New Jobs Coming to FFXIV: A Realm Reborn “Sooner Than You Think”, Gold Saucer to be “BIG”

Two new classes, new summons, a Gold Saucer, and Frontlines PvP.

Jonathan Leackby Jonathan Leack

Huge news has come out of the Japanese Nico Nico Festival 3 regarding Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

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First and foremost, two new classes and jobs are coming to FFXIV: A Realm Reborn. While one class/job will be centered around the dagger, the other uses a gun. It’s safe to say that the dagger class/job will be Thief/Ninja given its existence in Final Fantasy XI and overwhelming popularity. However, the gun class/job is said not to be what you think. This leads me to believe it isn’t the Corsair class of FFXI, but rather something new or related to the Machinist class in Final Fantasy Tactics (remember Mustadio?).

Director Naoki Yoshida hinted that these new classes are coming “sooner than you think”. Apparently they won’t be included in the first expansion, but rather in an update shortly after 2.3 (the next update planned for Summer.

Speaking of 2.3, Frontlines should arrive in the update. They are confirmed to be player versus player battles with a larger scope than the current Wolves’ Den system. Some speculate that they’ll pit three teams against each other with 24 players total (8 v 8 v 8). An outdoor dungeon will also make it in time for 2.3.

Gold Saucer is still being developed, and Yoshida says that he wants to make sure that when it’s released, it’s something “big” and substantial. He wants there to be plenty of mini-games to play, and more importantly for it to do the iconic fictional location justice.

Summoners will be getting Ramuh and Leviathan as new summons in a future update. It’s unlikely that they’ll be incorporated into 2.3, though. 

Full details are expected to be coming during E3, so mark your calendar for June 10th.

FFXIV: A Realm Reborn recently surpassed the two million subscriber mark following its release on PS4. If you haven’t already, be sure to check it out and if you decide to play join us on the Ultros server.