Square Enix have announced that Patch 4.1 for Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood will be coming October 10 and will be bringing with it a number of cool new features and expansions, including the long-awaited Return To Ivalice raid. Ivalice is the popular FF world from Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy XII, and this marks the first appearance of that world on PC.
Patch 4.1 is the first major update the game has seen since the Stormblood expansion, and will continue the main quest's storyline following the liberation of Ala Mhigo. There's a new trailer which we've embedded below. There's also a new Shinryu trial called The Minstrel's Ballad: Shinryu's Domain where players will be able to tackle an Ultimate version of Bahamut.
But the main draw is of course The Legend Returns and the Return To Ivalice raid, that takes players to the ruins of the city of Rabanastre, the home of main character Vaan from Final Fantasy 12. This will be a 24-person Alliance Raid, and will be written by Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy XII director, and creator of the Ivalice universe, Yasumi Matsuno. Square Enix also showed off the design of a new monster for the raid designed by guest creator Keita Amemiya.
Patch 4.1 will also bring the following notable features to Stormblood: Final Fantasy XIV:
Patch 4.1: The Legend Returns will go live for Final Fantasy 14: Stormblood owners on its release date of October 10.