Final Fantasy XIV and Monster Hunter World Collab Lets Players Fight Rathalos This August

Take down the mighty beast in the MMORPG. 

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Looking to take part in gaming's next great collision course? Final Fantasy XIV and Monster Hunter World are about to be mashed up, in a big way. Starting August 7, Final Fantasy XIV players will be able to fight off the "King of the Skies," Rathalos, from Monster Hunter World.

The addition to the game is part of the Patch 4.36 update, which comes along with the newest installment of The Pagos Expedition. If you're a level 40 Final Fantasy XIV player and have already completed the main scenario quest, Stormblood, you'll be able to take on either Normal or Extreme versions of the Rathalos quest, known as "The Great Hunt." The Normal version will allow eight players to tackle the massive task, but the Extreme version will only let four players work together to defeat Rathalos, so choose wisely.

There's also a ton of goodies to look forward to, such as the Poogie and Palico minions, Rathalos armor set, a BBQ spit, and even a Rathalos mount that you can ride around throughout Eorzea. Yeah, that's going to be awesome.

If you're looking forward to seeing it all come together, you've got the rest of the month and a few days to get your squad together so you can make all those cool new items yours. And if you're more of a Monster Hunter World fan anyway, remember that there's also an event going on within Monster Hunter World that brings Final Fantasy sights and monsters to the game. Make sure you don't miss out! 

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