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"Rise of a New Sun"
Patch 4.2: Rise of a New Sun is the second major content update introduced for Stormblood.
Notable Features, Additions, and Changes
- Main Story: Rise of a New Sun (8 quests)
- Side Story: Even Further Hildibrand Adventures (2 quests) (4.25)
- Normal Raid: Omega: Sigmascape and Omega: Sigmascape (Savage), the second part of the Omega story and raid series
- Dungeon: Hells' Lid, The Fractal Continuum (Hard)
- Chronicles of a New Era: The Four Lords
- Trials: The Jade Stoa, The Jade Stoa (Extreme)
- Beast Tribe Quests and Reputation: The Ananta
- New Adventuring Forays: The Forbidden Land first chapter
- The Forbidden Land, Eureka Anemos added (4.25)
- Eurekan Weapons (4.25)
System Changes and Additions
- PvP The Feast - New Map Crystal Tower Training Grounds
- New team system, additional rules
- Glamour Dressers and Glamour Plates added
- Free Company - Subaquatic Voyages added
- The Gold Saucer - The Fashion Report added. Earn MGP via glamour!
- Elemental resistances removed
- elemental resistance and status effect resistance materia deprecated, and elemental resist stats removed from all gear
- Cutscenes in Castrum Meridianum and The Praetorium are now unskippable to ensure that new players playing through the story can experience them properly. Rewards from these dungeons have been increased to compensate for the increased time needed to complete them.
- Housing: Wards 13-18 added to all residential districts.
- New Allagan Tomestone currency: Allagan Tomestones of Mendacity
- Allagan Tomestones of Verity are now deprecated and can be exchanged for Allagan Tomestones of Creation for a limited time.
- Allagan Tomestones of Creation are no longer limited to 450 per week.
- Allagan Tomestones of Lore and Allagan Tomestones of Scripture have been removed.
- New Performance actions for Bard
- Duty Recorder functionality
- Glamour Prisms made generic. Old class-specific prisms exchangeable for the new one-size-fits-all one.
Note: Not all content listed here will launch on the same day. This article is about the 4.2x season as a whole.