Final Fantasy XIV Online Patch 5.5 detailed, releases on April 13th

Square Enix has revealed the first details for Patch 5.5, the next major update for its critically acclaimed MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV Online. Titled “Death Unto Dawn,” Patch 5.5 will be split in two parts and set the stage for the Endwalker expansion.

Part one is headlined by the third chapter of YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse—the NieR-inspired alliance raid featuring the work of guest creators Yosuke Saito and YOKO TARO. Moreover, it will pack an abundance of new story and battle content, system updates, and more.

Below you can find the key features of this upcoming update.

Final Fantasy XIV Online Patch 5.5 Key Features
  • New Main Scenario Quests. The story update—split into two parts—will pave the way for the Endwalker 
  • New Alliance Raid. The third chapter of the NieR-inspired YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse alliance raid series. 
  • “Sorrow of Werlyt” Questline Update. The thrilling conclusion of theWarrior of Light and Gaius’ quest to thwart the Empire’s warmachina development project. 
  • New Trial: The Cloud Deck. Players can face off against the fearsome Diamond Weapon in this latest trial, which will be available in both Normal and Extreme difficulties. 
  • New Dungeon: Paglth’an. Players can tackle this new story dungeon alongside fellow adventurers or a party of non-player characters via Trust System compatibility. 
  • Save the Queen”Questline Update. Alongside the addition of a new field area, “Zadnor,” players can further upgrade their Resistance Weapons to their final and most powerful stage. 
  • New Unreal Trial. The next powered-up version of an existing primal will be unleashed upon level 80 heroes, providing players with a new challenge and a chance to collect unique prizes. 
  • Crafter Updates. High-level crafters can look forward to new content in Patch 5.5 that will earn them special achievements and unique crafting tools. 
  • IshgardRestoration Update. Locals of The Firmament will periodically hold Fêtes to celebrate the completion of the restoration. 
  • “Explorer Mode” Update. The Explorer Mode feature will be expanded to all Level 70 dungeons. Explorer Mode allows players to explore dungeons free from danger to capture striking and fun screenshots while enabling the use of mounts and minions. Players will also now be able to use performance actions while in dungeons, such as playing musical instruments. 
  • Performance Action Updates. Players will now be able to change instruments at any time while performing, and a new instrument will be added. 
  • Job Adjustments for PvE and PvP ActionsNew Custom Deliveries, Ocean Fishing Update, New Mounts and more.