Final Fantasy XIV Online Patch 6.5 “Growing Light”: Seek New Strengths in Old Friends

New Content Arrives in FINAL FANTASY XIV Online with Patch 6.5: “Growing Light”

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 3, 2023) – SQUARE ENIX® introduces Patch 6.5: “Growing Light” to the critically acclaimed MMORPG FINAL FANTASY™ XIV Online. This patch brings new content, including the first part of a two-part conclusion to the main scenario quests in the Endwalker™ patch series. Players can also look forward to new challenges such as the Thaleia alliance raid, Lunar Subterrane dungeon, Abyssal Fracture trial, and Singularity Reactor (Unreal) trial.

Main Scenario Quests

Experience the next chapter in the story of the Warrior of Light with new main scenario quests.

New Dungeon

Explore the Lunar Subterrane and face new challenges in this exciting dungeon.

New Trial: The Abyssal Fracture

Battle against Zeromus in the challenging Abyssal Fracture trial, available in both Normal and Extreme difficulties.

New Unreal Trial

Fight against the fearsome Thordan in the Singularity Reactor (Unreal) trial.

New Alliance Raid: Myths of the Realm #3

Uncover the mysteries of Thaleia in the third installment of the Myths of the Realm alliance raid series.

Duty Support Expansion

Play through all main scenario dungeons from A Realm Reborn™ to Endwalker solo with the introduction of Duty Support to the Drowned City of Skalla, the Burn, and the Ghimlyt Dark dungeons.

Various Job Adjustments

Experience various job adjustments to enhance gameplay.

Player Versus Player Updates

Series 5 of PvP begins and the Crystalline Conflict UI receives updates.

Island Sanctuary Updates

Enjoy new sanctuary ranks, visions, gathering areas, materials, craftable items, crops, animals, isleworks handicrafts, structures, and more in the Island Sanctuary.

New Custom Deliveries Client: Margrat

Embark on new custom deliveries quests with Margrat as the client.

Even Further Expanded Free Trial

Newcomers can now experience the Stormblood expansion (including updates through Patch 4.68) in the even further expanded free trial.

Miscellaneous Updates

Store optional items in the armoire, discover new gear, fashion accessories, mounts, minions, emotes, and more.

Additional Updates in Patch 6.51 and Patch 6.55

New Variant Dungeon

Explore Aloalo Island in the new variant dungeon coming in Patch 6.51.

New Criterion Dungeon

Take on Another Aloalo Island and Another Aloalo Island (Savage) in the new criterion dungeon arriving in Patch 6.51.

Crystalline Conflict Updates

Experience a new arena, The Red Sands, in the Crystalline Conflict update coming in Patch 6.51.

Tool Enhancement Quests

Embark on Splendorous Tools quests to enhance your tools in Patch 6.51.

New Main Scenario Quests (Part 2)

Continue the story of the Warrior of Light with new main scenario quests in Patch 6.55.

Tataru’s Grand Endeavor

Join Tataru on her grand endeavor in Patch 6.55.

Hildibrand Adventures

Embark on further Hildibrand Adventures in Patch 6.55.

Weapon Enhancement Quests

Complete Manderville Weapons quests to enhance your weapons in Patch 6.55.

Endwalker Tribal Alliance Quests

Take part in Endwalker Tribal Alliance quests in Patch 6.55.

Fall Guys-Inspired Attraction and Xbox Series X|S Open Beta

As part of the Patch 6.5x series, a Fall Guys-inspired attraction will arrive in the Manderville Gold Saucer, allowing players to compete for the crown. The Xbox Series X|S open beta for FINAL FANTASY XIV Online is also coming soon, giving Xbox players the chance to experience the game before the official launch in Spring 2024.

Upcoming Events and Expansion

More information about the fifth expansion, Dawntrail™, will be shared at the FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Festival 2023 in London and the Fan Festival 2024 in Tokyo. Stay tuned to the Lodestone for updates on how to watch the livestreams of these events.

Free Trial

With over 27 million registered players, now is the perfect time for newcomers to join FINAL FANTASY XIV Online. The Even Further Expanded Free Trial now includes all content from A Realm Reborn™, the Heavensward™ expansion, and the Stormblood expansion (including updates through Patch 4.58), with no playtime limits. More information can be found at: