Final Fantasy XIV 5.5 patch notes are out, PS5 open beta now live, download links here!

Final Fantasy XIV has been patched to version 5.5 and also launched on PlayStation 5 with an open beta. You can download the beta from the following links:

The patch notes are rather huge and Square Enix insist on making the formatting truly awful to copy, apologies if the below is a bit of a mess.. Confusingly, some of the patches only apply if you own certain expansions.

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Patch Notes

Patch 5.5 contains content that can only be accessed by registering the expansion packs for FINAL FANTASY XIV to your service account. To distinguish between adjustments that are and are not affected by the registration of these expansions, the following notations will be used throughout the patch notes:

These additions and adjustments only require the purchase of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn and FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward.
These additions and adjustments require the purchase and registration of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood.
These additions and adjustments require the purchase and registration of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers.
These additions and adjustments contain elements that may require the purchase and registration of the expansion packs noted above.

 

 

Quests

New main scenario quests have been added.

Unto the Breach

Disciple of War or Magic level 80
The Rising Stones (X:6.0 Y:5.9)
Alisaie
Players must first complete the main scenario quest “Futures Rewritten.”

Here Be Dragons

Disciple of War or Magic level 80
The Lochs (X:36.3 Y:32.0)
Alphinaud
Players must first complete the main scenario quest “Unto the Breach.”

Righteous Indignation

Disciple of War or Magic level 80
Azys Lla (X:12.1 Y:25.4)
Estinien
Players must first complete the main scenario quest “Here Be Dragons.”

???

Disciple of War or Magic level 80
???
???
Players must first complete the main scenario quest “Righteous Indignation.”

???

Disciple of War or Magic level 80
???
???
Players must first complete the main scenario quest “???”

???

Disciple of War or Magic level 80
???
???
Players must first complete the main scenario quest “???”

Chronicles of a New Era quests have been added.

YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse

Konogg, Alone

Disciple of War or Magic level 80
Kholusia (X:34.7 Y:18.2)
Dig Site Chief
Players must first complete the Chronicles of a New Era quest “To Make Amends.”

Brave New World

Disciple of War or Magic level 80
The Puppets’ Bunker (X:9.8 Y:14.3)
Dig Site Chief
Players must first complete the Chronicles of a New Era quest “Konogg, Alone.”

???

Disciple of War or Magic level 80
???
???
Players must first complete the Chronicles of a New Era quest “Brave New World.”

???

Disciple of War or Magic level 80
???
???
Players must first complete the Chronicles of a New Era quest “???”

The following are weekly story quests that may be completed to continue the story of YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse:

???

Disciple of War or Magic level 80
???
???
Players must first complete the Chronicles of a New Era quest “???”

???

Disciple of War or Magic level 80
???
???
Players must first complete the Chronicles of a New Era quest “???”

???

Disciple of War or Magic level 80
???
???
Players must first complete the Chronicles of a New Era quest “???”

The Sorrow of Werlyt

Duty in the Sky with Diamond

Disciple of War or Magic level 80
The Lochs (X:11.3 Y:22.5)
Resistance Officer
Players must first complete the Chronicles of a New Era quest “In Memory.”

???

Disciple of War or Magic level 80
???
???
Players must first complete the Chronicles of a New Era quest “Duty in the Sky with Diamond.”

New side story quests have been added.

The Dragon Made

Any class or job level 1
The Lochs (X:11.5 Y:22.5)
Warmachina Fanatic
Players must have obtained the Fae Gwiber, Innocent Gwiber, Shadow Gwiber, Ruby Gwiber, Gwiber of Light, Emerald Gwiber, and Diamond Gwiber mounts.

Custom Deliveries

You Can Count on It

Disciple of the Hand or Land level 70
The Firmament (X:11.0 Y:14.5)
Francel
Players must complete the quests “Smiles Cross the Sky,” “The Brume Lifts,” and “Go West, Craftsman.”

Those Who Serve

Disciple of the Hand or Land level 70
The Firmament (X:8.9 Y:8.4)
Maurilette
Players must first complete the quest “You Can Count on It” and achieve a satisfaction level of 4 with Count Charlemend de Durendaire.

Adjustments have been made to the summoner job quest “To Be Second Best.”

Players who accepted this quest prior to the release of Patch 5.5 must abandon the quest and restart it by speaking to Y’mhitra in Old Gridania (X:10.9 Y:6.3).

New chapters have been added to New Game+.

The final quest of each chapter must be completed before it can be unlocked.

Chronicles of a New Era Quests

    • Eden
    • The Sorrow of Werlyt

Side Story Quests

    • Tales from the Shadows

Treasure Hunt

Rewards for Gliderskin Treasure Maps and Zonureskin Treasure Maps have been adjusted.

Rewards in the Dungeons of Lyhe Ghiah have been adjusted.

Grand and Free Companies

New craftable items have been added to the company workshop.

The following additions and adjustments have been made to subaquatic voyages:

New areas have been added.
A wider selection of items can be obtained from voyages.
Maximum submersible rank has been increased from 80 to 90.

Housing

Furnishings from the FFXIV Furnishing Design Contest have been added.

Learn more about the FFXIV Furnishing Design Contest 2017.
Learn more about the FFXIV Furnishing Design Contest 2019.

