New additions include:
- Flying Mounts – Two types of flying mounts were revealed at the Fan Festival, a flying black chocobo and single-rider airships, both making it easier to explore the floating lands that will be featured prominently in the expansion.
- Two New Beast Tribes – Heavensward also introduces two new beast tribes, the Vanu Vanu and the Gnath, as well as their primals, Bismarck, and Ravana, respectively.
- Dark Knight Job – The first new job to be released in Heavensward was revealed: Dark Knight. This new job will serve as a tank, wields a two-handed greatsword, utilizes darkness-based actions and unlike the existing jobs in the game, will not feature a base class that later evolves into a job.
More details and new jobs will be revealed at the next Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival, which takes places in Tokyo between December 20 and 21.
View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.