March 18, 2021 The Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.5 teaser site has gone live.
If you’re eager to sneak a peek at Final Fantasy XIV‘s next major patch, Square Enix is eager to whet your appetite. The teaser site for patch 5.5 has gone live with a new bit of key art hinting at the plot for Death Unto Dawn, and it looks like we’re in for a whole lot of politics in the MMORPG game ahead of the launch of Endwalker later this year.
The teaser site features the likes of Merlwyb, Kan-E-Senna, Nanamo, Raubahn, and other characters who I am scared to Google because I’ve only just finished Heavensward. Their faces are all circling a globe in flames, hinting that the big players in Eorzea are going to be making some major decision about the fate of the world.
There’s a big list of changes on the site, too, but it’s pretty much what was revealed during the recent letter from the producer with director Naoki Yoshida and global community manager Toshio Murouchi. Quests for the main scenario will be split between the two parts, alongside a new Level 80 dungeon, Paglth’an. The YoRHa Dark Apocalypse raids continue, as does The Chronicles of Werlyt, this time offering a trial against the Diamond Weapon.
The required mission benchmark for Resistance weapon upgrades will be moved to the Save the Queen questline in 5.45, and requirements below that will be eased. Explorer mode, Triple Triad, and Ishgaridan Restoration will all be updated, and The Navel will be retied as the main Unreal trail in favour of a new, as-yet-unnamed one. A hotfix is coming to help make obtaining certain rewards in Castrum Lacus Litore easier, to address players finding it difficult to find adequate assistance as of now.
Would-be volunteers for the Eorzea Postal Service are getting a new client for custom deliveries, and crafters will find some new expert builds and recipes to have a go at. A reimagining of the Dragonsong War was planned for around now as an ultimate trial, but delays due to COVID-19 have meant this will now be released in patch 6.1.
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Final Fantasy 14 Patch 5.5 Part 1, Death Unto Dawn, is scheduled to roll out April 13, and Part 2 doing the same at the end of May, 2021. That gives you a few months before getting into Endwalker’s farming sim.