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Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is the fourth expansion for Final Fantasy XIV. It was announced in February 2021, and released on December 7, 2021. The expansion takes players to Radz-at-Han, Garlemald, Old Sharlayan, and the remaining Moon of the Source, and deals with the second coming of the Final Days.

The Japanese name for the expansion, 暁月の終焉(フィナーレ) (Gyōgetsu no Fināre?) translates officially to "Dawnmoon Finale". This, alongside the English subtitle, are meant to represent the conclusion of the main storyline up to that point. The kanji 終焉 (Shūen?) means "the end (of life)".

Story[]

Premise[]

Yet shadowed by their triumph in the First, the Warrior of Light and Scions of the Seventh Dawn are home at last. An even greater calamity than refulgent oblivion has been building in their absence, however—a second advent of the Final Days. Should all despair, the myriad conflicts that now ravage the land cannot but foretoken an end to life in the Source.

Take heart in the faith of those who walk beside you, and journey ever higher—to the very stars above.

Set to be the end of the Hydaelyn and Zodiark storyline, Endwalker concludes its narrative within the expansion's Main Scenario Quest, rather than in the later patches, unlike other expansions. Subsequent patches will instead begin a whole new story arc for Final Fantasy XIV.

At the end of Shadowbringers, the rogue Ascian Fandaniel allied himself with the returned Zenos yae Galvus after the latter murdered his father, the emperor, placing the Garlean Empire in utter chaos. Unlike his brethren, Fandaniel was motivated by pure nihilism, wishing to be freed from his immortal but fragmented existence by triggering the "Final Days", a phenomenon that once nearly destroyed the world if not for the intervention of the elder primal Zodiark, created to be the will of the star. Fandaniel secured Zenos's cooperation by promising a rematch against the Warrior of Light, one to exceed even their fierce battle during the events of Stormblood. The duo planned to achieve this by taking over the Garlean Empire and utilizing mysterious spires they erected around the world, within which lied captured beastmen, and able to temper individuals in the same manner as primals. From these tempered captives, as well as tempered Garlean citizens and soldiers, they raised a doomsday cult, the Telophoroi, supported by strange "lunar" variants of previously-fought primals.

The Eorzean Alliance and the beast tribes, freed from their primals' tempering by the Scions of the Seventh Dawn, united against this new threat as the Grand Company of Eorzea. The Scions, working alongside the newly formed Grand Company, temporarily thwarted Fandaniel's plans by defeating his forces, and forcing him to retreat. The Grand Company tasked them to find a way to disable the towers to rescue the captives, discovering that the towers were drawing aether from the land. The Scions planned to infiltrate the isolationist city-state of Sharlayan, which had previously rebuffed calls for aid from Eorzea, to discover what secrets they may have been hiding about the Final Days.

Summary[]

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Krile, having journeyed ahead to Old Sharlayan, contacted her friends in the Rising Stones, informing them she has obtained passage for them as helpers to rebuild the Students of Baldesion. Gathering in Limsa Lominsa, the Scions (the Warrior of Light, Alphinaud, Alisaie, Thancred, Urianger, Y'shtola, G'raha Tia, and the newly joined Estinien) bid farewell to coinkeepr Tataru and fellow Scions Hoary Boulder and Coultenet before departing by ship. During the journey, the Warrior encountered an ephemeral figure who revealed themselves to be Hydaelyn, the primal that had originally blessed them at the very beginning of their journey. She revealed her reasons for being mostly silent in the Warriors journey following the confrontation with Ultima, directing the majority of her energy in maintaining the seal on Zodiark, and warned them of the coming trials, before disappearing.

