Recently in a developers' stream, the director and designer of Final Fantasy XIV, Naoki Yoshida, dumped a huge load of info regarding the upcoming FFXIV 6.3 patch. From the title of the patch to what will be on this next big update, he went over many future additions to the game in detail. In this article, we will summarize everything announced and revealed during this Live Letter.
The "Gods Revels, Lands Tremble" update is set for early January 2023
The upcoming patch is titled "Gods Revels, Lands Tremble," and it will be the brand new main story coming in this next update. While the update is planned to be released somewhere in early January 2023, there is no exact date announced for the release yet. Apart from that, a ton of more Side Quests and Story Continuations will also be introduced in this upcoming patch alongside some other quality-of-life improvements.
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New Content in FFXIV Patch 6.3
In addition to a ton of new dungeon content and additional goodies, some already available stories, such as the Main Scenario quest from 6.2 (Buried Memory) and other side quests, will get story continuations that will expand them into new storylines. The following is a list of all the announced new story content in the FFXIV patch 6.3:
- New Main Story: Gods Revel, Lands Tremble
- New Side Story: Tataru's Grand Endeavor
- New Side Story: Tales of Newfound Adventure
- New Side Story: Somehow Further Hildibrand Adventures (Patch 6.35)
- New Side Story: Manderville Weapon (Patch 6.35)
- New Tribal Quests (Patch 6.35)
The next star of the show was the upcoming new dungeon, Lapis Manalis. Even though the devs didn't go into detail about the new dungeon, they gave us a glance at what it was going to look like. Players will get to explore a mountain and caverns that are coated with a glowing blue substance. And it is also going to be a 4-player Level 90 Dungeon with Trust support. Aside from the main new dungeon in the upcoming patch 6.3, it will be followed by a new Deep Dungeon called Eureka Orthos coming in patch 6.35. This will be a lengthy dungeon with unique rogue-like elements and will feature unique mechanics to make it exciting and unique to each individual player.
The next highlight of the show was the upcoming new Trials in patch 6.3. Even though not much was revealed about the trials this time, players can expect a Normal, Extreme, and Unreal Trial as always. However, it was revealed that the new Unreal Trial is set to be Sophia within Containment Bay P1T6. A new ultimate raid was also revealed, but it will be hitting the game later in patch 6.31.
The next announcement that stood out was the new content for Island Sanctuary. The recently introduced new location will get a bit more content to make it feel more alive, and these include New Visions, Additional Sanctuary Ranks, Additional craftable structures, New animals, New items, and New crops.
This is just the tip of the iceberg; more information about a ton of upcoming changes was also revealed. The highlights were the end of PvP Series 2, the new Crystalline Conflict season with a brand new Arena, new UI updates, expansion of housing areas, and job adjustments in PvE and PvP. While the recent broadcast was just a sneak peek at what is next for Final Fantasy XIV, another developers' stream will showcase the upcoming update in even more detail closer to its release.
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