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Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Square Enix
Release Date: Dec. 7, 2021

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'Final Fantasy XIV' v6.4 The Dark Throne Update Will Add New Storyline, Trial, PvP Changes And Raid In May - Trailer

by Rainier on April 3, 2023 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker features the climax of the Hydaelyn and Zodiark story, in which Warriors of Light will encounter an even greater calamity than ever before as they travel to the far reaches of Hydaelyn and even to the moon.

Eorzea, an awe-inspiring land of endless possibilities. Whether you choose to battle fierce creatures in the wilderness, fashion the ultimate blade in the forge, or swap tall tales in the local tavern, the history of Final Fantasy XIV will be shaped by your actions.

Choose from an exotic variety of races, looks and classes to fashion your hero. Change classes simply by equipping a different weapon or tool and tackle an ever-changing assortment of level quests alone or with friends.

The age of adventure has begun.

Square Enix has revealed the first details about Final Fantasy XIV Online's Patch 6.4: 'The Dark Throne'.

Producer and director Naoki Yoshida announced that Patch 6.4 will be released in late May 2023. Among other things, the patch provides a continuation of the questline from the main scenario and the conclusion of the Pandæmonium raid series. Later, Patch 6.45 will see an increased level cap of 80 for the blue mage limited job, along with new spells, exclusive equipment for the blue mage, and new enemies to overcome during the Masked Carnivale.

More details about Patch 6.4 below:

  • New Main Scenario Quests – The next chapter in the Warrior of Light story.
  • New Raid – Pandæmonium: Anabaseios – The final part of the Pandæmonium raid series.
  • New Dungeon – New challenges await in The Aetherfont.
  • New Trials - The Voidcast Dais – A challenging new battle on Normal and Extreme levels.
  • New Unreal Trial – Containment Bay Z1T9 (Unreal)
  • New Side Story Quests – Tartaru's Grand Endeavor continues.
  • Duty Support System Update – Support for a number of main scenario dungeons from Stormblood™ (The Sirensong Sea, Bardam's Mettle, Doma Castle, Castrum Abania, and Ala Mhigo) is added so that they can be completed with a group of NPC allies.
  • Ocean Fishing Update – Explore a new route to Kugane!
  • Island Sanctuary Updates – Various quality-of-life improvements, including the ability to move furniture outdoors, new ranks, crops, animals, and more.
  • Player Versus Player Updates:
    • Crystalline Conflict – PvP Series 4 begins alongside Season 7 of Crystalline Conflict.
    • Frontline – Made adjustments to the rules of The Fields of Glory (Shatter) and added a new UI element that indicates the time and score.
  • Miscellaneous Updates – Including a new Allagan tomestone, display of Job icons in the chat log and on player name tags, quality-of-life improvements on the market board, and the ability to glam up Scholar faeries.
Yoshida also shared early details for Patch 6.45 during the broadcast, including:
  • Blue Mage Update – Level cap increased to 80, new blue mage exclusive gear, new enemies and more.
  • New Variant & Criterion Dungeon – Mount Rokkon – Three levels: Normal, Criterion and Criterion (Savage)
  • Somehow Further Hildibrand Adventures
  • Weapon Improvement Quests - Manderville Weapons
  • Tool Improvement Quests - Splendorous Tools

Players can also participate in the Hatching-tide in-game event until Monday, April 10, featuring limited-time quests and rewards, including a Tonberry-themed gear set, the Frighten emote, the Hippity-hoppity Hatching-tide Advertisement furniture, and the Pa-Paya Demastered Orchestral Role.

Eligible players in certain regions who own or purchase the Final Fantasy XIV Online Starter Edition (A Realm Reborn) can add the Stormblood Expansion to their account for free until Monday, May 8, 2023. Stormblood continues the acclaimed story of Heavensward™, taking players to new lands, new playable jobs, new main scenario quests and more.

With so much new content coming to Final Fantasy XIV Online, there’s never been a better time to try the ground-breaking MMORPG. The game’s free trial has been expanded to include content up to the end of the Heavensward expansion, where players can create up to eight playable characters and experience the different playable races, classes, and jobs with no restrictions on playtime. New adventurers who wish to experience the free trial may register here.

Final Fantasy XIV Online is available on PS4, PS5 and PC.


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