FFXIV patch 6.4 – Release date & Live Letter 77 recap

FFXIV 6.4 release date

The release date for FFXIV patch 6.4, The Dark Thone, is detailed below, along with a summary of the content of Live Letter 77.

FFXIV patch 6.4 – Release date

Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.4 will be available to players on May 23.

FFXIV patch 6.4 – Official trailer

FFXIV patch 6.4 – Live Letter 77 recap

Story quests & duties

  • Continuation of main scenario quest and Tataru’s Grande Endeavour
  • Sorrow of Werlyt quest series recommended for those who haven’t completed it
  • Hildibrand questline returning in patch 6.45
  • New dungeon, The Aetherfont, and new trial, The Voidcast Dais, announced
  • Pandaemonium: Anabaseios raid series story to conclude, with savage raid released on May 30
  • Job adjustments and tweaks to improve usability
  • Duty support for Stormblood dungeons The Sirensong Sea, Bardam’s Mettle, Doma Castle, Castrum Abania, and Ala Mhigo

Job adjustments & balance

  • No large-scale changes for standard jobs
  • Damage balance adjustments for standard jobs
  • Feedback on Dark Knight has been taken into account, and other tanks will receive buffs
  • Party buff abilities’ range extended to 30 yalms
  • Some job actions tweaked for usability

Loot drop changes

  • Pandaemonium: Anabaseios (savage) will no longer reward duplicate armour pieces for the same slot
  • Body gear can be earned from The Eleventh Circle of Anabaseios
  • Gear consolidated into a single coffer rather than two, but drops remain the same
  • Books can be exchanged between floors, with the fourth floor exchangeable at a one-to-one rate
  • Changes made to high-end content drops to reduce need for long periods of grinding

Island Sanctuary updates

  • New sanctuary ranks and visions
  • A gathering area in the wilds
  • Additional construction plots for the hideaway
  • Fresh item rewards, materials, craftable items, crops, animals, isleworks handicrafts, and structures
  • Ability to place outdoor furnishings near structures in the Island Sanctuary hideaway
  • Unlock up to a maximum of 90 slots for outdoor furnishings
  • Furnishings in inventory can be placed as glamours and reused multiple times
  • Ability to dye furnishing glams to change their color
  • Island prisms can be used to register furnishings and place them even when not in inventory
  • Future update will increase the number of Island prisms yielded from crafting.

Variant and Criterion dungeon

  • FFXIV 6.4 introduces a new Variant and Criterion dungeon called Mount Rokkon
  • The Variant dungeon mode is for 1-4 players, has no role restrictions, and difficulty scales based on party size
  • The dungeon has branching paths that offer different fights and story beats
  • Special ‘Duty actions’ will help compensate for role imbalances in the team
  • The Criterion dungeon, Another Mount Rokkon, requires a full four-person team and has no resurrections allowed, an enrage timer, and revived enemies if the party wipes.

Mounts & minions

  • New mounts for FFXIV 6.4 include a bed, axolotl, flying propeller plane, and red Cacodemon-style creature.
  • New minions include a monkey, alien statue, otter, and a cute puppy.

PvP & Frontline changes:

  • PvP series four and season seven of Crystalline Conflict start
  • Frontline gets a new UI to display match time and score
  • Updates to the in-game map for better navigation
  • Adjustments to damage dealt and taken on a per-job basis

That’s all we know so far about FFXIV patch 6.4.