Big Final Fantasy XIV Event Set For February 2021: Possible New Expansion Reveal

The FFXIV 5.4 reveal stream also unveiled the FFXIV Announcement Showcase where we can expect major news.

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During the latest Final Fantasy XIV producer livestream, which outlined the wave of content coming for the 5.4 update, it was revealed that a major event is planned for February next year: the FFXIV Announcement Showcase. While it was not explicitly stated what would be at the event, it's likely to include the first reveal of FFXIV's next expansion.

The FFXIV Announcement Showcase will be a live broadcast taking place on February 5, 2021 starting at 5:30 PM PT / 8:30 PM ET (February 6, 1:30 AM GST), and it will include live Japanese-to-English interpretation and English audio. This will be part of a larger 14-hour livestream, which will be in Japanese only.

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Not much else was said about the event itself, although you can expect it to be the opportunity for Square Enix to show off the upcoming expansion for FFXIV. The MMORPG has been on a schedule that delivers one expansion every two years and five major content updates in between that link story events across the expansions. The latest one, Shadowbringers, launched in July 2019 and was met with wide critical acclaim--and the reveal for it took place on November 2018. The previous two expansions, Stormblood and Heavensward, launched in 2017 and 2015, respectively.

This most recent Live Letter From The Producer contained details on FFXIV patch 5.4, which launched on December 8. This update includes the continuation of the main story questline, the last phase of the Eden raid series, and the next Sorrow of Werlyt quest that pits you against Emerald Weapon in a boss fight. Major changes are also coming to the Monk job as well as other features such as Triple Triad and Explorer mode for dungeons. Subsequent updates will make changes and additions to the Ishgardian Restoration content and Bozjan Southern Front quests.

For more on what's coming to Square Enix's MMORPG, read up on FFXIV 5.4's details or check out the official site. If you plan on getting into the game, be sure to use my FFXIV starter's guide as you jump into the extensive FFXIV free trial that includes the entire base game and first expansion.

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