News: Square Releases Final Fantasy XIV Patch 4.3

Peter Paltridge

Feb 21, 2018

Square Enix has released Patch 4.3 for Final Fantasy XIV.

The official title for this patch is "Under the Moonlight" and it brings with it a continuation of the Stormblood storyline with new main quests and sidequests, as well as a hidden new trial, a mausoleum dungeon, and updates to jobs, housing, gear and more. Further content is scheduled to be added as Patch 4.3 is updated in the coming weeks.

Details can be found in Square's press release below.

LOS ANGELES (May 22, 2018)FINAL FANTASY® XIV: Stormblood™ brings a wealth of fresh adventures with today’s launch of Patch 4.3: Under the Moonlight. This latest update introduces the next chapter of the Return to Ivalice 24-man Alliance Raid series, alongside a new dungeon, trial and beast tribe quests, all while continuing the thrilling story of the critically acclaimed MMO.

Ridorana Lighthouse

Today’s update will add many new challenges to the game, including:
  • New Main Scenario Quests – The Stormblood storyline continues in the far-eastern land of Doma.
  • New Sidequests – The legendary tale of The Four Lords continues, while players will also aid in Doman Reconstruction.
  • New 24-man Alliance Raid – The second chapter of the popular Return to Ivalice series takes players to the Ridorana Lighthouse.
  • New Trial – A surprise players will have to discover for themselves.
  • New Dungeon – Explore the abandoned mausoleum of the legendary hero who united Doma in The Swallow’s Compass.
  • New Beast Tribe Quests: The Namazu – A new series focused on quests for the Disciples of the Hand and Land.
  • Cross-world Linkshells – A new linkshell chat system will allow players to communicate across servers within their data center with ease.
  • Updates to jobs, PvP, glamour system, housing, performance actions, new powerful gear and more.

Complete notes for Patch 4.3 are available here: Patch 4.3 Notes | FINAL FANTASY XIV, The Lodestone

Namazu Beast Tribe Quest Mount Reward

Today’s patch launch marks the start of the Patch 4.3 series, which will bring even more content in subsequent updates scheduled to arrive in the very near future:
  • New Ultimate Difficulty Raid (Patch 4.31) – Players seeking the greatest challenges may test their skills against this new incarnation of Ultima Weapon.
  • New Deep Dungeon : Heaven-on-High (Patch 4.35) – Explore the 100-floor tower within the Ruby Sea.
  • Even Further Hildibrand Adventures (Patch 4.35) – The Inspector Extraordinaire returns to right more wrongs and solve new cases.
  • The Next Installment of The Forbidden Land, Eureka – The Pagos Expedition (Patch 4.36)
For a full taste at all of the new content set to arrive in Eorzea™ as part of the upcoming Patch 4.3 series, check out the official trailer: FINAL FANTASY XIV Patch 4.3 - Under the Moonlight

Through June 26, FINAL FANTASY XIV Online players can collect in-game rewards by inviting old friends who have been inactive in the game for at least 90 days. The Callback Campaign will reunite players while rewarding both parties with in-game items. Further details may be found here: Callback Campaign | FINAL FANTASY XIV, The Lodestone

Performance Actions Update

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. Additional details may be found here: FINAL FANTASY XIV FAN FESTIVAL 2018-2019

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


Staff member
Apr 7, 2018
With all the patches it is getting, I have a feeling Final Fantasy 15 online will have a lifespan as long or even longer than 14.
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