The Viper is a new class capable of dual-wielding weapons.
A dual-wielding character with two swords strikes an action pose

Over the weekend, Square Enix revealed some new information for Final Fantasy 14: Dawntrail, the MMO's upcoming fifth expansion. Coming in Dawntrail will be a new job for people to try: The dual-wielding Viper job.

The Viper job was showed off as part of two new teaser trailers for the Dawntrail expansion. In addition to this close-combat fighter, Square Enix also briefly showed off the new city of Tuliyollal, new areas to explore, the new Moblin allied tribe (not to be confused with the Zelda enemies), new threats, a new Alliance raid, and a new Limited job.

The next time Square Enix will share updates on Dawntrail will be in early January during the Final Fantasy 14 Fan Festival 2024 in Tokyo. A little reminder that Final Fantasy 14 is coming to Xbox in 2024, with the Dawntrail expansion slated for a summer release.

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The new expansion will bring an abundance of fresh content, including an increased level cap, multiple new jobs, sprawling new areas, new allied tribes, new dungeons, and new core battle content such as FATEs, Hunts, Treasure Hunts, and sidequests, and much more. Some of the newly-announced features players can look forward to include:
  • New Job – The “Viper”, a close-range fighter using two one-handed blades that can be combined into a single two-handed weapon.
  • New City – Tuliyollal, the seat of the federal nation-state governing Tural, located in the Northern Reaches of Yok Tural. A walkthrough video can be seen here:
  • New Areas – The tropical region of Kozama'uka, replete with myriad rivers, streams and waterfalls, and the arid region of Shaaloani, spanning vast rain-starved plains across which a railroad is being constructed. Field walkthroughs can be seen here:
  • New Allied Tribe – The Moblins, a people residing in the jungles of Kozama'uka who bear a strong resemblance to the goblins with whom they share common ancestry.
  • New Threats – Eliminator
  • New Alliance Raid – Echoes of Vana’diel, a crossover series with FINAL FANTASY XI.
  • New Limited Job – Planned for release in the latter half of the Patch 7.x series.

These fresh announcements about what to expect in Dawntrail build on those revealed earlier in the year at the FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Festival 2023 in Las Vegas, which include:
  • Journey to the New World, Tural, and its capital, Tuliyollal
  • Explore new areas, including the mountainous Urqopacha and the forest of Yak T’el
  • New Allied Tribes, including the diminutive Pelupelu who wear distinctive masks and inhabit Urqopacha
  • Level Cap increase from 90 to 100
  • Multiple New Jobs
  • Core Battle Content including FATEs, Hunts, Treasure Hunts and Sidequests
  • New Dungeons
  • New Threats, including Valigarmanda
  • Duty Support Update
  • New Gear and Recipes
  • Expansive New Lifestyle Content
  • New Variant Dungeons, Alliance Raid, 8-Player Raid and Ultimate Raid
  • PvP Update
  • Ongoing Content Updates, including a Blue Mage Update, Inconceivably Further Hildibrand Adventures, New Plans for Deep Dungeons and a Gold Saucer Update

In addition to these features, Dawntrail will introduce the game’s first graphical update for both character and world visuals, including:
  • Improvements to screen-wide aesthetic appeal
  • Higher resolution textures and shadows
  • Improved material qualities