Final Fantasy XIV Gets Flying Mounts in Heavensward Expansion

MMO Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will get flying mounts in its Heavensward Expansion, Square Enix has announced at its London Fan Festival.

The Game’s director Naoki Yoshida said that the Black Chocobo you can see in the image to the right will probably be the first flying mount players will be able to get, but that Square Enix is currently developing six flying mounts, with one supposedly playing an important role in the story. Yoshida also said that eventually players will be able to own their own airship. You’ll be able to take off, fly, and land anywhere you want in the new Heavensward zones, but not in older areas.

Yoshida said one of the new jobs in the expansion is called Dark Knight, which is meant to tank for a party and can wield a two-handed greatsword. Players will have access to the Dark Knight job as soon as they buy the expansion, and it won’t require a base class.

Yoshida also revealed two new beast tribes you can see in the image gallery below: the Vanu Vanu and the Gnath.

Square Enix announced Heavensward last week at the Final Fantasy XIV Fanfest event in Las Vegas, where it revealed the it will raise the level cap to 60, and introduce new Primals, dungeons, high end raids, and jobs. The expansion will release in spring 2015.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was released in August last year for the PlayStation 3 and PC, followed by a PlayStation 4 launch in April this year. For more on the game, check out GameSpot’s review.

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Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter @emanuelmaiberg.

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