Final Fantasy XIV's latest patch adds new dungeons, quests, and Kefka

The latest update to Final Fantasy XIV is coming on January 30, 2018, bringing a ton of new content to one of the most popular MMO's currently on PC and PlayStation 4. The 4.2 patch entitled, Rise of a New Sun, lets players fight against Byakko, one of The Four Lords in a challenging new trial, and journey deeper in the next arc of the Omega raid. There will be also be two new dungeons, new main scenario quests, plenty of class balances, and more. Oh, and did I mention the return of the greatest villain the Final Fantasy series has ever known; Kefka (Final Fantasy VI).

From the press release:

Details on the contents of the patch are revealed below:
  • New Main Scenario Quests – Thanks to the Warrior of Light’s heroic deeds and Raubahn's long-awaited return, Ala Mhigo continues its steady march towards recovery. All is not well in the East however, with worrying rumors coming out of Doma.
  • New Raid Dungeon – The next arc in the Omega raid series, Omega: Sigmascape, arrives to test the Warrior of Light’s skills even further. With familiar faces from FINAL FANTASY Vappearing previously, today’s trailer shows the Sigmascape populated with features very reminiscent of FINAL FANTASY VI.
  • New High-level Trial – Meet one of The Four Lords, Byakko, in this challenging new trial that begins a new series of side quests.
  • New Dungeons – Two new high-level dungeons: Hells’ Lid and The Fractal Continuum (Hard).
  • New Beast Tribe Quests – The Vira, one of the tribes of the snake-like Ananta, have long supported the efforts of the Resistance by sending warriors to bolster their ranks. Now, they turn to the Warrior of Light for help.
  • Glamour Dressers – Convert equipment, weapons, and tools into glamours at inns and combine them into a complete ensemble for convenient customization of player outfits.
  • The Feast PvP Updates – Alongside a new ruleset and the addition of The Crystal Tower Training Grounds map, the new PvP Team System will allow groups of up to six players to compete in ranked matches while communicating using a special group chat function.
  • A New Duty Recorder Feature – Analyze raid encounters from multiple viewpoints to improve tactics or relive your greatest battles with this new video playback feature.
  • Housing Updates – New wards and subdivisions will be added to each of the four residential areas.
  • Updates to bard’s performance actions, additional inventory through the use of a new companion storage feature, new equipment and more.

Further information on the contents of patch 4.2 can be found here:

If you are like me and love to deep dive into the specifics and highly detailed information of the patch notes, you can find the preliminary set of patch notes here:

Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn