More details have been revealed regarding the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.2. Thanks to a new Letter from the Producer livestream, we now know roughly when the patch will be releasing, as well as what new content we can look forward to.
What's coming in Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.2?
The most recent Final Fantasy XIV content update was patch 6.15, which added new Hildibrand sidequests and tribal quests for the Arkasodara beast tribe. Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.2, however, is scheduled to be a much bigger update. Titled "Buried Memory", the patch will arrive in late August, and it's bringing lots of new content with it. First up, we're getting more main scenario quests which will continue the post-Endwalker storyline, which follows the dragon Vrtra as he attempts to rescue his sister from the Void. As part of these new main scenario quests, a new dungeon, the Fell Court of Troia, will also be added, continuing the Endwalker theme of referring to Final Fantasy IV. Rather intriguingly, new weapon quests will also be added, and they'll be part of the Somehow Further Adventures of Hildibrand line, so you'll get to unlock some sweet gear while you're following the exploits of this bumbling detective.
You're also getting the ability to take on several dungeons from the Heavensward expansion alongside a Trust party of NPCs. In patch 6.1, the ability to tackle dungeons from A Realm Reborn with your Trust was added, so it's likely that within the next couple of patches, you'll be able to do the same for Stormblood content. Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.2 will also offer the brand new Abyssos tier of the ongoing Pandaemonium raid, which will follow on directly from the Asphodelos tier. The Savage-difficulty versions of those bosses will follow within a week, just like Asphodelos. New Tribal quests will be added for the Omicron race, which you can find in the final area of Endwalker. You'll also notice improvements to the portrait system, which will now let you swap portraits for different gear sets.
Another new type of content you'll see in Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.2 is the Variant Dungeon. We're only getting one in patch 6.2: The Sil'dihn Subterrane, which you can take on with a party of between 1 and 4 players. The difficulty will scale depending on how many players you have, and the optional Criterion Dungeon feature will let you increase Variant Dungeon difficulty further. Those hankering for high-level content will also be pleased with the addition of Sephirot, who returns from Heavensward as the next Unreal battle. If you're not much of a combat fan, then you'll probably be more interested in the addition of the Island Sanctuary, which will give you your very own life sim-style plot of land to tend and care for. You can collect resources, tend to wildlife, and do lots more relaxing stuff in your Island Sanctuary. Naturally, the patch will also contain plenty of PvE and PvP job adjustments, so stay tuned for the full FFXIV patch 6.2 notes.
How is Final Fantasy XIV doing right now?
It's fair to say that Final Fantasy XIV is having a pretty great time right now. Shortly before the release of the Endwalker expansion, the game reached 25 million players, adding a million in just two months. Endwalker proved to be such a popular expansion that players literally had to queue for hours to get into the game, an issue which caused Square Enix to temporarily suspend sales of the game while it worked on improving server capacities. Since the launch of Endwalker, a slow trickle of new content has been added to the game, with the most recent update making it easier to secure in-game housing if you want to.
You can grab Final Fantasy XIV right now on PC, where you can pick it up either via Steam or via Square Enix's website. The game is also available on PlayStation consoles. We don't yet have a concrete release date for Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.2, but when we get one, we'll bring it to you. We'll also let you know when the full patch notes are released, so make sure to stay tuned to TechRaptor for more information on this exciting new content drop for one of the world's best-loved MMORPGs.