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    Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail Details Pictomancer Job, Story Content, Raids, and More

    Patch 6.55 gets a release date, too.

    During Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2024 Tokyo, Square Enix revealed new details about Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail, including the new Pictomancer job. New trailers and gameplay were revealed on stage at the event as well. 

    In Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail, players head to the continent of Tural, which is also known as the “New World.” The Warrior of Light and Scions of the Seventh Dawn engage in a “contest” that divides them into opposing groups. This is the start of a new saga for the popular MMORPG, and the expansion contains new jobs, story content, additional side content, and so much more.

    New Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail Details – Pictomancer, Tural Areas, and More

    In Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail, players will have access to the new magical ranged DPS job, Pictomancer. This particular job originally made its debut in Final Fantasy VI. As a Pictomancer, players may draw and cast magic spells with a staff and tome fashioned in the form of a large brush and paint palette. Pictomancer has instant-cast abilities and spells, but the job also offers useful support skills. The starting level will be 80, and the job’s starting location will be in Gridania.

    Check out the new trailer for the Pictomancer job below, via the official Final Fantasy XIV YouTube Channel:

    During the stage event, producer Naoki Yoshida confirmed that Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.55 releases on January 16. This patch will introduce the character that will request the aid of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn, leading them to the continent of Tural. Fans may look forward to new main scenario quests, of course.

    Yoshida also recapped information regarding the regions of Tural. The city of Tuliyollal serves as a main hub for the Dawntrail expansion, allowing Final Fantasy XIV players to head into north and south Tural. Yoshida believes the expansion will feel like it has two major arcs due to these vast regions. 

    The Solution Nine and Heritage Found areas were also revealed. Similarly to Tuliyollal, Solution Nine acts as a major player hub. Solution Nine is built by an entirely different civilization to that of Tuliyollal, however. The Heritage Found region features similar technology, but the area is overflowing with storms and energies. 

    Check out the new screenshots and videos for the new areas below.

    Dawntrail Additions and Changes – Raids, Cosmic 

    Players can expect the following new content and changes with the release of Patch 7.0 and Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail:

    • Level Cap Increase to 100
    • New Viper and Pictomancer Jobs
    • New actions and updates to existing Jobs
    • FATES, The Hunt, Treasure Hunts, and Quest-Synced Sidequests
    • New dungeons
    • New gear and recipes
    • Major graphical overhaul (Patch 7.0)
    • Cosmic Exploration – “Expansive new lifestyle content” on different stars (planets)
    • Final Fantasy XI – Echoes of Vana’diel alliance raid (Patch 7.1)
    • The Arcadion – an 8-player raid in a futuristic setting (Normal, Savage)
    • Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Futures Rewritten Ultimate Raid (Patch 7.1)

    The following ongoing content updates will be implemented in the Patch 7.x series:

    • Blue Mage Update
    • Inconceivably Further Hildibrand Adventures
    • New Plans for Deep Dungeons
    • Gold Saucer Update
    • PvP Update
    • New Variant Dungeons
    • New Field Operations
    • New Beastmaster Limited Job

    Before Dawntrail’s launch, the following content will be available: 

    • Final Fantasy XIV Xbox Series X|S open beta (February 2024)
    • Final Fantasy XVI crossover questline (April 2024)

    Lastly, Final Fantasy XIV and the latest expansion, Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, are available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail launches in summer 2024.

    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: https://muckrack.com/raul-landaverde-1

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