Today, Square Enix debuted a gameplay trailer featuring the NieR inspired YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse alliance raid for Final Fantasy XIV Online Patch 5.1—available on October 29, 2019. The trailer of Patch 5.1, titled Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty also provides a glimpse at many of the new adventures and areas that await players in the first major patch update following the release of the MMO’s critically acclaimed third expansion, Shadowbringers.
In addition to the trailer reveal, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida unveiled new details of content players will experience in Patch 5.1, during the latest Letter from the Producer LIVE stream. Patch 5.1 is bringing the next chapter in the acclaimed Shadowbringers main storyline and a new 24-Player Alliance Raid: “The Copied Factory,” which features Yosuke Saito and YOKO TARO as guest creators. In “The Copied Factory” you will battle against machine lifeforms as they explore this new raid dungeon inspired by the world of NieR.
Patch 5.1 is also bringing New Game + mode which will all you to revisit previously completed quests, cutscenes, dialog, and battles while keeping your current character and level. Additionally, the patch includes the main scenario quests for Heavensward, Stormblood, and Shadowbringers.
The patch also adds a new trial: Hades (Extreme). Here, players can relive the battle against this fearsome foe in a high-difficulty battle challenge. There is also a new dungeon, “The Grand Cosmos,” where you can explore this great palace built by the Elves alongside fellow adventurers, or a party of non-player characters using the Trust system. Plus, Patch 5.1 also brings new Beast Tribe Quests with it where you can enter the fantastical Garden of Dreams, Lyhe Mheg—a new area featuring a new questline with more of the mischief-loving pixies. And finally, on the note of content, the patch also brings a new PvP Frontline Map called “Onsal Hakair” (Patch 5.15) where Grand Companies will join forces with the tribes of the Azim Steppe to demonstrate their battle prowess in this competition of territory control.
Patch 5.1 also brings new job updates for the ninja, samurai, and summoner jobs. All of which will receive comprehensive adjustments to their current playstyles, while other jobs will receive various changes and tweaks. Players will also see a crafting and gathering overhaul with various adjustments to actions, the removal of additional actions, UI improvements, and more will enhance the gathering and crafting experience for beginners and veterans alike. There is a also a new Gold Saucer GATE – “The Slice is Right” – Yojimbo makes his debut at the Gold Saucer in this new mini game that will test players’ reflexes…and sheer luck.
There is more coming with the newest patch and you can watch the complete livestream archive HERE. Players can also look forward to even more content in Patch 5.11, including the gatherer and crafter-focused “Restoration of the Holy See of Ishgard.” Players on each World will work together as a whole to deliver goods, complete various tasks, and restore the Firmament to its former glory. Additionally, Patch 5.11 will introduce the latest Ultimate difficulty raid, “The Epic of Alexander”—a raid which will push even the most skilled players to their limits.
Halloween festivities are currently underway in Final Fantasy XIV Online with the return of the Continental Circus for All Saints’ Wake. Through November 1, 2019, players may earn a variety of in-game items, including the Circus Ahriman mount, by completing the seasonal event content.
Players new to Final Fantasy XIV Online are invited to download a free trial to access content up to level 35, create up to eight playable characters and experience the different playable races, classes, and jobs with no restrictions on playtime. New players who wish to experience the free trial may register here.
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers is available as a digital download collector’s edition for the PlayStation4 computer entertainment system, Windows, Steam, and Mac for $59.99. A physical version of the standard edition is available for PlayStation4 for $39.99 and digital download versions are available for PlayStation4, Windows, Steam, and Mac for $39.99.
All versions of Shadowbringers can be purchased at the Square Enix Store.