Once on Sharlayan, the Scions were forced to divide their efforts in news of the island of Thavnair requesting their aid. Alphinaud’s group remained behind in the city to try and learn what they could from the Sharlayan archives, before discovering that the Forum had increased the workload of their gleaners in obtaining items for Labyrinthos, and underground bunker serving as the scholars main source of living specimens. While inside the facility the Warrior received a rare flower that responds to emotion, as a gift from Hydaelyn, but their investigation came toan abrupt end when arrested by Fourchenault Leveilleur, father to the twins and a key member of the Forum. They were put on trial by the Forum, who forbade them from further inquiries at the risk of deportation. However, through the trial and the explanation of a sympathetic Forum member, they learned that the Forum had been tasked with a "sacred duty" after researching the Lifestream in their former Eorzean colony, and that the Forum themselves were unable to speak about it due to a memory spell.

Thancred’s group aided the alchemists of Thavnair and its main city-state Radz-at-Han in perfecting "warding scales," talismans developed to shield their wearer from the spires’ enthrallment. The Warrior and the head alchemist Nidhana confirmed the warding scales’ effectiveness at the Thavnair spire, named the Tower of Zot, before the latter was captured by Fandaniel, who revealed himself to have been the Allagan scientist Amon before being inducted into the Ascians prior to the Fourth Umbral Calamity. The group, having been summoned by the satrap Ahewann, ruler of Radz-at-Han, learned that the dragon scales that make up the warding scales' core were provided by the great wyrm Vrtra, who was the city-state’s true ruler. Vrtra requested the aid of the Scions in capturing the Tower and freeing his people held within.

After regrouping with the others, the Warrior and the Scions fought their way up the spire, defeating primals known as the Magus Sisters that were summoned in defense, and succeeded in reaching the spire’s core. The core was revealed to have a person’s limb inside, and Y'shtola observed that the tower absorbed far more energy than is necessary. After the core's destruction by Estinien, the tower vanished, and G'raha was forced to use a float spell to catch everyone, including the captives. Back in the city, the Scions were thanked for their aid, being rewarded with boxes of the warding scales to be gifted to the Grand Company in their own battles against the spires. Nidhana, freed and cured of being tempered, noticed the Warrior’s flower changing color and discussed with them the theory of an energy called 'akasa' that is derived from emotion.

After gifting their allies the warding scales, the Scions were requested to join a group of Grand Company members under the command of Lucia Junius to infiltrate Garlemald proper and put an end to the Telophoroi's plans. This "Ilsabard Contingent" clashed with Telophoroi forces before making camp in an abandoned Garlean town. In their search for surviving Garleans, the Warrior and the Leveilleur twins encountered youths that escaped tempering, and learned that special magitek radios were able to shield them from the tempering of a loud roar from the Imperial Palace. The Garleans who were temepred began to mindlessly hunt those who had escaped, as well as slaving away at transforming the palace intoa monstrous edifice. Due to their beliefs and teachings, the youths rebuffed their overtures for aid, which resulted in the death of two of them. This incident greatly affected the twins, who subsequently volunteered to serve as envoys to a Garlean camp, when a scout from said camp was captured trying to steal supplies.

The Warrior joined them, and together with the scout, Jullus, present themselves to commander of the refugee camp, Quintus van Cinna, the legatus of the Ist Imperial Legion. Though more mild mannered than his subordinates, the legatus also refused outright the aid of the Ilsabard Contingent, citing their recent conflicts and the Garleans own history of oppression by others as reasons to mistrust these newcomers. The envoy group was subsequntly taken hostage, with the Warrior kept in-line with the well-being of the twins. While hostage, the group works with the Garleans efforts to supply the camp in preparation for a "plan" in which the Ist legion would reunite with the remaining legions to take back the capital, and during this time bonded with Jullus and felow soldiers, making the latter more uncomfortable with holding them prisoner after seeing their good intentions.

