Everything revealed in the Aug. 12 Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 72

Players won't have to wait long for a lot of these new additions to FFXIV.

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Patch 6.2 is soon approaching and Final Fantasy XIV players are getting a lot of new content—so much so that game director Naoki Yoshida joked he wasn’t sure they developers would fit it all into one Live Letter.

Most of the things players are used to getting in updates like these are coming, including new MSQ, new trials, a new savage raid, and more. The FFXIV team are also still revisiting older content, revamping older features and making more dungeons accessible for those who would like to complete them solo.

Here is a list of everything coming in the 6.2 update from Live Letter 72:

  • New Weapon Enhancement quests (Hildibrand questline)
  • New Tribal quests – Omicrons for Disciples of the Land
  • New side quests – including Tataru’s Grand Endeavor
  • New Unreal Trial – Battle against Sephirot in Containment Bay S1T7 (Unreal)
  • New normal and extreme difficulty Trials
  • New dungeon – Fell Court of Troia
  • Improvements to Main Scenario Quests:
    • Duty support added for Snowcloak, The Keeper of the Lake, Sohm Al, The Aery, and The Vault.
    • The Steps of Faith is now a solo battle.
    • Thornmarch is getting a revamp.
  • New Pandaemonium: Abyssos raids
    • The number of copies of Abyssos Mythos II required for gear equipped to the head, hands, and feet will decrease from six to four
  • Job adjustments
    • Minor adjustments to several jobs
    • Intentions behind job adjustments will be explained in patch notes
    • Critical and Direct Hit adjustments
  • PvP updates
    • Adjustments to PvP actions
    • Hidden Gorge returns
    • PvP Series Two begins
    • Season three of Crystalline Conflict
    • Adjustments to Crystalline Conflict ranked matches: Demotions added
    • Adjustments to Crystalline Conflict matching
    • Adjustments to Crystalline Conflict rewards
    • Players can earn portrait elements, achievements and titles up to and including the highest tier attained during a season
  • Island Sanctuary
    • Someone will bring you to the beach to start your Island Sanctuary
    • There will be a tutorial and features to unlock
      • Tutorial will last about 2.5 hours
    • Mount speed is very fast and there are no battles
    • Reduced sprint and return cast times
    • Players must gather materials to build a base on the island that can be upgraded
      • Players must build the tools to gather the materials
      • There is a new UI for this content
    • Players can capture mobs on the island
  • Variant Dungeons (6.25)
    • Variable difficulty for 1-4 level 90 players
    • Five types of Variant Actions
    • Will have duty actions that compensate for role imbalance
    • No role restrictions
    • Variable Dungeon No. one – The Sil’dihn Subterrane
      • Explored alongside “certain someone”
      • Is different depending on the path you choose
  • Criterion Dungeons (6.25)
    • Level 90 high-difficulty challenge for four players (one healer, one tank, two DPS)
    • Another Sil’dihn Subterrane and Another Sil’dihn Subterrane (Savage)
      • “Another” dungeons are high-difficulty by default
        • Normal methods of resurrection are prohibited, but each player gets limited use of Variant Raise II
        • Defeated enemies don’t revive after party wipe
      • Savage provides additional challenges
        • No resurrection
        • No Variant Actions
        • Enemies are much stronger if not defeated in a certain time limit
        • All defeated enemies revive after party wipe
  • More additions to Adventurer Plates and Portraits
  • Miscellaneous updates
    • New Tomestomes
    • New crafted gear
    • Ability to request repairs from others both in and out of duty,
    • Combo sequence display added to actions list.
    • Rare materials added to aetherial reductions for Disciples of the Land
    • Glamour Dresser expanded to 800
    • Adjustments to the order of certain Return to Ivalice quests
    • Preparation for Patch 7.0 graphics update
    • New housing items

Here are all of the announcements made in the Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 72

  • Orchestra Concert 2022 will be held in Japan in December
    • No plans for a stream at this time
  • Final Fantasy XIV is heading to PAX Australia 2022
  • Mogchute Farm Livestream – Aug. 15 to 19
    • FFXIV Twitch will stream a variety of farmyard favorite animals
    • Collaboration with a farm close to London called Mudchute
  • 6.2 patch note reading
    • Yoshi-P will discuss 6.2 patch notes during maintenance (Japanese language only)
      • Aug. 22 at 1am CT
  • Eighth 12-hour broadcast
    • Oct. 8 – more details on Lodestone
  • Final Fantasy XIV collaboration with Insert Coin Official FFXIV Endwalker Paladin jacket
  • The Unending Journey Volume 1 digital book now available in Japanese
  • Fifty percent off Final Fantasy XIV Online Complete Edition (Japan only)
  • Starter Guide video series out now
  • FFXIV is hiring game designers
    • Scenario designer
    • Game content designer
    • Live system designer
    • English and German translators
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