Square Enix revealed details for Patch 5.5 coming to their MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers on April 13.
The patch is will usher in an Open Beta for PlayStation 5 owners featuring a handful of upgrades from the PlayStation 4 version. Players will find significantly improved frame rates, faster load times, 4K resolution support, and more refinement. Players who have their registered license on PS4 may download and play the PS5 upgrade version at no extra cost when the open beta launches. New players can jump into the PS5 version through the Free Trial.
Titled “Death Unto Dawn,” Patch 5.5 will be split into two parts and set the stage for the Endwalker expansion. Part one is headlined by the third chapter of YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse—the NieR-inspired alliance raid featuring the work of guest creators Yosuke Saito and Yoko Tare—alongside an abundance of new story and battle content, system updates, and more.
Additional details on Patch 5.5 content are outlined below:
- New Main Scenario Quests – The story update—split into two parts—will pave the way for the Endwalker storyline.
- New Alliance Raid – The third chapter of the NieR-inspired YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse alliance raid series.
- “Sorrow of Werlyt” Questline Update – The thrilling conclusion of the Warrior of Light and Gaius’ quest to thwart the Empire’s warmachina development project.
- New Trial: The Cloud Deck – Players can face off against the fearsome Diamond Weapon in this latest trial, which will be available in both Normal and Extreme difficulties.
- New Dungeon: Paglth’an – Players can tackle this new story dungeon alongside fellow adventurers or a party of non-player characters via Trust System compatibility.
- “Save the Queen” Questline Update – Alongside the addition of a new field area, “Zadnor,” players can further upgrade their Resistance Weapons to their final and most powerful stage.
- New Unreal Trial – The next powered-up version of an existing primal will be unleashed upon level 80 heroes, providing players with a new challenge and a chance to collect unique prizes.
- Crafter Updates – High-level crafters can look forward to new content in Patch 5.5 that will earn them special achievements and unique crafting tools.
- Ishgard Restoration Update – Locals of The Firmament will periodically hold Fêtes to celebrate the completion of the restoration.
- “Explorer Mode” Update – The Explorer Mode feature will be expanded to feature additional dungeons. Explorer Mode allows players to explore dungeons free from danger to capture striking and fun screenshots while enabling the use of mounts and minions. Players will also now be able to use performance actions while in dungeons, such as playing musical instruments.
- Performance Action Updates – Players will now be able to change instruments at any time while performing, and a new instrument will be added.
- Job Adjustments for PvE and PvP Actions, New Custom Deliveries, Ocean Fishing Update, New Mounts, and more.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on future patches of Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers.
In case you missed it, check out our interview with the developers of Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers on writing and created the expansion. This is the third expansion for the online MMORPG. Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringser is available now on PlayStation 4 and PC.
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