The ever-popular Final Fantasy XIV sees no sign of slowing down with a new patch, 6.5, going live across global servers. Now propagating across the world, Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.5 is known as Growing Light, and brings with it whole host of new features for the game.

The launch pad for a series of two feature updates announced last month, Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.5’s arrival heralds the launch of a new story chapter. The ‘Warrior of Light’ scenario adds to the main story, with a new dungeon, raid and trials rounding out the package. The full details on Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.5 are as follows: 

  • New Main Scenario Quests (Part 1) – The next chapter in the story of the ‘Warrior of Light’.
  • New Dungeon – New challenges await in the Lunar Subterrane.
  • New Trial: The Abyssal Fracture – A challenging new battle against Zeromus awaits in both Normal and Extreme difficulties.
  • New Unreal Trial – Fight in the Singularity Reactor (Unreal) against the fearsome Thordan.
  • New Alliance Raid: Myths of the Realm #3 – Explore the mysteries of Thaleia.
  • Duty Support Expansion – With the addition of Duty Support to the Drowned City of Skalla, the Burn, and the Ghimlyt Dark dungeons, it is now possible to play through all main scenario dungeons from A Realm Reborn to Endwalker solo.
  • Various Job Adjustments
  • Player Versus Player Updates
    • PvP Series 5 Begins
    • Crystalline Conflict Minimap and UI Updates
  • Island Sanctuary Updates – New sanctuary ranks, visions, and gathering area, as well as new materials, craftable items, crops, animals, isleworks handicrafts, structures, and more!
  • New Custom Deliveries Client: Margrat
  • Miscellaneous Updates – Ability to store optional items in the armoire, as well as new fashion accessories, mounts, minions, emotes, and more.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.5 screenshot

Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.5 Series

Further details on new content to come in Patches 6.51 and 6.55 have also been revealed. These include:

  • 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).

More information on the recently announced fifth expansion, Dawntrail will be shared at the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2023 in London, 21st-22nd October, 2023. Yet more details are promised for the Fan Festival 2024 in Tokyo, scheduled for 7th-8th January, 2024.

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