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{{DISPLAYTITLE:''Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers''}}
 
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{{infobox game
 
| title = ''Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers''
 
| title = ''Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers''
 
| image = FFXIV Shadowbringers.png
 
| image = FFXIV Shadowbringers.png
| japanese = ファイナルファンタジーXIV 漆黒の反
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| japanese = ファイナルファンタジーXIV 漆黒の{{ruby||ヴィランズ}}
 
| romaji = Fainaru Fantajī Fōtīn: Shikkoku no Viranzu
 
| romaji = Fainaru Fantajī Fōtīn: Shikkoku no Viranzu
 
| developer = [[Square Enix]]
 
| developer = [[Square Enix]]
 
| publisher = Square Enix
 
| publisher = Square Enix
| release = Early Summer 2019
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| release = July 2, 2019<br/>(Early access release: June 28, 2019)
| genre = [[MMORPG]]
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| genre = [[wikipedia:Massively multiplayer online role-playing game|MMORPG]]
 
| modes = Massively Multiplayer Online
 
| modes = Massively Multiplayer Online
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| ratings = [[wikipedia:Computer Entertainment Ratings Organisation|CERO]]: [[file:CERO C.gif|12px|C]] 15+<br/>[[wikipedia:Australian Classification Board|ACB]]: [[file:OFLC small M.png|12px|M]] M<br/>[[wikipedia:Pan European Game Information|PEGI]]: [[file:PEGI 16.png|12px|16+]] 16+<br/>[[wikipedia:Entertainment Software Ratings Board|ESRB]]: [[file:Ratingsymbol t.gif|12px|Teen]] Teen<br/>
| ratings =
 
| platforms = [[Microsoft Windows|PC]], [[Macintosh]], and [[PlayStation 4]]
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| platforms = [[Microsoft Windows|PC]] (x64), [[Macintosh]], and [[PlayStation 4]]
 
}}
 
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'''''Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers''''' is the third expansion for ''[[Final Fantasy XIV]]''. It was announced in November 2018, and is scheduled to release in early summer 2019.
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'''''Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers''''' is the third expansion for ''[[Final Fantasy XIV]]''. It was announced in November 2018, and was released on July 2, 2019.
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The expansion takes players to [[the First]], one of thirteen reflections of [[Hydaelyn|the Source]] that is being consumed by a [[Flood of Darkness|Flood of Light]]. The main region visited is known as [[Norvrandt]], which is roughly analogous to the Source's [[Eorzea]], and is the only region in the world that has not yet succumbed to the Flood of Light.
   
 
==Story==
 
==Story==
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Amidst burgeoning tensions between the Eorzean Alliance and the [[Garlean Empire]], the [[Scions of the Seventh Dawn]] lie comatose, their souls whisked away from their bodies. To find their friends, the [[Warrior of Light (Final Fantasy XIV)|Warrior of Light]] must place their trust in the very being that took them, a decision that soon sees them travel across the dimensions to a dying world plagued by Primordial Light: [[The First]].
What awaits the liberator…? Tension grips the land as six nations now stand allied against the imperial armies of [[Garlemald]]. With the threat of war on the horizon, the Warrior of Light comes face-to-face with an old enemy seemingly risen from the ashes—[[Zenos yae Galvus|Zenos]]. Could this impending conflict serve as a catalyst for an [[Rejoining|eighth and final Umbral era]]?!
 
 
It is time, once and for all, to take down the Garlean Empire!
 
   
 
==Features==
 
==Features==
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===Expansion additions===
*Level cap raised to to 80.
 
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*Exploration of the First, including the following new areas, which each correspond
*Multiple new [[Job|jobs]] to be added.
 
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**Two new cities: [[Crystarium (Final Fantasy XIV)|Crystarium]] and [[Eulmore]].
*Battle System Maintenance: Job and Role abilities will be adjusted. The TP gauge will be removed, with the MP gauge being used by all jobs.
 
