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New Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail Trailer Reveals Pictomancer Job, Female Hrothgar

Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail Artwork, Pictomancer

During Day 1 of FFXIV Tokyo Fan Festival 2024, producer and director Yoshi-P revealed the latest full trailer of Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail in his opening keynote speech, unveiling what’s to come in summer 2024. 

Watch the gorgeous expansion’s nearly six-minute full trailer below.

Along with the trailer, several new details were showcased, including the Pictomancer caster job, the Beastmaster limited job, female Hrothgar, lifestyle content (Cosmic Exploration), and new raids such as “Echoes of Vana’diel”, “The Arcadion”, and the “Futures Rewritten” ultimate raid.

Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail Artwork

On the technical side of things, the team also showed a side-by-side comparison of the graphical update fans can expect from Dawntrail.

Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail Graphical Update

Meanwhile, an open beta test on Xbox is slated for February and a previously announced crossover with Final Fantasy XVI is expected to arrive sometime in April.

Another important thing to note is that, for players who take their glamour game seriously, the option to dye two colors on a single piece of equipment was also showcased. I’m already seeing that the dye channels will surely make the next fashion glamour contests more competitive.

Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail Dye Channels

Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail Features

  • Level cap increase from 90 to 100
  • Tural, a vast continent where new adventures await
  • New cities: Tuliyollal and Solution Nine
  • Distinctive new areas, including Urqopacha, Yak T’el, Kozama’uka, Shaaloani, and Heritage Found
  • New allies to encounter: the Pelupelu, Moblins, Mamool Ja, Yok Huy, and Hanuhanu
  • New threats to overcome, including Valigarmanda, Eliminator, and the Barreltender
  • New dungeons
  • A new raid series: The Arcadion
  • A new alliance raid series: Echoes of Vana’diel
  • A new limited job: Beastmaster
  • Expansive new lifestyle content: Cosmic Exploration
  • New gear and crafting recipes
  • New variant dungeons
  • New Field Operations
  • A new Ultimate raid: Futures Rewritten (Ultimate)
  • New trials
  • New Unreal trials
  • PvP updates
  • Blue Mage updates
  • Inconceivably Further Hildibrand Adventures
  • New plans for Deep Dungeons
  • Gold Saucer updates
  • First graphical update
  • Duty Support updates
  • System updates
  • …and more!

Players can enjoy certain updates without purchasing Dawntrail, including:

  • New playable race: female Hrothgar (requires Shadowbringers expansion)
  • Major graphical update
  • System updates
  • Gold Saucer updates

NOTE: Some content listed above will be made available via patch updates at a later date. Content is currently in development and subject to change.

New Job: Pictomancer (Magical Ranged DPS)

New Playable Race: Female Hrothgar

Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail Media

The FFXIV Tokyo Fan Festival 2024 is a two-day event from Jan. 7th to 8th. So far, we’ve seen a lot of what to expect from the much-awaited expansion. Even more announcements could be revealed on the second day, so stay tuned here at RPGFan for updates!

Square Enix will release FFXIV: Dawntrail for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC in summer 2024. 

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Tin Manuel

Tin Manuel

Tin is a Graphic Designer by the day & an adventurer in whatever game she is playing at night. She gets giddy talking about RPG games (specifically JRPGs), new releases, and loves almost every female protagonist. She loves animals but has a great fondness towards pugs & shibas. She’s forgetful at times but she will never forget Aerith’s death in 480p.

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