Final Fantasy XIV Reveals What to Expect in Patch 6.1

A lot of new content arriving soon.
A lot of new content arriving soon. Square Enix

A new update is arriving this April in Final Fantasy XIV Online. Patch 6.1 is going to be the first major content update since the launch of the Endwalker expansion. This was revealed during the most recent Letter from the Producer LIVE broadcast.

In that broadcast, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida revealed some pieces of content that players can expect:

  • New Main Scenario Quests
    • Patch 6.1 marks the start of a new chapter for Warriors of Light.
  • ​“Tataru’s Grand Endeavor”
    • The spotlight falls upon Tataru in this new sidequest series.
    • It’s going to start in Patch 6.1 and end in Patch 6.5.
  • New Role Quest
    • An additional story becomes available for those who complete all Endwalker role quests.
  • ​PvP Updates
    • New PvP content known as Crystalline Conflict, PvP action updates, and a new rewards system.
  • ​New Housing Area
    • Plots in Empyreum, the new Ishgardian residential district, become available for purchase.
  • The Unending Codex
    • A new glossary of characters and terms up through Patch 6.0 can be unlocked in the main scenario of Patch 6.1.
    • All characters and terms won’t be immediately available, with new entries added as the story unfolds.
  • New Dungeon
    • Further details are to be announced at a later date.
  • New Trial
    • The Endsinger’s Aria.
  • ​New Unreal Trial
    • Ultima’s Bane (Unreal).
  • ​New 24-Player Alliance Raid
    • Myths of the Realm #1.
  • ​Additional content:
    • Job adjustments
    • New Game+ for Endwalker and a portion of 6.1
    • New Hrothgar hairstyles
    • More glamor plates
    • The ability to try on items from the Final Fantasy XIV Online Store

Yoshida also gave additional details to the revisions of "A Realm Reborn" main scenario content. One of these is the new Duty Support system, which is based on the current Trust system. This new system should allow four-player main scenario dungeons and trials to be completed with NPCs. The Duty Support System is going to be expanded in future updates.

In addition to what’s already been revealed, future Patch 6.1x updates are set to introduce:

  • New Ultimate Duty
    • A new Ultimate challenge, Dragonsong’s Reprise, is coming in Patch 6.11.
  • ​Side Story Quests
    • Various new side story quests are launching which includes:
      • “Somehow Further Hildibrand Adventures” in Patch 6.15.
      • “Omega: Beyond the Rift” sometime in the Patch 6.1x series.
  • New Tribal Quests
    • Starting with Patch 6.15, players can experience new Arkasodara tribe quests for battle classes and jobs.
  • ​New Custom Deliveries
    • Ameliance Leveilleur Custom Deliveries coming with Patch 6.15.
  • ​Data Center Travel
    • Planned for Patch 6.18, Data Center Travel allows players to visit Worlds in different logical data centers within the same physical data center.

Learn more about the upcoming patch here.

Final Fantasy XIV is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

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