Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood‘s second major post-release patch is soon upon us — Rise of a New Sun is scheduled to release by the end of January. In it, the main scenario continues with a return trip to Othard, a trial against Byakko of the Four Lords, two new dungeons in Hells’ Lid and The Fractal Continuum (Hard), and more.
Square Enix also shared more on updates to existing content, including new beast tribe quests featuring the Ananta, a new map for The Feast PVP mode, a Glamour Dresser that will allow you to store and assemble various outfits, and Subaquatic Voyages to complement Airship Voyages.
The next Letter from the Producer Live broadcast, which will further detail the content coming in Patch 4.2, will air on Friday, January 19th.
Main Scenario: Rise of a New Sun
“Thanks to the Warrior of Light’s heroic deeds and Raubahn’s long-awaited return, Ala Mhigo continues its steady march towards recovery. Yet there is no rest for the Scions of the Seventh Dawn, for the winds of trouble are blowing from the Far East, where an unexpected spark threatens to set the kindling of chaos ablaze. Can Doma survive the brewing firestorm to welcome the light of the new day?”
Byakko - The Jade Stoa
“Legend tells of a peerless samurai who, at the behest of a king, ventured forth to drive a host of oni into the sea. Yet for all his strength, Tenzen could not do this alone, and so he turned to the Four Lords - greatest of the auspices - for assistance. Together they succeeded, and afterwards journeyed west, far from the realms of men, to live out their days in solitude. A faerie tale, perhaps…but often in such tales a kernel of truth can be found.”
“Having found themselves in somewhat dire financial straits, the Scions of the Seventh Dawn are on the lookout for profitable ventures. Fortuitously, one appears to have presented itself: an anonymous missive from an individual seeking the aid of the warrior who laid low the Lord of the Revel. But before they will divulge the details, they would put your abilities to the proof. To wit, you are to venture into the hidden depths of Hells’ Lid, a volcanic island once home to a host of oni-at least, according to ancient legend…”
The Fractal Continuum (Hard)
“The Fractal Continuum plays host to both technological marvels and chimerical horrors conceived through the unparalleled ingenuity of the Allagans. And while its facilities have remained dormant since a recent endeavor to salvage materials, Garland Ironworks has detected a peculiar energy signature emanating from within. Few would dare even ponder what monstrosities yet stir within, but the Warrior of Light need not wonder. The Ironworks has beseeched their aid to investigate the resurgence of activity within the ancient Allagan museum.”
Beast Tribe Quests: The Ananta
“The Vira, one of the tribes of snake-like Ananta, have long supported the efforts of the Resistance by sending warriors to bolster their ranks. One such battlemaid is Alpa, the broodmother’s daughter, who makes up for her lack of prowess in combat with her courage and ingenuity. She dreams of making a grand contribution to the Resistance, but many bizarre and perilous trials must be overcome before her plans can come to fruition.”
The Feast: Crystal Tower Training Grounds
“The Crystal Tower, remnant of an ancient empire, rings with the sound of battle held between factions of the Eorzean Alliance. Enter the fray and relive the glories of the distant past.”
“Inn rooms in each of the city-states and Kugane contain glamour dressers, which allow the conversion of clothing, weapons, and tools into glamours. Glamours held within the glamour dresser can be displayed simultaneously and applied as full ensembles, making it easier to choose the perfect outfit.”
“Construct a submersible in your company workshop and hunt for hidden treasures in the depths of the ocean. Who knows what mysteries await?”