Final Fantasy 14 has been around for eight years, and during that time Square Enix has added a host of content in the form of different types of battles, systems, and secrets that can be daunting and confusing to navigate, especially for newcomers. players. Fortunately, veterans of the critically acclaimed MMORPG are eager to share their knowledge of the less explored parts of the game, such as player-versus-player combat.
The Phookas, a group of Final Fantasy 14 fans named after a charming creature found in the game, are one of those groups of veterans who create helpful infographics, videos, and tools to help guide players through of the game. They recently teamed up with Revival, a Final Fantasy 14 community that focuses on bringing the knowledge and enjoyment of PvP to others, to create an adorable, useful, and simple guide to competitive play. The guide itself offers a crash course on the Wolf's Lair, the core area of PvP in Final Fantasy 14, as well as the three PvP modes in the game right now: The Feast of Team Deathmatch, The Huge Field of three-way battle. controlling Frontlines, and MOBA-style Rival Wings. Additionally, the guide answers some frequently asked questions about PvP, such as how unique PvP skills and abilities work, how experience gains and job selection work, and the other rewards that can be earned by participating.
PvP has a tumultuous history with Final Fantasy 14. Over the years since its introduction in the game's first major patch after the release of the well-received A Realm Reborn, it has changed significantly and repeatedly. While it was once required for a character to have a certain level and equip special equipment to have any chance of success, PvP has since been simplified and balanced across the board - a new player entering the battlefield has the same tools that a veteran saves skill and experience.
With Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker on the horizon, now is one of the best times for players to get into PvP. It's a great way for players to level up their jobs, unlock achievements, and earn unique rewards such as minions, mounts, hairstyles, emotes, and cosmetic gear. If that wasn't incentive enough, Final Fantasy 14 is currently running the Moogle Treasure Trove event until Endwalker's launch, which awards a special currency for participating in select events, including all three PvP modes, to exchange for exclusive rewards.
But a fair warning; With Endwalker just under a month away, changes to Final Fantasy 14's battle system are coming, and PvP will undoubtedly take a hit as well. Endwalker will introduce a new type of small-scale PvP content, which Final Fantasy 14 claims will be perfect for introducing new and casual players to the system, with no role restrictions. The Producer's 67th Live Letter will air on November 5, two weeks before Endwalker's launch, and players can expect to learn more about PvP and its new rewards in a couple of weeks.