Final Fantasy XIV 5.5 is coming soon, and Square Enix recently released some new screenshots showing new armor sets, plus some additional story details (translated by Siliconera).
Naturally, these story details include spoilers for anyone who hasn’t finished Shadowbringers and its follow-up patches yet, so read with caution if you want to remain unspoiled.
The new FFXIV 5.5 armor is based on the Amalj’aa tribe from Thanalan, as is at least one of the main story quests.
Newcomers taking advantage of the FFXIV free trial will likely recognize the Amalj’aa as early-game enemies, though in 5.5, you’re tasked with helping them as Eorzea tries smoothing relations with the beast tribes.
The Sorrow of Werlyt questline will also come to a conclusion and introduces the mighty Diamond Weapon as a new boss.
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Square Enix Teases Final Fantasy XIV 5.5 Story
Here’s Square Enix’s description of FFXIV 5.5’s story:
"The Scions have finally succeeded in discovering a cure for tempering, which should prove instrumental in allowing the Eorzean Alliance and the land's beast tribes to settle their differences. Prospects of peace may soon fall to ruin, however, as Fandaniel and the Telophoroi scheme to recreate the Final Days, and ominous towers rise in all corners of the realm."
Presumably, the Amalj’aa won’t be the only beasts involved in FFXIV’s 5.5 story, since each region has its own tribes that were once at war with the other races.
For now, feast thine eyes on the Amalj’aa-themed armor in the image at the top of this post.
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