FINAL FANTASY XIV Online’s Patch 5.55 will launch on May 25th, 2021, and will see the PlayStation 5 launch into official service alongside all-new story content for fans to enjoy.
As we prepare for the launch of Patch 5.55 for FINAL FANTASY XIV Online and the story beyond FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers, fans got quite the surprise of some major announcements in regards to persons who work on the game, as well as the future of the MMO title itself.
In high anticipation of the upcoming fourth expansion, FINAL FANTASY XIV: Endwalker, Square Enix has revealed that PAtch 5.55 will bring much of the main scenario questline leading up to the expansion to an end, allowing for the expansion to take adventurers onto a brilliantly tailored adventure where the culmination of the events from A Realm Reborn to Endwalker will come to a brilliant end, allowing for a bright new future for the Warriors of Light to experience.
Additionally, when Patch 5.55 drops on May 25th, 2021, players can experience the final conclusion of the epic crossover questline, “YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse,” which sees all-new additional all-new story elements for fans to enjoy as new quests are available when the update releases. Alongside it, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida has outlined what fans can expect from the update and beyond, including the official launch of the PlayStation 5 version.
Yoshi-P, as he is lovingly called by fans, has also revealed a new update for the “Save the Queen” questline, which will include a new field area called “Zadnor,” an increased resistance rank cap of 25, and final enhancements of resistance weapons, and an all-new large-scale battle content for Dalriada for up to 48 players. That’s not all though, events such as the Make It Rain in-game event in July and the Moonfire Faire as well as The Rising in-game events in August, will appear alongside the FINAL FANTASY XV collaboration event in September.
Fans can also check out the official news from the event below including the upcoming reveal of the limited-run FINAL FANTASY XIV STRATOCASTER guitar, which will feature the ability to switch between five different audio tones including clean and distorted effects. You can snag an in-game replica at the Manderville Gold Saucer here soon as well. There are even LIGHT and DARKNESS-themed watches coming soon, with pre-orders opening on June 30th, 2021, at 7:59 pm PDT.
Yoshida also outlined the upcoming special event calendar, which includes the Make It Rain in-game event in July, the Moonfire Faire and The Rising in-game events in August, and a return of the FINAL FANTASY XV collaboration in September. Of course, what else have we forgotten? Right. Male Viera will be coming in the upcoming expansion due to popular demand.
You’ll even have a chance to snag the official FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers — The Art of Reflection -Histories Unwritten- artbook, which looks outstanding and even features art from the YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse and Eden raid series, as well as character art concepts, environments and more. Those who do get it will also get an exclusive in-game “Wind-up Runar” minion. We can’t mention that you can also try and get special furnishings for your homes (not in-game folks, real stuff!) from the Digital Fan Fest items through the Final Fantasy XIV Digital Fan Festival 2021 store today on the official Square Enix Store.
The other big part of the event comes in the form of an official announcement from Square Enix. FINAL FANTASY FXIV Online: Endwalker is set to launch on November 23rd, 2021, for PC/Mac, and PlayStation consoles. The expansion will see an end to the Hydaelyn and Zodiark story as the Warriors of Light face all-new enemies, challenges, and an even greater calamity than ever before on the horizon.
Along with the news, Yoshi-P revealed the all-new class called ‘Reaper’, which will come in as the games fifth melee class alongside the all-new healer class, ‘Sage’, which will focus on barrier healing instead of direct heals. The expansion, Endwalker, will also include a raised level cap, vast new areas to explore, adjustments to combat, as well as new battle, crafter, and gatherer content for fans to enjoy.
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