A new patch for Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood is live today, which brings the Forbidden Land, Eureka Anemos to the game. This new region allows for 144 players to team up at once in the instance, as they fight difficult creatures and earn elemental experience. This new elemental system also makes its debut in this patch, which will change up battle mechanics and more!
Patch 4.25 Contents
The Forbidden Land, Eureka Anemos
Up to 144 players can instance together to enter Eureka Anemos. Players will have to take on the quest "And We Shall Call It Eureka" at Rhaglr's Reach in order to enter the new area, and must have completed the main scenario to Stormblood first.
Within Eureka, players can earn elemental experience and take on powerful foes.
The patch note provide a lot of information on the new Elemental systems in place:
Enemies encountered in the Forbidden Land, Eureka, are imbued with powers of a particular elemental affinity. To overcome these enemies, players must use the magia board in conjunction with magicite to strengthen their own elemental affinity.
The six elemental forces within the Forbidden Land, Eureka, are constantly in flux, and understanding the relationship between them is vital to exploration.
Increasing one's affinity with a given element will increase the damage dealt to certain enemies, as well as reduce the damage received from others.
In Eureka, a character's capabilities are largely determined by elemental level.
Players begin at elemental level 1 and can reach level 20. Any elemental levels earned will carry over to subsequent forays into Eureka.
Defeating enemies in Eureka grants elemental experience points, which raise the elemental level. The amount of elemental experience points earned varies according to factors such as the number of party members and the difference in elemental level of the enemy and the player.
Elemental experience points are lost when KO'd at elemental level 6 or higher. This can be prevented if the player is resurrected before a certain amount of time has passed.
From elemental level 11 and higher, elemental level will decrease if elemental experience points fall below zero as a result of being KO'd.
A new mount and new minions have been added to the game, as well as two new Hildibrand quests. Adjustments to PvP have also been implemented as the seventh season of the Feast begins. Check out the full patch notes for more information and for all of the smaller updates.
Patch 4.25 is available to download and play now!