FFXIV Expansions in Order

Final Fantasy XIV is a multiplayer online role playing game and it is developed and also published by Square Enix. You may want to know the Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV) expansions in order. If you want to know about this, here I have the information about it for you.

According to Wikipedia, the four major expansion packs of Final Fantasy XIV are listed below.

    • Heavensward (2015)
    • Stormblood (2017)
    • Shadowbringers (2019)
    • Endwalker (2021)

To know more about each of these expansion packs, let’s read the explanation below according to Wikipedia.



The first expansion pack to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward. Heavensward was released on JUne 23rd, 2015 and it is almost two years after the debut of A Realm Reborn.

This game focuses on a millennium-long conflict which is known as the Dragonsong War between the Holy See Ishgard and the dragon horde of Dravania. As a player, you have to look for asylum in Ishgard. It is done after being falsely blamed of murder and become involved in attempts to end the war.

An ancient conspiracy about the origins of the war is uncovered by these actions. There are new areas in this game. Not only that, in this expansion packet, it increases the level cap, adds three new character classes and a new playable race and also introduces flying gameplay through the use of airships and other airborne mounts.

In this game, same as other multiplayer online role playing games, you will interact with other players in a persistent world . There is the biggest change to combat where there is an increase of the level cap to level 60 where it permits each fighting class to learn new abilities that modify the flow of battle. There are also three new job classes in this game.  Those are the abyssal tank Dark Knight and the star-powered healer Astrologian. These jobs start at level 30 with their own storylines linked to the new setting.


Stormblood (2017)

The second expansion pack to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood. This game was released on June 20th, 2017 where it was two years after Heavensward. The gameplay and also quest structure of this game largely match that of its base game. There is a dramatic overhaul of the battle system which accompanies the level cap increase to level 70.

These changes happen into three categories. The first one is that battle abilities were redesigned to vanish redundant actions and improve the flow of combat. The second one is that there is a new set of role actions where it ensures that all players are able to access critical abilities to their role including tank, healer or damage dealer. And the third one is that all classes obtained a Job Gauge which shows all class-relevant information in a more visually different way. There are also two new job classes. Those are the katana-wielding Samurai and the versatile Red Mage. For your information, both are damage-dealing classes. These jobs start at level 50 with their own storylines linked to the new settings and they are accessible to any player with a level 50 class.


Shadowbringers (2019)

The third expansion pack to Final Fantasy XIV is Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers. This game was released on July 2nd, 2019 where it was two years after Stormblood. In this game, classes which determine the abilities of players in combat, were adjusted in many ways including an increase in maximum power level to level 80. There are the changes which consist of new abilities and streamlining of old abilities. The changes were aimed to make the experience of playing the different classes more different.

In this game, tank classes do not suffer a damage penalty anymore when tanking enemies. There are two new job classes in this game and those are Gunbreaker, a tank class which wields gunblades and Dancer, a ranged damage dealer class which wields chakrams. For your information, Gunbreaker was inspired by the gunblade from Final Fantasy VIII. How about a dancer? It was inspired by folk dances from around the world with an emphasis on encouraging allies with dance. It is important for you to know that these jobs start at level 60 with their own storylines.

In this game, you may be able to choose to explore a dungeon by using Trust companions rather than other players. These Trust companions are allies in the story and they have dialogue which is unique depending on which combinations of characters are chosen.


Endwalker (2021)

The fourth expansion pack to Final Fantasy XIV is Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker. This game was released on December 7th, 2021 where it was over two years after Shadowbringers. In this game, there is a numeric down-scaling because of ongoing issues with numerical values such as enemy health pools, growing large enough to threaten overflow errors. Sometimes, this numeric down-scaling is referred to as a ‘stat squish’ by MMO players.

In this game, there are two new jobs including Sage and Reaper. Sage is a healer that uses magical objects called Nouliths to direct aetheric energy to make barriers and amplify the offense abilities of the character. Reaper is a melee fighter which is scythe-wielding armored that asks the help of an avatar of the void for getting greater power.

In this game, there is Estinien Wyrmblood. He is an ally who formally joined the player and their allies in the lead-up to Endwalker. It was added as an option for the Trust system.

In this game, there is also a new system called Island Sanctuary where players are able to take care of a garden on a deserted island and interact with pets. The concept behind this Island Sanctuary is slow life and the aim of this is to create a relaxing solo pursuit for players without having the pressure of competition.

Not only that, you will find that the existing player-owned housing system grows to include a new housing area, called the Empyreum where the location is in the formerly isolationist nation of Ishgard.

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