Gamers, mark your calendars! Final Fantasy XIV Online’s Patch 6.5, titled “Growing Light,” is dropping on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. The bombshell was dropped during the 79th Letter from the Producer LIVE, which was part of this year’s Tokyo Game Show. The event, led by Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida, also revealed info on future patches 6.51 and 6.55.
Patch 6.5: Get Ready for Fresh Adventures
If you thought you’d seen it all in Eorzea, get ready for a reality check. Patch 6.5 is bringing a host of new content:
- New Main Scenario Quests (Part 1): The Warrior of Light story continues to evolve.
- New Dungeon: Lunar Subterrane is where you’ll face your next set of challenges.
- New Trial: The Abyssal Fracture: Zeromus is your next target, available in both Normal and Extreme difficulties.
- New Unreal Trial: Go head-to-head with Thordan in the Singularity Reactor (Unreal).
- New Alliance Raid: Myths of the Realm #3 will take you to the unexplored territories of Thaleia.
- Duty Support Expansion: Solo play for all main scenario dungeons from A Realm Reborn to Endwalker is now available.
Gameplay Tweaks for the Dedicated
You think you’ve mastered your job? Well, think again! Patch 6.5 will also introduce various job adjustments along with new PvP updates and the beginning of PvP Series 5.
Spice up Your Virtual Life
The Island Sanctuary is getting a facelift with new sanctuary ranks, visions, and a gathering area. Gamers can also expect new materials, craftable items, crops, animals, isleworks handicrafts, and structures. Oh, and let’s not forget Margrat, your new Custom Deliveries Client.
Patch 6.51 and 6.55: Just When You Thought It Was Safe
If you think Patch 6.5 is fire, wait till you hear about 6.51 and 6.55:
- New Dungeons: Aloalo Island and Another Aloalo Island (Savage) drop in Patch 6.51.
- Crystalline Conflict: A brand new arena, The Red Sands, coming your way in Patch 6.51.
- Tool Enhancement Quests: Splendorous Tools to be introduced in Patch 6.51.
- New Main Scenario Quests (Part 2): Unveiled in Patch 6.55.
- Tataru’s Grand Endeavor and Further Hildibrand Adventures: Yep, you read that right, dropping in Patch 6.55.
Fan Festivals on the Horizon
The news for the next expansion, Dawntrail, will be shared at the FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Festival 2023 in London on October 21 – 22, 2023, and at the Fan Festival 2024 in Tokyo, scheduled for January 7 – 8, 2024.
The deets are all here, gamers. Now all you have to do is prepare for the epicness that awaits!
Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows