Final Fantasy XIV getting a 24-man airship raid, Pokemon-like minion battles

And a whole lot more

Final Fantasy XIV is already a rather large game thanks to the Heavensward expansion, but it’s about to get bigger come patch 3.1. It was announced that in addition to new story quests, a new beast tribe questline is coming, in addition to an enhanced airship exploration system, two new dungeons (Saint Mocianne Arboretum and Pharos Sirius Hard), and a 24-man raid, the Void Ark.

The latter area will be themed after the Crystal Tower raid series, where anyone can join up and play, with the intention of being able to complete the Ark with a random group. A new Primal is also coming, in addition to minion battling in the Gold Saucer. Oh, and more Triple Triad cards will be added to the game as well.

Sounds pretty amazing! I really enjoyed the Crystal Tower trio of raids, as they were incredibly easy to pick up and play at anytime, so I’ll be doing the same for Void Ark.

Chris Carter
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