Square Enix has today announced the Final Fantasy 14 patch 5.55 release date for May 25! This was revealed during the FFXIV digital fan festival, that also gave us a patch preview, a collaboration with Fender guitars and more. For those looking for the game’s next big expansion, Square Enix has also revealed details on Endwalker’s availability too!
Final Fantasy 14 Patch 5.55 Details:
Release Date: May 25 (all platforms)
Patch 5.55 will launch on May 25, bringing additions to the main scenario questline, YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse and Save the Queen questlines, as well as marking the start of official service for the PlayStation®5 version following an open beta period.
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.
Further Patch 5.55 details outlined during the livestream can be found below:
- Patch 5.5 Main Scenario, Part II – The second part of this final main scenario update before Endwalker sets the stage for the upcoming expansion in grand fashion.
- YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse – Additional YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse story has been added to this epic crossover questline.
- “Save the Queen” Questline Update – This latest update includes a new field area, “Zadnor,” an increased resistance rank cap of 25, final enhancement of resistance weapons, and new large-scale battle content Dalriada for up to 48 players.
Also revealed during the stream is a collaboration with Fender and CITIZEN watch to create premium Final Fantasy 14-themed products. There’s the upcoming FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers — The Art of Reflection -Histories Unwritten art book for the expansion pack (more details about this below), and a limited run Stratocaster guitars themed around the game, too.
Final Fantasy 14 fans can also look forward to the guitar’s addition in-game, as the newest instrument for performance actions.
The in-game guitar is inspired by the FINAL FANTASY XIV STRATOCASTER guitar and will feature the ability to switch between five different audio tones, including clean and distorted sounds. Additionally, players can also enjoy special performance features for the guitar including pick slide and mute effects. Furthermore, a new indoor furnishing—the Magitek Electric Guitar—designed after the FINAL FANTASY XIV version of the Stratocaster®, will be available to purchase in the Manderville Gold Saucer.
As for CITIZEN, the collab with result in FFXIV-themed watches named the “Light” and “Darkness” models, which are inspired by the Crystal Light and Warriors of Darkness.
Capping things off, Square Enix announced the “FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers — The Art of Reflection -Histories Unwritten-” second art book. which is now available for pre-order.
This deluxe, large-format volume showcases artwork from YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse and the Eden raid series, as well as concept art of characters, environments, and more. The art book will also include a bonus code to redeem an in-game “Wind-up Runar” minion.
You can check the art book and more FFXIV-themed items via Square Enix’s portal.
As for Endwalker, originally set for release this fall, Square Enix has confirmed it’ll be out on November 23!
The recently announced fourth expansion pack of the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online saga, Endwalker, is scheduled to release November 23, 2021 for PC, Mac, the PlayStation®5 console, and the PlayStation®4 console. Endwalker is the culmination of the Hydaelyn and Zodiark story, in which Warriors of Light will encounter an even greater calamity than ever before, and will bring an abundance of new content, including multiple new jobs, an increased level cap, vast new areas, adjustments to the battle system, as well as a variety of new battle, crafter and gatherer content.
Once the new patch is out on May 25. we’ll be sure to let our readers know about.