The all-consuming full-time job, also known as Final Fantasy 14, will eat up more hours of your life next year, when it adds its fifth major expansion, named Dawntrail. Announced during a glitzy fan fest event earlier today, director Naoki Yoshida described it as “the very best summer vacation a hero could possibly have”. It’s set in a tropical area named Tural, west of Eorzea. There, you’ll assist in a rite of succession to determine the land’s next ruler.
As you’d expect, the new content will come alongside a major patch, which will increase the level cap from 90 to 100, and will include several new jobs. There’ll also be new dungeons, enemies, gear, raids, and much more – as well as a major graphical overhaul, which will make the NPCs “much prettier” according to Yoshi-P.
Alongside the new expansion, Square Enix also confirmed that Final Fantasy 14’s free trial will grow significantly alongside this year’s 6.5 patch, adding in all of the content from 2017’s Stormblood, alongside its existing offering of A Realm Reborn and Heavensward. That’s hundreds of hours of content, at no cost with no subscription fee!