Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.4: The Dark Throne Launches May 2023

    The dark throne awaits in the void.

    Final Fantasy XIV producer Naoki Yoshida revealed several new details about patch 6.4 and patch 6.45 during Letter from the Producer LIVE Part LXXVI. The next major update is titled Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.4: The Dark Throne, serving as the continuation of the main story scenario. 

    Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.4: The Dark Throne is scheduled for a late May 2023 launch with new main scenario quests, the final installment of the Pandæmonium raid series, a new dungeon, and much more. Additionally, players may take on a new trial with Normal and Extreme Difficulties. A plethora of new side content will be available including more Tataru’s Grand Endeavor quests, Island Sanctuary updates, Crystalline Conflict Season 7, Kugane ocean fishing, and much more. 

    A full rundown of Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.4: The Dark Throne is available below, courtesy of Square Enix:

    Patch 6.4: The Dark Throne Content
    • New Main Scenario Quests – The next chapter in the story of the Warrior of Light.
    • New Raid – Pandæmonium: Anabaseios – The final installment of the Pandæmonium raid series.
    • New Dungeon – New challenges await in The Aetherfont.
    • New Trials – The Voidcast Dais – A challenging new battle at both Normal and Extreme difficulties.
    • New Unreal Trial – Containment Bay Z1T9 (Unreal)
    • New Side Story Quests – Tataru’s Grand Endeavor continues.
    • Duty Support System Update – Support for a number of Stormblood main scenario dungeons (The Sirensong Sea, Bardam’s Mettle, Doma Castle, Castrum Abania and Ala Mhigo) will be added, meaning they can be completed alongside a party of NPC allies.
    • Ocean Fishing Update – Explore the new route towards Kugane!
    • Island Sanctuary Updates – A number of quality-of-life improvements including the ability to place outdoor housing furniture, new ranks, crops, animals, and more.
    • Player Versus Player Updates:
      • Crystalline Conflict – PvP Series 4 begins alongside season 7 of Crystalline Conflict.
      • Frontline – Adjustments made to the rules of The Fields of Glory (Shatter) and the inclusion of a new UI element, displaying the match time and score.
    • Miscellaneous Updates – Various updates including a new Allagan tomestone, Job icons will now be displayed in the chat log and on player nameplates, market board quality-of-life improvements, the ability to glamour Scholar faeries and more.

    Yoshida also shared a glimpse into what players can expect in Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.45. The new update will increase the Blue Mage level cap to 80 while introducing new gear and enemies. The Mount Rokkon Variant & Criterion Dungeon will be made available will three difficulty levels. Moreover, Hildibrand returns with even more quests, somehow.

    Here’s a brief overview of what’s to come in Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.45:

    Patch 6.45 Content
    • Blue Mage Update – Level cap raised to 80, new blue mage-exclusive gear, new enemies to challenge and more.
    • New Variant & Criterion Dungeon – Mount Rokkon – Three levels of difficulty: Normal, Criterion, and Criterion (Savage)
    • Somehow Further Hildibrand Adventures  
    • Weapon Enhancement Quests – Manderville Weapons
    • Tool Enhancement Quests – Splendorous Tools

    Lastly, Final Fantasy XIV and the latest expansion, Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, are available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected] | Muck Rack:

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