Final Fantasy XIV Releases Notes & More For Upcoming 5.5 Patch

Square Enix has revealed more details for Patch 5.5 coming to Final Fantasy XIV, along with pics and a new trailer. This particular patch is called "Death Unto Dawn" and will be split into two parts as it will set the stage in several ways for the upcoming fourth expansion, Endwalker. Part one, which we're showing off here with the images and info below, is scheduled for release on April 13th. With it will come the third chapter of YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse, which is the NieR-inspired alliance raid, along with new storylines, battle content, system updates, and more. We got the notes for the devs for you to check out here.

Take a good look at The Whorleater, courtesy of Square Enix.
Take a good look at The Whorleater, courtesy of Square Enix.
  • New Main Scenario Quests – Prospects of peace may soon fall to ruin, as Fandaniel and the Telophoroi scheme to recreate the Final Days, and ominous towers rise in all corners of the realm. With the servants of chaos amassing at every turn, will the Scions uncover their plot before it is too late?
  • New Alliance Raid: The Tower at Paradigm's Breach – The third chapter of the NieR-inspired YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse alliance raid series.
  • "Sorrow of Werlyt" Questline Finale – With adamantine armor and a beating, blood red core, the Diamond Weapon is the culmination of countless sacrifices and untold suffering. When the ultimate triumph of the VIIth Legion's monstrous Weapon project descends upon Werlyt, who will be saved, and who shall fall?
  • New Trial: The Cloud Deck – Players can face off against the fearsome Diamond Weapon in this latest trial, which will be available in both Normal and Extreme difficulties.
  • New Dungeon: Paglth'an – Players can tackle this new story dungeon alongside fellow adventurers or a party of non-player characters via Trust System compatibility.
  • "Save the Queen" Questline Update – This latest update includes a new field area, "Zadnor," an increased resistance rank cap, the final stage of enhancement for resistance weapons and more.
  • New Final Fantasy XIV Unreal Trial – The next powered-up primal, Leviathan, has returned from A Realm Reborn to terrorize level 80 heroes, providing them with a hefty challenge and chances at unique rewards.
  • Crafter Updates – High-level crafters can look forward to new content in Patch 5.5 that will earn them special achievements and unique crafting tools.
  • Ishgard Restoration Update – As a new age dawns in Ishgard, luminaries from across Eorzea have been invited to the Firmament to take part in a ceremony commemorating this momentous occasion. Players can obtain rewards by participating in gatherer- and crafter-focused events which will occur during these periodic celebrations.
  • "Explorer Mode" Update – The Explorer Mode feature will be expanded to include level 70 dungeons. Explorer Mode allows players to explore dungeons free from danger to capture striking and fun screenshots while enabling the use of mounts and minions. Players will also now be able to use performance actions while in dungeons, such as playing musical instruments.
  • Performance Action Updates – A new instrument will be added with Patch 5.55.

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