Thancred came in contact with the Warrior during a brief respite, requesting them to play along with the Garleans demands until a recue plan was hatched. Events come to a head when Quintus ordered the twins locked up and the Warrior returned to the Ilsabard contingent with his demands: Surrender all their supplies and leave Garlemald. This plan fell apart, when news of the twins by Thancred reached them, and the Ist legion prepared to take the supplies by force. Lucia, however, intervenes by revealing that the other legions were unable to lend their aid, some of them instead reaching out to the Grand Company for assistance. With his plans for saving his people ruined and his honour lost, Quintus orders his soldiers to stand down before taking his own life. Jullus, the highest ranking officer after him, was forced in charge and agrees to the aid of the contingent.

After helping Garlean refugees find aid and come together over shared loss, a roar rang out from the Palace, tempering many of the Garleans and causing a state of panic. During this time, the Warrior was spirited away by Fandaniel to the Palace, now called the Tower of Babil, and their soul was implanted into that of an unknown Garlean warrior. During this, the Warrior learned that the Garleans have been tempered by Anima, a primal created from the corpse of Varis and the fervent hopes of the Garlean citizens for a savior, with peices of Varis surving as extensions of Anima in the spires. Zenos takes control of the Warrior's true body with the intention of killing the Scions to motivate them into a rematch, but the Warrior successfully stops him, returning their soul to their body.

In retaliation, the Scions coordinated an assault the Tower of Babil with the Ilsabard contingent and defeated Anima, but this distraction provided the tower with enough aether from the spires to nearly break Zodiark’s seal on the moon. Hydaelyn intervened, using Krile as a host once more, to prevent the seal from shattering entirely, and when Fandaniel and Zenos teleported to the moon to complete the effort, she interfered with the aetherial flow, sending them to the far side. Hydaelyn requested the Warrior to use the teleporter and head to the Moon to protect the seal, before Krile passed out from exhaustion.

The other Scions remained behind, dealing with the now suicidal tempered of Anima trying to destroy the Tower, while the Warrior made the journey to Mare Lamentorum, where they are contacted by the Watcher, an ancient familiar created by Hydaelyn to maintain the seal. The Watcher requested the Warrior to deal with the wandering shades of ancients that were preventing them from restoring the seal, using the aid of another familiar named Argos. During this task they encountered the real Hythlodaeus, revealed to have been one of the souls sacrficed for Zodiark's creation, however their efforts were ultimately for naught, as Fandaniel and Zenos arrived to destroy the final part of the seal. The Warrior attempted to engage Zenos in combat to prevent him from merging with the primal, but Fandaniel took advantage of their distraction to do so instead, subjugating the souls that the incomplete god was composed of. The Warrior was forced to engage Zodiark, calling upon the power of Azem to summon allies, to weaken the primal enough for the Watcher to reseal it. However, after his defeat, Fandaniel revealed his true goal to destroy the weakened primal, at the cost of his own life, before he can be re-sealed. Realizing the Warrior is no longer interested in him, Zenos postponed their rematch and leaves.

Joined by Thancred, Y'shtola and Urianger, the Warrior learned from the Watcher that Zodiark was a necessary evil to prevent the return of the Final Days, maintaining the flow of aether around the star, and that with his death, the Final Days would return to Etheirys. They also learned that Hydaelyn was preparing a contingency should the Final Days come, and meet with Loporrits, a race of familiars created by Hydaelyn to transform the moon into a habitable zone and ship to prepare for an exodus from Etheirys. The Loporrits attempted to convince the group to remain on the moon as their allies, the Sharlayan Forum, were working on a method to transport people to them. However the Scions, unwilling to simply let their home fall to ruin and subsequently dooming the remaining shards (including the First), refused and convinced the Loporrits that there was benefit in trying to save it. Urianger remained behind to teach the Loporrits more about the people they had hoped to save in order to improve conditions on the moon, while the other Scions return to Etehirys and regrouped with their friends in Sharlayan. Before their departure, the Watcher told the Warrior the name of the flower given to them by Hydaelyn was "Elpis".

