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Final Fantasy XIV patch 2.4 arrives today

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Square Enix don't do Final Fantasy XIV patches by half, as the above, eight-minute trailer for the game's 2.4 update makes clear. We were told to expect (opens in new tab) the 'Dreams of Ice' update in late October, and now that it's late October, all our icy dreams have come true. Which is to say: update 2.4 is now live. It's a massive patch, adding a huge amount of new side, job and class quests to the MMO, along with additional main quests to go with them. Basically, if you were running short on quests, your prayers have been answered to an almost ironic degree.

Quests aside, the rogue class and ninja jobs have been added to the game, together with new gear and dungeons, including the frosty looking Snowcloak, and hard versions of Sastasha and the Sunken Temple of Qarn. I'd be here all day if I were to summarise the whole thing, so click this link (opens in new tab) for the full lowdown on 2.4.

The next thing to look forward to if you're a FFXIV fan is likely the Heavensward expansion (opens in new tab), which adds a new race, classes and areas to the game, along with, assuredly, more quests.

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.