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Final Fantasy XIV Path 5.1 Arrives On October 29th

Posted by Joseph Bradford on Oct 18, 2019  | Comments

Final Fantasy XIV Path 5.1 Arrives On October 29th - MMORPG.com

The long awaited patch coming to Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, Patch 5.1, finally has a release date. Coming October 29, the new patch brings a wealth of new content and updates to the popular MMO.

In a trailer released today, Square Enix showed off a glimpse into the upcoming Patch 5.1, also called "Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty."  The trailer shows off a bit of the new NieR inspired raid, YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse.

Additionally, earlier this morning in the latest Letter from the Producer LIVE, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida detailed the content coming with Patch 5.1. From the press release:

  • New Main Scenario Quests – The next chapter in the acclaimed Shadowbringers main storyline.
  • New 24-Player Alliance Raid: “The Copied Factory” – Featuring Yosuke Saito and YOKO TARO as guest creators, players will battle against machine lifeforms as they explore this new raid dungeon inspired by the world of NieR.
  • New Game+ – Revisit previously completed quests, cutscenes, dialog, and battles while keeping your current character and level. Patch 5.1 includes the main scenario quests for Heavensward, Stormblood, and Shadowbringers.
  • New Trial: Hades (Extreme) – Players can relive the battle against this fearsome foe in a high-difficulty battle challenge.
  • New Dungeon: “The Grand Cosmos” – Players can explore this great palace built by the Elves alongside fellow adventurers, or a party of non-player characters using the Trust system.
  • New Beast Tribe Quests – Enter the fantastical Garden of Dreams, Lyhe Mheg—a new area featuring a new questline with more of the mischief-loving pixies.
  • New PvP Frontline Map: “Onsal Hakair” (Patch 5.15) – Grand Companies will join forces with the tribes of the Azim Steppe to demonstrate their battle prowess in this competition of territory control.
  • Job Adjustments – The ninja, samurai, and summoner jobs will receive comprehensive adjustments to their current playstyles, while other jobs will receive various changes and tweaks.
  • Crafting and Gathering Overhaul – Various adjustments to actions, the removal of additional actions, UI improvements, and more will enhance the gathering and crafting experience for beginners and veterans alike.
  • New Gold Saucer GATE “The Slice is Right” – Yojimbo makes his debut at the Gold Saucer in this new mini game that will test players’ reflexes…and sheer luck.
  • Patch 5.1 will also feature the introduction of the ‘Fellowship’ community system, updates to Performance Actions, system updates, and more.
You can check out the full trailer below. Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringer brings Patch 5.1 on October 29th.

Joseph Bradford / Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore
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