After the reveal of the newest and anticipated fourth expansion Endwalker, game company Square Enix revealed the first details for the next major patch for popular online multiplayer video game Final Fantasy XIV Online.
The game company added that the PlayStation 5 console version of FFXIV Online has been scheduled to launch into open beta this coming April 13. It will feature numerous upgrades from the PS4 version like improved frame rates, faster load times, 4K resolution support and more. Players who have the FFXIV service account and has a registered license for the PS4 version can download and play the PS5 Upgrade Version with no extra cost at all. New players can experience it on PS5 via the Free Trial. The full version of the game will be available on PS5 after concluding the open beta.
Patch 5.5, also known as Death Unto Dawn, will be split into two parts and will set the stage for the Endwalker expansion. Part 1 will be the third chapter of the YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse – the NieR-inspired alliance raid that features the work of guest creators Yosuke Saito and YOKO TARO. It will have a lot of story and battle content, system updates, and many more.
Check out the outline:
New Main Scenario Quests – The story update—split into two parts—will pave the way for the Endwalker storyline.
NewAlliance Raid – The third chapter of the NieR-inspired YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse alliance raid series.
“Sorrow of Werlyt” Questline Update – The thrilling conclusion of the Warrior of Light and Gaius’ quest to thwart the Empire’s warmachina development project.
New Trial: The Cloud Deck – Players can face off against the fearsome Diamond Weapon in this latest trial, which will be available in both Normal and Extreme difficulties.
New Dungeon: Paglth’an – Players can tackle this new story dungeon alongside fellow adventurers or a party of non-player characters via Trust System compatibility.
“Save the Queen”Questline Update – Alongside the addition of a new field area, “Zadnor,” players can further upgrade their Resistance Weapons to their final and most powerful stage.
New Unreal Trial – The next powered-up version of an existing primal will be unleashed upon level 80 heroes, providing players with a new challenge and a chance to collect unique prizes.
Crafter Updates – High-level crafters can look forward to new content in Patch 5.5 that will earn them special achievements and unique crafting tools.
Ishgard Restoration Update – Locals of The Firmament will periodically hold Fêtes to celebrate the completion of the restoration.
“Explorer Mode” Update – The Explorer Mode feature will be expanded to all Level 70 dungeons. Explorer Mode allows players to explore dungeons free from danger to capture striking and fun screenshots while enabling the use of mounts and minions. Players will also now be able to use performance actions while in dungeons, such as playing musical instruments.
Performance Action Updates – Players will now be able to change instruments at any time while performing, and a new instrument will be added.
Job Adjustments for PvE and PvP Actions, New Custom Deliveries, Ocean Fishing Update, New Mounts and more.
Endwalker will launch in Autumn 2021 for PC, PS5, and PS4. This will be the culmination of the Hydaelyn and Zodiark story, in which Warriors of Light will encounter and even greater calamity than ever before. It will add new content like multiple new jobs, increased level cap, new areas, adjustments to the battle system, a new variety of new battle, crafter and gatherer content.
Final Fantasy XIV Online is now available on PC, PS4, and currently forward compatible with the PS5.