Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.4 Futures Rewritten Launches December 8

Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.4 release date gameplay

Square Enix have announced the release date for Patch 5.4 of Final Fantasy XIV, along with a new gameplay trailer.

Dubbed Futures Rewritten, the new patch continues the story after Elidibus has been defeated. The fate of the First is safe, annd the Scions have returned to the Source. The world now has a new feature; still fraught with challenges and danger.

Ryna and Gaia seek to restore the balance of the Empty’s elements, while Matoya’s Relict has been uncovered and hides the works of Archon Matoya.

Gaius will team up with the player to take down the next warmachina- Emerald Weapon- while the Resistance continue to fight as the IVth Imperial Legion try to bring Save the Queen to full power. The player must also delve into the depths of Delubrum Reginae in the Bozja Citadel, and put Queen Gunnhildr’s shame to rest.

The patch also introduces numerous updates; including more Blue Mage spells and quests, and updates to the Ishgardian Restoration, Skysteel Tool, Treasure Hunt, Ocean Fishing, Triple Triad, Doman Mahjong, Explorer Mode, New Game+, and performance.

Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.4 launches December 8th. You can find the new trailer and full rundown on the new content (via the official website) below.


New Story

Main Scenario Quests

Futures Rewritten
With Elidibus defeated and the fate of the First secured, the Scions make their long-awaited return to the Source. But in the new future they now look towards, will that which is written upon the pages of history be an anthem of hope…or a dirge of despair?

New Challenges

Raid Dungeon
Eden’s Promise

Ryne and her mysterious counterpart Gaia have succeeded in restoring balance to the elements of the Empty. Much of the credit goes to the Warrior of Light, whom they invite to observe whether life continues to flourish in the once-barren desert. While the flame of hope burns brighter than ever, this tale is far from over…

New Dungeon
Matoya’s Relict

The Makers’ Quarter was once home to some of the finest crafters Eorzea had ever seen, but it has lain in forgotten ruin since the Sharlayan exodus. It is there, hidden amidst overgrown foliage, that the entrance to the former workshop of the Archon Matoya can be found…

Chronicles of a New Era
The Sorrow of Werlyt

Gaius and the Warrior of Light are another step closer to thwarting the Empire’s warmachina development project after vanquishing the Sapphire Weapon. However, newly unearthed information alludes to another foe lurking in the shadows, and you must take decisive action before it is too late.

Castrum Marinum

Your recent victories have led to the discovery of vital information regarding the Weapon project, confirming the existence of a warmachina code-named “Emerald.” It falls to you to spearhead a preemptive strike before this menace can be unleashed upon the world.

PATCH 5.45
Resistance Weapon Quests
Save the Queen: Past to Rest

The battle for the southern front wages on, and having failed to retake Castrum Lacus Litore, chances of victory appear slim for the Resistance. Slimmer still should the IVth Imperial Legion bring the full might of Save the Queen to gear.

PATCH 5.45
New Large-scale Battle
Delubrum Reginae

Beneath the wastes of Bozja Citadel lie the ruins of Queen Gunnhildr’s kingdom. The temple at its heart, once a shining beacon of hope for Bozja, now remains forever shrouded in darkness. And it is there the Warrior of Light must lay the queen’s legacy to rest.

PATCH 5.45
Blue Mage Update

Patch 5.45 sees the level cap for blue mage raised to 70, as well as the introduction of all-new blue mage job-specific quests and gear. Practitioners of the cerulean arts will also discover new spells to master, and find their blue mage logs updated with 4.x patch content. Being blue has never been so much fun!

New to Patch 5.4

  • Main Scenario Quests
  • Eden’s Promise Raids
  • New Dungeon – Matoya’s Relict
  • Chronicles of a New Era – The Sorrow of Werlyt
  • New Trial – Castrum Marinum
  • Save the Queen – Past to Rest
  • New Large-scale Battle – Delubrum Reginae
  • Blue Mage Update
  • Ishgardian Restoration Updates
  • New Unreal Trial
  • Skysteel Tool Update
  • Treasure Hunt Update
  • Ocean Fishing Update
  • Triple Triad Update
  • Doman Mahjong Update
  • Explorer Mode
  • Performance Update
  • New Game+ Update

and more!

Final Fantasy XIV is available to Windows PC, (via the SE Store, and Steam), PlayStation 4, and coming soon to Xbox One. In case you missed it, you can find our Shadowbringers expansion review here (we can’t recommend it enough!)

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