Final Fantasy XIV players are pushing at the gates of Baelsar’s Wall, almost ready to charge into Gyr Abania in the push to liberate Ala Mhigo.
If you want to be among the first to storm the wall when early access starts tonight at 2 AM PDT (or tomorrow at 10 AM BST for those in Europe), you might want to start downloading the patch, which is now available and isn’t small. On PC, it will require 6.158 gigabytes of your bandwidth. After all, we have waited seven years for this. May as well be ready to go when the trumpet sounds the charge.
Of course, if you’re on Balmung like me, you can very possibly forget getting in right as the gates open, because the endless hordes of the most populated server in the universe are going to almost inevitably clog logins.
In the meanwhile, you can do two things. First of all, you can go read the massive patch notes. Secondly, you can check out the video below, from today’s PlayStation Live coverage at E3 in Los Angeles. It shows the Susano trial, and might give you some pointers on what awaits for us once we’ll get to fight the mighty primal of the Kojin. Of course, if you want to go into the fight blind, you probably shouldn’t watch.
If you want to see more, you can watch Stormblood‘s launch trailer, new footage showing the new city of Kugane, the Ruby Sea (including underwater diving and exploration) and The Peaks, more featuring the the Shisui of the Violet Tides dungeon, listen to the beautiful theme song for the expansion, “Revolutions,” and download the benchmark to test out your PC. Last, but certainly not least, you can read our hands-on preview of the expansion, our interview with Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida, and our recap of the latest Letter from the Producer Live.
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood will fully release release on June 20th exclusively for PC and PS4, with the PS3 version of the game getting discontinued.