Plus get the first details on patch 5.2.
FF14 - Starlight Celebration 2019

Square Enix has 18 million reasons to celebrate today. Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida announced that Final Fantasy XIV has surpassed 18 million registered players from around the world. This monumental announcement was revealed in the latest Letter from the Producer live stream.

On top of this, Yoshida also gave fans the first details on what to expect with Patch 5.2. We now know that 5.2 is entitled Echoes of a Fallen Star. More on this below. We also learn that there will be a bunch of global Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festivals held throughout 2020-2021. There is also a new Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers art book and also an upcoming free login campaign in the pipeline for the game.

The Shadowbringers art book is called Final Fantasdy XIV: Shadowbringers The Art of Reflection -Histories Forsaken- and is now available for pre-order. The book, slated to be released in May 2020, is "oversized" with "full-color art" that "showcases hundreds of pages of artwork and will also include a bonus code to redeem an in-game 'Wind-up Dulia-Chai' minion." From the pre-order page on the Square Enix Store, the book will run you $39.99 (USD).

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Patch 5.2 for Final Fantasy XIV is said to offer up a "wealth of new content" for those that own Shadowbringers. I'm talking about a new main scenario quest, new equipment enhancements, an entirely new raid, a new dungeon, and much more.

The top image is from the currently ongoing Starlight Celebration. This event runs through the rest of the month. Now, on to those planned content updates coming in 5.2.

  • New Main Scenario Quests – The adventures of the Warrior of Darkness and the Scions of the Seventh Dawn continue as they further unravel the mysteries of the First.
  • New Equipment Enhancement Quest Series – This new quest series will feature regular updates from Patch 5.2 onward, allowing players to obtain powerful equipment as they learn more about the Hrothgar homeland, the Bozja Citadel.
  • New Trial: The Ruby Weapon – Players can challenge Ruby Weapon in both normal and extreme difficulties.
  • New Chronicles of a New Era Quest: The Sorrow of Werlyt – Discover the lore behind the new Weapon series.
  • New Raid: Eden’s Verse – The second chapter in the Eden raid series will feature challenging new battles in both normal and savage difficulties.
  • Ishgardian Restoration Update – The next update in this content for Disciples of the Hand and Land will feature gatherer-specific content in the Diadem, high-level crafting challenges, a new ranking system, and more.
  • New Beast Tribe Quests – The Qitari will provide new quests geared towards Disciples of the Land classes.
  • New Dungeon: Anamnesis Anyder – This new challenge can be tackled alongside fellow adventurers, or a party of non-player characters using the Trust system.
  • Crafting and Gathering Overhaul – The next set of adjustments to Disciples of the Land and Hand which will further enhance the gathering and crafting experience for beginners and veterans alike.
  • Job Adjustments, Adjustments to PvP Actions, Additional New Game+ Chapters, and More