 
**The [[Rak'tika Greatwood]]
*New areas:
 
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**[[Amh Araeng]]
:*The [[Rak’tika Greatwood]]
 
:*[[Amh Araeng]]
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**[[Il Mheg]]
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**[[Lakeland]]
*New beast-tribe: the [[Nu mou]]
 
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**[[Kholusia]]
*Thrilling new dungeons
 
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**[[Tempest (Final Fantasy XIV)|The Tempest]]
*Challenging new high-end raids
 
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*Two new playable races, [[Viera (Final Fantasy XIV)|Viera]] and [[Hrothgar]]. The Viera are female exclusive and the Hrothgar male exclusive.
*Exciting new alliance raids
 
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*Two new [[Job|jobs]] to be added, including [[Gunbreaker]] and [[Dancer (Final Fantasy XIV)|Dancer]]. Both jobs start at level 60.
*End game content for Disciples of the Hand and Land, including the "Restoration of the Holy See of [[Ishgard]]"
 
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*New beast-tribes: the [[Nu mou]] and the [[Pixie (Final Fantasy XIV)|Pixie]]s.
*[[Trust]]: a new NPC battle-assist system
 
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* A new kind of enemy monsters from [[the First]]: the [[sin eater]]s, the world's equivalent of The Source's Voidsent enemies.
*[[New Game Plus]] system
 
 
*New end game content for Disciples of the Hand and Land, including the "Restoration of the Holy See of [[Ishgard]]".
*A new system called [[World Visit]], which allows players to temporarily visit other servers in the same Data Center
 
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*The [[Trust System]] will be implemented into the game, allowing players to fight alongside specific NPCs in dungeons for a more story-focused experience.
*32-bit [[Windows]] support will end
 
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*The [[New Game Plus]] system, which will allow players to repeat storyline quests and battles that they have already completed. Can also be used by level boosted characters to experience the storyline that they skipped by using the level boost feature.
*New data centers for North America and Europe
 
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*A mysterious new playable race
 
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===Dungeon additions===
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*Eight new instanced dungeons on launch, with one further dungeon with each subsequent major patch.
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*A new high-end raid known as [[Eden (Final Fantasy XIV)|Eden]], with boss and character designs by [[Tetsuya Nomura]].
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*A new alliance raid series will be introduced, [[YoRHa:Dark Apocalypse]], produced by [[Yoko Taro]].
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*New exploration field instances similar to Eureka, based on the Hrothgar homeland of Bozja with story by [[Yasumi Matsuno]].
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===Battle changes===
 
*Level cap raised to 80.
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*Job and role abilities will be adjusted.
 
*The TP gauge will be removed, with the MP gauge being used by all jobs.
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===System changes===
 
*32-bit [[Microsoft Windows|Windows]] support terminated.
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*Support for hybrid [[Macintosh]] models terminated. Recommended models require latest macOS release and AMD graphics running in full 64-bit mode.
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==Major updates==
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{{See|Final Fantasy XIV patch notes}}
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'''Note that the below version updates also added features and adjustments to ''A Realm Reborn'' (2.x), ''Heavensward'' (3.x) content or ''Stormblood'' (4.x).'''
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====''Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty'' (5.1)====
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[[File:FFXIV Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty.png|right|250px]]
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Patch 5.1 was released on October 29th, 2019. It included the following features
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* Main Scenario Quests
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** New Dungeon - The Grand Cosmos
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* Chronicles of a New Era
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** [[YoRHa:Dark Apocalypse|YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse]]
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*** New Alliance Raid - [[Copied Factory|The Copied Factory]]
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* New Trial - [[Dying Gasp|The Minstrel's Ballad: Hades' Elegy]]
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* New Ultimate Raid - [[Epic of Alexander|The Epic of Alexander (Ultimate)]].
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* New Daily Tribe Quests - Pixies (Combat class content)
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* New Custom Delivery Client - Kai Shirr
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* The Restoration of [[Ishgard]]
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* New PvP Frontline - Onsal Hakair (Danshig Nadaam)
 
