In just a few hours, Square Enix will throw open the gates of the new Final Fantasy XIV expansion dubbed “Shadowbringers” but if you want to get ready, you better launch that client now.
The publisher just made the large 5.0 update linked with the expansion available for download, and it’s a large one. On PC it weighs 7.535 GB, which means that if your internet isn’t that fast, you probably want to start the patching process as soon as possible.
The patch on PS4 and Mac may vary a little in size, but it’s likely to be very similar.
The expansion brings two new races, Viera and Hrothgar, and two new classes, the tank Gunbreaker and the DPS Dancer. On top of that, there’ll be a brand new storyline and tons of content to enjoy.
The servers are supposed to open in early access at the end of the maintenance at 2:00 a.m. PDT.
If you’d like to know more about Final Fantasy XIV and its upcoming expansion Shadowbringers, you can check out the details and footage released in the latest Letter from the Producer Live broadcast, information on the new races, the reveals from Tokyo FanFest including the Dancer job and the Hrothgar race, an official batch of screenshots, and a look on how the new city of Crystarium has been created.
Just a few weeks ago, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida himself also explained why there won’t be male Viera and female Hrothgar, and why the expansion won’t include a healer job. An official benchmark has been released to let you test your rig and check out the new races.
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers will officially launch on July 2 for PS4 and PC.