Final Fantasy XIV Update 4.2 Trailer Shows Kefka, Phantom Train, and More; Release Date Announced

Familiar faces return in the new trailer for update 4.2 of Final Fantasy XIV, that will be released on the live servers on January 30th.

on January 19, 2018 6:35 AM

Today, during a new Letter from the Producer Live broadcast, Square Enix presented the new trailer of Final Fantasy XIV update 4.2 dubbed “Rise of a New Sun.”

The trailer definitely included some really interesting aspects, including the appearance of new characters on top of familiar faces, the classic Final Fantasy trope of the phantom train, the fight against Byakko, the new Omega raid, and the appearance of our old arch-enemy Kefka at the very end

The update definitely appears as full of content as we have anticipated, and there is plenty of fanservice for the nostalgics among us.

That being said, I have to admit that I definitely prefer Yotsutyu as her old self, and I’m positive I’m not the only one hoping to see her memory coming back soon.

We also learn that the update will release on January 30th.

You can check the trailer out below. If you want to see more, you can also enjoy some recent screenshots, and more from the previous release. If you want to learn more about Final Fantasy XIV, you can also enjoy our recent interview with Naoki Yoshida and our review of the Stormblood expansion.

Final Fantasy XIV is currently available for PS4 and PC.


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