Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2024 Tokyo Reveals New Pictomancer Job, Female Hrothgar and More for Dawntrail Expansion

Written by Chad

January 9, 2024

During the FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Festival 2024 in Tokyo, SQUARE ENIX announced that its critically acclaimed MMO FINAL FANTASY XIV Online has reached more than 30 million registered players globally and revealed new information about Dawntrail, the fifth and latest expansion pack, set to launch in summer 2024.

During the opening keynote, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida revealed the Pictomancer as the second of two new jobs arriving in Dawntrail. Pictomancer is a magical ranged DPS job that works in the medium of mixed aether, wielding a specialized brush to render their imaginings reality. Yoshida also unveiled the female Hrothgar, a new playable race arriving with the launch of the expansion.

Additionally, the keynote also featured several new additions coming in Dawntrail, such as a new city, areas to explore which can be seen in a walkthrough video here and raid series:

  • New Job: Pictomancer – Works in the medium of mixed aether, wielding a specialized brush to render their imaginings reality. These creations include not only creatures and weapons, but landscapes as well. As evoking such wonders takes time, the Pictomancer also keeps instant-cast abilities and spells at the ready.

 

  • New Playable Race: Female Hrothgar – The Hrothgar people hail from Ilsabard. A Turali people with shared ancestry, The Xbr’aal, call Yak T’el home. Females number relatively few among the population but are readily identified by their lithe, muscular forms. Equally distinctive is their predisposition for leadership.

  • New City: Solution Nine – A city of towering facades constructed by an entirely different civilization than that of Tuliyollal. A walkthrough video can be seen here: https://youtu.be/riOrSqKzqgM

  • New Area: Heritage Found – In this region overflowing with lightning energies, thick thunderclouds blot out the sun, while streaks of purple levin illuminate the land day and night.
  • New Raid Series: The Arcadion
  • A New Ultimate Raid: Futures Rewritten (Ultimate)
  • New dungeons – A walkthrough video featuring some of the new dungeons coming in Dawntrail can be seen here: https://youtu.be/DWCU9pRrfOQ
  • Expansive New Lifestyle Content: Cosmic Exploration

  • New Field Operations – New field operations akin to “The Forbidden Land, Eureka” and “Save the Queen” will arrive in Dawntrail.
  • A New Limited Job: Beastmaster

 

Revealed at the FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Festival 2023 in London, a crossover questline with FINAL FANTASY XVI titled “The Path Infernal” is now set to release in early April of this year. A teaser trailer for the crossover questline can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/s-t3tj_lJWg

Before its official launch in spring 2024, the Open Beta Test of the Xbox Series X|S version of the game will begin in February, allowing players on the Xbox family of consoles to join the Warriors of Light in Eorzea and beyond!

Releasing on Tuesday, January 16, Patch 6.55 includes several updates, including the continuation of the main scenario in Growing Light – Part 2, the next installment of Somehow Further Hildibrand Adventures and a new trial titled The Gilded Araya as we begin the journey to the release of Dawntrail in Summer 2024.

For a full roundup of announcements, please visit the Dawntrail special site, here: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/dawntrail/

In addition to these features, the game’s first graphical update for character and world visuals is set to release alongside Dawntrail, including:

  • Improvements to screen-wide aesthetic appeal
  • Higher-resolution textures and shadows
  • Improved material qualities

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