Final Fantasy XIV Gets New Screenshots, Shows Update 3.5’s New Features and Content

Square Enix's Final Fantasy XV prepares for a new update that will let you get some epic weapons, beat each other's face, and will put you at the sefrvice of a demanding miqo'te.

on January 12, 2017 3:16 AM

Today Square Enix released a batch of new screenshots showcasing the content of the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV patch 3.5, dubbed “The Far Edge of Fate.”

First of all, we get to see the new chapter of the Anima Weapons questline:

As repair work on the Allagan droid progresses, it becomes clear that it won’t be long until the anima weapon is fortified at last. Just what form will the anima take once all is said and done? Well, that’s the million-gil question.

The update will also include more beast tribe quests:

All-new stories of Gnathic proportions await players in the final batch of Heavensward beast tribe quests!

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PvP is getting an update to duels and Frontline.

Updates aplenty are coming to dueling. Players will now be able to sync item levels with their opponents, guaranteeing that all future duels will have a little extra spice to them. What’s more, recast timers and status ailment resistances will now be reset at the start of duels, ensuring a level playing field for both fighters

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Gone are the days when your Grand Company allegiance would hold you back! Players can look forward to taking part in Frontline matches sans Grand Company restrictions

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An updated Diadem will welcome adventurers on exploratory missions:

As airship technology spread throughout Eorzea, pioneers took to the skies to challenge a new frontier. There they came upon a breathtaking sight: a chain of pristine isles clustered about a massive floating crystal─no less a diadem fit for gods. These isles promise untold wealth and danger, and to lay claim to one you must brave the other. But ware those who would aid House Haillenarte in its explorations, for recent storm winds have littered the Diadem with artifacts of ancient origin. With these unstable relics twisting the aether and corrupting the wildlife, you can only guess at what new terrors now lurk in the darkness…

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Last, but not least, disciples of the hand and land will have to satisfy a miqo’te named Zhloe in order to access new rewards with custom deliveries.

Remember Chloe? Well, get ready to meet Zhloe—your new best friend (if you want to get your hands on some juicy rewards). Disciples of the Hand/Land will be able to experience new content, accessed by raising the satisfaction of certain NPCs.

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In case you missed our previous articles, part 1 of patch 3.5 will release on January 17th, 2017, while Part 2 will come in March.

You can also check out more screenshots release recently, and the full trailer that was published just a few days ago.

Patch 3.5 will wrap up the story of the Heavensward expansion, and will set the stage for the new one, Stormblood, that will release on June 20th.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.