* The [[New Game Plus]] system.
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Patch 5.1 also saw the end of the PvP collaboration event [[GARO x Final Fantasy XIV]], started during patch 3.5 ''The Far Edge of Fate''.
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====''Echoes of a Fallen Star'' (5.2)====
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[[File:FFXIV Echoes of a Fallen Star.png|right|250px]]Patch 5.2 released on February 18th, 2020 and included the following features:
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*New Main Scenario Quests
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**New dungeon - [[Anamnesis Anyder]]
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* Chronicles of a New Era
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**YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse
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**The Sorrow of Werlyt
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***New Trials - [[Cinder Drift]] and its Extreme version
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**Eden
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***New Raid - [[Eden's Verse]]
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*New Sidestory quests
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**Save the Queen - The Blades of Gunnhildr
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***Resistance Weapons
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* New high-end raids - Eden's Verse and their Savage versions
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* New Daily tribe quests - Qitari (DoL content)
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* Updates to the Firmament's restoration
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*Introduction of Skysteel Tools quests
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* Changes to [[Diadem|the Diadem]] to focus on Disciple of Land classes
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* Ocean fishing for [[Fisher]]s
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* Updates to the [[New Game Plus]] system
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==== {{-}}''Reflections in Crystal ''(5.3) ====
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[[File:FFXIV Reflections in Crystal.png|right|250px]]Patch 5.3 released on August 11, 2020 and included the following features:
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* Main Scenario Quests
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** New Dungeon - [[Heroes' Gauntlet|The Heroes' Gauntlet]]
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** New Trial - [[Seat of Sacrifice|The Seat of Sacrifice]] and it's extreme version
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* Chronicles of a New Era
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**The Sorrow of Werlyt
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**YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse
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*** New Alliance Raid: [[Puppets' Bunker|The Puppets' Bunker]]
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* Save the Queen - The Blades of Gunnhildr
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** New Battlefield - [[Bozjan Southern Front|The Bozjan Southern Front]]
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**Resistance Weapons Update
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* Faux Hollows & Unreal Trials - The Akh Afah Amphitheatre (Unreal)
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* New Custom Deliveries - Ehll Tou
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* New Daily Tribe Quests - Dwarves (Disciple of Hand content)
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*Ishgardian Restoration Updates
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* Skysteel Tools Updates
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* Trial Synthesis
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* A Realm Reborn Overhaul, a significant retooling of the original 2.0 and 2.x patch stories designed to ease progression into Heavensward for new players, and allowing for the use of flight in A Real Reborn overworld zones. The Crystal Tower raid series has also been made mandatory to progress into ''Heavensward'', while those already in Heavensward and beyond will be required to complete it before attempting the 5.3 main scenario.
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* New Game Plus Updates
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* Sundry Splendors
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==== {{-}}''Futures Rewritten ''(5.4) ====
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* Main Scenario Quests
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** New Dungeon - [[Matoya's Relict]]
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* Chronicles of a New Era
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**The Sorrow of Werlyt
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*** New Trial - Emerald Weapon and it's extreme version
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** Eden
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***New Raid - [[Eden's Promise]]
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****Will require completion of 5.3 Main Scenario
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* Save the Queen - The Blades of Gunnhildr
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**New Public Dungeon - Delubrium Reginae
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**Resistance Weapons Update
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*Unreal Trial
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* Blue Mage - Level increase to 70 and new spells
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* Final Phase of Ishgardian Restoration
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* Skysteel Tools Updates
  +
* Crafting and Gathering adjustments
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* Treasure Hunt - Secrets of Lyhe Ghiah
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* Explorer Mode
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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;Artwork
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
FFXIV SHBR Artwork.png|Artwork by [[Yoshitaka Amano]].
 