The day after their return, the Scions received another call for aid from Thavnair, as the sky burned and the people were ravaged by horrible beasts. After they arrived, they saw that the monsters were in fact transformed villagers, which they informed were being called "blasphemies". By the request of Ahewann, they journeyed through the jungles of Thavnair to save as many people as possible, encountering Vrtra trying to shield his people. After slaying the monster that appeared to be the head of the horde, Y'shtola revealed to her horror that the monsters have no aether, and when witnessing villagers transformed, their aether simply "rotted away". As Vrtra dealt with the remaining blasphemies alongside Estinien, the Scions investigated the origin of the crisis within Radz-at-Han, and came to the conclusion that those people that fell to despair were the ones who transformed. They also theorized that the energy responsible for emotional drive, 'akasa', to be the cause of the calamity. However, the little amount of research done into it left them at a dead end.

Another outbreak of blasphemies occured in Radz-at-Han, during which Ahewann was killed. Vrtra was forced to reveal himself to his people once the crisis was quelled, and took charge in protecting them. Fourchenault arrived as the head of a dignitary visit to extend an invitation the Hannish people to join them in their evacuation. As Vrtra met with him to discuss details, the Scions discussed what next plan of action to take. With news of more blasphemies appearing around the world, they agreed to split their forces once more to adequately deal with the threat. Discussing on how to learn more of the original Final Days, as well as the significance of the Elpis flower, which had wilted due to the despair of the Hannish people, G'raha suggested to the Warrior that they could meet with Elidibus, whose soul remained trapped within the Crystal tower on the First as it was slowly stripped away.

As the only one with the ability to make the trip, the Warrior journeyed alone to the First and used the Tower's functions to find their adversary's essence within. Being brought up to speed of the situation, Elidibus agreed to take responsibility for Fandaniel's actions. He revealed that Elpis was a facility in the ancient world, overseen by Fandaniel's original personhood, Hermes, but that no ruins of it remained in any world. Experiencing a strange surge of memory and emotion, the Ascian came to the conclusion to use the Tower's time-travelling capabilities to send the Warrior back in time to Elpis itself, with the cost beign what remained of his soul. The Warrior agreed and soon found themselves hurtling through the ages, with Elidibus warning them that if they wanted to return to their own time, they could not affect meaningful change.

In Elpis, the Warrior first existed as a semi-transparent shade, unabe to interact with their surrounds until they met with past versions of Emet-Selch and Hythlodaeus, who had come tom Elpis to recruit Hermes to the Convocation. The duo supplied aether to the Warrior, recognising their soul being similar to their friend Azem. The Warrior also encountered Hermes and his familiar Meteion, a child like being known as 'entelechy'. From Hermes they learned of dynamis, a second form of energy that relies on emotion, and that beings like Meteion with low levels of aether can itneract with it much more easily than others.

They also met with Hydaelyn in her original form as Venat, the previous Azem, who deduced that the Warrior was from the future from sensing their blessing of Light. The Warrior is compelled to divulge to her, Emet-Selch, and Hythlodaeus of what they know about the Final Days. Emet-Selch and Hythlodaeus went to research more on their own while the Warrior and Venat investigated Hermes and Meteion to discover how his future incarnation became more nihilistic. They learned that Meteion was one of many sisters, the Metea, created by Hermes to seek out life beyond Etheirys and learn what those other civilizations strived for and to share that information through a hive mind. Regrouping with the otehr ancients, they decided to confront Hermes to see if he could shed light on the information.

Hermes confirmed that the Final Days as described were to be most likely drven by dynamis, but that the dynamis itself would need a source to push those emotions and cause the transformations. At this point, Meteion recieved her report from her sisters, but the results were shocking to caused her to despair. When trying to escape, she was restrained, and her indviduality is subsumed as the hive mind took control, revealing that hat numerous civilizations across the universe perished for various reasons. Hermes, desparate to hear the answers, spirited a despairing Meteion away to a research facility so the Meteia could compile their findings to reach a conclusion, and the group was forced to give chase.

