The highly anticipated 6.2 update of Final Fantasy 14 has revealed most of the content. We’ll tell you all the biggest changes coming to the game.
Final Fantasy XIV fans have anticipated update 6.2 for a very long time. While intermediate patches have added a ton of new quests, raids, and gear, 6.2 has long been promised to be packed with content fans have been looking for for a while. Earlier today there was a stream where the producers went through everything to come, and it certainly lived up to expectations. The sheer amount of new content on offer will keep you playing FFXIV for centuries to come.
With so much new information coming your way, it can be hard to find everything you care about, so we’re here to give you an overview of everything that’s been announced. We’ve picked the biggest announcements to highlight so you know what’s coming in Final Fantasy 14 6.2 and, perhaps more importantly, when it will come.
Patch 6.18 coming on July 5th
Before we get into the juicy stuff, it was announced that the next patch, 6.18, will be coming next week with some critical updates. First, it marks the start of season two of Crystalline conflictthe game’s competitive PvP mode, which means that the results of the first season are added together and the rewards are distributed on a regional basis.
Furthermore, the European data center is being expanded with new worlds and the server equipment has been replaced to make everything run more smoothly from now on. Be warned that this update, coming on July 5, will bring a whopping 24 hours of server maintenance downtime.
6.2 will be released at the end of August 2022
First of all, you need to know when this content is coming. An exact date has not yet been announced, but it has now been promised at the end of August. This will come as a relief to many in the fan base who were pessimistic about when the update would come out, some even thinking they would wait until 2023.
New Main Scenario Missions
As expected, the main scenario for Final Fantasy 14 will be expanded again with this update as more main missions are on the way to the Endwalker endgame. Exactly what form these will take is not yet clear, but some adjustments are also being made to other quests.
The most notable change is that Conscription: has been added to the following quests:
The Guardian of the Lake
Duty Support allows players to take a group of NPCs on quests, level them up slowly and gain trust. It increases the play potential for all these awesome missions
New dungeon and variant dungeons
The new Dungeon has been unveiled, and it’s called The Fell Court of Troia† It is deliberately shrouded in mystery, but a few screenshots showed it to be a grand palace floating in the void, with dark and damp environments in it.
In addition, a new type of Dungeon has been announced for patch 6.25 called Variant Dungeons. These dungeons have variable difficulty based on group size and emphasize the player’s choice and freedom during their adventures. Each Dungeon story has branching paths that affect players with their actions, and there are no role restrictions when entering.
New Raids – Pandaemonium: Abyssos
The following raids are mentioned Pandaemonium: Abyssos† These are expected to be some of the most challenging yet, with an additional ferocious raid releasing 1 week after the rest of 6.2. This staggered release is an experiment to see if players prefer it over both the regular and wild raids released at the same time.
By far the largest and most anticipated feature for FF14 6.2 is the new Island Sanctuary feature. To put it simply, if you’ve ever wanted to Final Fantasy XIV looked more like Stardew Valley, then this is the feature for you. You collect resources to expand an ever-expanding city with animals to care for, facilities to build, and people to build relationships with.
Growing your island is a solo experience, but players can visit each other’s islands and hang out for some fun.
These massive features only scratch the surface of what’s coming in 6.2 and 6.25, so if you’d like to learn more about upcoming weapon improvements, trials and more, check out the VOD at the official Final Fantasy XIV YouTube channel†
Written by Ryan Woodrow on behalf of GLHF†