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FFXIV Patch 6.3 "Gods Revel, Lands Tremble" set to Release Early January 2023

11 Nov 2022
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As part of the Letter from the Producer LIVE 74, Final Fantasy XIV Producer and Director, Naoki Yoshida revealed the name and a release window for the upcoming patch 6.3: Gods Revel, Lands Tremble will release in early January and add new main scenario quests, new dungeon, trials, and much more. As this was the first of two Live Letters for the new patch, there is no trailer yet and we did not get any live gameplay for the new content.

However, the Live Letter broadcast did gave us a slew of screenshots and information, which we’ve summed up below.

What’s to come in Patch 6.3

  • New Main Scenario Quests
  • New Sidequests
    • Tataru’s Grand Endeavor continues
    • Tales of Newfound Adventure continue
    • Somehow Further Hildibrand Adventures (Patch 6.35)
    • Further Manderville Weapons (Patch 6.35)
    • New Tribal Quests (Patch 6.35)
      • The Loporrits – For Disciples of the Hand (Crafting)
  • New Dungeon
    • Lapis Manalis
  • New Trials
    • ??? / ??? (Extreme)
  • New Unreal Trial
    • Containment Bay P1T6 (Unreal)
  • New Alliance Raid
    • Myths of the Realm #2
    • Euphrosyne
  • New Ultimate Duty
    • ???
    • Releasing two weeks after Patch 6.3
  • Deep Dungeon #3 (Patch 6.35)
    • Eureka Orthos
    • Players must first complete Main Scenario Quest “Endwalker” and progress to floor 50 of the Palace of the Dead
    • Must be level 81 or above
    • All players will begin Eureka Orthos at level 81
    • Rules and functionality are generally identical to other Deep Dungeons

Yoshida followed this up with a quick explanation of what a Deep Dungeon is and said that the first 50 floors of Palace of the Dead are somewhat of an introduction and a practice for this system. We didn’t get much more information on the new Deep Dungeon yet but we might in one of the upcoming Live Letters.

Next up on the list of topics was the continued Duty Support System for Heavensward, now extending to all MSQ dungeons up to Baelsar’s Wall, allowing players to do all story-related dungeons with NPCs. Out of all of the dungeons, the Aerotherochemical Research Facility will likely see the biggest changes, especially to the third boss.

Duty Support for Heavensward

Duty Support added for:

  • The Great Gubal Library
  • The Aetherochemical Research Facility
  • The Antitower
  • Sohr Khai
  • Xelphatol
  • Baelsar’s Wall

Job Adjustments (PvE / PvP)

As per usual, Yoshida did not go into detail on what the job changes will be but hinted that the rotation for Paladins will change a lot. The team is currently testing the changes and we will learn more about them in the next Letter from the Producer Live.

PvP Updates

  • Adjustements to PvP actions
  • PvP Series Three begins
  • Season Five of Crystalline Conflict
  • New Arena for Crystalline Conflict

The devs also received a lot of feedback regarding the current maps and there will be a change to the map rotation, meaning Cloud Nine should appear less frequent once the new patch releases.

That concluded the first part of Live Letter 74. During the break they showed a trailer with previews of the new arrangement album “Sanctuary’s Heart”, which is now available on digital storefronts. You can learn more about that album right here.

After the break, we were presented with even more new additions and changes that are upcoming in 6.3:

  • Crafting & Gathering Updates
    • Tool Enhancement Quests (Patch 6.35)
    • New Custom Deliveries
    • Collectability values will be displayed for reference when gathering collectable items
    • Primary fishing locations, preferred bait, and additional conditions will be added to the Fish Guide
    • New Spearfishing location will be added to Upper La Noscea
      • (the first area from A Realm Reborn to allow Diving)
  • Island Sanctuary Updates
    • New Sanctuary Ranks and Visions
    • New item rewards
    • New materials, crops, animals, and isleworks handicrafts
    • New structures
    • Improved workshop interfaces (Agenda/Supply & Demand/Earnings Report)
    • Option to collect all available yields/leavings at once
    • Animals under care will also be eligible for release upon a new animal’s capture
    • Ability to save Orchestrion settings
    • Island isitors will now hear the islekeep’s Orchestrion
    • Notifications when visitors arrive at your island
  • Treasure Hunt Update
    • New Treasure Dungeon
    • The Shifting Gymnasion Agonon
      • Portal accessible via a new Elpis-centric treasure map
  • Gold Saucer Update
    • New course added for Leap of Faith
  • Housing Update
    • Additional wards for all residential areas
    • 6 regular wards + 6 subdivisions (1,800 new plots per World)
    • Planned for sale by lottery
    • Details regarding FC vs. private plot distribution will be announced at a later date

UI Improvements

  • Icons for damage type will now display in the Battle log and flying text
  • 3 types: Physical, Magic, and Unique
  • Ability to display remaining time for buffs/debuffs in the party list

Miscellaneous Updates

  • UI theme #3
  • Portraits will now display when using the Duty Finder
  • (only party members’ portraits will be displayed for 24-person duties)
  • Expansion of available actions when using Fashion Accessories
  • Ability to cast glamours and dye retainer equipment without removing it
  • Ability to cast glamours on your own equipment directly from your retainer’s inventory
  • Ability to filter newly added items at Sundry Splendors ventors

Naoki Yoshida also hinted that there are more changes coming that are hard to simply put into text but will be shown at the next Live Letter. He then reminded us that the Tactics Ogre Reborn Screenshot Sweepstakes is still underway and that the game is releasing today! They then closed the Live Letter with the usual merchandise announcement like the aforementioned “Sanctuary’s Heart” album release, the fourth set of the Japan-only LINE Stickers for Final Fantasy XIV, and additional tickets being available for the upcoming Orchestra Concert 2022.

That was all for Live Letter 74. While we don’t have a date for the next Live Letter yet, we do know that Patch 6.3 Gods Revel, Lands Tremble is set to release early January 2023!