Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.4 “The Dark Throne” Releasing Late May 2023; Patch 6.45 Content Teased

During the 76th Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter, Square Enix and Producer Naoki Yoshida announced that the game’s 6.4 patch, “The Dark Throne,” will launch in late May 2023.

Players can look forward to new story quests and the conclusion of the Pandæmonium raid series. Moreover, patch 6.45 has been confirmed to raise the Blue Mage level cap to 80 and add new spells and blue mage exclusive gear, as well as new enemies in the Masked Carnivale.

Provided information regarding patch 6.4 is quoted below:

  • New Main Scenario Quests – The next chapter in the story of the Warrior of Light.
  • New Raid – Pandæmonium: Anabaseios – The final instalment of the Pandæmonium raid series.
  • New Dungeon – New challenges await in The Aetherfont.
  • New Trials – The Voidcast Dais – A challenging new battle at both Normal and Extreme difficulties.
  • New Unreal Trial – Containment Bay Z1T9 (Unreal)
  • New Side Story Quests – Tartaru’s Grand Endeavour continues.
  • Duty Support System Update – Support for a number of Stormblood™ main scenario dungeons (The Sirensong Sea, Bardam’s Mettle, Doma Castle, Castrum Abania and Ala Mhigo) will be added, meaning they can be completed alongside a party of NPC allies.
  • Ocean Fishing Update – Explore the new route towards Kugane!
  • Island Sanctuary Updates – A number of quality-of-life improvements including the ability to place outdoor housing furniture, new ranks, crops, animals, and more.
  • Player Versus Player Updates:
    • Crystalline Conflict – PvP Series 4 begins alongside season 7 of Crystalline Conflict.
    • Frontline – Adjustments made to the rules of The Fields of Glory (Shatter) and the inclusion of a new UI element, displaying the match time and score.
  • Miscellaneous Updates – Various updates including a new Allagan tomestone, Job icons will now be displayed in the chat log and on player nameplates, market board quality-of-life improvements, the ability to glamour Scholar faeries and more.

Additionally, the contents of patch 6.45 were teased, quoted below:

  • Blue Mage Update – Level cap raised to 80, new blue mage-exclusive gear, new enemies to challenge and more.
  • New Variant & Criterion Dungeon – Mount Rokkon  Three levels of difficulty: Normal, Criterion, and Criterion (Savage)
  • Somehow Further Hildibrand Adventures 
  • Weapon Enhancement Quests – Manderville Weapons
  • Tool Enhancement Quests – Splendorous Tools

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

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