News: Final Fantasy XIV Patch 4.35 Arrives

Peter Paltridge

Feb 21, 2018

Today is the day new content arrives for Final Fantasy XIV! Patch 4.35 introduces several new elements, the biggest of these being Heaven-on-High, the new Deep Dungeon. 100-floors of dungeon-grinding goodness awaits you and your friends. The further you get, the better loot you can collect.

The latest chapter in the Hildibrand quest series is also now live, as well as new emotes, minions and hairstyles.

Square has taken the occasion of Patch 3.45 to announce The Feast Regional Championship 2018, a series of PvP tournaments around the developed world. More info on that in their press release below.

LOS ANGELES (July 3, 2018)FINAL FANTASY® XIV: Stormblood™ continues to provide unique and exciting content to players with today’s launch of Patch 4.35. This update debuts the latest Deep Dungeon, Heaven-on-High, the next chapter in the Hildibrand quest series, as well as new items and system updates.

Heaven-on-High challenges players to join fellow adventurers and traverse through a 100-floor dungeon that grows in difficulty with each level. The content also features a reworked leveling system specific to the Deep Dungeon in addition to special rewards for those who can reach the highest floor.

Today’s patch also features the latest questline in the adventures of Hildibrand, in which the inspector extraordinaire investigates crimes perpetrated by the Wolf Burglar in the Far East. Additionally, new emotes, minions, a mount, and hairstyles have been added, including one runner-up design from the Hairstyle Design Contest.

Further details on Patch 4.35 are available at: Patch 4.35 Notes | FINAL FANTASY XIV, The Lodestone

Coinciding with the release of Patch 4.35 is the start of The Feast Regional Championship 2018, a series of official player versus player tournaments being held in North America, Europe, and Japan (to determine the champions within each region). The preliminaries period will begin on Tuesday, July 3rd and continue until Monday, August 13th.

Winners of the preliminaries will advance to the online semifinals—streamed and hosted by Square Enix—to determine the final teams to participate in the North American finals held at the Fan Festival 2018 in Las Vegas.

Additional information, including rules and schedules, can be found at The Feast Regional Championships 2018 dedicated website: The FEAST Regional Championship 2018 North America | FINAL FANTASY XIV, The Lodestone
Fans can also look forward to an exciting season of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online Fan Festivals around the world. New information was recently announced for the upcoming FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Festival tour, which kicks off in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino on November 16-17, 2018:

  • Ticket sales for Fan Festival 2018 in Las Vegas will beginning on July 10, 2018 at 12:00 PM PDT. Additional details on purchasing tickets is available on The Lodestone: Presenting Ticket Purchase Details for the Fan Festival 2018 in Las Vegas! | FINAL FANTASY XIV, The Lodestone
  • The event will be live streamed free of charge in all regions, and will include all stage content except for the concerts.
  • Attendees of Fan Festival 2018 in Las Vegas will receive a special Fan Festival mount: the SDS Fenrir. Additionally, attendees of each Fan Festival event will receive an in-game minion specific to that event—minion details are to be provided at a later date. Those unable to attend the events may purchase these items on the Mog Station at a later date.

More details about the event are available at the official Fan Festival website:

All editions of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, including the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood expansion, can be purchased through the Square Enix Online Store here: Official FINAL FANTASY® XIV
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