Final Fantasy XIV: Job Level-Boost and Scenario Shortcut Microtransactions Confirmed and Detailed

Square Enix decided to implement the level-boosting and story-skipping microtransactions previously mentioned for Final Fantasy XIV.

During the Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer Live brodacast from Hamburg in Germany, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida confirmed that the Job-Level Boost and Scenario Shortcut items will be implemented soon in the game.

The reasoning for the decision to finally implement the items  can be found in the slide below.

The Scenario shortcut items will affect only the main scenario. There will be two kinds that will clear progression up to two different stages of the story. They will be available at the start of Stormblood‘s Early Access on June 16th for $18 and $25.

Players who use the shortcut item will receive a chocobo with a randomly generated name, will be enrolled in the Grand Company of their starting city, and instanced dungeons bound to the main scenario quests will be flagged as clear.

Instanced dungeons bound just to side quests won’t be flagged as clear, but select side quests will also be marked as complete. All story cutscenes will be still vieweable with the Unending Journey feature.

Job Level-bost items will raise the level of one of the thirteen jobs to 60. They will become available on the Mog Station on June 16th, and they will cost $25 per job. Until patch 4.1, each account holder will be able to purchase only one of them.

They will grant a full set of level 60 gear, all job quests will be flagged as complete, all actions will be learned, and the player will receive access to the Hall of the Novice.

As a final note, Job Level-boost items won’t be available for the new jobs that will be introduced with the Stormblood expansion, Red Mage and Samurai.

If you want to see more, you can listen to the beautiful theme song for the expansion, “Revolutions. You can also download the benchmark to test out your PC, and read our recap of the whole Letter from the Producer Live for a ton of new info and footage.

Incidentally, tomorrow I’ll jump on a flight bound for Hamburg, so you can expect a lot of coverage from the Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Media Tour that will be held there, here on DualShockers.

Final Fantasy XIV‘s new expansion Stormblood will release on June 20th exclusively for PC and PS4, with the PS3 version of the game getting discontinued.

Giuseppe Nelva

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.

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