FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers Patch 5.25 out nowRead on for information about the latest FINAL FANTASY XIV Online update
FINAL FANTASY XIV Online regularly receives patches that expand gameplay, add new story and much more.
Read on for information about the latest updates.
Patch 5.25 - Save the Queen quests added
The most recent update - Patch 5.25 - is available now. It brings with it a host of new additions to FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers, including a brand new quest series: Save the Queen.
It’s written by Yasumi Matsuno (FINAL FANTASY Tactics, FINAL FANTASY XII), who also created the narrative for the wildly popular Return to Ivalice raid series, and provides you with a fascinating new insight into the Hrothgar Race.
Here’s what’s included with Patch 5.25:
New “Resistance Weapon” Enhancement Quest Series: “Save the Queen: Blades of Gunnhildr”
This new quest series starts here, with regular updates coming in future patches.
Bozja, the homeland of the Hrothgar, has been controlled by Garlean rulers for many years. But with the Empire falling into disarray, the people of Doma and Ala Mhigo have risen up to challenge their authority.
Unfortunately, the Bozjans lack the means to join the rebellion. They need a standard to rally under - a weapon of legend.
Players can undertake new Resistance Weapon Quest Battles, which will see you take on multiple boss fights, with progress saved as you advance.
Crafter and Gatherer Content: “Skysteel Tools”
A new questline that will allow Disciples of the Land and Hand to upgrade their Skysteel Tools into even more powerful versions.
It’s not one and done either - the questline will see updates in future patches, so you’ll be able to further upgrade these tools.
New “Extreme” Difficulty Trial
Parties of eight players can undertake this challenging new trial battle. As to what said battle is… well, we’ll leave you to find out that one for yourselves.
New Items, Recipes, Furnishings, and more
The new patch adds brand new items, customization items and more to the game.
Patch 5.2 - Echoes of a Fallen Star
Patch 5.2, titled Echoes of a Fallen Star, added new adventures, challenging trials, and much more to the critically-acclaimed expansion pack.
New Main Scenario Quests
After all the dramatic events of Shadowbringers, the city of Eulmore is on the path to a brighter future. The Scions wait for a time when the Exarch might return them home, but fate will not let them be idle for long…
New Raid Dungeon: Eden’s Verse
The second chapter in the Eden raid series introduces the character of Gaia - created by the famed FINAL FANTASY developer Tetsuya Nomura. You can play in both normal and savage difficulties.
New Dungeon: Anamnesis Anyder
This beautiful new dungeon takes you deep in the Tempest - to the remains of Anyder's ancient edifices. What slumbers forgotten in this bed of knowledge? You can find out with fellow adventurers - or with NPCs using the Trust system.
New Trial: Cinder Drift
Ruby Weapon has arrived in FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers! Clad in crimson and heavily armed, it represents the pinnacle of Garlean military technology. You can take it on in both normal and extreme difficulties.
New Beast Tribe Quests
The Qitari will offer up brand new quests geared towards Disciples of the Land classes.
New Chronicles of a New Era Quest: “The Sorrow of Werlyt”
Learn the lore behind the new Weapon series. The Garlean Empire seeks to break the stalemate with Eorzean forces with these terrifying and twisted creations.
This is exclusive to Fishers. Players can board a ship at different times to enjoy fishing on the high seas. They’ll even get experience and scrips based off the fish caught - and meeting certain conditions while aboard will grant all passengers the chance of a big haul!
Ishgardian Restoration Update (Patch 5.21)
The next update for Disciples of the Hand and Land will include gatherer-specific content in the Diadem, high-level crafting challenges, a new ranking system and more.
The Gold Saucer: A Leap of Faith
Players’ acrobatic abilities will be tested to the limit with this new course on the Floating City of Nym. Are you brave enough to take it on?
Patch 5.2 adds several tweaks to Jobs, PvP Actions and New Game+ as well as multiple Crafter and Gatherer updates.
New Mounts, Minions, Hairystyle, Emote, Crafting Recipes, and more:
You’ll be able to update your look with a parasols, new hair options, new emotes and more. Plus there are new mounts, new minions and new recipes to acquire.
For more details about Patch 5.2, check out the official FINAL FANTASY XIV Online website:
Patch 5.1 - Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty
Patch 5.1 launched on October 29, 2019.
It added a huge amount of content, including new main scenario quests, new crafter and gatherer content, and the first chapter of the YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse alliance raid - inspired by the NieR series and featuring the work of guest creators Yosuke Saito and YOKO TARO.
Read on and we’ll go into more detail about the new features and areas, but you can get a glimpse in the latest trailer:
Here’s a brief rundown of what’s included in the patch:
New Main Scenario Quests
Shadowbringers’ excellent story continues in Patch 5.1, with new main scenario quests adding hours of additional gameplay, and we promise fans won’t be disappointed to see what happens next.
New 24-Player Alliance Raid: “The Copied Factory”
The worlds of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online and NieR come together in the first instalment of the much-anticipated YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse raid series.
You and 23 other players will battle against machine lifeforms in a brand new raid dungeon based on the world of NieR.
The creative minds behind NieR:Automata - Producer Yosuke Saito and Director YOKO TARO - are guest developing this raid series, so expect an experience like no other.
A much-requested feature, the addition of New Game+ means you’ll be able to replay previously completed quests, cutscenes, dialogue and battles while retaining your current progression and job level.
All the main scenario quests for Heavensward, Stormblood and Shadowbringers are included, so it’s a perfect opportunity to revisit some of your favorite memories.
New Dungeon: The Grand Cosmos
Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty adds an entirely new dungeon for you to navigate - either with fellow players or with a party of AI-controlled non-player characters with the new Trust system.
New Extreme Trial: Hades
Only the most prepared adventurers will be able to survive a rematch with this fearless foe. If you want to take on this high-difficulty challenge, you’d better be ready to think fast and use all your skills.
New Beast Tribe Quests
Want more of the mischief-loving pixies? Then head into a brand new area - the Garden of Dreams, Lyhe Mheg.
New PvP Frontline map: Onsal Hakai
Patch 5.1 introduces a new Frontline map and ruleset to go with it. Grand Companies will join forces with the tribes of the Azim Steppe to demonstrate their battle prowess.
Crafting and gathering overhaul
Lots of changes are coming to crafting and gathering - various adjustments to actions, removal of additional actions, improvements to the user interface and more. It’ll improve the gathering and crafting experience for both new and veteran players.
New Gold Saucer GATE: “The Slice is Right”
Feeling fortunate? How’s your luck holding out? Yojimbo makes his debut at the Gold Saucer in this new mini game that will test your reflexes… and your luck.
Blue Mage Job Updates
A major update arrived for the Blue Mage job - the first since it launched earlier this year. This limited job got an increased level cap, new job quests, as well as new blue mage-specific battle challenges and content.
Performance Action Updates
A new ensemble feature allows players to make beautiful music with fellow players.
Various other improvements
In addition to all the exciting new features above, the patch also features adjustments to jobs, updates to the Gold Saucer, system updates and more.
We also have some information about additions in Patch 5.11:
Restoration of the Holy See of Ishgard (Patch 5.11)
Crafting and gathering classes are encouraged to come together to help rebuild The Firmament in Ishgard. They’ll have to collaborate to complete various tasks, including delivering goods.
Ultimate Raid: The Epic of Alexander
Think you’re pretty good at the whole FINAL FANTASY XIV Online thing, huh? Even the most experienced players will be tested by this new raid.
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