News: The Forbidden Land Expands In Final Fantasy XIV Patch 4.45

Peter Paltridge

Feb 21, 2018
Patch 4.45 has launched in Final Fantasy XIV! In this latest update, the story of The Forbidden Land of Eureka continues. Players will uncover Eureka Pyros, a dangerous network of caves where one wrong step could send you tumbling into boiling lava. There's that, and the return of the great inspector, Hildibrand!

Don't forget, the Final Fantasy XIV Online Fan Festival is almost here. it kicks off in Las Vegas November 16, stops off in Paris next February, and finishes in Tokyo in March. Though most of us won't be able to make it to any of those locations, we can all watch via the official Final Fantasy XIV Twitch channel, where all events will be broadcast live.

Square's press release follows.

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 6, 2018) – Many new adventures await FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online players with the launch of Patch 4.45. Today’s update introduces the next chapter of The Forbidden Land of Eureka, along with further adventures of everyone’s favorite inspector extraordinaire, Hildibrand.


The Forbidden Land, Eureka Pyros

Patch 4.45 brings The Forbidden Land, Eureka Pyros to the world of Hydaelyn. As the intrepid explorers continue their journey to reach the headquarters of the Students of Baldesion at the center of the isle, players will uncover a network of caves hidden within the massive mountains, where frozen tundra gives way to smoldering lava.

Hildibrand, Inspector Extraordinaire

Eorzeans will also reunite with detective Hildibrand once more, as the hunt for a legendary sword of great power continues.

Further details on Patch 4.45 are available at: Patch 4.45 Notes | FINAL FANTASY XIV, The Lodestone

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 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 will finish with the Tokyo Fan Festival on March 23-24, 2019. Fans who are not able to attend the sold out event can tune into the FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Festival live stream, available for free on the official FINAL FANTASY XIV Online Twitch channel: Twitch

Additional details about Fan Festival may be found here: FINAL FANTASY XIV FAN FESTIVAL 2018-2019

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