Pre-order Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Expansion Ready for July

By Rebecca Smith, 4 months ago
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers will be the next major expansion for the title,and it's due to arrive this summer. If you're eagerly anticipating its release, you can pre-order the expansion from today and receive some bonus content into the bargain. If you're not sure what to expect, we have plenty of trailers and other details for you, starting with the extended teaser trailer:

First, players will be able to take the role of a new Job, the Gunbreaker. He's a tank character that wields gunblades and he can be seen in action in the next shorter trailer.

There's also a new playable race known as the Viera, who players may have seen before in Ivalice. Don't let the rabbit ears fool you into thinking they're innocent — this race has been charged with caring for the woods and they don't treat that responsibility lightly.

There will be two new areas. As it's name suggests, the Rak’tika Greatwood is a large forest full of huge ancient sentinels. In contrast, Il Mheg is a fertile vale full of flora and structures old and new.

A new Alliance Raid will be a follow-up to the Return to Ivalice series. YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse is a collaboration between NieR creators Yosuke Saito and YOKO TARO. Other features included in the expansion are the new pixie Beast Tribe with their Primal regent Titania. Finally, there's a new Trust System where players can tackle Shadowbringers dungeons, but instead of recruiting up to three other players to join them, they can take them on with familiar NPCs instead.


If you're liking the sound of the expansion, you may be interested in the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers Collector’s Edition, which is available to pre-order from the Square Enix Store from 11AM PT today. The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Shadowbringers Special Art Box: A unique silver-inlaid box featuring an illustration by artist Yoshitaka Amano.
  • Dark Knight Figure: An impressive high-quality figure of the Warrior of Darkness as a dark knight.
  • Shadowbringers Art Book : An art book featuring behind-the-scenes illustrations and concept art from the development of Shadowbringers.
  • Shadowbringers Logo Cling : A reusable vinyl cling featuring the Shadowbringers logo.
  • FINAL FANTASY XIV Playing Cards: A deck of playing cards featuring artwork from A Realm Reborn® through Shadowbringers.
  • Exclusive In-Game Items
    • Grani Mount
    • Wind-up Fran Minion
    • Revolver Gunbreaker Weapon

Finally, pre-ordering the title will grant players access to exclusive in-game items: the Baby Gremlin Minion and the Aetheryte Earring. The latter gives players a 30% increase in EXP until they reach level 70, as well as "attributes that vary based on the user’s class/job and current level".

Those who pre-order the title will be able to access the expansion from June 28th. They'll get two weeks of early access before all other players will be able to jump in on July 2nd. Will you be one of those players?

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Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.