It’s not a secret that Final Fantasy XIV is doing very well for itself, especially in light of one of its most popular expansions ever. While we still don’t have an idea on just what that means in terms of active players or subscriptions, the recent 14-hour-long broadcast announced that over 18 million registered users can be counted.at the beginning of the Live Letter segment and was also apparently celebrated with a Japanese party ball. While this doesn’t obviously give us any indication of how many of those registered users are actively subscribed to FFXIV, this number does represent a jump upwards from the 16 million registered users touted during the Shadowbringers trailer that played during this year’s Game Awards.
If you happened to miss out on what transpired during the Live Letter, our own Eliot Lefebvre happened to be watching and tweeted out a thread of what unfolded. He’ll also offer a more complete recount in the Wisdom of Nym column coming this afternoon, so stay tuned!
“Patch 5.2 is the next major update for the award-winning Shadowbringers expansion and will feature a wealth of new content:
•New Main Scenario Quests – The adventures of the Warrior of Darkness and the Scions of the Seventh Dawn continue as they further unravel the mysteries of the First.
•New Equipment Enhancement Quest Series – This new quest series will feature regular updates from Patch 5.2 onward, allowing players to obtain powerful equipment as they learn more about the Hrothgar homeland, the Bozja Citadel.
•New Trial: The Ruby Weapon – Players can challenge Ruby Weapon in both normal and extreme difficulties.
•New Chronicles of a New Era Quest: The Sorrow of Werlyt – Discover the lore behind the new Weapon series.
•New Raid: Eden’s Verse – The second chapter in the Eden raid series will feature challenging new battles in both normal and savage difficulties.
•Ishgardian Restoration Update – The next update in this content for Disciples of the Hand and Land will feature gatherer-specific content in the Diadem, high-level crafting challenges, a new ranking system, and more.
•New Beast Tribe Quests – The Qitari will provide new quests geared towards Disciples of the Land classes.
•New Dungeon: Anamnesis Anyder – This new challenge can be tackled alongside fellow adventurers, or a party of non-player characters using the Trust system.
•Crafting and Gathering Overhaul – The next set of adjustments to Disciples of the Land and Hand which will further enhance the gathering and crafting experience for beginners and veterans alike.
•Job Adjustments, Adjustments to PvP Actions, Additional New Game+ Chapters, and More”