LOS ANGELES (May 25, 2021) – SQUARE ENIX® is today launching FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online Patch 5.55, the final story patch for the award-winning MMO ahead of the release of highly-anticipated fourth expansion pack Endwalker™.
Patch 5.55 marks the conclusion of the epic tale of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers™ by bringing additions to the main scenario, YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse and Save the Queen questlines, as well as marking the start of official service for the PlayStation®5 version following its open beta period.
Further details about the contents of Patch 5.55 can be found below:
- Patch 5.5 Main Scenario, Part II – The second part of this final main scenario update before Endwalker sets the stage for the upcoming expansion in grand fashion.
- YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse – Additional YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse story has been added to this epic crossover questline.
- “Save the Queen” Questline Update – This latest update includes a new field area, “Zadnor,” an increased resistance rank cap of 25, final enhancement of resistance weapons, and new large-scale battle content Dalriada for up to 48 players.
First released last month as an open beta, the PlayStation®5 Console Version of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online is also launching today, and comes with a host of new features and improvements, including:
- Framerate Improvements
- Faster Load Times
- 4K Resolution Support
- DualSense Haptic Feedback
- New Trophies
- 3D Audio Support
The FINAL FANTASY XIV Online Complete Edition, Starter Edition and the Shadowbringers expansion pack are now available on the PlayStation®Store. Additionally, users with a PlayStation®4 license registered to their account can upgrade to the PS5™ Upgrade Edition at no extra cost, while new players can experience the game on the PlayStation®5 via the Free Trial version or by purchasing the Complete Edition.
A trailer for the PlayStation®5 version of the game can be seen here:
The recently announced fourth expansion pack of the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online saga, Endwalker, is scheduled to release November 23, 2021 for PC, Mac, the PlayStation®5 system, and the PlayStation®4 system. Endwalker is the culmination of the Hydaelyn and Zodiark story, in which Warriors of Light will encounter an even greater calamity than ever before, and will bring an abundance of new content, including multiple new jobs, an increased level cap, vast new areas, adjustments to the battle system, as well as a variety of new battle, crafter and gatherer content.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: Endwalker’s full trailer can be found here: https://youtu.be/zTTtd6bnhFs
Visit the official FINAL FANTASY XIV: Endwalker site here: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/endwalker/
With over 22 million total registered players and a new expansion on the way, there has never been a better time for newcomers to begin their adventures in the critically acclaimed FINAL FANTASY XIV Online saga. The expanded Free Trial now includes all content from A Realm Reborn and the Heavensward™ expansion (and updates through Patch 3.56), as well as an additional playable race (Au Ra), and three additional playable jobs (Dark Knight, Astrologian, and Machinist). Free Trial players can enjoy hundreds of hours of award-winning gameplay and story experiences equivalent to two full FINAL FANTASY titles, without limit on playtime. More information is available here: http://sqex.to/FFXIVFreeTrial
FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers™ is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.
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