FFXIV News, Events, and Patch Notes 2022
Warriors of Light who want the latest FFXIV announcements, including news, events, patch analysis and maintenance schedule, should check this page often.
FFXIV Patch Schedule: What’s Next
FFXIV Patch 6.3
- Release Date: TBA
- Patch Notes: In line with the tradition to streamline all Main Scenario Quests, in Patch 6.3, the Trust System (system that adds multiplayer mode to single player quests) will be applied to the rest of Heavensward, making the Main Scenario Quests of the expansion completely playable in 4-man multiplayer mode. The second part of the “Myths of the Realms” multiraid gets added in this patch, too. Other major updates include a still unspecified Ultimate Duty and a third part to the Deep Dungeon series. There will also be minor updates for Trials, Faux Hollows, and Island Sanctuary.
FFXIV Patch 6.2
- Release Date: August 23rd
- Patch Notes: A few of the contents of this patch are not yet explained, while the rest are. The next part of the multi-raid “Pandaemonium” will be added, allowing players to continue with the activity. There’s also a new dungeon albeit without a confirmed name; tentatively called “Criterion”, it will be available right off the bat with multiple difficulty settings. There will also be a new weapon enhancement system, new Trials, new Faux Hollows, and a new casual activity called “Island Sanctuary”. Finally, the game is making the Main Scenario Quests after the A Realm Reborn update to be playable in multiplayer mode via the Trust System; a few parts of the Heavensward expansion will be included as well.
FFXIV Patch 6.15
- Release Date: June 7th
- Patch Notes: Fan-favorite Hildibrand will be returning in a series of quests under “Somehow Further Hildibrand Adventures”. For those looking to complete more side quests, the Arkasadora Tribe and Tataru’s Grand Endeavor will have a few more. Finally, a new client called “Ameliance” emerges; players will be able to complete more custom deliveries for them.
FFXIV Timeline: Past Updates & Events
May 24, 2022
FFXIV Patch 6.11a
Final Fantasy patch 6.11a was applied to game servers; it’s a minor update that introduces rebalancing fixes for certain classes in PVP: Gunbreaker, Bard, Machinist, Dancer, Black Mage, Summoner, Red Mage, and Astrologian.
When matchmaking for Crystalline Conflict, players with Crystal rank may now be correctly matched with players on Diamond 3 rank (they need to have at least 1 Rising Star).
April 26, 2022
FFXIV Patch 6.11
The Ultimate difficulty version of “Dragonsong’s Reprise” raid (an already existing raid) was released with the patch; the more difficult raid mode will provide better items upon completion.
April 11, 2022
FFXIV Patch 6.1
The first part of the new multi-raid “Myths of the Realm” was introduced with this patch; succeeding parts of the raid will be released in future patches
The new PVP event, “Crystalline Conflict”, was introduced in this patch along with new PVP maps; players are required to transport the arena Crystal to the objective area (this is a “capture the flag” gameplay variant which is popular in other PVP games).
February 8-21, 2022
January 4, 2022
FFXIV Patch 6.05
The Savage difficulty version of “Pandæmonium” raid (an already exisiting one) was released; this will provide players better item rolls and variants.
The new “Excitatron 6000” dungeon was released, introducing a new way to obtain gear and EXP.
The new currency, “Allagan Tomestones of Astronomy”, was released (following previous Allagan trends, this is used in exchange for armor sets).