Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker is approaching, and with it, a slew of exciting events for Warriors of Light to enjoy before the expansion’s release. Breaking Brick Mountains–the return of the game’s collaboration event with Dragon Quest X–gives new players another chance to experience the event and earn its exclusive rewards–is one of the most recent events.
Final Fantasy 14 players who accept the quest will be dispatched to investigate and deal with an invasion of mysterious golems unlike any seen before in Eorzea. The quest itself is charming, and it provides a short, memorable, and wacky break from the ever-pressing duties of a Warrior of Light, which Final Fantasy 14 or Dragon Quest fans will appreciate.
The Breaking Brick Mountains quest will be available in Ul’dah, one of Final Fantasy 14’s three major cities, right outside the Adventurer’s Guild, from October 19th to November 11th. Players can begin the quest as early as level 7, so nearly every player can complete it.
Players will be rewarded with the pig-like Thug’s Mug helmet and the Brickman minion, as well as a hilarious cutscene, after completing a special FATE open-world battle in one of several locations–but make sure to visit the Toughie NPC near the quest giver and purchase the delightfully jiggly King Slime Crown and wear the iconic Dragon Quest monster on your head.
This event first took place in 2014, less than a year after the release of A Realm Reborn. Final Fantasy 14 has rerun the event twice since then, in 2017 and 2020, making this the fourth time it has been available.
The overwhelming success of Final Fantasy 14 since the release of the critically acclaimed Shadowbringers expansion has resulted in a massive increase in player population, so rerunning this event is a golden opportunity to include new players in the content they would not have been able to see otherwise. Don’t worry if you’ve already completed the event: the quest can be repeated using the Seasonal Event Replay Feature, which can be accessed from the original quest giver.
Breaking Brick Mountains was the second crossover event for Final Fantasy 14, the first being a crossover with Final Fantasy 13. Since then, the game has had numerous crossovers with other games such as Nier: Automata and Monster Hunter shows such as Yo-kai Watch and GARO, and Final Fantasy titles such as Final Fantasy 11 and Final Fantasy Tactics. One such crossover with Final Fantasy 15, A Nocturne for Heroes, is running until the 18th, just before the start of Breaking Brick Mountains.
Final Fantasy 14 announced the return of the Moogle Treasure Trove event alongside the return of Breaking Brick Mountains, so players will have plenty of exclusive rewards to collect before the release of Endwalker in a month. With these events, as well as the press releases from the Media Tour, which begins tomorrow, and the 67th Live Letter from the Producer two weeks before Early Access begins, it is an exciting time to be a Warrior of Light.