Final Fantasy XIV Online & Monster Hunter: World Collaboration begins August 7th

The Great Hunt Begins 7th August With Final Fantasy XIV Online and Monster Hunter: World

Action-Packed Trailer Debuts Rathalos Battle, New Mount, Minions, and More

Square Enix today announces all the information of what players can expect when its highly-anticipated collaboration with Capcom’s Monster Hunter: World arrives in FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood on 7th August. The upcoming crossover, first revealed during this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), will test the mettle of players as they face off against the “King of the Skies,” Rathalos.

Arriving as part of the Patch 4.36 update alongside the next installment of The Forbidden Land Eureka titled “The Pagos Expedition”, Level 70 players who have completed the “Stormblood” main scenario quest will be able to take on the mighty beast in both Normal and Extreme versions of “The Great Hunt” Trial. While the Normal version will see eight Warriors of Light team up to try and emerge victorious, the Extreme version will challenge four players to defeat the monster, while featuring certain additional mechanics in homage to Monster Hunter: World.

A range of rewards will be available as part of the collaboration:

  • New Armor Set – design inspired by Rathalos

  • New Minions – Poogie and Palico

  • New Mount – Rathalos

  • New Furnishing – BBQ Spit

Check out the brand new trailer for the collaboration here:

Additional details and full conditions of participation for the crossover event are available on a special collaboration website:

Also during today’s Letter from the Producer LIVE, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida gave a first tease of what’s to come after the collaboration, in the upcoming Patch 4.4: Prelude in Violet:

  • New Main Scenario Quests

  • New Sidequests – The Four Lords and Even Further Hildibrand Adventures

  • New Dungeons – The Burn and Saint Mocianne’s Arboretum (Hard)

  • New Trial – Suzaku

  • New Raid – Omega: Alphascape

  • Updates to jobs, PvP, Battle System, Eureka, Gathering and Crafting, Grand Companies, Housing, The Gold Saucer and more.

Fans can also look forward to an exciting season of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online Fan Festivals all over the world. North America will kick off the tour on November 16-17, 2018 in Las Vegas, followed by the European Fan Festival on February 2-3, 2019 at the La Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris, and ending with the Tokyo Fan Festival in March 2019.

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