Endwalker, Final Fantasy XIV Online’s next expansion, is coming Fall 2021 to PS5 and PS4

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Endwalker, Final Fantasy XIV Online’s next expansion, is coming Fall 2021 to PS5 and PS4

Plus, play FFXIV’s PS5 open beta launching April 13!

Greetings, everyone! Matt “Bayohne” Hilton here from the Final Fantasy XIV community team, hoping you enjoyed our first ever Announcement Showcase!

While we weren’t able to see everyone in person at our Fan Festival events this year, we are all very excited to have been able to bring you a first look at Endwalker, our fourth expansion pack!

Before we dive into the details, check out the Endwalker teaser trailer which just had its worldwide premier at the showcase:

Endwalker, Final Fantasy XIV Online’s next expansion, is coming Fall 2021 to PS5 and PS4

Alisaie and Alphinaud (finally!) get their turn in the spotlight, and it looks like Alphinaud changed jobs for the occasion. The Warrior of Light seems to have shaken off the darkness from Shadowbringers and is sporting some well-worn Paladin armor as well—but we can’t ignore the fact that he’s on the moon! There is a lot packed into that teaser, but we still have much more to share.

Left: Sage, the newly revealed healer job, will support allies on the battlefield. | Right: The tale of Hydaelyn and Zodiark that began in A Realm Reborn will reach its conclusion in Endwalker.

During the showcase, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida shared a lot of details about Endwalker. We’re back on the Source following our adventures in the First, but as might be expected, an even greater calamity was brewing in our absence. Endwalker will feature the climax of the long-running Hydaelyn and Zodiark story arc, which is not only exciting for our veteran players, but also means it’s a great time for new players to jump in and enjoy the amazing story leading up to Endwalker’s release! In addition to the new story, adventurers can look forward to multiple new jobs, an increased level cap, vast new areas, adjustments to the battle system, as well as a variety of new battles (face off against Anima!), crafter and gatherer content.

Warriors of Light will finally get to journey to Garlemald, and many other new locales…

Many exciting pieces of content are coming with Endwalker—here are some of the new features Yoshida announced during the showcase:

  • Journey to Thavnair, the imperial capital of Garlemald, and even the Moon!
  • New Jobs: Sage and more
  • Level Cap Increase from 80 to 90
  • Expansive new areas, including Garlemald, Thavnair, and the city of Radz-at-Han.
  • A New Tribe: the Arkasodara
  • New threats, including Anima.
  • New Dungeons
  • Secrets Revealed in a New Alliance Raid Series
  • New Small-scale PvP Mode
  • An Additional “Trust” ally: Estinien Wyrmblood
  • A New Residential District: Ishgard
  • Updates to the Gold Saucer
  • Relaxing Fun in Island Sanctuary
  • New Gear and Crafting Recipes
  • Expanded Horizons via the Data Center Travel System 

Endwalker also introduces Island Sanctuary, a new way to slow down and relax in-game. Live off the land, raise animals and cultivate the earth, all while soaking in the sights of this beautiful paradise.

Play Final Fantasy XIV Online on PS5

Yoshida also confirmed that Endwalker will be releasing on PS5 this fall, but luckily you won’t have to wait very long to jump into adventure in the PS5 version! The PlayStation 5 version of Final Fantasy XIV Online arrives on April 13 with the launch of an open beta, with the full version launching soon after. New and veteran adventurers will be able to play the full experience (all of the updates through Shadowbringers) with all of the upgrades and enhancements PS5 users have come to expect—the perfect way to prepare for Endwalker!

The PS5 version will feature significantly improved frame rates, faster load times, 4K resolution support and more! Players whose FFXIV service account has a registered license for the PlayStation 4 version may download and play the PS5 Upgrade Version at no extra cost, and any new players on the PS5 can join in the fun through the Free Trial, which lets you play all of A Realm Reborn and Heavensward up through Patch 3.56—two full games worth of content! The full version of the game will be available for purchase following the conclusion of the open beta.

You can get a first look at FFXIV on PS5 right here:

Endwalker, Final Fantasy XIV Online’s next expansion, is coming Fall 2021 to PS5 and PS4

The Announcement Showcase gave us quite a bit of info, and even more will be coming your way in May, when we host our first-ever digital Fan Festival. Final Fantasy XIV Digital Fan Festival 2021 is coming your way May 14-15 and will be available to stream for free. More details will come closer to the event, so stay tuned, and see you in game!

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    • Drop that sub fee and I’ll drop dime.

      Also, can we get some PS5 patches on first party and exclusive games like HZD, Gravity Rush 2, GT Sport, Detroit, Uncharted, and I can not believe it hasn’t happened yet but Death Stranding and 2020 game of the year The Last of Us 2?

      It’s embarrassing that Horizon and Death Stranding received PC editions a year ago but three months after PS5 and we can’t even get a similar experience on our 10.3 teraflop, 16gb Ram, SSD PS5s….

    • PS5 should easily run the minimum specs for HZD and Death Stranding pc. Just port the pc editions or unlock the framerate at least.

  • I love you all FFXIV team. Ah I can’t wait to see what the new DPS is.

    So since PS5 games don’t have shared trophies does this mean new trophies!?

  • It looks great. Finally Paladin takes the stage.

  • I have never been one for MMOs but this game always had me interested in it ever since Realm Reborn was announced for PS4. I just wish trying out that beta hadn’t prevented me from being allowed to do the free trial on my account.

    • Just my recommendation to others interested in playing the game for the first time. Don’t jump in with the beta like I did on PS4, wait for the games release on PS5 and then go for the free trial. Square Enix customer support says playing the beta counts the same as a free trial and each account is only allowed one.

    • Yeah, I tried the game some time ago, and now I can’t do a free trial account. I’d really like to try the game after its changed so much, but I’m locked to where if I wanted to, I’d have to buy the game.

    • It could be worse, I bought the game on PC and PS4, subscribed for a while but didn’t play it enough to warrant the cost.

      Meanwhile people can play THE SAME GAME on the trial for completely free.

      I just don’t get why they can’t unlock peoples accounts whoever did more than the free trial offers. People who gave them money!

    • Darn it typo, I meant who never did more than the free trial offers.

  • Darn it typo, I meant who never did more than the free trial offers.

  • Playing with the PS4 Pro settings on my PS5 is much improved over playing on my base model PS4. What sort of improvements can we expect over the PS4 Pro settings once FFXIV comes to PS5 natively?

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  • I have a question. I bought FFXIV day one on ps4. But didn’t play it too much after that. I then later bought I believe all the way to shadow ringer on PC. I expect both buys are completely separate. But I’m curious about something. I never finished even the OG content as I played about 140 hours or so and chilled alot talking to reoccurring users and such.

    But I did get the deluxe content from the newer ones. This says you can play up until just before the 2nd big expansion on trial. Will me having content beyond that update ruin my chance to use the free trial? I really want to play more. But until my backlog is cleared I would have to play very casually lol. Which means the monthly fee is painful for me lol

  • That looks awesome. I’m thinking of getting back into this game. Anyone knows the current file size either on PS5 or PS4?

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