Letter from the Producer LIVE LVII Summary

6 Feb 2020

Earlier today, Square Enix gave us a closer look at the upcoming patch for Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers.

Patch 5.2 Echoes of a Fallen Star will arrive on February 18.

What’s to Come in Patch 5.2

  • New Main Scenario Quests
  • New Tribe Quests
    • Qitari
    • Focus on gathering
  • New Chronicles of a New Era Quests
    • The Sorrow of Werlyt
  • New Quest Series for Upgrade-able Equipment (Patch 5.25)
    • Save the Queen: Blades of Gunnhildr
      • A quest series for upgradeable equipment
      • Playing through the quests available in patch 5.25, players will receive the base weapon
      • Join the Resistance and free Bozja from the rule of Legatus Noah van Gabranth of the IVth Imperial Legion
      • Players must first complete the Return to Ivalice quest series
      • Will be updated in future patches
      • Content in addition to quests will be added from patch 5.3 onward
  • New Instanced Dungeon
    • Anamnesis Anyder
  • New Trials
    • Cinder Drift
    • Cinder Drift (Extreme)
    • ??? (Patch 5.25)
  • New Raid
    • Eden’s Verse
    • Eden’s Verse (Savage)
  • Ishgardian Restoration Update (Patch 5.21)
    • Gathering in the Diadem
    • Kupo of Fortune
    • Expert Recipes
    • Ranking System
      • Rankings will take place for 10 days, starting with the release of patch 5.21
      • Top ranked players will receive special titles
  • Crafting System Updates
  • Fishing Updates
  • Skysteel Tools (Patch 5.25)
    • Primary tools that can be upgraded over the course of multiple patches
    • Begins with a quest in the Brume
    • Craft or gather specified items to enhance these tools
    • Enlist the aid of the Skysteel Manufactory
  • Materia System Changes
  • Ocean Fishing
    • Fisher-exclusive content
    • Board a ship at specified times to enjoy fishing on the high seas
    • Receive experience and scrips based on fish caught
    • After meeting certain conditions, passengers may discover a spectral current and the chance for a big haul
  • Miscellaneous Updates
    • Allagan tomestones of allegory will be added
    • Additional New Game+ chapters
    • Rank increase for free companies
    • New courses in Leap of Faith
    • Fellowships can now be viewed in the companion app
  • Umbrellas will be added