The latest major patch for Final Fantasy 14 has been released, finally making it possible for players to play the entire main scenario alone.
Duty Support lets players take on main scenario dungeons with a party of NPCs, whereas before they would have been required to team up with other human players online.
When the feature was initially included in version 6.1, players were able to use Duty Support to play through all the content that was available when the game originally relaunched in 2013 as A Realm Reborn.
With each subsequent patch, Square Enix has been adding Duty Support to more dungeons in the game’s story expansions, and with its Version 6.5 patch, which is named Growing Light, it’s finally completed the task by adding it to the final three dungeons that were yet to receive it.
This now means that, as of Version 6.5, players can play through the entire main quest storyline for A Realm Reborn, Heavensward, Stormblood, Shadowbringers and Endwalker solo, accompanied only by NPC party members.
Other features added in Version 6.5 include an expansion to the game’s free trial, which now lets players try the game and its Heavensward and Stormblood expansions up to level 70 for free.
Stormblood has also been added to the game’s Starter Edition, meaning players who already own the Starter Edition and those playing it for the first time will now have access to the first two expansions at no extra cost.
In July it was announced that Final Fantasy 14 is finally set to arrive on Xbox Series X/S.
The MMO will officially be launching on Microsoft‘s consoles in Spring 2024, but an open beta will launch during the Version 6.5 period.
The full list of additions to Version 6.5 are as follows:
Final Fantasy 14 – Version 6.5 (Growing Light) Patch Notes
- New Main Scenario Quests (Part 1)– The next chapter in the story of the Warrior of Light.
- New Dungeon – New challenges await in the Lunar Subterrane.
- New Trial: The Abyssal Fracture – A challenging new battle against Zeromus awaits in both Normal and Extreme difficulties.
- New Unreal Trial – Fight in the Singularity Reactor (Unreal) against the fearsome Thordan.
- New Alliance Raid: Myths of the Realm #3 – Explore the mysteries of Thaleia.
- Duty Support Expansion –With the introduction of Duty Support to the Drowned City of Skalla, the Burn, and the Ghimlyt Dark dungeons, it is now possible to play through all main scenario dungeons from A Realm Reborn to Endwalker solo.
- Various Job Adjustments
- Player Versus Player Updates
- PvP Series 5 Begins
- Crystalline Conflict UI Updates
- Island Sanctuary Updates – New sanctuary ranks, visions, and gathering area, as well as new materials, craftable items, crops, animals, isleworks handicrafts, structures, and more!
- New Custom Deliveries Client: Margrat
- Even Further Expanded Free Trial – Play the Stormblood expansion (and updates through Patch 4.58), including the red mage and samurai jobs, allowing newcomers to venture all the way up to level 70 with no limits on play time.
- Miscellaneous Updates – Ability to store optional items in the armoire, as well as the introduction of new gear, fashion accessories, mounts, minions, emotes, and more.
Players can also look forward to a number of additional updates set to arrive as part of Patch 6.51 and Patch 6.55, details can be found below:
- New Variant Dungeon– Aloalo Island (Patch 6.51)
- New Criterion Dungeon– Another Aloalo Island / Another Aloalo Island (Savage) (Patch 6.51)
- Crystalline Conflict– New Arena: The Red Sands (Patch 6.51)
- Tool Enhancement Quests– Splendorous Tools (Patch 6.51)
- New Main Scenario Quests (Part 2) (Patch 6.55)
- Tataru’s Grand Endeavor(Patch 6.55)
- Somehow Further Hildibrand Adventures (Patch 6.55)
- Weapon Enhancement Quests– Manderville Weapons (Patch 6.55)
- Endwalker Tribal Alliance Quests (Patch 6.55)