Final Fantasy XIV Online Patch 5.4 Announced

Game company Square Enix has announced the new details for upcoming Final Fantasy XIV Online Patch 5.4 during the latest Letter from the Produce LIVE broadcast.

Patch 5.4 is entitled Futures Rewritten and will be released in early December. It promises to bring new content to the critically acclaimed Shadowbringers expansion.

Game Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida announced the plans to support the PlayStation 4 console version of FFXIV on the next-gen console PlayStation 5. Players will be able to enjoy the in-game PS4 Pro display settings and the PS5 hardware will ensure quick load times.

Patch 5.4 update will include a number of changes and new content:

  • New Main Scenario Quests – Following the grand conclusion of the Shadowbringers story in Patch 5.3, players will set out on a new adventure.
    New Raid Dungeon: Eden’s Promise – The third chapter in the 8-player Eden raid series brings new challenging battles available as both normal and savage difficulties.
  • Chronicles of a New Era – The Sorrow of Werlyt Updates – The next chapter in “The Sorrow of Werlyt” questline will introduce Emerald Weapon.
  • New Trial: Emerald Weapon – Players can challenge Emerald Weapon in both normal and extreme difficulties.
  • New Dungeon: Matoya’s Relict – Players can tackle this new challenge alongside fellow adventurers, or a party of non-player characters, using the Trust system.
  • New Unreal Trial – The next powered-up version of an existing primal will be unleashed upon level 80 heroes in Patch 5.4, providing a new challenge and a chance at unique prizes.
  • Blue Mage Update – The limited job will receive a number of new updates, including an increased level cap, new blue magic to learn from enemies, new job-specific equipment, and additions to the Blue Mage Log.
  • New “Explorer Mode” – This new gameplay mode will allow players to traverse Shadowbringers dungeons without the danger of enemies in order to take screenshots. Players can also summon both mounts and minions within dungeons using this mode to further enhance their screenshots.
  • Performance Action Update – Playable instruments have been expanded to include the violin.
  • Triple Triad Updates – In addition to revised match rules and UI enhancements, new limited-time tournaments will be held, which will also be available via the Duty Finder.
  • Ishgard Restoration Update – The fourth and final stage of the Restoration of the Holy See of Ishgard begins.
  • “Save the Queen” Update – New 24- and 48-player large-scale battle content and the opportunity to further enhance Resistance weapons arrives in the next chapter of this multi-part adventure featuring a scenario written by renowned game designer Yasumi Matsuno (FINAL FANTASY Tactics, FINAL FANTASY XII).
  • Adjustments to PvE and PvP actions, updates to Ocean Fishing and Doman Mahjong, treasure hunt dungeon updates, new UI skins, and more.

Aside from that, Yoshida confirmed that the release of Patch 5.35 is set for Oct. 13. This is headline by the latest chapter Save the Queen questline and it features a story written by renowned game designer Yasumi Matsuno. It will introduce the new Bozjan Southern Font battle content, which is a new area to explore where the Bozjan Resistance has begun Operation Eagle’s Nest in a bid to regain Alermuc Fortress from the Empire.

Players will be able to enhance powerful weapons obtained in the first chapter of this quest series. They can do this by joining in different in-game content like the new Bozjan Southern Front.

Final Fantasy XIV is now available on PS4 and PC.

Source: Press Release