News: Final Fantasy XIV And Monster Hunter World Collide August 7

Peter Paltridge

Feb 21, 2018

You've heard the comes the proof. Square revealed everything about their upcoming collaboration with Capcom today, uniting the universes of Final Fantasy XIV and Monster Hunter World in one giant crossover. And we mean giant...look at the size of Rathalos up there.

"The Great Hunt" is the name of the expedition where you'll met him, and it comes in two flavors: Normal (up to eight players) and Extreme (only four....the less players you have, the harder this guy is to take down).

The crossover introduces more content including new sidequests, a new dungeon and raid, and a LOT of new items and equipment. For more information, check out Square's press release.

LOS ANGELES (July 16, 2018) – The highly-anticipated collaboration between SQUARE ENIX® and Capcom arrives in FINAL FANTASY® XIV: Stormblood® this August 7. First revealed during this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the upcoming crossover uniting two beloved and wildly successful games will have Warriors of Light challenge the “King of the Skies,” Rathalos, from Monster Hunter: World™.

A new trailer debuting the Rathalos battle and other collaboration content is available here: FINAL FANTASY XIV x MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD Collaboration Trailer

The crossover arrives as part of the Patch 4.36 update, alongside the next installment of The Forbidden Land Eureka, titled The Pagos Expedition. Level 70 players in FINAL FANTASY XIV: Online who have completed the “Stormblood” main scenario quest may take on the mighty Rathalos in both Normal and Extreme versions of “The Great Hunt” Trial. While the Normal version will have eight players team up to face the legendary beast, the Extreme version will challenge four players to defeat the monster, with numerous unique mechanics included as a homage to Monster Hunter: World and its gameplay.

A Dragoon rides the Rathalos Mount


New Minions: Poogie and Palico

Special rewards will be available to those who play through the collaboration content, including:

  • New Armor Set – Inspired by Rathalos
  • New Minions – Poogie and Palico
  • New Mount – Rathalos
  • New Furnishing – BBQ Spit

Additional details and full conditions of participation for the crossover event are available on the special collaboration website: FINAL FANTASY XIV & MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD Collaboration | FINAL FANTASY XIV, The Lodestone

The Rathalos Armor Set and BBQ Spit Furnishing

During today’s Letter from the Producer LIVE, producer and director Naoki Yoshida also teased future FINAL FANTASY XIV: Online content coming in Patch 4.4, including:

  • 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 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino 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. Additional details may be found here: FINAL FANTASY XIV FAN FESTIVAL 2018-2019

For more information on Monster Hunter: World, visit:


Staff member
Apr 7, 2018
Two of the giant RPG's are finally going to collide. It is a very exciting event. I wonder if this crossover is limited to MH characters only. I want to see creatures from other popular Capcom games.
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