After they defeated Hermes, Meteion voiced the Meteias' conclusion that all life is meaningless and that they should surrender to non-existence. Hermes, also despairing from this conclusion, covered her escape into space to singe her "song of oblivion" to invoke the Final Days. The Warrior and Venat escaped the facility with the aid of Emet-Selch and Hythlodaeus, the two being inflicted by Hermes with a spell that erased their memories of their encounter with the Warrior. Venat urged the Warrior to return to their time and use what they had learned to try and save their world, while she would attempt to do the same for hers. As they travelled through time once more, the Warrior witnessed the events leading to the Sundering, as well as Venat's, now Hydaelyn, determination to save Etheirys.

Back in the Source, the Warrior was told by Krile that the Scions were currently spread about Ilsabard, as the major effects of the Final Days were centred there. They also learned that Fourchenault had taken a group of Sharlayan and Hannish refuges to Garlemald to utilise the lunar teleporter there in lieu of the space ark they were developing. The Warrior arrived in the frozen region in time to aid Estinien, Alphianud, Alisaie and G'raha and save the refugees from the blasphemies, alongside a recovered Jullus and imperial troops. Zenos also appeared hunting the monsters, simply honing his skills to await his rematch. Jullus grew angry at the now exiled prince's apathy to his people's plight as well his hand in causing the situation, while Zenos simply brushes him off with his philosophy of life having meaning only in what people seek meaning in. Alisaie countered that while he had grown strong with his way of life, he would not gain that which he craved for most by ignoring events around him, while the prince simply walked away.

Fourchenault, having determined that attempting to proceed further into Garlemald would yield naught but more death, regrouped with his refugees in Camp Broken Glass to obatin the Ilsabard Contingent's assistance in returning to Sharlayan. For their aid, he also agreed to the Scions request to speak with the Forum once more. At this moment Urianger and the Loporrits appeared, having used the teleporter to journey down to Etheirys to enquire why no one else has arrived, and to learn more about the star. After formal introductions between Fourchenault and the Loporrits are made, they all journeyed together back to Sharlayan, where the Warrior finally recounted their journey in Elpis and the knowledge they gained on both Meteion and dynamis.

The Scions held an audience with the Forum, where they learned that the ark they had created was currently functional, but lacking in the efficiency to be able secure enough people to the moon before the Final Days consumed all. Alphianud bargained with the Forum to let the Scions try and fix the issue, in return for granting access to the means they had used to communicate with Hydaelyn ever since leaving Eorzea, as well as permission to use the ark itself for their own reasons. The Forum agreed, and Fourchenault escorted the Scions to lower levels of Labyrinthos. They discovered that a specific type of alloy only found in Allagan wreckage would be able to prvoide the aetheric prorperties necessary to increase engine efficiency. Alphinaud then made a call to the Grand Company of Eorzea to marshall forces to raid allagan ruins such as the fragments of Dalamud to obtain the ore. Krile also returned to the surface to contact gleaner ally Erenville and seek his aid.

While the Scions waited for their allies to come through, they engaged with the other final preparations and tasks needed for departure. The Warrior of Light and Urianger set about giving directions to the Loporrits and sending to help with the researchers, when Urianger encountered and reconciled with the parents of Moenbryda, finally coming to terms with her death at the end of A Realm Reborn. The Scions received word that their allies had made their delivery in the Sharlayan harbour, only to find not just the Grand Company, but many other allies and acquaintances that they had forged over their journey, including Cid Garlond and his Ironworks employees, who offered to lend their help in making the final adjustments to the ark. Having recognised how his children's deeds had caused such a scene, Fourchenault apologised to the twins for his behaviour to them, including his disinheriting of them at the end fo Shadowbringers.

With their end of the bargain fulfilled, and the last of his reservations gone, Fourcheanult escorted the Scions to the central facility of the Forum's efforts, Thaumazein, where their means to contact Hydaelyn, the Aitiascope was located, alongside the nearly finsihed ark. The Scions used the device to descend into the aetherial sea, where they contended with the lingering spirits of past foes, including a crazed Fandaniel, now identifying as Amon once more. Due to the aid of fallen allies, they are able to best these shades, with Amon's memories as Hermes finally coming to the surface before his soul is dragged away by a vengeful Asahi.

