Kefka Comes to Final Fantasy XIV in Stormblood's "Rise of a New Sun" Patch

"I don't care for this pitiful little MMORPG...so burn it!"

As of now, Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood has a big clown problem.

The just-released 4.2 patch for the game, titled "Rise of a New Sun," adds a whack of Final Fantasy VI-inspired content to the game, including an appearance from the game's infamous and despicable antagonist, Kefka.

The events in A New Sun revolve around political friction building up in the Far East kingdom of Doma. The trailer for the patch shows off a bunch of mind-candy for Final Fantasy VI fans: The Phantom Train, the Guardian boss enemy, a fight against the possessed painting Chadarnook, and a brief glimpse of the Crown Prince of Evil himself—all accompanied by an epic remix of Final Fantasy VI's final boss theme, Dancing Mad.

What's Kefka's role in all this? Fortunately, he's not hard to figure out; he only wants one thing. Unfortunately, that "thing" is utter destruction and oblivion. If you're looking to confront him, take a few good friends whose love for the world is unshakable.

A whack of new quests, characters, equipment, and bug fixes are part of the update, too. Read Square-Enix's full patch notes here.

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