Final Fantasy XIV screenshot of a new boss

Quite a few months have past since the previous major update, so if you're itching for some more Final Fantasy XIV content, I'm happy to say that Patch 5.2 "Echoes of a Fallen Star" has now finally arrived. It brings with it a brand new raid, dungeon, trials, beast tribe quests, crafting improvements and new finishing content, new main story quests, and a variety of other goodies.

You can get a pretty good idea of what all of this looks like in gameplay terms, as well as what the story in Echoes of a Fallen Star might be about, through the recently posted trailer. Have a peek:

There are far too many changes and additions for me to really summarize, so if you're curious about all of the details, you should head on over to the official website. Square Enix has done an excellent job highlighting all of the major features, so it's well worth checking out if you don't mind some mild spoilers.

Since I'm sure many of you will be wondering, it's also worth mentioning that the previously announced rework of the base game's story and quests has not arrived as a part of this update. That will be coming with Patch 5.3, and while no official release date has been announced just yet, previous patches indicate that it should be here at some point in May or June.

Whatever the case may be, once more information becomes available I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, have fun with the Echoes of a Fallen Star!