Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Patch 5.1 Detailed

By Mike Sousa on September 16, 2019, 6:06PM EDT
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In the latest Letter from the Producer LIVE stream, Square Enix provided the first details on the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Patch 5.1. Titled Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty, Patch 5.1 is the first major update for Final Fantasy Online’s critically acclaimed third expansion pack and introduces the highly anticipated YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse alliance raid, a collaboration with the NieR series featuring the work of guest creators Yosuke Saito and Yoko Taro.

Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty will also bring a variety of new content, features and improvements. During the livestream, Final Fantasy XIV Online Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida outlined much of the content that will arrive with the release of Patch 5.1:

  • New Main Scenario Quests – Patch 5.1 introduces the next chapter in the exhilarating Shadowbringers main storyline.
  • New 24-Player Alliance Raid: “The Copied Factory” – Guest creators Yosuke Saito and Yoko Taro bring together Final Fantasy and NieR in the YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse alliance raid series.
  • Restoration of the Holy See of Ishgard – This crafter- and gatherer-focused content encourages players to work together to build the Firmament in Ishgard. The new content is accompanied by extensive system adjustments and updates for crafting and gathering classes.
  • New Game+ – Replay previously completed quests while retaining one's current progression and job level.
  • New Dungeon: “The Grand Cosmos” – Players can tackle this new dungeon alongside fellow adventurers, or a party of non-player characters using the Trust system.
  • New Extreme Trial – Players will be able to challenge a new extreme difficulty trial.
  • New Beast Tribe Quests – The Pixies
  • PvP Updates – Substantial changes will be made to PvP actions, alongside the introduction of a new Frontline map and ruleset.
  • Blue Mage Job Updates – The first major update to this limited job will feature an increased level cap, new job quests, as well as new blue mage-specific battle challenges and content.
  • Performance Action Updates – The addition of an ensemble feature will allow groups of players to create music together.
  • Patch 5.1 will also feature job adjustments, Gold Saucer updates, system updates, and more

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers builds upon a captivating legacy of Final Fantast XIV Online, universally regarded among the best of the Final Fantasy series by critics and fans alike. As the third expansion of the Final Fantasy XIV saga, Shadowbringers is packed with breathtaking new environments, the new gunbreaker and dancer jobs, Hrothgar and Viera races, Trust system and much more, providing players with hundreds of hours of content to explore.

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers is available as a digital download collector’s edition for PS4, Windows, Steam, and Mac for $59.99. A physical version of the standard edition is available for PS44 for $39.99 and digital download versions are available for PS4, Windows, Steam, and Mac for $39.99.

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