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New Classes, Race Coming In Final Fantasy XIV 3.0, Heavensward

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New classes, a new playable race, a level cap increase and airships? Final Fantasy XIV's first expansion has been announced, and it's pretty massive.

With players still eagerly awaiting the release of patch 2.4 — "Dreams of Ice" — producer Naoki Yoshida took the stage at the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Las Vegas tointroduce the game's first big expansion — Heavensward.


With a fresh logo from legendary artist Yoshitaka Amano and a name that evokes reaching towards the heavens, the spring 2015 expansion pack for the award-winning MMORPG finally sees players heading towards the Northern city of Ishgard. The focus of the expansion's story will the the 1,000 year-old Dragonsong War between Ishgard and Dravania and the players' role in the conflict and its potential end.

Along with a massive adventure in the north, Heavensward will be adding a ton of fresh features to the game, including:

  • Level cap raise from 50 to 60 across all jobs and professions.
  • Massive new areas.
  • A new player race with both male and female characters.
  • Multiple new jobs.
  • New Primals, one of which will be completely unique to FFXIV.
  • Many new dungeons — more than 3 or 4.
  • High-end raids
  • Airships, Airship, Airships — Free Companies can band together and build their own airships.
  • New gear and recipes.

Here's a look at the teaser trailer for the expansion.

Want more? Twitch user HolyDragonXIV has the entire keynote speech available for your viewing pleasure below.