No modern game has staying power quite like Final Fantasy XIV. With producer Naoki Yoshida promising players another decade of content back in February, there’s no telling where the massively popular MMO will take us in the future. Thankfully, the Letter from the Producer Livestream exists to give fans a peek behind the curtain at upcoming content and changes, and today’s broadcast was filled with exciting information about Patch 6.1 and beyond.
The first major announcement made during the Letter from the Producer Live LXX stream was the release date for Patch 6.1, the first major update since Endwalker broke the internet with Patch 6.0 back in November 2021. Fans can expect to see the newest update on April 12, 2022.
Along with the date drop, a new trailer for 6.1 was revealed.
As previously announced, Patch 6.1 will add new main scenario quests to help bring the and side-contact. Fans can look forward to the Dragonsong’s Reprise Ultimate raid and the Crystalline Conflict PvP mode, the first update to the game’s PvP content in a very long while.
Patch 6.1 will add the first tier of the much-anticipated Myths of the Realm raid, which will shed more light on the mysteries surrounding the Twelve. “In Endwalker, we answered the question behind the myths of Zodiark and Hydaelyn, but there is still the question about the Twelve, Eorzea’s Gods, that remain,” Yoshida said in a recent interview with 4Gamer.
“It seems that Louisoix Leveilleur used the power of the Twelve to create the seal to Bahamut during the Seventh Umbral Era and save the Warrior of Light. But is this really the power of the Twelve? It’s a mystery that still remains in the world, so we would like to elaborate on it. I think those that like the world setting and the story of Final Fantasy XIV will enjoy the raid.”
Job changes coming in 6.1 will largely impact Samurai and Ninja mains, while White Mages and Dark Knights will also be seeing a few alterations.
Patch 6.1 will also be adding some new hairstyles for Hrothgar players and plenty of new mounts and minions. The GARO x Final Fantasy XIV crossover event, first happening way back in Patch 3.5, will also be making a comeback with some swanky new gear.
Final Fantasy XIV is available to play on PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. Earlier this week, a post made to the game’s official blog further clarified changes coming to the housing lottery system in the next update.