The Final Fantasy XIV & Monster Hunter World crossover event begins in August

With the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood 4.36 update, comes the greatly anticipated Monster Hunter World crossover event. The Final Fantasy XIV Monster Hunter World crossover will kick off in August, so you’ll have a few weeks to get ready.

This event will allow level 70 players who have completed the main Stormblood scenarios so take on the mighty “King of the Skies” Rathalos in a new “The Great hunt” trial.  

There will be two versions of the trial; normal difficulty allowing 8-players to fight against the mighty beast and the extreme difficulty trial, with room for only 4-players and some extra mechanics in homage to Monster Hunter World.

Final Fantasy XIV Monster Hunter World

With this new challenge, playable from August 7 comes new rewards in the form of a new armour set styled after Rathalos, a BBQ spit furnishing and finally a new mount; Rathalos himself.

Final Fantasy XIV will also see the introduction of two new minions; Poogie and Palico.

Conversely, players of Monster Hunter World will be able to hunt down one of the most fearsome beasts from the Final Fantasy franchise from August 2. 

The fearsome Behemoth will be stalking the land and players will have access to special weapons and armour that will transform your hunter to look just like the dragon-slaying warriors from Final Fantasy XIV Dragoons.

Cactuars may also be encountered in Monster Hunter World and they can even be used as environmental traps.

Both events feature some pretty cool gear to collect for players of either game and content that is sure to be challenging for high-level players.

Following the Final Fantasy XIV Monster Hunter World crossover, update 4.4 will include;

  • New Main Scenario Quests

  • New Sidequests – The Four Lords and Even Further Hildibrand Adventures

  • New Dungeons – The Burn and Saint Mocianne’s Arboretum (Hard)

  • New Trial – Suzaku

  • New Raid – Omega: Alphascape

  • Updates to jobs, PvP, Battle System, Eureka, Gathering and Crafting, Grand Companies, Housing, The Gold Saucer and more.

Final Fantasy XIV and Monster Hunter World are available now.

Luke Clarke
Luke Clarke
Games have always been a big part of my life in all types of formats. I'm just as happy with a deck of cards or a bunch of miniatures as I am with a keyboard and mouse or controller. Any game where there is a little teamwork happening is usually going be my favourite. I'm very partial to a good RTS, RPG or FPS session with friends, a beer and some decent music.

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