Letter from the Producer LIVE Part LXIII Summary

Earlier today, Square Enix took to the internet to broadcast the 63rd live letter, giving Final Fantasy XIV players a look at the new trailer for Patch 5.5 Death Unto Dawn as well as a closer look at what they can expect when the patch drops on April 13.

Patch 5.5

  • New Main Scenario Quests
    • Split between parts 1 and 2.
  • New Instanced Dungeon
    • Paglth’an
  • New Chronicles of a New Era Quests
    • Final chapter of the Sorrow of Werlyt.
  • New Trials
    • The Cloud Deck
    • The Cloud Deck (Extreme)
  • New Alliance Raid
    • YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse Chapter 3
      • The Tower at Paradigm’s Breach.
  • Job Adjustments
  • The Feast Season 18 Ends / Season 19 Begins
  • A pricey new mount will be available to purchase in-game using gil.
  • The current Unreal trial will be swapped.
  • Crafter & Gatherer Updates
    • More challenging expert recipes.
    • Maps opened via the gathering log will indicate areas where gathering points appear.
    • A listing of fish to be released at fishing holes will be added.
  • Ishgardian Restoration Update
    • The Firmament will periodically hold a Skyrise Celebration in honor of its restoration.
      • During these periods, the locals will hold Fetes.
        • Competitive events for crafters and gatherers (Similar to FATEs>
        • Earn Fete Presents depending on your participation rating- with fabulous items inside!
      • Celebrations will take place approx. every 2 days.
      • Fetes will be held every 2 hours, for a total of 12 fetes per celebration period.
  • New Custom Delivery Client
    • Count Charlemend de Durendaire
  • Triple Triad Update
    • Adjusting the use of 4-star cards in decks.
    • Acquisition rates will be adjusted.
    • A reward will be added for obtaining all Triple Triad cards. (5.55)
  • Explorer Mode Update
    • New duties will be added (level 70 dungeons).
    • Level sync and item level sync can be disabled.
    • Instruments can be used in Explorer Mode.
  • Miscellaneous Updates
    • New indicators for bonuses while ocean fishing will be added.
    • A new instrument will be added to the performance feature. (5.55)
    • A rewards for obtaining all trial mounts from the 5.x patch series will be added.
    • New prizes will be available at the Manderville Gold Saucer.
    • Hotbar slots can now be saved when editing an active set of Blue Mage actions.
    • It will now be possible to accept achievement rewards from the achievement list.
    • Collision detection will be updated.

Save the Queen Updates

  • New Battlefield – Zadnor
    • The final chapter of “Save the Queen” will be penned.
    • Resistance Rank cap will increase from 15 to 25.
    • New skirmishes and critical engagements will be added.
    • The Dalriada, a new large-scale assault (max 48 players), will be added.
    • Elements of progression beyond rank 25 will be implemented.
    • A means to increase mount speed will be added.
    • Skirmishes and critical engagements will be adjusted for fewer participants.
    • The availability of large-scale assaults (Castrum Lacus Litore, etc.) will be adjusted.
    • The chances of being selected for duels will now increase upon non-selection.
    • Delubrum Reginae (Savage) will be adjusted to allow between 24 and 48 participants.
  • Final Step in Resistance weapon upgrades.
    • Upgrade quests will become available upon unlocking Zadnor during the 5.55 storyline.
    • Stats will be slightly better than those of the Eden’s Promise (Savage) weapons.
    • Once one has been upgraded, the process for upgrading further weapons will differ.

PlayStation 5 and Windows Client Updates

  • PlayStation 5 Version Updates
    • Fast Loading Times
    • 4k Display Compatible (choose between 4K 2160p, WQHD 1440p, or Full HD 1080p)
    • High-resolution UI Assets
    • DualSense Haptic Feedback
    • Additional Trophies
    • 3D Audio Support
  • PlayStation 5 Open Beta
    • Planned to begin on Tuesday, April 13, once maintenance concludes.
    • How to Join:
    • Current PS4 players- Download tthe PS5 Upgrade Edition.
    • New players- Download the PS5 version of the free trial.
  • Miscellaneous Updates
    • Loading times will be sped up on all platforms.
    • An option to use the high-resolution UI will be added to the Windows version.
    • Arrows showing which direction the target is facing will be added to all target rings.

Fan Festival details

In addition to the Final Fantasy IV themed minions and Lunar Whale mount that will be released, there will also be three packs of Orchestrion Rolls available as well from the Pulse and Scions & Sinners albums.

  • Pulse
    • Rise
    • Through the Maelstrom
    • Neath Dark Waters
    • What Angel Wakes Me
    • Sunrise
  • Piano
    • Invincible
    • Tomorrow and Tomorrow
    • Return to Oblivion
    • What Angel Wakes Me
    • A Long Fall
  • Band
    • Equilibrium
    • What Angel Wakes Me
    • Shadowbringers
    • Blinding Indigo
    • Insatiable

Square Enix has also offered a quick run down of the stage events as well as the other in-game, or online activities that players will be able to participate in during the event.

  • Day 1
    • Keynote Address
    • Welcome to Naoki’s Room
    • How Do You Like Hydaelyn?
    • Development Panel
    • Piano Performance
  • Day 2
    • Letter from the Producer LIVE
      • The upcoming Letter from the Producer LIVE will include a special talk session featuring Main Scenario Writer Natsuko Ishikawa. Submit your questions via the official forum!
    • Glamoured to Life Showcase (Name Pending)
    • Live Q&A (Name Pending)
      • Send us your questions for Yoshi-P, who will be answering questions from players all around the globe!
    • Flashback with the Cast (Name Pending)
    • Band Performance
  • Digital Activities
  • Moogle Treasure Trove- Fan Festival 2021 Edition
    • A special Moogle Treasure Trove will be held to commemorate the event!
  • Limited-time Group Pose Frames & Stickers!
    • Digital Fan Festival-themed frames & stickers will be added to Group Pose for a limited time so you can capture memorable moments!
  • Fan Festival Group Pose Screenshot Campaign
    • We’ll be hosting a screenshot campaign that utilizes the limited-time frames & stickers, so share your event memories with us!
  • Uznair Challenge
    • Learn all about the fun challenge that offers a chance at in-game rewards.
  • Eorzea Cafe at Home
    • Enjoy homemade Eorzean dishes with these video tutorials of select recipes from the Eorzea Cafe!
  • Art Contest
    • Our art contest has gone global! We look forward to showcasing the amazing entries!
  • Glamoured to Life
    • It’s time to glamour IRL! Be part of the digital event by dressing as your favorite character however you’d like in this unique event!