features a lush jungle-like environment with a colorful bustling city in the sky called Radz-At-Han.
This story is developing.
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