Final Fantasy 14 is celebrating nine years, and to kick off things Square Enix is releasing a short story series all about the people who inhabit the MMO world. Tales from the Dawn starts its story off with a familiar character: The Watcher.
If you're like me and somehow haven't finished Endwalker just yet, you might want to avoid these stories as they'll spoil some aspects of the FFXIV expansion's story. But the new story today kicks off what looks to be a four-part series of short stories to celebrate the anniversary.
Presenting Tales from the Dawn, a collection of new side stories to mark #FFXIV's ninth anniversary! Read the first of four stories featuring a diverse cast of characters: A Friendship of Record ?? https://t.co/GBt0NIUYKH(?? Be mindful of spoilers!) pic.twitter.com/N3nlFs9aYe— FINAL FANTASY XIV (@FF_XIV_EN) August 26, 2022
The stories themselves will follow what Square Enix calls a "diverse cast of characters," with the first following the NPC character, The Watcher. It's nice too that you can toggle the gender of your Warrior of Light to tailor the story to your own personal journey in Endwalker and Final Fantasy 14 as a whole.
Final Fantasy 14 is also celebrating the release of Patch 6.2, Buried Memory, most notably with the inclusion of the Island Sanctuary. The new feature is so popular that we're once again seeing the server congestion in numbers that reminds one of the great Final Fantasy XIV Player Rush of 2021 that saw the company suspend sales of the MMO to cope with the turnout.