Final Fantasy XIV plans its next major patch for September with a crossover in August

    
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Ready to hunt monsters in Final Fantasy XIV? Not just in general, but as part of a crossover with Monster Hunter World? You’ll get your chance starting on August 7th according to the most recent live letter, as the crossover event starts then and treats players to two versions of the trial against the great beast Rathalos. It also represents a new sort of challenge as it’s available in both normal and Extreme modes, but the former is an 8-player challenge while the latter is limited to 4 players. Of course, that also marks the arrival of the next part of Eureka, so players will have plenty to do on August 7th regardless.

Those who take part in the event will be able to earn a new mount (Rathalos himself), a new armor set, and new minions and outdoor furnishings for completion. So that’s reason enough to take part.

Of course, players who are more interested in the next part of the story and the next set of dungeons will want to hop along until September, when patch 4.4 is scheduled to release. That will contain a new trial against Suzaku, a new pair of dungeons, the conclusion of the Omega series with the Alphascape, and all of that lovely new storytelling. Check out a gallery of shots for the live letter just below, and keep your eyes peeled for more information in the coming weeks.

Update: we’ve added the new trailer for the crossover event just below.

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Alex Js.
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All those changes are cool, but I would also like to see more social system changes… For example, add a noticeboard to every in-game city where FCs would be able to post about some upcoming social event and where everyone else would be able to read about that event and maybe add it to in-game calendar (which also should be added). I know the Discord can be used for such things but in my experience not many people use it for such events and this would be better for people who do not want to use Discord for any reason…

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Sorenthaz

There’s a disturbing lack of proper Rathalos armor there.

Seems like a poor use of the crossover chance if we can’t get Rathalos armor/weapons.

But I guess we get a flippin Rathalos mount, I’m guessing an XIV take on Rathalos equipment, and some other bits like pets.

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I know they are big business in Japan, but these cross over events make me eyeroll.

… At least this one makes a little more sense than the Assassin’s Creed one in FFXIV.

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Sorenthaz

FFXV* just for clarification’s sake. :p

Also at least the Monster Hunter one fits better in comparison to Yokai Watch. GARO was kind of out there too but they only added in the clothing and a few mounts.

Also not sure why nothing ever came to FFXIV’s end when they did a cross-promotion with Phantasy Star Online 2. PSO2 got the Odin trial added as an Emergency Quest boss and they had Miqo’te cosmetics among some other stuff I think.

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Well, I guess I forgot about the live letter, but this is the next best thing, and dayum if that teaser banner for 4.4 ain’t intriguing af.