Everything coming in FFXIV Patch 6.5 Growing Light: New MSQ, dungeon, trial, & more
Patch 6.5 of FFXIV titled Growing Light will bring new MSQ, a dungeon, a trial, and much more content before the release of the next major expansion.
Whilst Dawntrail is still some time away, players will be treated to Patch 6.5 while they wait. Titled Growing Light, the patch will continue the main story questline into the void and will lead up to the next adventure in Dawntrail. Alongside this, there will be plenty of new content for players to partake in.
When is Patch 6.5 for FFXIV?
Growing Light has been confirmed for Early October 2023. We don’t yet have concrete dates for when the patch will drop, but more information will likely be released with another Letter from the Producer.
Additionally, Patch 6.55 will release with further story quests and updates, and will drop Mid-January 2024.
FFXIV Patch 6.5 Contents
New MSQ: Growing Light Part 1
As per usual, the MSQ will continue in Patch 6.5. The update will likely continue on the story of the Void and saving Azdaja from Golbez. Patch 6.5 will continue the after-patch MSQ and lead up towards the start of Dawntrail.
Additionally, Patch 6.5 will have two parts of MSQ, with the second part of the story coming in Patch 6.55.
New Dungeon: The Lunar Subterrane
A new dungeon will also be arriving in Patch 6.5. Like the previous Endwalker after patches, this will be a part of the MSQ and take place on the 13th’s Moon.
New Trial: The Abyssal Fracture
The MSQ will also include a trial that comes in both normal and extreme versions. This boss fight sees the Warrior of Light take on Zeromus, who was recently summoned by Golbez in Patch 6.4.
New Alliance Raid: Thaleia
The Myths of the Realm Alliance raid series is being continued and completed in Patch 6.5. This final alliance raid will conclude the storyline of the Endwalker alliance raids. Once again players will take on their gods in a showdown for the ages, adventuring through their mysterious realms.
New Unreal Trial: The Singularity Reactor (Unreal)
Take down Thordan once more in a scaled-up version of their extreme fight for level 90 players. This activity will be for Faux Hollows, which grants players various rewards.
New Variant and Criterion Dungeon: Aloalo (Patch 6.51)
A new variant and criterion dungeon will be added in Patch 6.5. This will be the third released variant dungeon, which allows players to pick their own path, affecting which boss they face off and their story.
PvP Crystalline Conflict Update
PvP for Final Fantasy XIV will also be receiving some updates in the form of Crystalline Conflict. Crystalline Conflict is a 5v5 mode that involves pushing a crystal to one side of the map. Players can engage in normal and ranked with this mode for rewards including transmogrification and mounts.
Island Sanctuary Update
The Island Sanctuary will also be receiving some new updates. This Animal Crossing-eqsue feature sees players create the island of their dreams. The update will include new sanctuary ranks and visions, a new gathering area, and new materials, items crops, and more.
Alongside this, Patch 6.5 will launch Felicitous Favors, which will issue individualized requests for players to produce, fulfilling these requests will grant tokens for exclusive rewards.
Fall Guys Collaboration
One of the least likely collaborations to happen, but Final Fantasy XIV and Fall Guys will be having a crossover. In Final Fantasy XIV, this will come in the form of new jumping puzzles in the Golden Saucer.
The devs have confirmed that this will launch in Patch 6.5X, meaning it will release sometime after the main patch.
Free Trial Expansion
The biggest meme of Final Fantasy XIV is receiving an update. Now the free trial for the MMORPG reaches beyond the Heavensward expansion and now includes the Stormblood DLC. This includes the two new jobs of Samurai and Red Mage, as well as a higher level cap of 70.
All of this will be available to free trial players with no restriction on their playtime.
Endwalker Tribal Alliance Quests (Patch 6.55)
The Endwalker Tribes are getting together to host their own alliance quests. These quests can only be completed if the player has finished the storyline for the Arkasodara, Omicron, and the Loporrits.
Tataru’s Grand Endeavour Continues (Patch 6.55)
Tataru’s Grand Endeavour will be continuing in Patch 6.55. Not much is known about what this may entail as the devs have avoided any form of spoilers.
Somehow Further Hildibrand Adventures and Further Manderville Weapons (Patch 6.55)
The Hildibrand questline continues once more with Patch 6.55. Alongside this, we’ll also be receiving new relic weapons for players to admire once they’ve completed the Hildibrand quests.
Splendorous Tools (Patch 6.51)
Crafters and Gatherers will be treated to a new set of tools come Patch 6.51. These new tools are similar to relic weapons and will provide a high benefit to those interested.