Final Fantasy XIV is ramping up for its next biggest patch. Patch 4.1, or Return to Ivalice, will continue the story after the end of Stormblood, and offer plenty of new content for the end-game player. Of course, please be aware that you’ll need Stormblood both purchased and finished before you can begin playing the content of Return to Ivalice.
Square Enix has provided a bunch of screenshots for the upcoming patch:
Here's a Gallery of Final Fantasy 14 Patch 4.1 Screenshots
Square Enix has also launched a teaser site for Return to Ivalice. Here’s a bit more information about the patch contents, but be aware that there are spoilers for Stormblood:
The liberation of Ala Mhigo signals the end of an era of tyranny. Here, on the cusp of a new age of freedom, her people must decide how they will greet their future…and reconcile with their past. What path lies ahead for Lyse and her efforts to rebuild the nation? What choices plague Fordola from within her prison cell? And to where will Raubahn return, now that the dream for his homeland has at last become a reality?
Alliance Raid Dungeon:
This morning, residents of Kugane woke to find above their city an airship unlike any ever seen. Yet while of Garlean design, the vessel distinctly lacked the bleak outfitting common in the Empire’s warmachina. No, this was the Prima Vista, private stage for the Majestic Imperial Theater Company─a troupe having won acclaim across Garlemald for their timeless work, “The Zodiac Brave Story.” Which begets the question…why are they here? The answer to that question and more lies in the selfsame legend of which they sing. The legend of Ivalice.
New Dungeon – The Drowned City of Skalla:
Long ago, in the dawn of the Fifth Astral Era, the modest nation of Skalla was founded in the land of Gyr Abania. Over the span of several centuries, its people constructed a grand city of stone at the bottom of a steep-walled ravine, but even this natural defense could not protect Skalla from destruction during a terrible age of war. When the great flood of the Sixth Umbral Calamity later swept across the realm, the hollow ruins of the city were lost to sight, its remnants submerged beneath a raging sea. Haunting the depths of what is now Loch Seld, Skalla’s silent walls lure adventurers into the salt-laden waters with the promise of mysteries unsolved and treasures unclaimed.
Final Fantasy XIV patch 4.1, Return to Ivalice, will release on the PlayStation 4 and PC soon.
[Source: Final Fantasy XIV]