Final Fantasy XIV’s next content patch is almost upon us, and – following a whole 24 hours of downtime – we’ll soon be able to hop into “Newfound Adventure”. Of course, Yoshi-P and the crew offered players a lot of information in two different Live Letters. But, today we have the preliminary patch notes. A rather substantial list of all the things we can expect when the new content drops. That’s everything from new quest lines and end-game content to housing and other additions.
Now, it should be noted upfront that some of the things players are waiting on won’t hit when 6.1 drops. The Dragonsong’s Reprise (Ultimate) won’t arrive until 6.11. Ameliance’s custom delivery quests will drop in Patch 6.15 along with the Arkasodara tribal quests and the beginning of Hilidbrand’s next big adventure. And finally, Data Center Travel will be implemented in Patch 6.18.
So, let’s get started with the actual patch notes. Particularly the quest and story stuff. First up, the MSQ continues with ten new quests. We can’t tell you more than that. You know how they are about the story. And for those on the high-end content front, four new alliance raid quests have been added under Chronicles of a New Era: Myths of the Realm. Before you can attempt these, you’ll need to complete a specific (unnamed, of course) main scenario quest. And… If you’re one of those people who have managed to complete your Endwalker role quests, then there are four new ones available to wrap everything up. Finally, if you’d like to relive the emotional devastation that was Endwalker, New Game+ is here for you. Oh, yes. And say goodbye to the Prae fashion show. This is the patch that braks that whole thing up.
An interesting change being implemented will allow players to change the action bars for alternate characters in instanced quests. Remember all those times you’ve been forced to play one of the Scions and just ended up poking at the hotbar and praying. Yeah, no more.
If you’re a big treasure hunter then you’ll want to know that the rewards for the Excitatron 6000 have been adjusted. They didn’t detail in what way, however. So, I guess we’ll find out when we get back in there. May all your doors open and your rainbow golems be plenty.
Remember how I mentioned a candy house after the last live letter, and hoped it wasn’t a joke. It wasn’t a joke. It’s somehow tied to the crafting items. This brings us up to housing. Plots of land will be available after this update. We all know how the lottery by now, I hope. But there is one thing to note. When the housing update lands, every district will have dedicated wards for private and free company estates. Moreover, the update also makes it so that players need to be in a free company for at least 30 days before they can purchase a plot. This is to prevent the reselling of plots.
Antisocial players, get ready to avoid party finder the hardest you ever had. Duty Support is here, with a lineup of NPCs ready to follow you into main scenario duties. After patch 6.1, instanced duties for ARR, Shadowbringers, and Endwalker are all supported. It’s basically the trust system renamed. So don’t worry too much about how it works if you have experience with that.
The update also includes a couple of tweaks for the Dancer and Bard jobs. They’re nothing major but are visual indicators that might make things a bit more clear for players during combat.
On the rest of the new content front, a new – as yet unnamed – dungeon is being added, as is the Minstrel's Ballad version of the Endsinger dungeon. There’s also a new alliance raid dungeon, Aglaia, which requires players to have completed the quest “A Mission in Mor Dhona” before being accessible.
Finally, for the PvP fans out there, get ready to get your kinda-sorta-MOBA on. Crystalline Conflict will pit two teams of players against each other in three different maps. The new mode is available to any player who has completed the quest “A Pup No Longer”.
Of course, there’s a lot more to the patch notes than just what’s above. But these are more or less the highlights. The rest you can peruse at your leisure on the Final Fantasy XIV site. Oh, but before we go. There was this:
Yes, the GARO collab is back, so go get your goodies while you can.
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