FFXIV SHBR Artwork.png|Artwork by [[Yoshitaka Amano]].
FFXIV SHBR Location Artwork 01.png|New location.
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FFXIV SH Artwork.png|Artwork by [[Akihiko Yoshida]].
FFXIV SHBR Location Artwork 02.png|New location.
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FFXIV Dark Knight SBG.png|Artwork featuring Dark Knight.
FFXIV SHBR Location Artwork 03.png|New location.
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FFXIV ShB Characters Yoshida Akihiko.png|Artwork for the main characters.
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FFXIV Crystarium Yoshida Akihiko.png|Artwork for the Crystarium.
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FFXIV SBG Thancred Poster.png|Promotional poster featuring Thancred.
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FFXIV SBG Y'shtola Poster.png|Promotional poster featuring Y'shtola.
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FFXIV Viera Dancer.png|Artwork for a Viera dancer.
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FFXIV Hrothgar Monk.png|Artwork for a Hrothgarean monk.
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FFXIV Hyur Dark Knight.png|Artwork for the Warrior of Light as a Dark Knight.
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FFXIV YoRHa Dark Apocalypse.png|YoRHa:Dark Apocalypse artwork.
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FFXIV Viera Art.png|Viera.
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FFXIV Shadowbringers EN.png|Alternate logo for North American and European version.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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;Screenshots
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<gallery>
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FFXIV SBG Y'shtola.png|Y'shtola.
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FFXIV Thancred Gunbreaker 01.png|Thancred.
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FFXIV Thancred Gunbreaker 02.png|Thancred.
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FFXIV SBG Girl.png|Minfilia.
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FFXIV Viera SS 01.png|Viera.
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</gallery>
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;Locations
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<gallery>
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FFXIV SHBR Location Artwork 01.png|Lakeland Concept Art.
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FFXIV SHBR Location Artwork 02.png|Rak'tika Concept Art.
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FFXIV SHBR Location Artwork 03.png|Amh Araeng Concept Art.
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</gallery>
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;Merchandises
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<gallery>
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FFXIV SH JP CE.png|Japanese Collector's Edition.
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FFXIV SH NA CE.png|North American Collector's Edition.
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</gallery>
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==Trivia==
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*The Japanese subtitle ''Shikkoku no Hangyaku-sha'' or ''Shikkoku no Viranzu'' as indicated by the furigana (漆黒の{{ruby|反逆者|ヴィランズ}}) literally translated to "jet black traitors (villains)".
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*Just like with the announcements of the previous expansions, director [[Naoki Yoshida]] wore a certain shirt to the announcement event to tease a new upcoming content, this time being a [[:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugs Bunny|Bugs Bunny]] shirt. Unlike previous shirts, this one was not related to an upcoming job, but for an upcoming new playable race, revealed to be the [[Viera (Final Fantasy XIV)|Viera]].
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*Shadowbringer is the name of ''[[Final Fantasy IV]]'' protagonist [[Cecil Harvey]]'s [[Shadowbringer|ability]] when he was a dark knight.
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*The new Crystarium area is a near identical recreation of the unnamed city that first appeared in the [[Final Fantasy XIV/Legacy|Rapture]] demo from 2005.
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*''Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers'' was the highest rated ''Final Fantasy'' title in 13 years.<ref>{{Refwebsite| page url = https://gearnuke.com/final-fantasy-xiv-shadowbringers-highest-rated/| page name = Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers is the highest rated Final Fantasy title in 13 years| site url = https://gearnuke.com| site name = Gearnuke| access time = 17:45, July 20, 2019 (UTC)}}</ref>
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== External Links ==
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*[https://jp.finalfantasyxiv.com/shadowbringers Official site (Japanese)]
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*[https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/shadowbringers Official site (English)]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBuUkd5uakk Trailer (Japanese)]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tyuIh12_HU Trailer (English)]
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers is the third expansion for Final Fantasy XIV. It was announced in November 2018, and was released on July 2, 2019.

The expansion takes players to the First, one of thirteen reflections of the Source that is being consumed by a Flood of Light. The main region visited is known as Norvrandt, which is roughly analogous to the Source's Eorzea, and is the only region in the world that has not yet succumbed to the Flood of Light.

Story[edit | edit source]

Amidst burgeoning tensions between the Eorzean Alliance and the Garlean Empire, the Scions of the Seventh Dawn lie comatose, their souls whisked away from their bodies. To find their friends, the Warrior of Light must place their trust in the very being that took them, a decision that soon sees them travel across the dimensions to a dying world plagued by Primordial Light: The First.

Features[edit | edit source]

Expansion additions[edit | edit source]

  • Exploration of the First, including the following new areas, which each correspond
  • Two new playable races, Viera and Hrothgar. The Viera are female exclusive and the Hrothgar male exclusive.
  • Two new jobs to be added, including Gunbreaker and Dancer. Both jobs start at level 60.
  • New beast-tribes: the Nu mou and the Pixies.
  • A new kind of enemy monsters from the First: the sin eaters, the world's equivalent of The Source's Voidsent enemies.
  • New end game content for Disciples of the Hand and Land, including the "Restoration of the Holy See of Ishgard".
  • The Trust System will be implemented into the game, allowing players to fight alongside specific NPCs in dungeons for a more story-focused experience.
  • The New Game Plus system, which will allow players to repeat storyline quests and battles that they have already completed. Can also be used by level boosted characters to experience the storyline that they skipped by using the level boost feature.

