New battles, minions, and more
SquareEnix has announced the beginning of the Final Fantasy XIV x Monster Hunter: World collab event for FFXIV.
Starting today, players over Level 70 who have completed the “Stormblood” main scenario quest are able to immediately undertake the quest “The New King of the Block”, where they will face the iconic Monster Hunter monster Rathalos in the Great Hunt trial — an eight-player battle featuring unique battle mechanics inspired by those within Monster Hunter: World. Those hungry for an even bigger challenge can also attempt to tackle The Great Hunt (Extreme), a four-player version of the trial that includes additional challenges to overcome. These trials won’t be easy, but players who emerge victorious can expect to gain some nice rewards for their troubles, including:
- Rathalos Armor Set – Equipment Inspired by Rathalos
- New Minions – Poogie and Palico
- New Mount – Ride Rathalos, the “King of the Skies” throughout Hydaelyn
- New Furnishings – BBQ Spit
This new event comes as a part of today’s Patch 4.36, which also includes the next chapter in The Forbidden Land Eureka series, The Pagos Expedition, which allows players the chance to explore a brand-new area while they strengthen their Eureka weapons further, and obtain new rewards.
The Final Fantasy XIV x Monster Hunter: World collab, as well as Patch 4.36 are now live for players to enjoy. Will you be hunting down a Rathalos? What other crossovers do you hope to see in the future? Let us know in the comments below!