The party finally arrived athe the planets core, and met with Hydaelyn. She confirmed with them that they had the willpower to contend with the despair Meteion commanded, and that there was a way to reach her nest at the edge of creation. However, before she could reveal this method, she needed to ensure the Scions had the physical strength necessary as well, challenging them to a comabt trial in which they were forced to bring their all to bear. The Scions succeeded, but this battle proved to have drained all of Hydaelyn's remaining energy. Before she faded, she gifted her chosen with a crystal containing the tracking data from a spell she had managed to place on Meteion before she escaped, as well as the giant Mothercrystal to serve as fuel for whatever means of travel they would use to reach her. The last ancient then imbued her remaining strength, the power over matter, into the crystal of Azem, urging the Scions to become hope, before she dissapated.

Returning to the facility, the Scions revealed the fate of Hydaelyn to Fourchenault and Livingway, leader of the Loporrits, before handing over the crystal. While the Scions rested from their journey, Fourchenault convinced the Forum to let the Scions use the ark, christend the Ragnarok, while the Loporrits determined the location of Meteion's nest; Ultima Thule. Utilising the power of primals to serve as transportation of the aether of the Mothercrystal, the Ragnarok opened a path and subsequently traveled to the nest.

Meteion ambushed the party as they arrived, attempting to use dynamis to smother their lives out. Thancred, however, sacrificed his life to save them, causing the dynamis to reshape the region into a hospitable area. In this way, the Scions travelled Ultima Thule, interacting with recreations of the dying worlds the Meteia visited, with each Scion sacrificing themselves so the others can reach the rest of the way, until only the adventurer remained. Upon finally reaching a dead end, the Warrior used Azem's crystal to revive Emet-Selch and Hythlodaeus, who caused Meteion's true personality to surface by creating Elpis flowers, touched by the memory of the Warriors journey to become resplendant platinum, loosening her life-ending stranglehold on Ultima Thule and allowing the Warrior to restore the Scions with the last of Hydaelyn's power within Azem's crystal. In her moment of clarity an anguished Meteion begged the Warrior of Light to stop her and her sisters before vanishing. With the path forward open Emet-Selch and Hythlodaeus passed on to the afterlife once more, with the former giving the adventurer reason to see the rest of the Source and its reflections.

The Scions pursued Meteion into the depths of her nest, fighting past the recreations of the worst ends she had witnessed, and face the Meteia as they converge into an entity simply called the Endsinger, who overpowered the Scions. The Warrior teleported their comrades back to the Ragnarok, intending to face the Endsinger alone. But Zenos, who absorbed the remains of the Mothercrystal to reassume his Shinryu form, arrivef to help as they defeat the Endsinger. A repentant Meteion realized that the answer that she was created to learn was back on Etheirys and resolvef to guide the Warrior back to their ship. Zenos and the Warrior then engage in a final duel to the death, with the Warrior killing Zenos for good before returning to the Ragnarok. With the Final Days averted and no more world-ending threats, the Scions decided to publicly disband to ease Eorzea's reliance on them and go their separate ways until the day that needs them to reunite comes, with the Warrior planning more adventures. In a post credit scene, an unknown figure in Elpis with Elidibus' voice mused a future confrontation with "the dread beast Pandæmonium".

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Features[]

Endwalker sees players visit the cities of Old Sharlayan and Radz-at-Han, explore the regions of Thavnair and Garlemald, venture through the mysterious subterranean Labyrinthos, and roam the Mare Lamentorum on the surface of the moon.

