Square Enix has released a handful of new details about the latest FFXIV patch titled Palace of the Dead

In the subterranean city of Gelmorra, deep within a forgotten corner of Issom-Har, stout-hearted explorers have uncovered the entrance to a labyrinthine dungeon. Those who set foot inside its maddening halls find their vigor drained by an irresistible fog of innervation, and repeated excursions have failed to map its seemingly inconstant architecture.

Here are the update’s key features:

  • Newcomers and veterans alike will start from level 1, and fight their way to the depths using a special leveling system. You can play solo, or in a party of up to four players.
  • Use special items to transform into monsters
  • Discovery of coffers will upgrade the gear used exclusively inside the Palace of the Dead
  • If you fully upgrade the special weapons, you’ll be allowed to take them outside the dungeon and they’re yours to keep