The upcoming patch for Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, the long-anticipated 3.1 patch, is gonna be a big one. Patch 3.1 for Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward is so big, in fact, that it comes with its own grandiose Final Fantasy -style title and a seven minute trailer that highlights the many new features Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward’s 3.1 patch promises to bring to the world of Eorzea.
The trailer highlights a lot of what’s to be found in the new Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward 3.1 patch: a new endgame area called The Diadem, new mini-games in the Golden Saucer, and extended previews of new expert dungeons Saint Mocianne’s Arboretum and Pharos Sirius (hard), a new Primal battle (The Minstrel’s Ballad: Thordan’s Reign), a new 24-player raid (the Void Ark) featuring sky pirates, as well as new Beast Tribe Quests for the Vanu Vanu, additional quests in the Heavensward main scenario, and additional cosmetic options like new hairstyles.
To get down to the nitty-gritty of Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward’s Patch 3.1
Main Scenario Missions:Krile
Exploratory Missions:1).The Diadem - join up with your free company (or not) to explore a high level wilderness for rare mobs and rarer spoils.2).Three difficulty options. Higher difficulty has greater rewards.
The Manderville Gold Saucer Minigame:?Lord of Verminion - use your minions in a strategy game.
Dungeons:1).Saint Mocianne's Arboretum 2).Pharos Sirius (Hard)
Vanu Vanu Beast Tribe:1).New daily quests.2).Sanuwa mount reward.3).Dynamic quest levels.
Primals:1).The Minstrel's Ballad: Thordan's Reign 2).Knights of the Round Extreme.
Raid:Void Ark (24-man). The first of a series of raids.
House Sharing:Share your home with members on your friends list.
Mounts, minions, and furnishings.
Free Company name change option.
Idling camera for taking screenshots.
New MGP items.
Aether Currents will no longer require sub-quests.
System messages will be hidden during cutscenes.
Bismarck & Ravana will be available via Duty Finder.
Loot restrictions in Alexander Normal will be lifted.
Experience in level 51+ dungeons will be increased.
Ninja Mudra algorithm changed for quick input despite high latency.
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward is currently available on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 as well as on Windows PC for $39.99. Final Fantasy XIV Online, the all-in-one bundle that includes both A Realm Reborn and Heavensward, is available for $59.99. A free 30-day trial is included for new Final Fantasy XIV accounts with monthly subscriptions starting at $12.99.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s first major post-Heavensward expansion patch 3.1 “As Goes Light, So Goes Darkness” goes live Nov. 10.