If you preordered the game (technically you still can as of the time this was posted!) then you can get early access. The early access will be available Friday, June 16, 2017 at around 2:00 a.m. (PDT). This time is subject to change depending on how maintenance goes. So don't fret if it's not up RIGHT AWAY. Growing pains and all that.

So if you are in the early access or just the official release date of June 20th, you're experiencing a heck of a lot of new things! What are those new things you ask? Let's just go to their website to see the list:

  • New adventures in Ala Mhigo and Doma
  • Play as two new jobs─red mage and samurai
  • New exploration with swimming and diving
  • Level cap increase from 60 to 70
  • Changes to the battle system
  • Journey to the Far Eastern city of Kugane
  • Explore Gyr Abania, the Ruby Sea, Yanxia, and the Azim Steppe
  • New primals and beastmen: Lakshmi and the Ananta, Susano and the Kojin
  • New dungeons
  • A new 8-man raid: Interdimensional Rift─Omega
  • A new alliance raid: Return to Ivalice
  • The Forbidden Land of Eureka
  • New gear and crafting recipes
  • A new residential district: Shirogane
  • Expanded item inventory

SO NERDS, what are your first impressions, thoughts, experiences, all that fun commentary that comes with a new expansion!

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