Additional contest entries have been selected to serve as new furnishings.

New furnishings have been added.

New orchestrion rolls have been added.

The layout of the Online Store & Bonuses category of the Orchestrion List has been adjusted to prevent song titles from being cut off.

New aquarium fish have been added.

A new seed for flowerpots has been added.

  • Moth Orchid Seeds

    Moth Orchid Seeds can now be purchased from the following vendors:

    • Mist (X:11.0 Y:11.4) – Material Supplier
    • The Lavender Beds (X:11.9 Y:8.3) – Material Supplier
    • The Goblet (X:10.9 Y:8.9) – Material Supplier
    • Shirogane (X:10.5 Y:12.1) – Material Supplier
    • Apartments – Apartment Merchant
    • New Gridania (X:11.0 Y:11.2) – Tanie

The Manderville Gold Saucer

The following additions have been made to Triple Triad:

New cards have been added.
The chance of receiving Triple Triad cards upon defeating NPCs has been increased.
The rules for building Triple Triad card decks have been adjusted.
Following these adjustments, it is now possible to include both four and five star cards in a single deck.
Before After
Three stars or less: no restriction
Four stars or higher: one only
Three stars or less: no restriction
Four stars or higher: up to two cards
Five stars: one only

The following additions and adjustments have been made to Doman Mahjong:

The display of opponent names can now be set to initials.
Name display settings can be changed in the Settings menu under the Mahjong tab of the Gold Saucer window.
An explanation for discarded tiles has been added.

New prizes are available for purchase using MGP.

* Players can now purchase certain prizes that were available during the Make it Rain Campaign in previous years.

Miscellaneous

Prizes available in exchange for Khloe’s Gold Certificate of Commendation, Khloe’s Silver Certificate of Commendation, and Khloe’s Bronze Certificate of Commendation have been adjusted.

The following additions and adjustments have been made to Faux Hollows:

The available trial for Faux Hollows has been changed.
Before After
The Navel (Unreal) The Whorleater (Unreal)

* Different unreal trials will be available in each major patch.

New items are available in exchange for faux leaves.

New hairstyles have been added.

Actions and traits have been adjusted as follows:

Marauder / Warrior

Action Adjustment
Maim Combo potency has been increased from 300 to 320.
Storm’s Path Combo potency has been increased from 380 to 420.
Storm’s Eye Combo potency has been increased from 380 to 420.

Dark Knight

Action Adjustment
Grit Increased enmity effect now applies to attacks dealt by Living Shadow.

Monk

Action Adjustment
Riddle of Earth The effects of this action have been completely revamped.
Riddle of Earth now functions as follows:
Grants 3 stacks of Riddle of Earth, each stack reducing damage taken by 10% and nullifying all action direction requirements.
Duration: 10s
Maximum Charges: 3
Effect ends when time expires or upon execution of three weaponskills.

Dragoon

Action Adjustment
Fang and Claw Potency has been increased from 330 to 340.
Potency when executed from a target’s flank has been increased from 370 to 380.
Wheeling Thrust Potency has been increased from 330 to 340.
Potency when executed from a target’s rear has been increased from 370 to 380.
Lance Mastery Increase to Fang and Claw and Wheeling Thrust potency has been changed from 100 to 110.

Scholar

Action Adjustment
Succor MP cost has been reduced from 1,100 to 1,000.

Saving blue mage active sets will now also save hotbar slots.

Loading active sets will revert hotbar slots to those last saved.

Hotbars Affected by Saving

Only the slots on blue mage-exclusive hotbars will be saved to an active set. This means that creating an active set while playing as a different job or class will not save those hotbars, leaving your blue mage hotbar layout unchanged. Slots on shared hotbars are also excluded.

Actions Affected by Saving

The hotbar layout of all blue magic actions, whether active or inactive, will be saved to a set, along with any macros.
* Macros that do not include blue magic actions will also be saved.

Loading Sets

Loading an active set will only affect blue mage-exclusive hotbars.

The appearance of the target ring has been adjusted to make it easier to visualize the target’s direction.

A new dungeon, Paglth’an, has been added.

Players may enter the dungeon with Trust NPCs.

Level Requirement Disciple of War or Magic level 80
Item Level Requirement Average item level 490 or above
Party Size Four players
Time Limit 90 minutes

Requirements

???

Disciple of War or Magic level 80
???
???
Players must first complete the main scenario quest “???”

A new trial has been added.

The Cloud Deck

Level Requirement Disciple of War or Magic level 80
Item Level Requirement Average item level 495 or above
Party Size Eight players
Time Limit 60 minutes

Requirements

Duty in the Sky with Diamond

Disciple of War or Magic level 80
The Lochs (X:11.3 Y:22.5)
Resistance Officer
Players must first complete the Chronicles of a New Era quest “In Memory.”

The Cloud Deck (Extreme)

The Cloud Deck (Extreme) can only be accessed via the Raid Finder.
* Item level restrictions and role requirements do not apply when registering as a full party.

Level Requirement Disciple of War or Magic level 80
Item Level Requirement Average item level 510 or above
Party Size Eight players
Time Limit 60 minutes

Requirements

After completing the Chronicles of a New Era quest “???,” speak with the Warmachina Fanatic in the Lochs (X:11.5 Y:22.5) as a level 80 Disciple of War or Magic.

