The much awaited Final Fantasy XIV Nier update finally has a release date of October 29. Officially known as Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.1 ‘Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty’, it brings with it new story, systems, and events. Publisher Square Enix also had a trailer showing off what to expect including a new raid known as the Copied Factory featuring Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito and is the first part of the YoRHA: Dark Apocalypse. You can check it out right here.

On a live stream, Square Enix lifted the lid on what you can expect from the patch. Details as follows.

Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.1 notes – Nier update

  • New Main Scenario Quests
  • New Tribe Quests – Pixies
  • New Chronicles of a New Era quest – YoRHA: Dark Apocalypse
  • New Instanced Dungeon – The Grand Cosmos
  • New Trials – The Minstrel’s Ballad Hades’ Elegy
  • New Alliance Raid – The Copied Factory
  • The Third Ultimate-difficulty Challenge (patch 5.11) – The Epic of Alexander
  • Job adjustments
  • Updates to Blue Mage (patch 5.15)
  • Level cap increased to 60
  • New job quests
  • New Masked Carnivale stages
  • Blue Mage Log
  • New Game Plus
  • Updates to PvP – adjustments to PvP actions, new Frontline ruleset (Onsal Hakair, patch 5.15)
  • Crafting system updates
  • Gathering system updates
  • Ishgard restoration (patch 5.15)
  • Fellowships
  • Golden Saucer updates – new GATE: The Slice Is Right, new Doman Mahjong layout
  • Launcher update
  • Performance updates – ensemble feature, new brass instruments, performance assistance feature
  • Miscellaneous updates – new custom deliveries client (Kai-Shirr), pet display in party list, weapon rewards for completion of level 51-59, 61-69, and 71-79 dungeons
  • Bicolour gemstone cap increased to 1,000
  • New group pose feature
  • Majority of furnishings can now be used while seated
  • New Housing Wards – wards 19-21 to be added initial purchase limited to Free Companies, purchase of private estates in wards 1-18 to be available on Spriggan and Twintania
  • Adjustment to Mentor Requirements – players must meet new mentor requirements and renew certification within specified period, certain features unavailable until certification is renewed
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