Official FFXIV Patch 6.1 Site Updated, Includes MSQ Teaser

Official FFXIV Patch 6.1 Site Updated, Includes MSQ Teaser

If you’re eager to find out more about the upcoming Patch 6.1 for Final Fantasy XIV, you can now check out the official FFXIV 6.1 special site. It’s been updated with a few hints on the new content — the new main scenario quests, the next Extreme trial called the Endsinger’s Aria, and the grand opening of the Ishgardian housing district called The Empyreum. Aome high-resolution screenshots are included, most of which were first shown during the previous Live Letter from the Producer.

FFXIV Patch 6.1 MSQ

With regards to Patch 6.1 MSQ, we see Estinien handing us a scroll, Tataru updating us on her latest schemes, and Y’shtola speaking to the Old Sharlayan Forum member Montichaigne. Seems like a chill time. On the official site, the follow passage is included:

“With despair silenced and hope restored, the Scions of the Seventh Dawn step back into the shadows, their star’s hero to don the mantle of simple adventurer once more. Eager heart never idle, ’tis not long before the Warrior of Light hearkens unto journey’s call…”

Getting Ready for the Endsinger’s Aria Extreme Trial

This is your spoiler warning. Why would you read about Patch 6.1 if you haven’t finished Endwalker yet? I do not know, but turn back if you haven’t. The next Extreme trial is the The Minstrel’s Ballad: Endsinger’s Aria, which will be a much harder version of the final Endwalker MSQ trial. Maybe she’ll smash three worlds together to destroy you, instead of just two. The following flavor text is included on the site as well:

“Had the Endsinger succeeded in gathering but a few more stars’ worth of despair─or even that of a few more souls─might the darkness you faced have been so deep, not even the light of hope kindled by your comrades could pierce it? So muses the wandering minstrel, and by his consummately evocative words, you find your mind set adrift amidst that unsettling possibility, where you can rely upon naught save your own conviction to overcome the ultimate incarnation of despair…”

Grand Opening of The Empyreum in Ishgard

If you’ve been on the edge of your seat to get a house near Ser Aymeric de Borel, well, it’s almost time. The Ishgardian housing district, called The Empyreum, will be open as soon as Patch 6.1 goes live. Take note of the new housing purchasing system, which includes a new lottery system for both individual players and Free Companies. Congrats to the Ishgardian Restoration project, it’s finally coming together! Here’s the snippet about The Empyreum from the official site:

“Thanks to tireless volunteers from near and far, Ishgard’s once-ruined Firmament now boasts a host of facilities─including a brand-new residential area, Empyreum! During the first round of sales, empty plots will be distributed via lottery system, so those who yearn to live amidst the grandiose stonework of Eorzea’s ice-crowned city-state will want to visit the plaque of their favorite property to enter.”

FFXIV Patch 6.1 Launch Date and Live Letter

This first major post-Endwalker update is set to launch sometime in mid-April — if we had to guess, we’d say FFXIV Patch 6.1 releases either April 12 or April 19, since major updates are almost always going up on a Tuesday. Stay tuned for next week’s Live Letter on Friday, April 1. Director and producer Naoki Yoshida will be giving even more details on Patch 6.1 and we’ll be covering it all on our Twitter feed and here on The Linkshell.

Author: Deann Hawkins