Today Square Enix released a new batch of screenshots of Final Fantasy XIV‘s upcoming update 4.2 titled “Rise of a New Sun,” that will be released at the end of this month.
First of all, we get to see the new map for The Feast mode Crystal Tower Training Grounds. A new team system lets you form a party of six, select an insignia and compete against other teams in new ranked matches. New PvP gear will be available, and it can even be dyed.
Battles have been made shorter, and now include a new “Light Medal” effect that reduces damage taken as the burden of medals is lowered.
The new beast tribe questline will feature the sub-tribe of the Ananta named Vira, focusing the brood mother’s daughter Vira. Did I mention that we can get a giant white elephant as a prize mount?
We also see the new glamour dresser, that will let us create ensembles to wear by using the furniture available in inn rooms, and freeing some inventory space in the meanwhile.
Last, but not least, a glimpse at the subaquatic voyages shows how Free Companies can build a submersible to search for hidden treasure in the depths of the oceans.
You can check the screenshots out in the gallery below. Also, keep in mind that you only have a few days left to grab the dog-themed Heavensturn rewards.
Final Fantasy XIV is currently available for PS4 and PC