Two new jobs are introduced: the barrier healer Sage that wields aetherically-enhanced Nouliths, and the scythe-wielding melee DPS Reaper, that can call upon entities from the void to assist in battle; both of which start at level 70. In the main narrative, Alphinaud adopts the Sage job, while main antagonist Zenos adopts the Reaper job. The level cap for all disciplines, excluding limited jobs, is increased to 90. Belt equipment is removed, with its equipment slots moving to other types of equipment in the armoury chest. Additionally, to accommodate the introduction of Sage as a barrier based Healer, Astrologian received adjustments to make them pure Healers, fitting the same niche as White Mage.

New dungeons and trials are featured, including a fight with Anima, with updates to the Trust System and the addition of Estinien Wyrmblood as a Trust member. A new high-end raid series titled Pandæmonium, involving the Ascian Lahabrea, and a Final Fantasy XIV-original alliance raid series, known as Myths of the Realm, which will explore the Twelve, will also be added. Additionally, new tribe quests will be available from the Matanga of the Arkasodara tribe and the moon-dwelling Loporrits.

Starting with 6.0, and following the successful completion of the Ishgardian Restoration, a new residential district becomes available for players to explore, and following further in 6.1, players will be able to buy housing within these districts.

A new type of content—the Island Sanctuary—will debut in a future patch, allowing players to take a break from adventuring to do a number of activities including farming crops and raising animals. This feature will be updated for the entire duration of the 6.x patch cycle.

Player stats are adjusted with the release of 6.0, to "squish" numbers down, to avoid overflow in the back-end and streamline the damage calculations. This does not affect the effectiveness of characters as health and damage from mobs will be adjusted accordingly.

Male Viera were added at the beginning of 6.0, while female Hrothgar will be added at a later date.

A new Oceania Data Center will be added on patch 6.08. It was not set to release with 6.0 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions in the region.

Music[]

"Endwalker" was composed by Masayoshi Soken, with lyrics by Michael-Christopher Koji Fox and Natsuko Ishikawa, vocals by Sam Carter and Amanda Achen, and performed by the Primals.[1] Its melody combines numerous pieces played throughout Final Fantasy XIV, including the main themes of every prior expansion for the game.

Development[]

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker was first teased 1 January 2021 in a Lodestone post, with the announcement of a showcase early in the year and a poem:[2]

Our progeny may never know
Wherefore we look unto the sky,
Nor why we dig for truths below;
We bear their scorn or watch them die.

From the journal of a resolute man[2]

Weeks later, the date of the announcement showcase was set for 5 February, 2021.[3] During the showcase the title of the expansion and various details regarding the expansion were revealed alongside a teaser CG trailer, with more details set to be revealed during the digital Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival, set to happen in May that same year.[4]

At the Fan Fest, the full version of the CG trailer was showcased, and with it more information on the expansion, including its release date and purchase information.[1]

Major updates[]

Note that the below version updates also add features and adjustments to A Realm Reborn (2.x), Heavensward (3.x), Stormblood (4.x), or Shadowbringers (5.x) content.

Patch 6.1[]

Patch 6.1 was mentioned when revealing the introduction of Dragonsong War (Ultimate) raid, which was originally planned to be released in patch 5.55, but was delayed to patch 6.1 due to COVID-19-related complications. Ishgard Housing is also set to be available during this patch. Patch 6.1 will also see the addition of an Oceania Data Center located in Australia, allowing players from surrounding regions to play with less latency when usually using Japanese servers.

Production credits[]

Voice cast[]

