Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.5 Release Date Announced

Expect new scenario quests, dungeon, trial, and so much more!

Square Enix has announced has recently announced the Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.5 release date.

During a special broadcast of the 79th Letter from the Producer LIVE from Tokyo Game Show 2023, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida officially revealed Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.5 release date, which is on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. Patch 6.5 is called “Growing Light”.

A new trailer gave fans a first look at the adventures still to come when the patch launches. This included new main scenario quests, an alliance raid, trial, and more.

Check out what to expect on patch 6.5 below:

  • New Main Scenario Quests (Part 1) – The next chapter in the story of the Warrior of Light.
  • New Dungeon – New challenges await in the Lunar Subterrane.
  • New Trial: The Abyssal Fracture – A challenging new battle against Zeromus awaits in both Normal and Extreme difficulties.
  • New Unreal Trial – Fight in the Singularity Reactor (Unreal) against the fearsome Thordan.
  • New Alliance Raid: Myths of the Realm #3 – Explore the mysteries of Thaleia.
  • Duty Support Expansion – With the addition of Duty Support to the Drowned City of Skalla, the Burn, and the Ghimlyt Dark dungeons, it is now possible to play through all main scenario dungeons from A Realm Reborn to Endwalker solo.
  • Various Job Adjustments
  • Player Versus Player Updates
    • PvP Series 5 Begins
    • Crystalline Conflict Minimap and UI Updates
  • Island Sanctuary Updates – New sanctuary ranks, visions, and gathering area, as well as new materials, craftable items, crops, animals, isleworks handicrafts, structures, and more!
  • New Custom Deliveries Client: Margrat
  • Miscellaneous Updates – Ability to store optional items in the armoire, as well as new fashion accessories, mounts, minions, emotes, and more!

Here’s also what Yoshida shared on new content to come in Patch 6.51 and 6.55:

  • New Variant Dungeon – Aloalo Island (Patch 6.51)
  • New Criterion Dungeon – Another Aloalo Island / Another Aloalo Island (Savage) (Patch 6.51)
  • Crystalline Conflict – New Arena: The Red Sands (Patch 6.51)
  • Tool Enhancement Quests – Splendorous Tools (Patch 6.51)
  • New Main Scenario Quests (Part 2) (Patch 6.55)
  • Tataru’s Grand Endeavor (Patch 6.55)
  • Somehow Further Hildibrand Adventures (Patch 6.55)
  • Weapon Enhancement Quests – Manderville Weapons (Patch 6.55)
  • Endwalker Tribal Alliance Quests (Patch 6.55)

More info on the recently announced fifth expansion, Dawntrail, will be revealed at the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2023 in London on October 21 – 22, 2023, as well as during the Fan Festival 2024 in Tokyo, scheduled for January 7 – 8, 2024.

Final Fantasy XIV is now available on PC, PS4, and PS5. It will be coming to Xbox consoles later next year.

Source: Press Release