Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.4 Futures Rewritten Launch Date Announced
Square Enix held its latest Letter from the Producer livestream for MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV Online. During the presentation producer and director Naoki Yoshida outlined the latest information about the game’s latest major patch, titled Futures Rewritten. The presentation included a December 8, 2020, release date and a new trailer for the patch.
The patch will add new main storyline content following on from the Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers expansion, bringing the narrative back to events taking place in the Source. It will also add the third chapter in the eight-player Eden raid series with the new Eden’s Promise series of encounters, including a new boss designed by Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy series veteran Tetsuya Nomura. Futures Rewritten will add in new parts of the Sorrow of Werlyt questline, plus the new Castrum Marinum trial — where players take on Emerald Weapon — and the Matoya’s Relict dungeon.
Other additions include The Navel (Unreal) trial, a new challenging level 80 fight against Titan, plus the new explorer mode that lets players explore previously-completed dungeons without enemies so they can take screenshots. It will also feature updates to ocean fishing, Triple Triad, Doman Mahjong, and crafting and gathering classes.
There will be two extra patches following the release of Patch 5.4. Patch 5.41 will add the fourth and final stage of the Restoration of the Holy See of Ishgard. Patch 5.45 will continue the Save the Queen questline penned by Yasumi Matsuno and introduce Delubrum Reginae battle content, which features 24-player normal and 48-player Savage modes. It will also add new potential upgrades to Resistance Weapons and Skysteel Tools, as well as new content for the Blue Mage limited job including an increased level cap of 70 and new skills to learn.
Finally, Naoki Yoshida announced the Final Fantasy XIV Announcement Showcase. The showcase will be a globally streamed presentation with announcements for the game and take place on February 5, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. (Pacific Time).