Item Exchange

The totem received upon completing this trial can be exchanged for rewards by speaking with C’intana in Mor Dhona (X:22.7 Y:6.7).

The Whorleater (Unreal)

Following the release of The Whorleater (Unreal), The Navel (Unreal) is no longer accessible.
* Different unreal trials will be available in each major patch.

The Whorleater (Unreal) can only be accessed via the Raid Finder.
* Item level restrictions and role requirements do not apply when registering as a full party.

Level Requirement Disciple of War or Magic level 80
Item Level Requirement Average item level 430 or above
Item Level Sync 435
Party Size Eight players
Time Limit 60 minutes

Requirements

Fantastic Mr. Faux

Disciple of War or Magic level 80
Idyllshire (X:7.0 Y:5.9)
Painfully Ishgardian Man
Players must first complete the main scenario quest “Shadowbringers” and the quest “Keeping Up with the Aliapohs.”

* This trial will be unlocked automatically for players who have completed the quest “Fantastic Mr. Faux” prior to Patch 5.5.

The drop rate for the Gwiber of Light Trumpet in the Seat of Sacrifice (Extreme) has been increased.

It can also be purchased in exchange for totems from Fathard in Eulmore (X:10.2 Y:11.7).

Item Obtained Item Required
Gwiber of Light Trumpet Totem of Light x 99

The drop rate for the Emerald Gwiber Trumpet in Castrum Marinum (Extreme) has been increased.

The weekly restriction on rewards in Eden’s Promise has been removed.

* This change does not apply to the Blade of Lost Antiquity obtained in Eden’s Promise: Eternity.

The number of Blades of Lost Antiquity required to exchange for a Defragmented Tomestone has been reduced from 7 to 4.

A new alliance raid dungeon, the Tower at Paradigm’s Breach, has been added.

This exciting new raid was developed by NieR series producer Yosuke Saito, and scenario writer and director YOKO TARO, with music composed by Keiichi Okabe.

Level Requirement Disciple of War or Magic level 80
Item Level Requirement Average item level 495 or above
Party Size Eight players, or an alliance of 24 players
Time Limit 120 minutes

Requirements

Brave New World

Disciple of War or Magic level 80
The Puppets’ Bunker (X:9.8 Y:14.3)
Dig Site Chief
Players must first complete the Chronicles of a New Era quest “Konogg, Alone.”

Role Requirements

Parties matched automatically via the Duty Finder will comprise 1 tank, 2 healers, and 5 DPS. Parties formed prior to registration must also meet these role requirements.
However, these role requirements are not required when registering as an alliance.

Rewards

You can receive only one reward item per week for completing the Tower at Paradigm’s Breach. In the event you are awarded an item from the loot list, you relinquish your right to vie for all remaining items regardless of whether you selected Need or Greed.
* Reward eligibility is reset every Tuesday at 1:00 a.m. (PDT).

Each party in the alliance will receive its own treasure chest.
* Players cannot open a treasure chest belonging to another party.

Completion Reward

Upon completing the Tower at Paradigm’s Breach, players can also earn a separate reward once per week: two Cracked Stellaclusters and one Breach Coin. The Breach Coin can be exchanged with Fathard in Eulmore (X:10.2 Y:11.7) for items used to enhance equipment purchased with Allagan tomestones of revelation.

The following items will now appear in a treasure chest allotted to each party of an alliance when undertaking the Copied Factory:

  • No.2 Type B Materiel Storage Crate
  • Pod 054
  • Pod 316
  • 9S Card
  • City Ruins (Rays of Light) Orchestrion Roll
  • Alien Manifestation Orchestrion Roll
  • Song of the Ancients (Atonement) Orchestrion Roll
  • Bipolar Nightmare Orchestrion Roll
  • Weight of the World (Prelude Version) Orchestrion Roll

The following items will now appear in a treasure chest allotted to each party of an alliance when undertaking the Puppets’ Bunker:

  • 2B Automaton
  • 2P Automaton
  • 2P Card
  • Fortress of Lies Orchestrion Roll
  • Grandma (Destruction) Orchestrion Roll
  • End of the Unknown Orchestrion Roll
  • Torn from the Heavens/The Dark Colossus Destroys All (Medley Version) Orchestrion Roll

Players will no longer be rewarded Cracked Stellaclusters upon completing the Puppets’ Bunker.

The following additions and adjustments have been made to the Bozjan southern front:

Players can now gain “Notoriety” at the Bozjan southern front.
Notoriety is a new parameter that influences a player’s chances of being selected to duel enemies.

In the event a player is not chosen to duel, participation in the prerequisite critical engagement will earn them notoriety. As notoriety increases, so too will their chances of being chosen to duel. It should be noted, however, that all notoriety is lost when selected for a duel.

