Friday, July 01, 2022
Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.2, ‘Buried Memory’, will be arriving in late August, bringing with it a “wealth of new content”, including the next chapter in the story, new battle challenges, system updates, and loads more. There's also fresh info on the upcoming Island Sanctuary farming content.
Alongside new Main Scenario Quests, Patch 6.2 will also include new Tataru's Grand Endeavor Side Quests, The Fell Court of Troia Dungeon, a new Trial at Normal and Extreme difficulties, the new Pandæmonium: Abyssos 8-player Raid with new ‘Savage’ difficulty, an Unreal Trial against Sephirot in Containment Bay S1T7, PvP updates, Main Scenario reworks, and other miscellaneous updates.
Patch 6.25 will follow at a later date, with further Side Quests, Weapon Enhancement Quests, Tribal Quests: Omicron, new ‘Variant Dungeons’ Battle Content (formerly known as 'Criterion Dungeons'), and Another Path: Criterion Dungeons offering a “high difficulty” challenge for up to four players. Before all that, Patch 6.18 will drop on 5th July, introducing the Data Center Travel feature.
The long-awaited Data Center Travel feature will enable players to visit World on different data centers, forming parties and challenging duties. You won't be able to travel between Japanese, North American, European, and Oceanian data centers, however, although new logical data center named ‘Meteor' will be added to the Japanese data center. EU regions will also see the first of two major expansions to the number of Worlds available, offering more capacity for players. They are as follows:
As for the upcoming Island Sanctary update, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida has revealed that the “relaxing solo content” will offer a personal island on which to gather resources, build facilities, care for creatures, and more, with no need for crafting or gathering experience. You'll be able to earn island currency while doing farm stuff in your Island Sanctuary, which can then be exchanged for items. You can find out more here.
There's also loads of info on Patch 6.2 and the upcoming Island Sanctuary in the Final Fantasy XIV 'Producer Letter' stream below.