Final Fantasy XIV Patch 4.56 Wraps Up Stormblood

Peter Paltridge

Feb 21, 2018
If a brand new storyline -- Stormbringers -- is coming to Final Fantasy XIV soon, that means the storyline that's currently there now has to get out of the way. And so the Stormblood narrative wraps up this week with Patch 4.56, in which players will become Warriors of Darkness and explore the First World area of Norvrandt.

What can we expect to happen as Stormblood winds down? Noctis from Final Fantasy XV will make a visit in the world of Hydaelyn; complete the content he introduces and be rewarded with his hairstyle (although for some, this may not be a reward). A better motivation: you'll also get the Regalia, the game's first four-person mount.

You can also find the things listed in Square's press release below:

Los Angeles (March 26, 2019) – The climatic end of the Stormblood™ storyline arrives to FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online today with the release of Patch 4.56. This finale will set the stage for the next expansion, Shadowbringers™, in which players will become Warriors of Darkness and venture to Norvrandt, in the First World.


Additionally, Patch 4.56 will feature the following new content:
  • Yojimbo Trial Battle – Kugane Ohashi: The 8-player special fight against Yojimbo, that debuted during the FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Festival 2018-2019 Tour, is now accessible to level 70 Disciples of War and Magic.
  • Even Further Hildibrand Adventures: The Inspector Extraordinaire makes a return.
  • Stormblood Beast Tribe Quests: This new questline culminates the Stormblood beast tribe quest series and will feature the Kojin, Ananta, and Namazu tribes.
  • New Equipment, Minions, Emote, and more


Full patch notes for Patch 4.56 are available here: Patch 4.56 Notes | FINAL FANTASY XIV, The Lodestone

Additionally, subsequent updates are planned in the lead-up to the July 2 release of Shadowbringers, which will introduce additional features and content for all players.

A collaboration with FINAL FANTASY XV, scheduled for release on April 16 will feature hero Noctis Lucis Caelum entering the world of Hydaelyn. FINAL FANTASY XIV Online players who complete the collaboration content can obtain a number of FINAL FANTASY XV-themed rewards, including Noctis’ hairstyle and outfit and the first ever four-person mount: the Regalia.

More information is available at: FINAL FANTASY XIV & FINAL FANTASY XV Collaboration Event: A Nocturne for Heroes | FINAL FANTASY XIV, The Lodestone.

Furthermore, Patch 4.57 will introduce the world visit system, which will allow players to travel to any World within their own data center to meet up and play with friends. This comes alongside an expansion of both the North American and European data centers to foster the ever-growing FINAL FANTASY XIV community. The patch is scheduled for release on April 23 alongside the North American data center expansion. From then until May 6, players on the NA data center will be able to transfer their character to another World on any data center for free to ensure they are able to continue their journey in Shadowbringers with their friends.

Full details on the data center expansion and server transfers can be found here: NA/EU Data Center Expansion | FINAL FANTASY XIV, The Lodestone

Players may pre-order all versions of Shadowbringers at the official pre-order website here: Square Enix Store
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