The critical engagement “Trampled under Hoof” will no longer appear at the same time as “Where Strode the Behemoth,” and “The Fires of War” will no longer appear at the same time as “Patriot Games.” They will instead appear one after the other.
The HP of enemies in the critical engagements “Trampled under Hoof” and “The Fires of War” has been increased.
If the number of players who participate in a skirmish is lower than the number of players present when it first begins, enemies will be affected by the Hubris status effect, increasing their damage taken.
The potency of this effect will be adjusted automatically as participant numbers change.
All players will be granted the power of the Echo when undertaking a critical engagement with a small number of participants.
The strength of the Echo will increase the lower the number of participants.
The strength of the High Morale effect granted to players upon winning a duel has been increased.
Before After
Duration: 30m
Mettle Earned: +50%
Duration: 60m
Mettle Earned: +100%
Completion of critical engagements and skirmishes will reduce the time remaining before a large-scale assault may be triggered.
Players can now increase mount speed.
Purchase a Bozjan Southern Front Riding Map from the Resistance quartermaster at Utya’s Aegis (X:14.2 Y:29.7) to increase the speed of mounts on the southern front.
The following categories have been added to the Resistance secretariat:
  • Duels
  • Notoriety
  • Large-scale Assaults
    * The above category will only appear after meeting certain requirements.
  • Initiating Large-scale Assaults
    * The above category will only appear after meeting certain requirements.
The number of Bozjan Coins awarded upon completing critical engagements will now appear in the rewards window.

Players will now receive mettle and Allagan tomestones of revelation upon completing Delubrum Reginae or Delubrum Reginae (Savage).

The minimum number of players required to enter Delubrum Reginae (Savage) has been reduced from 48 to 24. The maximum number of players will remain at 48.

The items required to enhance equipment purchased with Allagan tomestones of revelation, Crypt Twine and Crypt Dusting, can be purchased from the following vendors:

Vendor Item Required
Xylle, the Crystarium (X:9.4 Y:9.5) Sacks of Nuts
Ilfroy, Eulmore (X:11.0 Y:10.8) Sacks of Nuts
Fathard, Eulmore (X:10.2 Y:11.7) Manufactured Coin / Puppet’s Coin / Breach Coin
* Breach Coins can be found in the new alliance raid dungeon “The Tower at Paradigm’s Breach.”

Upgrading Equipment

  • After acquiring the items to enhance your equipment, either from Xylle, Ilfroy, or Fathard, speak with Shee-Tatch in Eulmore (X:10.3 Y:12.0) and exchange them for augmented gear of your choice.

The following duties have been added to the Raid Finder:

  • The Cloud Deck (Extreme)
  • The Whorleater (Unreal)

The following duties have been moved to the Duty Finder:

  • Castrum Marinum (Extreme)

Players will now receive the power of the Echo in the event all party members are incapacitated during the following trials:

Castrum Marinum

Each time players restart the aforementioned trial, they will be granted a 10% Echo effect boost, which increases each restart up to a maximum of 50%. If a player restarts after battling for less than three minutes, they will not be granted this effect.

Castrum Marinum (Extreme)

Each time players restart the aforementioned trial, they will be granted a 5% Echo effect boost, which increases each restart up to a maximum of 25%. If a player restarts after battling for less than three minutes, they will not be granted this effect.

The duties listed within Duty Roulette: Expert have been changed as follows:

Duties changed:
Before After
The Heroes’ Gauntlet
Matoya’s Relict
Matoya’s Relict
Paglth’an
The required average item level to register for Duty Roulette: Expert has been increased from 470 to 490.

The duties listed within Duty Roulette: Level 80 have been changed as follows:

The Heroes’ Gauntlet has been added.
The required average item level has been increased from 440 to 460.

The following duty has been added to Duty Roulette: Trials:

  • The Cloud Deck

The duties listed within Duty Roulette: Mentor have been changed as follows:

New duties have been added.
  • Paglth’an
  • The Cloud Deck
  • The Tower at Paradigm’s Breach
The required average item level to register for Duty Roulette: Mentor has been increased from 485 to 495.

The Cloud Deck (Extreme) has been added to the list of challenges in Stone, Sky, Sea.

PvP

The following adjustments have been made to PvP actions:

Warrior

Action Adjustment
Nascent Flash Now reduces damage taken by 10%.

Monk

Action Adjustment
Tornado Kick Potency has been increased from 1,600 to 2,000.

Dragoon

Action Adjustment
Life Surge The additional effect “Absorbs 100% of damage dealt as HP” has been removed.
Maximum charges have been increased from 1 to 2.

Ninja

Action Adjustment
Trick Attack Increase to target’s damage taken has been reduced from 15% to 10%.

White Mage

Action Adjustment
Temperance Increase to damage dealt and healing potency has been reduced from 25% to 20%.

The Feast

As Season Eighteen ends, Season Nineteen begins.

When the season ends, the top ranking players from each data center will receive vouchers via the moogle delivery service.

Players finishing in bronze tier or higher can claim rewards by speaking with the Feast Quartermaster at the Wolves’ Den Pier (X:4.9 Y:5.7).

Learn more about rewards.
* Tier rewards for Season Eighteen must be claimed before the end of Season Nineteen.
* The Season Nineteen ranking will be updated daily, beginning from the day after the start of the season. In the event of an error, the rankings will not be updated on that day.

New items have been added.

Items added in Patch 5.5 will be listed at a later date.

New recipes have been added.

Recipes added in Patch 5.5 will be listed at a later date.

Luxury traders have been added, offering rare and extravagant items.

