Square Enix has announced that Endwalker, the fourth expansion for its critically-acclaimed MMO Final Fantasy XIV Online will launch on November 23, 2021 and is now available for pre-order.
Producer & Director Naoki Yoshida revealed the release date, alongside new information about upcoming content in the expansion, during the opening keynote address at the Digital Fan Festival 2021.
The full cinematic Endwalker trailer also debuted during the digital event, which includes a new theme song composed by Masayoshi Soken with vocals by Sam Carter from the chart-topping band Architects. The trailer can be watched using the player below.
The second job that will be introduced with Endwalker is the ‘reaper’ – a scythe-swinging melee DPS who calls upon an avatar from the Void to join them in close-quarter combat and can even serve as a host for their avatar. A first look at the reaper in action can be seen here: https://youtu.be/pfqi_ow02rE
Additionally, male Viera will be added as a new playable race, joining the existing female Viera. The male Viera reveal trailer can be watched below.
An outline of all Endwalker content reveals from the keynote address can be found below:
New Job: Reaper
New Playable Race: Male Viera
New City: Old Sharlayan – A trailer showcasing Old Sharlayan is available below.
Travel to Expansive New Areas: Labyrinthos and Mare Lamentorum. You can watch the Labryinthos and Mare Lamentorum walkthrough trailers below.
New Tribes to Encounter: Loporrits
New Threats to Overcome: The Magus Sisters
New Alliance Raid Series: “Myths of the Realm”
A New Data Center: Oceania
A number of additional trailers were revealed during the Digital Fan Festival 2021:
Square Enix also revealed details of the Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Collector’s Edition, which will be available for pre-order on the Square Enix store.
The Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Collector’s Edition is a bundle containing a copy of the Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Digital Collector’s Edition for Windows or Mac, and the physical Collector’s Box.
For PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Steam players, the Collector’s Box will be available to order as a standalone product – the Endwalker Digital Collector’s Edition is available for pre-order on the PlayStation Store and Steam. The Endwalker Collector’s Box includes the physical goods listed below – the standalone box does not come with a copy of Endwalker, in-game bonus items, or pre-order bonuses:
Endwalker Special Art Box – A unique glossy white-inlaid box that features an illustration of Hydaelyn and Zodiark by artist Yoshitaka Amano.
Expertly Crafted Paladin Figure – An impressive high-quality figure that showcases the Warrior of Light as a paladin using Passage of Arms to shield allies from harm. Including the base, the figure’s dimensions are approximately W 6.10″ x D 8.46″ x H 7.28″ (W 15.5cm x D 21.5cm x H 18.5cm).
Art Collection & Frame Set – A collection of ten B5-sized (approx. 7.2″ x 10.1″ / 18.2cm x 25.7cm) art prints featuring key visuals from throughout the history of Final Fantasy XIV, from version 1.0 through Endwalker. The set also includes a frame so you can showcase your favorite image.
Azem Pin – A pin created to mimic the appearance of Azem’s crystal. Designed to fit in the palm of your hand at approximately 1″ x 1.2″ (2.5cm x 3.0cm).
Loporrit Mini Plush – A mini plush version of a Loporrit. The plush is approximately 6.5″ tall (16.5cm).
Additionally, the Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Digital Collector’s Edition is now available for pre-order from participating retailers, and includes the following in-game bonus items:
In-game Item: Arion Mount – A new mount designed to complement paladin, the signature job of Endwalker.
In-game Item: Wind-up Porom Minion – Porom, one of the young twins who joins your party in Final Fantasy IV, arrives as a minion you can share new adventures with.
In-game Item: Death Scythe: Reaper Weapon – The Death Scythe from Final Fantasy XI makes its appearance in Final Fantasy XIV as a reaper-exclusive weapon.
Players who pre-order Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker from participating retailers will be eligible to receive the following pre-order bonuses:
Early Access – Early access is tentatively scheduled to begin on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 1:00 a.m. (PST) and will allow users the ability to play Endwalker before the official release.
In-game Item: Menphina Earring – A gorgeous earring with a design that draws inspiration from the moon. This useful earring features attributes that will vary according to the user’s class/job and current level when equipped and grants a 30% increase in EXP up to level 80 when worn.
In-game Item: Wind-up Palom Minion – Palom, one of the young twins who joins your party in Final Fantasy IV, arrives as a minion you can share new adventures with.
Pre-order bonus codes will be delivered upon pre-ordering Endwalker and can be redeemed immediately. Thanks to the in-game items being delivered ahead of launch, anyone pre-ordering Endwalker will be able to use their Menphina Earring to catch-up to level 80 before the expansion releases on November 23, 2021.