It has been more than five months since the second major expansion to Final Fantasy XIV hit, and finally we're about to head into the next big content update for Stormblood. Square Enix announced yesterday that Patch 4.1 would be coming with the October 10th reset at 1am PDT.
While the patch notes aren't out just yet, there's quite a bit of content coming with the update. The new housing district, Shirogane, will open up to buyers, Shinry is getting an extreme version, we get our first 24-player alliance raid, and new dungeons. Plus a decent bit of new story content both for the MSQ and for the zany Hildibrand questline. There are also new beast tribe and special delivery quests coming.
The alliance raid, called Return to Ivalice, was developed in part with some of the FFXII team as guest developers. Specifically, Matsuno Yasumi and Amemiya Keita have brought their expertise to the collaboration raid.
As this patch is frankly massive in scope, we'll be seeing the patch accompanied by 24 hour maintenance. So make sure you complete your weeklys before 1am PDT on Monday, October 9th.
You can check out more about the patch's massive content here.