Vendor

  • Edelina, Mor Dhona (X:22.1 Y:4.8)
  • Tabeth, Eulmore (X:10.0 Y:11.2)

Crafted item level 510 equipment can now be exchanged for upgraded item level 520 equipment.

Vendor

Vendor Item Required
Hillicen, Eulmore (X:10.8 Y:10.7) Eulmoran Certificate of Grandeur/Crystalline Rain

Acquiring Upgraded Gear

  • Eulmoran Certificates of Grandeur can be received in exchange for item level 510 equipment from Hillicen.
  • Crystalline Rain can be received from Hillicen in exchange for Allagan tomestones of allegory.
  • After acquiring the requisite number of Eulmoran Certificates of Grandeur and Crystalline Rain, speak with Hillicen and exchange them for your desired gear.

The category of certain items purchased in exchange for scrips has been changed.

Before After
Yellow Crafters’ Scrip Exchange (Lv. 70 Items) Yellow Crafters’ Scrip Exchange (Lv. 61)
Yellow Gatherers’ Scrip Exchange (Lv. 70 Items) Yellow Gatherers’ Scrip Exchange (Lv. 61)

Items

  • Pellitory
  • New World Macrame
  • Wool Top
  • Flannel

The Phoenix Triple Triad card can no longer be discarded.

Certain items can now be sold, desynthesized, or submitted for expert delivery missions.

New items have been added to the inventory of Calamity Salvagers.

Resplendent tools have been added for Disciples of the Hand.

These main hand tools can be acquired after crafting and submitting items from certain expert recipes.

Requirements

Players must first complete the quest “The Boutique Always Wins.”

Tool Exchange

The required materials must be exchanged with Limbeth in Eulmore (X:11.6 Y:10.9) to receive a resplendent tool.
It should be noted that more than one expert recipe will be required to prepare all necessary materials. The number and types of material required can be confirmed by speaking with Limbeth.
* Expert recipes can be learned from 8th-level master recipe books.

The order of special recipe categories in the Crafting Log window has been adjusted.

Before After
Master Recipes
Housing
Others
Story
Beast Tribe Quests
Custom Deliveries
Ishgardian Restoration
Collectables
Master Recipes
Housing
Collectables
Custom Deliveries
Beast Tribe Quests
Story
Ishgardian Restoration
Others

Players can now speak with Count Charlemend de Durendaire to complete custom deliveries.

By completing these custom deliveries, players can receive gil, experience points, crafters’ scrips, or gatherers’ scrips.
* A total of 12 custom deliveries can be made each week.

Requirements

You Can Count on It

Disciple of the Hand or Land level 70
The Firmament (X:11.0 Y:14.5)
Francel
Players must first complete the quests “Smiles Cross the Sky,” “The Brume Lifts,” and “Go West, Craftsman.”

New miner and botanist gathering points have been added.

New items have been added to gathering points.

Players can now confirm the area of a map where gathering points appear via the gathering log.

Selecting the location of a given item in the gathering log will display the map for that area. A circle indicating the general location where said item may be gathered will also be displayed.

The locations of certain ephemeral gathering points in Kholusia have been adjusted.

The fisher action Release List has been added.

This new action further streamlines the process of automatically releasing fish when caught.

Using this action will not only display a list of all fish set to be automatically released when caught, but also all fish available in the fishing hole, provided they have been registered in the Fish Guide.
* This action has no effect on fish that have yet to be logged in the Fish Guide.
* This action cannot be used at a fishing hole where none of the fish have been registered in the Fish Guide.

Following the addition of this action, certain fish that cannot be registered in the Fish Guide, such as those only available during quests, can no longer be released when fishing.

New fish have been added.

Dolphins and seagulls will now appear when ocean fishing.

Encountering a pod of dolphins or a flock of seagulls will grant beneficial effects to those aboard the ship.

When encountering dolphins:

Status Effect
Cetaceous Speed GP regeneration rate is increased.
Auroral Flipper Chance of triggering a spectral current is increased.

* The Auroral Flipper effect will only be granted if a spectral current has not yet appeared in the area.

When encountering seagulls:

Status Effect
Gullstorm Chance of landing an HQ catch while fishing is increased.

The level cap for desynthesis has been increased from 510 to 520.

Ishgardian Restoration

Fêtes have been added.

Fêtes are large-scale games held at regular intervals to celebrate the completion of the Firmament. During an event period, several fêtes are held in succession and offer rewards to participants.

Requirements

Any Disciple of the Hand or Land

Fête Event Periods

Time remaining until the next fête can be confirmed at any time in the Firmament via the duty list.

Fêtes are held twelve times over the course of a twenty-four hour period, with one every two hours. When the celebration has concluded, there will be a rest period of one to two days (Earth time) before the next event period begins.
* The timing of fêtes will differ between Worlds.

Fête Rewards

Players who earn a sufficient rating will receive a Fête Present, which contains any of a number of prizes. These presents can only be opened in towns or field areas.

Among these presents are Fête Tokens, which can be exchanged for rewards by speaking with Enie in the Firmament (X:12.0 Y:14.0).

New items are available for exchange from Enie in the Firmament (X:12.0 Y:14.0).

Following the establishment of an Aethernet in the Firmament, players can no longer travel through the area via the Face of the Firmament.

Miscellaneous

New mounts have been added.

