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Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Square Enix
Release Date: Dec. 7, 2021

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'Final Fantasy XIV Online' v6.2: Buried Memory Update Planned For Later This Month, Reveals More Details - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2022 @ 5:50 p.m. PDT

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker features the climax of the Hydaelyn and Zodiark story, in which Warriors of Light will encounter an even greater calamity than ever before as they travel to the far reaches of Hydaelyn and even to the moon.

Eorzea, an awe-inspiring land of endless possibilities. Whether you choose to battle fierce creatures in the wilderness, fashion the ultimate blade in the forge, or swap tall tales in the local tavern, the history of Final Fantasy XIV will be shaped by your actions. Choose from an exotic variety of races, looks and classes to fashion your hero. Change classes simply by equipping a different weapon or tool and tackle an ever-changing assortment of level quests alone or with friends.

In addition to bringing the long-running story arc that began with A Realm Reborn to its conclusion, Endwalker will mark a new beginning for the MMO, setting the stage for new adventures that longtime fans and new players can enjoy together. The new expansion will bring an abundance of new features, including multiple new jobs, an increased level cap, vast new areas, updates to the battle system, a variety of new challenges to overcome, as well as crafter and gatherer content.

The age of adventure has begun.


Square Enix announced Final Fantasy XIV Online Patch 6.2, Buried Memory, will launch on August 23, 2022.

The news was accompanied by a new trailer and information on the latest chapter of the title, which includes fresh battle challenges and the highly anticipated Island Sanctuary.

Island Sanctuary 

During the broadcast, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida offered viewers a demonstration of Island Sanctuary, a new type of casual solo content which allows players to build and customize their own personal farm on a deserted island by gathering materials, building facilities, caring for creatures, and more, without the need for prior crafting or gathering experience.

Additional details on Patch 6.2 were discussed, including PvP updates, Pandæmonium: Abyssos, and more.

An overview of content that players can look forward to in Patch 6.2 is included below:

  • New Main Scenario Quests – The epic story continues in this latest chapter.
  • New Side Story Quests – Experience the continuation of Tataru’s Grand Endeavor.
  • New Dungeon – New challenges await in the Fell Court of Troia.
  • New Trial – Band together with other players in a new trial with Normal and Extreme difficulties.
  • New 8-Player Raid – Pandæmonium: Abyssos will be available in both Normal and Savage difficulties to challenge the most seasoned players. The Savage difficulty raid is planned for release one week following the launch of Patch 6.2.
  • New Unreal Trial – Battle against Sephirot in Containment Bay S1T7 (Unreal).
  • PvP Updates – PvP Series 2 and Crystalline Conflict Season 3 will begin with the release of Patch 6.2. Hidden Gorge will also resume, along with adjustments to PvP actions and the Crystalline Conflict ranked matching system.
  • Continued Improvements to the Main Scenario:
    • The Duty Support feature will be expanded to include main scenario dungeons from the 2.x series to 3.0 (Snowcloak, The Keeper of the Lake, Sohm Al, The Aery and The Vault).
    • The Steps of Faith trial will be reworked into a solo quest battle.
    • The Thornmarch trial will be revamped
  • Miscellaneous Updates – Additional content including, updates to adventurer plates and portraits, glamour dresser capacity expansion from 400 to 800 slots, and more.

Some additional details were also shared about Patch 6.25 content, which will arrive at a later date:

  • New Side Story Quests – Somehow Further Hildibrand Adventures continue in Patch 6.25.
  • New Weapon Enhancement Quests – Players can obtain and enhance Manderville Weapons throughout the Patch 6.x series, which will begin in the Somehow Further Hildibrand Adventures questline.
  • New Tribal Quests: Omicron – New daily quests for Disciples of the Land.
  • New “Variant Dungeons” Battle Content – Players can enjoy this new variable-difficulty dungeon content—beginning with the Sil'dihn Subterrane—designed for between 1-4 players, with the difficulty of enemies scaling depending on party size. Dungeons will feature branching routes, which change depending on player action within the dungeon.
  • New “Another Path: Criterion Dungeons” Battle Content – High difficulty four-player content, which features a distinct structure and enemies of the Variant Dungeons, but will have a set route. Criterion dungeons will feature two options of difficulties, each with their own unique set of rules and characteristics

In addition, a collaboration with Insert Coin clothing to create the FFXIV Endwalker Paladin Jacket was revealed. Inspired by the level 90 paladin job-specific gear featured in key art and the Endwalker trailer, the jacket features high-quality embroidery and is available to order now. For more information, please visit here.

Alongside this, a weeklong livestream titled “Mogchute Farm” was announced, planned to celebrate the upcoming launch of the highly-anticipated Island Sanctuary content. Based in London, United Kingdom, “Mogchute Farm” is taking place at Mudchute Farm, a registered charity with care for the environment at the heart of their mission. From 1pm BST on Monday 15th August to 1pm BST on Friday 19th August, viewers will get the chance to watch several farmyard favourites over multiple days, including pigs, goats and chickens, with other surprises revealed as the week progresses. To experience their daily routines of feeds, frolics, and festivities, please visit the Final Fantasy XIV Online Twitch channel.

Also announced as part of the Letter from the Producer Live, Final Fantasy XIV Online will be returning to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for PAX Australia 2022 with a dedicated booth. Between October 7-9, attendees will be invited to visit the booth where a range of activities will be available. More information will be available at a later date.

Furthermore, the Final Fantasy XIV Online Starter Guide Series, a seven-part online video series which provides novice players with tips and tricks to get the most out of their adventure, can be viewed now on YouTube. The videos follow the journey of new player Kaz and his mentor Mayra, who guides him through his first steps in Eorzea.

Finally, the Moonfire Faire seasonal event is in full swing until August 26 and allows players to obtain unique new rewards, including the Summer Sunset attire. More information on this limited-time event can be found here.

The expanded Free Trial now includes all content from A Realm Reborn and the Heavensward expansion, as well as an additional playable race (Au Ra), and three additional playable jobs (Dark Knight, Astrologian, and Machinist). Free Trial players can enjoy hundreds of hours of award-winning gameplay and story experiences equivalent to two full Final Fantasy titles, without limit on playtime.

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is available for PC, PS5, PS4 and Mac.


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