Today Square Enix released Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood‘s update 4.01, and to celebrate, they also launched some lovely new artwork.
We get to see character arts for Lyse, Hien, Yugiri and Gosetsu by talented Lead Concept Artist Yosuke Mogi. On top of that, two visuals of the new red mage and samurai classes are also included, coming directly from Square Enix Visual Works studio. You can see them at the bottom of the post.
The update is fairly light, weighing only 217.42 megabytes on PC, but the file size is definitely misleading on its scope. The quest “The Hunt for Omega” from Wedge in Rhalgr’s Reach opens the first raid of the expansion, titled Omega: Deltascape. It comes with four levels, Deltascape V1.0, Deltascape V2.0, Deltascape V3.0 and Deltascape V4.0.
At the end of each level, tokens will be granted, and you will be able to use them with Gelfradus in Rhalgr’s Reach for the next level in gear progression. Entering via duty finder requires average item level 295.
At the moment, only the normal mode of Omega: Deltascape will be available, while the savage mode for hardcore raiders has been said to come with patch 4.05 on July 18th.
New gear, a new mount and new minions have also been added, and a few relevant changes have been made to jobs. Bards’ Troubadour will finally affect the bards themselves and not just other party members. Tanks complained about decreased aggro generation after the launch of the expansion, and they’re all seeing their basic enmity generation actions buffed.
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood is currently available for PC and PS4. Support for the PS3 version has been recently discontinued.