New chocobo barding has been added.

New minions have been added.

The following additions and adjustments have been made to achievements:

New achievements and titles have been added.
If you have already fulfilled the requirements for the new achievements prior to the release of Patch 5.5, they will be awarded upon accessing them in the Achievements menu.
  • I Found That: Miner VII
  • I Found That: Botanist VII
  • I Caught That VII
Certain duties will now count toward the completion of achievements. Following this change, Unreal trials will no longer count toward the completion of achievements.
Achievement Duty
A Tankless Job I (Paladin)
A Tankless Job II (Paladin)
But Somebody’s Gotta Do It (Paladin)
A Tankless Job I (Warrior)
A Tankless Job II (Warrior)
But Somebody’s Gotta Do It (Warrior)
A Tankless Job I (Dark Knight)
A Tankless Job II (Dark Knight)
But Somebody’s Gotta Do It (Dark Knight)
The Cloud Deck (Extreme)
The Whorleater (Unreal)
Tank You, Paladin I
Tank You, Paladin II
Tank You, Paladin III
Tank You, Paladin IV
Tank You, Warrior I
Tank You, Warrior II
Tank You, Warrior III
Tank You, Warrior IV
Tank You, Dark Knight I
Tank You, Dark Knight II
Tank You, Dark Knight III
Tank You, Dark Knight IV
Tank You, Gunbreaker I
Tank You, Gunbreaker II
Tank You, Gunbreaker III
Tank You, Gunbreaker IV
Paglth’an
The Tower at Paradigm’s Breach
The Cloud Deck (Extreme)
The Whorleater (Unreal)
Achievement rewards can now be redeemed directly from the Achievements List window.
Select a reward in the list of completed achievements to place the item directly in your inventory.
* This action cannot be performed while undertaking a duty.
Following this change, players can no longer redeem achievement rewards from Jonathas in Old Gridania (X:10.6 Y:6.3), nor can they claim rewards from Ludovraint in the Firmament (X:10.6 Y:14.6)
* The procurement of Achievement Certificates and their exchange will still be carried out by speaking with Jonathas.
Achievements can now be filtered by reward type.
Players can filter achievements with mount, minion, gear, title, or miscellaneous item rewards.
Before After
Filter achievements with item rewards
Filter achievements with title rewards
Filter achievements with mount rewards
Filter achievements with minion rewards
Filter achievements with gear rewards
Filter achievements with miscellaneous item rewards

Filter achievements with title rewards

The following additions and adjustments have been made to Explorer Mode:

New dungeons have been added to Explorer Mode.

Dungeons

  • Ala Mhigo
  • Kugane Castle
  • The Temple of the Fist
  • The Drowned City of Skalla
  • Hells’ Lid
  • The Fractal Continuum (Hard)
  • The Swallow’s Compass
  • The Burn
  • Saint Mocianne’s Arboretum (Hard)
  • The Ghimlyt Dark
  • Paglth’an
Level sync and item level sync will no longer be applied.
Players will have access to all actions commensurate with their job level at the time of registration, regardless of dungeon level restrictions. Attack and healing potency are also unaffected by dungeon level restrictions.
Performance actions can now be used in Explorer Mode.

The following additions and adjustments have been made to retainer ventures:

New retainer exploration venture levels have been added.
New items can be obtained from quick exploration.
The amount of experience gained from quick explorations has been increased at certain level ranges.

The following additions have been made to group pose:

New frames have been added.
The “Object” option has been added to the Character Display Settings tab.

The following additions and adjustments have been made to Sticker Mode:

New stickers have been added.
The size of certain stickers can be reduced to 25% of their original size.
The following subcommands have been added when using the cursor.
  • Flip Horizontal
  • Flip Vertical
The following categories have been added to the Text tab of the Sticker Mode window:
  • Home World
  • Title
  • Class/Job
  • Level
  • Coordinates
  • Copyright
Text coloring has been added.
Text stickers can now be dragged and dropped directly onto the screen using the cursor.

The duties that can be recorded have changed.

Before After
The Puppets’ Bunker
The Seat of Sacrifice (Extreme)
The Puppets’ Bunker
Eden’s Promise: Eternity (Savage)

The following adjustments have been made to the Duty Finder:

The names of duties related to the Gold Saucer have been truncated.
Parties that meet the minimum size requirements for Duty Roulette: Leveling can now be matched to duties based on the level of party members.
The duty chosen will be within eight levels of the lowest level party member. For example, for a party whose members are level 70, 72, 75, and 79, a duty ranging from level 63 to 70 will be chosen.

Duty Finder Settings

From the Duty Finder Settings window, select Limited Leveling Roulette to enable this matching option.

  • Parties must meet minimum size requirements. This setting is unavailable for solo duties, or those requiring three or fewer players.
  • Only the party leader’s settings are applicable.
  • Parties must meet entry requirements for two or more duties.

The following additions and adjustments have been made to emotes:

A search function has been added for emotes.
The design of tabs in the Emotes window has been adjusted.
A quick scroll feature has been added for gamepad when viewing the emote list.
Press Y (△) when viewing the General, Special, or Expressions tabs to use quick scroll.
Newly learned emotes will be marked in the Emotes window.
This marking will disappear after using an emote or selecting any of its subcommands.
An icon indicating which emotes can be used with fashion accessories has been added.
A help window listing emote icons and their meanings has been added.
Emote details can now display up to four text commands.

