First details for Patch 6.5 revealed to fans of the MMO.
Key art and title for Final Fantasy 14: Endwarlker.

Following last week's big reveals of Final Fantasy 14: Dawntrail and Final Fantasy 14 for Xbox, Square Enix offers up yet another Final Fantasy 14 related update. Today, the studio reveals some of the first details on Patch 6.5 coming soon for this MMORPG.

Patch 6.5 is titled "Growing Light" and will mark the end of the main story threads for the Endwalker expansion while also leading into the upcoming Dawntrail expansion. The ending to the main scenario for Endwalker begins with Patch 6.5, set to release in early October 2023, and will conclude for good with Patch 6.55 in mid-January 2024.

Patch 6.5 will also include the "culmination of work to expand the Duty Support system." This is a feature that allows players to engage in content with a party of NPC allies instead of relying on other players. This will let you essentially play this MMO totally on your own from A Realm Reborn through Endwalker.

Square Enix provided a little timeline of when to expect the next couple of patches. It begins with Patch 6.5 in early October 2023, Patch 6.51 in late October, and then Patch 6.55 in mid-January 2024.

Patch 6.5 - Early October 2023
  • New Main Scenario Quests (Part 1) – The next chapter in the story of the Warrior of Light.
  • New Dungeon - New challenges await in The Lunar Subterrane.
  • New Trial - A challenging new battle against Zeromus awaits in both Normal and Extreme difficulties.
  • New Unreal Trial – Fight in The Singularity Reactor (Unreal) against the fearsome Thordan.
  • New Alliance Raid: Myths of the Realm #3 – Explore the mysteries of Thaleia.
  • Duty Support Expansion – With the addition of Duty Support to The Drowned City of Skalla, The Burn, and The Ghimlyt Dark dungeons, it is now possible to play through all main scenario dungeons from A Realm Reborn to Endwalker solo.
  • Various Job Adjustments
  • Player Versus Player Updates
    • PvP Series 5 Begins
    • Crystalline Conflict Minimap and UI Updates, New Arena: The Red Sands
    • There will be no new Crystalline Conflict season at the time of Patch 6.5. Season 8 will begin with Patch 6.48, scheduled for release on Tuesday, August 8, and continue through the release of Patch 6.51.
  • Island Sanctuary Updates – New sanctuary ranks and visions, new gathering area, new materials, craftable items, crops, animals, isleworks handicrafts, structures and more.
  • Miscellaneous Updates - New Custom Deliveries: Margrat, Aetherial Reduction Update, Fishing Log update, Armoire update and more.
Patch 6.51 - Late October 2023
  • Splendorous Tools
  • New Variant Dungeon: Aloalo Island – Players can enjoy a new variable-difficulty dungeon designed for 1-4 players, with the difficulty of enemies scaling depending on party size.
  • New Criterion Dungeon: Aloalo Island - High difficulty four-player content featuring a visually similar area to the Variant Dungeon, but with a set route. Criterion dungeons will feature two options of difficulties, “Criterion” and “Criterion (Savage),” each with their own unique set of rules and characteristics.
Patch 6.55 - Mid-January 2024
  • New Main Scenario Quests (Part 2)
  • Endwalker Tribal Alliance Quests
  • Tataru’s Grand Endeavour Continues
  • Somehow Further Hildibrand Adventures
  • Further Manderville Weapons
Patch 6.5x Series
  • Fall Guys Collaboration - Experience the fun of the Blunderdome with a FFXIV twist, as select courses come to the Manderville Gold Saucer.