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FFXIV 5.5 - Release Date, Maintenance And Patch Changes To Final Fantasy Online

Final Fantasy XIV isn’t just a great MMORPG but an amazing Final Fantasy game, managing to tell a compelling story across many expansions while keeping all of the addictive elements from these multiplayer games.

Every update and expansion has improved the game every time, which is why a lot of fans are excited for Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.5 and the possible improvements that could come from it.

Not to mention how it might play into the games next big expansion coming later this year, Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker.

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FFXIV 5.5 Release Date

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The name of the FFXIV 5.5 update has been revealed as 'Death Unto Dawn'.

Square Enix has so far only revealed a precise release date for the first part of Final Fantasy XIV 5.5, which will be coming out on April 13.

Part 2 of Patch 5.5 has a tentative release date of "late May" but we don't know precisely how 'late' this will be.

FFXIV 5.55 Maintenance

In order for the developers to implement FFXIV Patch 5.5, they will be performing maintenance across all Worlds at the times stated below.

During these times, Final Fantasy XIV will be unavailable.

For those in the UK, we should expect to see maintenance start and finish at the following times: April 13 at 2am until 11am (BST)

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If you’re living in a PDT time zone, server maintenance will begin on April 12 at 6pm and finish April 13 at 2am.

In addition to the above maintenance, Square Enix has also confirmed that the Home World Transfer Service will be suspended 30 minutes before maintenance begins, and will be unavailable until maintenance has ended.

Patch 5.5 Leaks And Official News

The first half of the Final Fantasy XIV 5.5 update will continue the Shadowbringers storyline with a new dungeon called Pagl’than for players to explore with their friends.

A new battlefield called Zandor will also be available in Final Fantasy XIV 5.5, as part of the Save The Queen Relic quest. 

It’s not yet known what will happen in the second update, though it was confirmed that the Shadowbringers storyline will end when this patch hits.

We’re sure the second part will introduce its fair share of new features as well but those currently remain a mystery, aside from more of that story Final Fantasy fans have devoured.

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FFXIV 5.5 Live Letter

Fans will want to clear their schedule for the games next Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer.

Late last week the official social channels for the game confirmed a start date and time for the next live letter.

The broadcast will begin on Friday, April 2 at 4:00AM PDT / 7:00AM EDT / 12:00PM BST.

As per every broadcast, the news will be delivered in Japanese, although slides with English text will be provided (thankfully).

This upcoming Live Letter will hopefully give fans the necessary info for the second part of the patch 5.5 reveal including a release date.

UPDATE APRIL 2 - The FFXIV Live Letter with Producer/Director Naoki Yoshida has revealed the following new information.

  • New Main Scenario Quests, split between parts 1 and 2.
  • New Instanced Dungeon - Paglth'an
  • New Chronicles of a New Era Quests - The Final chapter of the Sorrow of Werlyt
  • Diamond Weapon is coming to the game!

Final Fantasy XIV PS5 Open Beta

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The PS5 Open Beta of Final Fantasy 14 will arrive on April 13 to coincide with the release of Patch 5.5.

Square Enix revealed the news in a tweet from the official Final Fantasy 14 account on Twitter.

According to the team, the PS5 version will benefit from "greatly increased frame rates, true 4K resolution, 3D Audio and haptic feedback."

If you want to participate in the beta, you can find all the details on how to join on the official Final Fantasy 14 website.

Square Enix is also adding multiple new trophies for FFXIV on PS5 (more on that further down).

Final Fantasy XIV 5.5 Patch Notes Preview

Square has released the preliminary patch notes for 5.5. Get a quick rundown of what's new here.

  • Main Scenario Quests
  • New Alliance Raid - YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse
  • New Dungeon - Paglth'an
  • Chronicles of a New Era - The Sorrow of Werlyt
  • New Trial - The Cloud Deck
  • New Save the Queen Battlefield - Zadnor
  • PlayStation 5 Version Open Beta Begins
  • New Unreal Trial
  • Ishgardian Restoration Updates
  • New Custom Deliveries
  • Explorer Mode Update
  • New Game+ Updates
  • Performance Update
  • New Mounts
  • New Minions
  • New Emotes
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Final Fantasy XIV - PS5 Trophies

Final Fantasy XIV on PS5 is getting a whole new set of trophies set to go live when the FFXIV PS5 beta releases April 13.

And there’s quite a few of them.

FFXIV on PS5 has a total of 91 trophies, which sounds like a lot until you realize completing all four expansions spans at least 200 hours.

53 of those trophies are tied to A Realm Reborn, with the remaining scattered throughout the three expansions.

Stay Tuned for more info.