Back in April, Square Enix announced the next upcoming major content patch for Final Fantasy XIV, called Revenge of the Horde. No, there are no orcs present in this patch. There are, however, angry dragons, all of whom are led by the Heavensward expansion’s main antagonist: the fearsome Nidhogg. Nidhogg and his brood will soon descend upon Ishgard in what Square Enix calls the “final chorus” of Heavensward.
Square Enix released the trailer for Revenge of the Horde earlier today. It covers everything included in the patch, and you can view it below:
“Here be dragons,” said many a Medieval explorer. Perhaps they weren’t kidding.
In addition to expanding upon the Main Scenario with a questline titled Litany of Peace, Revenge of the Horde also features additional content for players of all commitment levels. The Warring Triad quest line picks up after the fall of Sephirot, who was slain by the players in a previous Trial.
A new Trial returns players to the same location where players began their Heavensward journey: The Steps of Faith. This new Steps of Faith seems to be much deadlier than before, and the outcome will decide the fate of the Dragonsong War (spoiler: the players beat the Trial).
The Void Ark series of Raids will also continue in the form of The Weeping City of Mhach. This ancient civilization contains untold secrets and immense arcane power. Hopefully, it contains some sweet loot as well. Is that Cait Sith?
Regular ol’ Dungeons aren’t being left out, either. Hullbreaker Isle from vanilla Final Fantasy XIV will be receiving a Hard Mode (pictured above is what seems to be Final Fantasy VI’s first boss, Whelk). A floating ruins in the sky, named Sohr Khai, was the home of a powerful dragon in times past and now stands as a new Dungeon for intrepid players.
A special treasure-hunting Dungeon, The Aquapolis, is also teased, as is a “Deep Dungeon,” The Palace of the Dead. This latter Dungeon will be arriving in a future Patch 3.35.
There’s also a new series of Beast Tribe quests involving the Moogles who reside in the Churning Mists. Like the (in)famous Ixal Beast Tribe quests from vanilla Final Fantasy XIV, these quests involve crafting professions rather than the traditional “kill five boars” mini-quests.
The Fields of Glory are also shown in the above trailer. It’s a new PvP mode that, suffice to say, looks quite chaotic. In a fun way, of course.
Finally, a slew of other small features, like new hairstyles, new crafting recipes, and a new Raid finder will also be arriving with Patch 3.3.
You can find more pictures and details on the above features on Revenge of the Horde‘s official web page.
As with the final major content patches of vanilla Final Fantasy XIV, Revenge of the Horde likely won’t be the last of what Heavensward has to offer. We will, though, eventually have to bid Heavensward farewell and welcome in a new expansion some time in the future. But for now: happy raiding!