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Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Release Date: Summer 2024

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'Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail' Gets Benchmark Tool To Show Off Graphical Upgrade - Trailer

by Rainier on April 15, 2024 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT

Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail brings an abundance of fresh content, including an increased level cap, multiple new jobs, sprawling new areas, new allied tribes, new dungeons, and new core battle content such as FATEs, Hunts, Treasure Hunts, and sidequests, and much more.

Eorzea, an awe-inspiring land of endless possibilities. Whether you choose to battle fierce creatures in the wilderness, fashion the ultimate blade in the forge, or swap tall tales in the local tavern, the history of Final Fantasy XIV will be shaped by your actions. Choose from an exotic variety of races, looks and classes to fashion your hero. Change classes simply by equipping a different weapon or tool and tackle an ever-changing assortment of level quests alone or with friends.

In addition to bringing the long-running story arc that began with A Realm Reborn to its conclusion, Endwalker marks a new beginning for the MMO, setting the stage for new adventures that longtime fans and new players can enjoy together. The new expansion will bring an abundance of new features, including multiple new jobs, an increased level cap, vast new areas, updates to the battle system, a variety of new challenges to overcome, as well as crafter and gatherer content.

The new Dawntrail expansion sees the Warrior of Light travel to the land of Tural for the first time, bringing with it a wealth of new content. Expect new story, multiple new jobs, sprawling new areas to explore, new allied tribes, new dungeons, new side quests, new Hunts, new Fates, new Treasure Hunts and much more.

The age of adventure has begun.

Square Enix invites Warriors of Light to enjoy all-new Dawntrail footage with the newly released Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail official benchmark software for Windows now available for download. Featuring new in-game areas, enemies and more showcasing the exciting additions to come with the expansion alongside the first graphical update for the game, the benchmark software gives players a chance to test their computer’s ability to run Final Fantasy XIV ahead of the Dawntrail launch on Tuesday 2nd July, 2024

The benchmark software offers users the ability to create a character, or import an existing one, to be featured in the benchmark’s real-time cutscenes. In addition to the existing playable races in the character creator, users will be able to create female Hrothgar: a new playable race debuting alongside Dawntrail. The appearance data of characters created using the benchmark can also be saved for use in the Windows version of the game.

Full details and download instructions for the official benchmark can be found here.

Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail is scheduled to launch on July 2, 2024.

As part of the latest Letter from the Producer LIVE broadcast, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida also discussed a number of updates and changes to come with the release of Dawntrail, alongside the results of the recent 10th Anniversary player survey.

The Final Fantasy XIV crossover questline, titled “The Path Infernal,” is currently available until Wednesday 8thMay. Players who complete the quests will be able to receive multiple Final Fantasy XVI-themed in-game rewards. More information on the crossover can be viewed here.

The expanded Free Trial now includes all content from A Realm Reborn and the Heavensward expansion, as well as an additional playable race (Au Ra), and three additional playable jobs (Dark Knight, Astrologian, and Machinist). Free Trial players can enjoy hundreds of hours of award-winning gameplay and story experiences equivalent to two full Final Fantasy titles, without limit on playtime.

Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail is coming to PC, PS5, PS4 and XBox Series X|S in July 2, 2024.

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