July 2023

Here you can find news items that were posted on Hell and Heaven Net in the past.

Final Fantasy XIV

Square Enix has announced the fifth expansion pack for Final Fantasy XIV Online; Dawntrail. The expansion was revealed by Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida during his keynote at the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2023 in Las Vegas.

Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntraiil logo

Players can look forward to the following features that are included:

  • Journey to the New World, Tural, and its capital, Tuliyollal
  • Explore new areas, including the mountainous Urqopacha and the forest of Yak T’el
  • New Allied Tribes, including the diminutive Pelupelu who wear distinctive masks and inhabit Urqopacha
  • Level Cap increase from 90 to 100
  • Multiple New Jobs
  • Core Battle Content including FATEs, Hunts, Treasure Hunts and Sidequests
  • New Dungeons
  • New Threats, including Valigarmanda
  • Duty Support Update
  • New Gear and Recipes
  • Expansive New Lifestyle Content
  • New Variant Dungeons, Alliance Raid, 8-Player Raid and Ultimate Raid
  • PvP Update
  • Ongoing Content Updates, including a Blue Mage Update, Inconceivably Further Hildibrand Adventures, New Plans for Deep Dungeons and a Gold Saucer Update

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Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntraiil (version 7.0) is set to launch in Summer 2024. You can watch the announcement trailer here.

Dawntraiil will also feature the first graphical update for both character and world visuals of the game including improvements to screen-wide aesthetic appeal, higher resolution textures and shadows and improved material qualities.

Also during the keynote Phil Spencer, CEO of Microsoft Gaming, joined the stage to confirm the long awaited release on Xbox Series X|S in Spring 2024 with a open beta during the Patch 6.5x series.

Square Enix

Recently Square Enix has released the first after launch patch for Final Fantasy XVI, version 1.03. This patch fixes some issues and adds some new functionality.

Below you can find the patch notes:

This update fixes some issues and adds some new functionality. We recommend that you install this update before playing the game.

This update:

  • Adds the following items to the System tab of the Main Menu:
    • Motion Blur Strength – Allows the player to adjust the strength of the motion blur effect when the character or camera is in motion. The default setting is the maximum of 5. This can be lowered to reduce the strength of the motion blur effect, or set to 0 to turn it off completely.
    • Player Follow (Movement)
    • Player Follow (Attack) – Turning these settings off prevents the camera from automatically following the player while moving and attacking respectively.
  • Changes the maximum setting of the Camera Sensitivity (Horizontal) and Camera Sensitivity (Vertical) items from 10 to 20.
  • Adds three new controller layouts: types D, E, and F.
  • Corrects an issue that affected the stability of some menus.
  • Corrects some text issues.
  • Adds the hashtag #FF16 when sharing screenshots or video clips on Twitter or YouTube.

Recenlty Square Enix also announced that Final Fantasy XVI has sold over 3 million copies.