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Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.25

The 5.25 patch for Final Fantasy XIV was released early in the day on April 7. Patch 5.25 includes the "Save the Queen" questline, which is a new series of adventures written by Yasumi Matsuno (Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy XII). Matsuno is also responsible for writing the Return to Ivalice raid series.

Square Enix says that this update also includes some new content for those who like to hunt and gather. A brief overview for the update can be found below. However, if you love to know all of the tiny details of an update, you can head on over to the Final Fantasy XIV website for the full changelog.

In addition to the 5.25 update, there is also a special seasonal event now underway. It's Hatching-tide 2020 and it ends on April 13. This special event does include some limited-time rewards like button costumes and new housing items.

Square Enix also really wants you to check out the six episodes that make up their "Creation of Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers" series. This YouTube series includes a detailed look at the development of the Shadowbringers expansion and of Final Fantasy XIV in general.

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  • New “Resistance Weapon” Enhancement Quest Series: “Save the Queen: Blades of Gunnhildr” – Adventurers can obtain powerful weapons and learn more about the Hrothgar homeland, the Bozja Citadel through this all-new quest series that will receive regular updates in future patches. Players can experience new Resistance Weapon Quest Battles consisting of multiple boss fights, with progress being saved as you advance.
  • New “Extreme” Difficulty Trial – Parties of eight players can challenge this new challenging trial battle.
  • Crafter and Gatherer Content: “Skysteel Tools” – This new questline will allow Disciples of the Land and Hand to upgrade their Skysteel Tools into even more powerful versions. This questline will also receive subsequent updates in future patches, allowing players to further upgrade these tools.
  • New Items, Recipes, Furnishings, and more.