Today Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy XIV‘s update 4.1, dubbed “The Legend Returns” will be released on October 10th.
On top of the release trailer, we get a trailer (which you can see below in both English and Japanese, depending on which language you prefer to play the game), and screenshots showcasing some of the features included in the patch.
The Minstrel’s Ballad: Shinryu’s Domain is the hard mode version of the Shinryu fight at the end of the expansion’s main story.
The Kojin will be the hosts of the new series of Beast Tribe Quets, with the red tribe hoarding the race’s treasure vault, the peaceful blue tribe is seeking to build its own, and it’s up to the warriors of light to help them out.
Hildibrand and his cute but weird assistant Nashu are also back in a new dedicated and comedic questline set in Kugane.
A new custom deliveries provider will also be implemented, and this time it’s the charming miqote M’naago, who is trying to create a fund for the Reistance’s orphans and widows.
PvP is also getting a new feature called “Red Wings” described as follows:
“On the forgotten fringes of the Dravanian Hinterlands, there lie the remnants of a Sharlayan testing site known as Astragalos. With their boundless ingenuity, the goblins of Idyllshire have transformed the place into an expansive training ground. Here, brave adventurers can take control of mighty machines in large-scale war games reminiscent of battles against the Garlean Empire. A furious struggle for territorial supremacy awaits!”
Of course we’re also getting a new chapter for the main story, with the people of Ala Mhigo having to choose what kind of nation they want to build for themselves, under Lyse’s fledgling leadership.
Last, but not least, the Return to Ivalice 24 man raid will be implemented, bringing some Final Fantasy XII and Tactics flavor into XIV.
Check out the screenshots and trailer below, alongside a previous batch. If you want to hear more from Naoki Yoshida himself, you can read our recent interview from Gamescom. You should also check out our review of the latest expansion, Stormblood.
Final Fantasy XIV is currently available for PS4 and PC.