Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers New Gunbreaker Job and Viera Race Look Awesome in New Screenshots and Gameplay
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers is bringing a ton of new content to the massively popular MMORPG from Square Enix.
Today, a new cinematic trailer was revealed for Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers. Alongside the trailer, players got their first look at the new Gunbreaker job as well as the new Viera race that has been teased since the expansion’s reveal.
The Gunbreaker job looks to be based on the series’ iconic gunblade weapon, which was originally designed by Tetsuya Nomura and first utilized by Squall Leonheart in Final Fantasy VIII. This new job will be a tank and can be initiated in Gridania, one of the game’s three starting locations. Players will use a mixture of sword attacks and magical ammo to execute skills.
Additionally, the Viera race is coming in Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers. The race first debuted in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance but mainline fans will know it due to Fran from Final Fantasy XII. Oftentimes, the race appears to be fully female but there are male Viera albeit no screenshots of the male iteration have been revealed.
Last but not least, Square Enix has revealed a ton of new locations as well as one of the raids designed by Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito. You’ll be happy to hear that it’ll be based on Nier: Automata. The raid will be featured as one of the expansion’s new Alliance Raids that’ll be accessible to up to 24 players at once. More raids are in the works between Taro-san and Saito-san. There’ll be a series of raids based on Nier: Automata, although it’s unclear how they’ll tie into the world of 2B.
That’s not even all of the information that was revealed. We also got our first look at some of the new locations in the expansion. More information is likely to follow in the months leading up to the release of Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers. You can check out all of the content below.
If you’ve missed out on any previous news, the Blue Mage is a new class that’ll be more fleshed out in Shadowbringers. A new game plus mode will also release alongside the expansion, allowing players to revisit some of the major quests from the original storyline of Final Fantasy XIV. You probably could’ve also guessed, the game’s level cap will be increased from 70 to 80. Interestingly, players who prefer a more solo experience will now be able to run through dungeons with NPC characters.
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers will launch on July 2 with three separate versions players can purchase; the collector’s edition, digital collector’s, and standard edition. The expansion will be available on PC, PS4, and Mac. If you’ve never tried Final Fantasy XIV before you can give it a go now on all of the previously mentioned platforms.