Final Fantasy XIV Online Patch 6.5: "Growing Light" Release Date Announced

Final Fantasy XIV Online Patch 6.5: "Growing Light" Release Date Announced

Excitement is building in the world of Final Fantasy XIV Online as the stage is set for the release of Patch 6.5: "Growing Light" on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. This highly anticipated update was revealed during a special broadcast at the Tokyo Game Show by Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida.

A captivating new trailer showcased what players can expect from Patch 6.5, offering a sneak peek at the upcoming content. This update brings a wealth of new experiences, including fresh main scenario quests, a challenging alliance raid, trials, and more.

You can catch the trailer for Patch 6.5 here: Watch Now

Patch 6.5 Highlights

  • New Main Scenario Quests (Part 1) – Continue the journey of the Warrior of Light.
  • New Dungeon – Explore the Lunar Subterrane and face new challenges.
  • New Trial: The Abyssal Fracture – Confront Zeromus in both Normal and Extreme modes.
  • New Unreal Trial – Take on the formidable Thordan in the Singularity Reactor (Unreal).
  • New Alliance Raid: Myths of the Realm #3 – Dive into the mysteries of Thaleia.
  • Duty Support Expansion – Play through main scenario dungeons solo, including those from A Realm Reborn™ to Endwalker™.
  • Various Job Adjustments - Player Versus Player Updates
    - PvP Series 5 Begins
    - Crystalline Conflict Minimap and UI Updates
  • Island Sanctuary Updates – Explore new sanctuary ranks, visions, gathering areas, materials, and more.
  • New Custom Deliveries Client: Margrat
  • Miscellaneous Updates – Store optional items in the armoire, new fashion accessories, mounts, minions, emotes, and more!

Future Patches Teased

Yoshida also teased upcoming content in Patches 6.51 and 6.55, featuring:

  • 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)

The Road to Dawntrail™

As the anticipation continues to build, fans can look forward to more information about the upcoming expansion, Dawntrail™, which will be unveiled at the FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Festival 2023 in London on October 21 – 22, 2023, and the Fan Festival 2024 in Tokyo, scheduled for January 7 – 8, 2024. Stay tuned for updates on how to watch these livestream events on The Lodestone: Watch Livestreams

With over 27 million registered players, there has never been a better time for newcomers to embark on their adventures in the critically acclaimed FINAL FANTASY XIV Online saga. The expanded Free Trial now includes all content from A Realm Reborn™ and the Heavensward™ expansion (up to Patch 3.56), plus an additional playable race (Au Ra) and three playable jobs (Dark Knight, Astrologian, and Machinist). Dive into this epic world without any playtime limits. Learn more at: FFXIV Free Trial

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