Open beta for the PlayStation®5 version begins.

PlayStation®5 Features

Select from three resolution settings─4K (2160p), WQHD (1440p), or Full HD (1080p). These settings allow for a greater focus on graphical fidelity or performance according to your preferences.
* The default setting is WQHD.
Enjoy high resolution UI assets.
High resolution UI assets have been used for the PlayStation®5 version. WQHD has been set as the baseline resolution, with a UI size of 200%. To adjust the UI size further, go to the Display Settings tab of the System Configuration menu.
* High resolution UI assets are also available on the Windows® and Mac versions.
DualSense™ Adaptive Trigger Compatibility
The adaptive trigger can be used with certain challenges that require first-person targeting.
DualSense™ Haptic Feedback Compatibility
Haptic feedback will be applied to the following:
  • Character and mount movement, unsheathing weapons, etc. (Only applicable to your character)
  • Gathering and crafting actions (Only applicable to your character)
  • Gold Saucer and toy chest mini-games

* PlayStation®4 users who have disabled vibration will not be able to immediately use haptic feedback when transferring their configuration settings to the PlayStation®5. To enable vibrations for use of haptic feedback, please go to the Controller Settings tab of the System Configuration menu.

New trophies have been added.
New trophies apart from those available on the PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 have been added.
3D Audio Compatibility
The PlayStation®5 offers a rich and immersive sound experience with 3D audio. To give it a try, plug a pair of headphones into the USB port of the PlayStation®5 or the audio jack of the DualSense™ controller.
* Please refer to the PlayStation®5 manual or support page for further details.

Notice for those playing the PlayStation®4 version on the PlayStation®5

PlayStation®4 HUD and game configuration settings will not be carried over automatically when playing on the PlayStation®5. Please use the Server Backup Function to transfer over this data.

Learn more about the Server Backup Function.

Players can now switch to high resolution UI assets (Windows® and Mac)

This setting can be changed via the Graphics Settings tab of the System Configuration menu.
* The game must be restarted for settings to take effect.

A new gamepad type has been added under Gamepad Settings in the System Configuration menu.

* The game must be restarted for settings to take effect.

The checkbox on the confirmation prompt that appears when backing up character and client settings on the FINAL FANTASY XIV servers has been removed.

The PlayStation®5 DualSense™ controller can now be used on Windows®.

* PlayStation®5-specific features such as haptic feedback are not available.

The resolution of certain fonts that appear in various menus has been increased in accordance with their window size.

The font resolution of nameplates, fly text, and pop-up text has been increased.

* Not available with DirectX 9.

The default assignment for “Confirm” has been changed in certain regions. (PlayStation®4)

Until now, the default button assignment for Confirm has varied according to the region where the game was purchased. However, the default button assignment will now be based on the region from which the PlayStation®4 console was shipped.

Please note that the button assignment for Confirm can be changed even if controls are restored to the new default setting.
* This is only a change to default settings. As such, button assignments will not be changed automatically at the release of Patch 5.5.

Loading processes when logging in and changing areas have been improved, reducing load times.

Loading times have been improved across all platforms.
* Reduction in loading times may vary depending on your system hardware.

Additions have been made to the auto-translation dictionary.

New music has been added.

