Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail Announced, Launches in Summer 2024

    Welcome to the new world.

    Square Enix announced Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail, the next major expansion for the long-running MMORPG. Final Fantasy XIV players will venture into the new world in summer 2024 alongside the returning Scions of the Seventh Dawn.

    According to Naoki Yoshida, players will embark on the greatest summer vacation possible in Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail. It’s a change of tone following the dire circumstances of Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, but Yoshida believes fans deserve a break. The new expansion brings players to the land of Tural, which was commonly referred to as the “New World.” Erenville, Alisaie, Alphinaud, and the rest of the crew will join the Warrior of Light into this new land, but a new “tournament” will divide the Scions into two opposing groups. 

    Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail’s New World, Tural

    Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail’s theme is a journey of discovery as players learn more about the fabled City of Gold. Once more, the new expansion follows a brand-new saga following the end of the Hydaelyn and Zodiark arc. While exploring Tural and progressing the main story, players will learn more about a certain “throne” and the contest that divides the Scions. Yoshida wants fans to keep their expectations high since the expansion will hold “many surprises.”

    Tural is located far west of the known map of Final Fantasy XIV’s world. The new hub city, Tuliyollal, is located in Yok Tural in the Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail. Tuilyollal is headed by Gulool Ja Ja, a two-headed Mamool Ja. The people of Tuliyollal live with nature, so the region lacks major industries that other hub cities typically have. The particular throne being contested is the one that Gulool Ja Ja currently holds. Tural appears to be based on Caribbean and South American culture, so this will be quite a departure from many of Final Fantasy XIV’s locations.

    The Areas of Tural

    Urqopacha is a mountainous region in Yok Tural that players may visit. The region is home to the Tural’s smallest and largest races. While traversing Urqopacha, players will meet the allied tribe, the Pelupelu. This tribe appears to be inspired by the Al Bhed from Final Fantasy X. Several settlements are located in Urqopacha, which appear to be reminiscent of real-world South American culture. Players may also take a dirigible flight to Yak T’el, a nearby elevated area in Yok Tural with dense foilage. This region is home to Tural’s Hrothgar population. 

    Watch the teaser trailer below.

    More details are coming soon, so stay tuned and watch the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2023 live stream.

    Before Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail arrives, fans may enjoy the latest tunes from Endwalker by purchasing the new Forge Ahead arrangement album, which releases on November 29. The new piano and band arrangement album includes 19 tracks from Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker including Flow, Close in the Distance, and Hic Svnt Leones. Additionally, Endwalker vocalists Jason Charles Miller and Amanda Achen lend their talents as special guests for some of the tracks featured in the new album.

    Lastly, Final Fantasy XIV and the latest expansion, Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, are available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected] | Muck Rack:

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