We're almost there, folks! As we say our goodbyes to Shadowbringers, the FFXIV servers have now gone down for maintenance in preparation for the early access launch of Endwalker (6.0), due to go live at 9am GMT tomorrow morning!
Endwalker is the final chapter of the Hydaelyn and Zodiark storyline, bringing to an end this decade-long saga in what is reported to be the games biggest expansion yet. Unlike previous expansions which would continue their stories into the post-launch patch cycle (Shadowbringers ended in 5.3 for example), Endwalker will begin & end in 6.0. With it comes brand new zones, cities, dungeons, jobs and a whole lot more. - The full patch notes have been published here.
As you may be aware, FFXIV has seen a massive influx of both new & returning players just recently with a newfound popularity on Twitch and the game not only breaking its concurrent players record on Steam (repeatedly I may add) but Square Enix even managing to sell out of digital copies on both their US & UK storefronts!
With this new popularity and us being in the run-up to the new expansion pack (Endwalker) we have this week made a bit of a return ourselves as well with the return of Anubis, Isileth & myself. Not only that but joining us ingame for the very first time are Snow & Rain who some of you will remember from our days in WoW:EU! So great to have them with us!
· Have an inactive sub & fancy returning? From now until Monday 23rd August you can log in for free for up to 14 days via the Free Login Campaign
· Want to buy the game & subscribe? The Complete Edition is currently 60% off for just £14.00/€16.00/$23.99 on PC & £17.99 for PS4/PS5 too which includes everything you'll need in preparation for Endwalker's release in November & comes with 30 days of free game time.
· Also did you know that this critically acclaimed MMORPG has a free trial which includes the entirety of A Realm Reborn AND the award-winning Heavensward expansion up to level 60 & with no restrictions on playtime? Why not come join us?! You can find us on Omega (EU)! https://freetrial.finalfantasyxiv.com/
In support & celebration of Pride Month I thought it'd be nice to design a new set of LGBTQ+ STR avatars whilst I've been following all of the E3 streams. You can now find these as a permanent addition to the forum avatar gallery and viewable here. - Thanks for adding them, Anny!
If there's a particular flag colour scheme missing here (I know there are quite a few more hehe) which you'd like to see represented & turned into a matching avatar just give us a shout & I'll see what I can do!
Happy Pride Month & hope you're all enjoying this years E3/Summer Game Fest coverage! <3
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic a number of countries have made the wearing of face masks & coverings compulsory in public spaces. As they are (or should be) becoming a part of our every day life and will be for the foreessable future I thought it'd be nice to provide a few STR mask designs on our store for anyone who may fancy one.
These masks have two layers of washable 100% brushed woven polyester with over-ear elastic straps & for every mask sold, RedBubble will donate a blank cloth mask to Heart to Heart International. To see what masks we have available please click here.