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‘Final Fantasy XIV’ Patch 3.5, The Far Edge Of Fate Coming Mid-January 2017; GARO Collaboration Revealed [Video]

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Visitors play the Final Fantasy XIV in the Square Enix Co. booth at Tokyo Game Show on September 17, 2016.
“Final Fantasy XIV” producer and director Naoki Yoshida revealed information regarding Patch 3.5, The Far Edge of Fate, scheduled for release in mid-January 2017.
(Photo : Photo by Yuya Shino/Getty Images for TOKYO GAME SHOW)

"Final Fantasy XIV" producer and director Naoki Yoshida revealed information regarding Patch 3.5, The Far Edge of Fate, scheduled for release in mid-January 2017.

"Final Fantasy XIV" will have a two-part patch with the first part patch arriving on January 17, while Part 2 is scheduled to arrive sometime in March. Yoshida demonstrated many of the patch's new features as well as a trial battle with Zurvan and a sample look at an alliance raid.

A surprise reveal for "Final Fantasy XIV" was shown in the form of collaboration for themed outfits designed by Keita Amemiya of GARO. Additionally, Amemiya will also join Yasumi Matsuno, Ivalice creator, in designing the 24-man alliance raid in the Stormblood expansion.

The GARO and "Final Fantasy XIV" collaboration will also cover special glamour mounts. Accordingly, both genders will be able to use the items and all jobs will have accompanying gear designed for each job. The items can be obtained via Gold Saucer or PvP.

"Final Fantasy XIV" Patch 3.5 implementation

Upon the implementation of Patch 3.5, the current Exploratory Missions content will be terminated and revamped. The Exploratory Missions revamped content will be released in Patch 3.5 Part 2 of The Far Edge of Fate.

Rest assured that items currently in possession and earned in the current Exploratory Missions will still be available after Patch 3.5 Part 2. Additionally, Exploratory Missions will then be separated into two categories: Hunting and gathering, according to Dual Shockers.

There will be rewards in the Exploratory Missions like spoils or equipment may be obtained by having an NPC unlock a locked box, which will randomly generate equipment stats. All item rewards for completing explorations will automatically reflect on inventory. Treasure boxes may also randomly appear when defeating monsters, according to Nova Crystallis.

Players are also notified that there will be spontaneous multiple battle events, likewise, a special raid will be triggered for a specific area once a set limit is breached, the key is to find a way to battle against a large boss.

"Final Fantasy XIV" is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3.

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