Dungeon additions[edit | edit source]

  • Eight new instanced dungeons on launch, with one further dungeon with each subsequent major patch.
  • A new high-end raid known as Eden, with boss and character designs by Tetsuya Nomura.
  • A new alliance raid series will be introduced, YoRHa:Dark Apocalypse, produced by Yoko Taro.
  • New exploration field instances similar to Eureka, based on the Hrothgar homeland of Bozja with story by Yasumi Matsuno.

Battle changes[edit | edit source]

  • Level cap raised to 80.
  • Job and role abilities will be adjusted.
  • The TP gauge will be removed, with the MP gauge being used by all jobs.

System changes[edit | edit source]

  • 32-bit Windows support terminated.
  • Support for hybrid Macintosh models terminated. Recommended models require latest macOS release and AMD graphics running in full 64-bit mode.

Major updates[edit | edit source]

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

Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty (5.1)[edit | edit source]

FFXIV Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty.png

Patch 5.1 was released on October 29th, 2019. It included the following features

Patch 5.1 also saw the end of the PvP collaboration event GARO x Final Fantasy XIV, started during patch 3.5 The Far Edge of Fate.

Echoes of a Fallen Star (5.2)[edit | edit source]

FFXIV Echoes of a Fallen Star.png

Patch 5.2 released on February 18th, 2020 and included the following features:

  • New Main Scenario Quests
  • Chronicles of a New Era
    • YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse
    • The Sorrow of Werlyt
    • Eden
  • New Sidestory quests
    • Save the Queen - The Blades of Gunnhildr
      • Resistance Weapons
  • New high-end raids - Eden's Verse and their Savage versions
  • New Daily tribe quests - Qitari (DoL content)
  • Updates to the Firmament's restoration
  • Introduction of Skysteel Tools quests
  • Changes to the Diadem to focus on Disciple of Land classes
  • Ocean fishing for Fishers
  • Updates to the New Game Plus system


Reflections in Crystal (5.3)
[edit | edit source]

FFXIV Reflections in Crystal.png

Patch 5.3 released on August 11, 2020 and included the following features:

  • Chronicles of a New Era
  • Save the Queen - The Blades of Gunnhildr
  • Faux Hollows & Unreal Trials - The Akh Afah Amphitheatre (Unreal)
  • New Custom Deliveries - Ehll Tou
  • New Daily Tribe Quests - Dwarves (Disciple of Hand content)
  • Ishgardian Restoration Updates
  • Skysteel Tools Updates
  • Trial Synthesis
  • A Realm Reborn Overhaul, a significant retooling of the original 2.0 and 2.x patch stories designed to ease progression into Heavensward for new players, and allowing for the use of flight in A Real Reborn overworld zones. The Crystal Tower raid series has also been made mandatory to progress into Heavensward, while those already in Heavensward and beyond will be required to complete it before attempting the 5.3 main scenario.
  • New Game Plus Updates
  • Sundry Splendors


Futures Rewritten (5.4)
[edit | edit source]

  • Main Scenario Quests
  • Chronicles of a New Era
    • The Sorrow of Werlyt
      • New Trial - Emerald Weapon and it's extreme version
    • Eden
      • New Raid - Eden's Promise
        • Will require completion of 5.3 Main Scenario
  • Save the Queen - The Blades of Gunnhildr
    • New Public Dungeon - Delubrium Reginae
    • Resistance Weapons Update
  • Unreal Trial
  • Blue Mage - Level increase to 70 and new spells
  • Final Phase of Ishgardian Restoration
  • Skysteel Tools Updates
  • Crafting and Gathering adjustments
  • Treasure Hunt - Secrets of Lyhe Ghiah
  • Explorer Mode

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Artwork
Screenshots
Locations
Merchandises

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Japanese subtitle Shikkoku no Hangyaku-sha or Shikkoku no Viranzu as indicated by the furigana (漆黒の反逆者(ヴィランズ)) literally translated to "jet black traitors (villains)".
  • Just like with the announcements of the previous expansions, director Naoki Yoshida wore a certain shirt to the announcement event to tease a new upcoming content, this time being a Bugs Bunny shirt. Unlike previous shirts, this one was not related to an upcoming job, but for an upcoming new playable race, revealed to be the Viera.
  • Shadowbringer is the name of Final Fantasy IV protagonist Cecil Harvey's ability when he was a dark knight.
  • The new Crystarium area is a near identical recreation of the unnamed city that first appeared in the Rapture demo from 2005.
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers was the highest rated Final Fantasy title in 13 years.[1]

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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