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Final Fantasy XIV Online Unveils ‘The Dark Throne’ in Patch 6.4: Are You Ready to Reign?

Square Enix serves up a smorgasbord of new quests, trials, and raids coming this May. Plus, hints at Patch 6.45 to keep you on your toes!

Hey there, fellow adventurers! Get ready to mark your calendars because Square Enix just dropped the deets for the upcoming FINAL FANTASY XIV Online’s Patch 6.4, aptly titled ‘The Dark Throne’. Announced during their latest Letter from the Producer LIVE broadcast, this hotly anticipated patch is set to launch on Tuesday, 23rd May, 2023. And oh boy, it’s a doozy!

Naoki Yoshida, the game’s producer and director, gave us the grand tour with a new trailer below. The trailer teases new main scenario quests, a fresh raid dungeon, new trials, and a whole bunch more. But wait, there’s more! Patch 6.4 isn’t just about ‘The Dark Throne’. It’s also going to introduce updates to Crystalline Conflict and Frontline PvP, Island Sanctuary, and a sneak peek at the next Variant and Criterion dungeons, which will be rolling out with Patch 6.45.

Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.4 | The Dark Throne

So, what’s on the menu for Patch 6.4?

You’ll be embarking on new main scenario quests, continuing the epic journey of the Warrior of Light. A new raid dungeon, Pand√¶monium: Anabaseios, marks the final chapter of the Pand√¶monium raid series. Alongside this, we’ve got a new dungeon, Aetherfont, and a thrilling new trial, The Voidcast Dais, where you’ll be pitted against Golbez on both Normal and Extreme difficulties.

But we’re not stopping there. You can look forward to a new Unreal Trial, side story quests, Duty Support System updates, an Ocean Fishing update, Island Sanctuary updates, PvP updates, and a whole bunch of other miscellaneous updates. They’re even introducing a new Allagan tomestone currency and the ability to glamour scholar faeries. Talk about spoiling us!

And as if that’s not enough, Yoshida also gave us a cheeky sneak peek into Patch 6.45. Expect a Blue Mage update, new Variant and Criterion dungeons, more Hildibrand adventures, and weapon and tool enhancement quests.

So, whether you’re one of the 27 million registered players or a newcomer just getting your feet wet, there’s never been a better time to dive into the world of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online. The expanded Free Trial now includes content from A Realm Reborn and the Heavensward expansion, plus an extra playable race and three extra playable jobs.

Alright, that’s enough from me! I’m eager to hear what you guys think. Are you excited for the new update? What are you looking forward to the most? Drop your thoughts in the comments below or join the conversation in our Gaming.Buzz Community Discord.

Let’s get ready to ascend ‘The Dark Throne’ together!

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