Character Japanese English
Alphinaud Leveilleur Shinnosuke Tachibana Colin Ryan
G'raha Tia Yuma Uchida Jonathan Bailey
Estinien Varlineau Kenji Hamada Robert Vernon
Y'shtola Rhul Ai Kayano Robyn Addison
Thancred Waters Yuichi Nakamura Peter Bramhill
Urianger Augurelt KENN Timothy Watson
Alisaie Leveilleur Rie Murakawa Bethan Walker
Livingway Aya Suzaki Bethan Cullinane
Mappingway Ayaka Shimoyamada Bethan Cullinane
Growingway Tadaaki Doi Jonathan Bailey
Puddingway Mizue Tsunashima Gemma Lawrence
Sicard Kenji Hamada Luke Allen-Gale
Emmanellain de Fortemps Kengo Takanashi Stefano Braschi
Lucia Junius Sayaka Ohara Lydia Leonard
Maxima quo Priscus Ryota Takeuchi Gunnar Cauthery
Nanamo Ul Namo Mariya Ise Joanna Ruiz
Hancock Fitzgerald Kengo Takanashi Ciarán Owens
A-Ruhn-Senna Kohei Amasaki Adam Howden
Lyse Hext Aya Endo Laura Aikman
Cirina Mol Marie Miyake Jaimi Barbakoff
Sadu Dotharl Rie Tanaka Beatriz Romilly
Magnai Oronir Taku Yashiro Daniel Fraser
Jullus pyr Norbanus Ryota Suzuki Nigel Pilkington
Quintus van Cinna Hiroya Egashira Allan Corduner
Vrtra Jun Fukushima Nigel Betts
Ahewann Yutaka Aoyama Ben Turner
Nidhana You Taichi Sheena Bhattessa
Matsya Chihiro Ueda Jay Saighal
Garuda Rie Tanaka Joanna Ruiz
Susano Takuya Nakashima Timothy Watson
Fourchenault Leveilleur Kenyu Horiuchi Anthony Howell
Ameliance Leveilleur Rie Tanaka Gemma Whelan
Cid Garlond Rikiya Koyama Gwilym Lee
Kokkol Dankkol Kenichirou Matsuda Ciarán Owens
Barnier Mitsuaki Hoshino John Heffernan
Montichaigne Yutaka Aoyama Phillip Jackson
Erenville Rikuya Yasuda Ari Oskarsson
Wilfsunn Hiroya Egashira Gunnar Cauthery
Bloewyda Chihiro Ueda Rachel Atkins
Hoary Boulder Yasutaka Tomioka Nigel Betts
Soroban Yuichi Nakamura Kristian Phillips
Asahi sas Brutus Junichi Yanagita Matt McCooey
Tataru Taru Mariya Ise Carina Reeves
Krile Mayer Baldesion Yoshino Nanjo Gemma Lawrence
Elidibus Akira Ishida Matt Stokoe
Hythlodaeus Soichiro Hoshi Toby Regbo
Emet-Selch Hiroki Takahashi René Zagger
Hermes & Amon Yoshitsugu Matsuoka Jeremy Ang Jones
Meteion & The Endsinger Atsumi Tanezaki Rosie Day
Venat & Hydaelyn Kikuko Inoue Joanna Roth
Zenos Galvus Kohsuke Toriumi Luke Allen-Gale
Worldly Affairs Official Chihiro Ueda Jaimi Barbakoff
Varshahn Jun Fukushima Jo Ben Ayed
Xande Kenichirou Matsuda Peter Bramhill
Singingway Atsumi Tanezaki Rachel Atkins
Sleepingway Jun Fukushima Ari Oskarsson
Galene Sayaka Ohara Gemma Whelan
Kairos Kengo Takanashi Anthony Howell
Al End Gunnar Cauthery
Coph-coodg Junichi Yanagita Timothy Watson
Lah-laakh Chihiro Ueda Siobhan Hewlett
Sir & M-017 Mitsuaki Hoshino John Heffernan

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The Japanese name is 暁月の終焉(フィナーレ) (Gyōgetsu no Fināre?). A finale is the last movement of a sonata, symphony, or concerto; the ending of a piece of non-vocal classical music which has several movements; or, a prolonged final sequence at the end of an act of an opera or work of musical theater.

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Square Enix (2021, January 1). "New Year's Greetings!". From The Lodestone. The Lodestone. Archived from the original on 8 February 2021.
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  4. Andrew Copeland (n.d.) . Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Announced. Square Enix. Gamer Escape. Archived from the original on 8 February 2021.

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