  • The following issues have been addressed.
    • An issue wherein accepting pixie beast tribe quests as a blue mage prevented quest progression under certain conditions.
    • An issue in the Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks wherein players could use the Cast action at certain locations that are not bodies of water.
    • An issue when using certain lost debuff actions wherein their debuff icons persisted even after their effects expired.
      * This was a visual bug only. The effects did not persist longer than intended.
    • An issue wherein using the blue mage spell Sharpened Knife initiated auto-attack.
    • An issue wherein the description of the blue mage spell Level 5 Death contained erroneous text.
    • An issue wherein players under the effect of the blue mage spell Aetherial Mimicry could not change the position of the Aetherial Mimicry action on their active set hotbars.
    • An issue in the dungeon Halatali wherein players could attack enemies from a specific location without taking damage.
    • An issue in the dungeon the Swallow’s Compass wherein enemies became invulnerable under certain conditions, preventing dungeon progression.
    • An issue wherein completing the dungeon the Heroes’ Gauntlet via Duty Roulette yielded a larger gil reward than other dungeons in the same roulette.
    • An issue wherein the Greed Only loot option is erroneously set when entering instanced dungeons under certain conditions.
    • An issue in the trial the Minstrel’s Ballad: Tsukuyomi’s Pain wherein the item Celestial Kimono Remnant was not subject to loot rules.
    • An issue in the trial the Great Hunt (Extreme) wherein it was possible to survive mechanics designed to KO players who fail to complete them.
    • An issue in the alliance raid the Ridorana Lighthouse wherein certain enemies lacked immunity to certain status effects.
    • An issue in the alliance raid the Puppets’ Bunker wherein the Down for the Count status effect did not expire under certain circumstances, preventing player movement.
    • An issue in the raid the Final Coil of Bahamut – Turn 2 wherein partway through the raid, player pets ceased dealing damage to enemies.
    • An issue in the raid Deltascape V1.0 wherein certain player status effects were forcibly removed after Alte Roite’s Thin Ice mechanic ends.
    • An issue in the raids Eden’s Promise: Anamorphosis and Eden’s Promise: Anamorphosis (Savage) wherein the icon for the debuff Prey persisted even after the effect expired.
      * This was a visual bug only. The effect did not persist longer than intended.
    • An issue in the raid Eden’s Promise: Eternity wherein it was possible to summon pets outside of the starting circle before the duty commences.
    • An issue in the instanced duty the Bozjan southern front wherein the graphics of certain enemies did not display properly.
    • An issue when undertaking the guildleve “Walk Like a Mandragora” wherein treasure chests spawned in the ground, preventing them from being opened.
    • An issue when challenging the Masked Carnivale stage Beauty and a Beast wherein players did not receive experience points from certain enemies.
    • An issue in the treasure dungeon the Shifting Oubliettes of Lyhe Ghiah wherein certain roulette animations did not display properly.
    • An issue when wearing Brand New Alphinaud’s Attire wherein tails of certain races did not display.
    • An issue wherein graphics for the furnishing Bamboo Copse did not display properly.
    • An issue wherein the item Cashmere Attire Coffer could not be sold on the market board.
    • An issue wherein the minion Amaro Hatchling was not listed in the correct order in the Minion Guide.
    • An issue when viewing the Triple Triad card list wherein the coordinates listed under Acquisition for certain cards was incorrect.
    • An issue wherein the graphics for certain gear did not display correctly.
    • An issue wherein the graphics for certain gear did not display correctly when using the Sit or Sit on Ground emotes.
    • An issue when viewing the Skysteel Tools Collectables Exchange window wherein search results when using the Search for Item subcommand did not display properly.
    • An issue wherein the graphical effects of crafter primary tools did not display when repairing items.
      * Although the Patch 5.45 notes listed an issue wherein effects erroneously displayed when repairing items, we have adjusted all crafter primary tools to display effects when repairing.
    • An issue when viewing the Gathering Log wherein the locations listed for gathering Amh Araeng Seasonings and Rarefied Night Pepper were inaccurate.
    • An issue when gathering wherein error messages displayed the names of other characters under certain conditions.
    • An issue when fishing wherein, under certain conditions, the actions Identical Cast and Surface Slap could be used when it should not have been possible.
    • An issue wherein the graphics of the Raimdellopterus and Samurai Fish angler’s prints did not display correctly.
    • An issue wherein, under certain conditions, the amount of experience earned by retainers via quick exploration ventures was incorrect.
    • An issue when using group pose wherein the Disable Target Motion command did not stop the motion of the Angelic Wings fashion accessory when used by a friend or party member.
    • An issue when using group pose wherein mount actions did not replay when group pose was used in midair or when floating in water.
    • An issue when using Explorer Mode wherein the Duty Failed graphic displayed when time in a dungeon expired.
    • An issue when viewing the Journal wherein quest and levequest completion status was not properly updated under certain conditions.
    • An issue when viewing the Companion window wherein the ★ symbols indicating the number of times a companion increased their rank level cap did not display.
    • An issue when viewing the Friend List window wherein selecting a friend with the New Adventurer status and attempting to use the Teleport to Nearest Aetheryte subcommand results in an error under certain conditions.
      * The “Teleport to Nearest Aetheryte” command is available after using the Aetheryte Pendulum item.
    • An issue when using the Search for Item subcommand wherein the results for retainers whose contracts have expired did not display properly.
    • An issue in the Log Filter wherein log messages pertaining to the use of orchestrions were erroneously categorized as system messages.
    • Other minor text issues have also been addressed.
    • An issue when viewing the Saved Data Management menu on the PlayStation®4 wherein data created via the Duty Recorder was erroneously labeled in Japanese.

Other various issues have also been addressed.

  • An issue when viewing the shop or exchange window of certain NPCs wherein attempting to close the game by clicking the X at the top right of the client causes an unexpected error (Windows® and Mac only).
  • An issue wherein certain graphics for the housing exterior fixture Medium Forge’s Walls do not display correctly.
  • An issue in the alliance raid the Tower at Paradigm’s Breach wherein the help text for certain duty actions is incorrect.
  • An issue in the instanced battle of the quest “Sleep Now in Sapphire” wherein the target ring that appears when targeting Sapphire Weapon does not reflect changes made in Patch 5.5.
  • An issue wherein high resolution UI assets are not available for certain icons and text.
  • An issue in the Firmament when a Fête is underway wherein changing areas from the Firmament to another location causes the wrong BGM to play during the loading screen.
  • An issue wherein the “Take Screenshot” option in the Create menu does not function (PlayStation®5).
    * It is still possible to take screenshots by pressing and holding the Create button on the controller.
    * This issue will be addressed in a future system software update for PlayStation®5.
  • An issue wherein screenshots are not saved if taken when earning multiple trophies at the same time (PlayStation®5).
    * This issue will be addressed in a future system software update for PlayStation®5.
  • An issue wherein subtitles appear small than intended during certain cutscenes (PlayStation®5).
  • An issue wherein the music does not transition correctly when entering or leaving combat (Playstation®5).

 

Source: FFXIV.com

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