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FFXIV 5.4 Live Letter reveals Eden's promise, Trial and more

FFXIV 5.4 Live Letter reveals Eden's promise, Trial and more
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In today's FFXIV 5.4 Live Letter the team revealed the new Eden's Promise Raid, new updates to relic weapons, Emerald Weapon, a new dungeon, and PS5 compatibility news. Here is our 5.4 FFXIV Live Letter Translation.

FFXIV 5.4 Live Letter reveals Eden's promise, Trial and more

Image courtesy of Square Enix

In today's Producer Live Letter the Final Fantasy XIV team revealed a lot of content for the upcoming 5.4 patch. This Live Letter is the first part with 5.4 Live Letter Part 2 coming in the future.

Patch 5.35 Upcoming content summary

This new Producer Live Letter started with a recap of what we already know of the upcoming 5.35 patch explained more in detail in the previous 5.3 Live Letter. You will be able to upgrade your relic weapons and Skysteel tools and fight on the Bozjan Southern Front.

The team also shared previews of the upcoming Resistance Armors.

FFXIV 5.4 Live letter - Resistance Armor - Final Fantasy XIV
FFXIV 5.4 Live letter - Resistance Armor

FFXIV Patch 5.4 — Futures Rewritten

FFXIV 5.4 Live Letter Translation - Future Rewritten - Final Fantasy XIV
FFXIV 5.4 Live Letter Translation - Future Rewritten

The first thing we learn in this Live Letter is that patch 5.4 of Final Fantasy XIV called "Future Rewritten" will be released early in December.

Yoshi-P also explains that due to the amount of content, bugs might appear and hotfixes will come, patch 5.41 should be released in January 2021

Patch 5.4 New Main Story Quests

New quests are coming with patch 5.4 of Final Fantasy XIV featuring characters you might remember.

FFXIV 5.4 Live Letter translation - MSQ update - Final Fantasy XIV
FFXIV 5.4 Live Letter translation - MSQ update

FFXIV 5.4 New Dungeon — Matoya's Reflect

Matoya's Reflect is a new dungeon currently being polished. This new dungeon will be playable with the trust system as well.

FFXIV 5.4 New dungeon - Matoya's Reflect - Final Fantasy XIV
FFXIV 5.4 New dungeon - Matoya's Reflect

Chronicles of a New Era — The Emerald Weapon

This time this trial will not be part of the MSQ but will be featured in the sidequests. The Emerald Weapon will be available in both normal and Extrem difficulty.

FFXIV 5.4 Emerald Weapon - Final Fantasy XIV
FFXIV 5.4 Emerald Weapon
FFXIV 5.4 Chronicles of a New Era - Final Fantasy XIV
FFXIV 5.4 Chronicles of a New Era

FFXIV 5.4 New Raid — Eden's Promise

The new part of the raid experience will be available with Patch 5.4 and will need players to clear the MSQ of 5.3 to participate. The raid will be available in both normal and savage difficulty.

FFXIV 5.4 Eden's Promise - Final Fantasy XIV
FFXIV 5.4 Eden's Promise

Job Adjustments

While we don't know more about that just yet, changes are coming in both PVE and PVP and will be explained during the second part of the 5.4 Live Letter. Monk rework should come in 5.4 too and focus on keeping the job "busy" while decreasing the stress about your Greased Lighting.

FFXIV 5.4 Blue Mage Update

This update increases the level cap of the Blue mage but also add more spells and exclusive gear to the job.

FFXIV 5.4 Blue Mage Update - Final Fantasy XIV
FFXIV 5.4 Blue Mage Update

FFXIV 5.4 Save The Queen Update — Delubrum Reginae

This new update to the Save The Queen quests will let players upgrade their relics one more while adding a brand new duty system called Delubrum Reginae inside of the already instanced Bozjan Southern Front. From 28 players in normal mode to 48 players in savage difficulty that might remind players of the Bardesion Arsenal with special actions.

FFXIV 5.4 Live Letter - Save the Queen Update - Final Fantasy XIV
FFXIV 5.4 Live Letter - Save the Queen Update

FFXIV 5.4 Update to Crafters and Gatherers

In patch 5.4 Crafters will receive changes to spells that are not used as much as others and changes to expert crafting.

Gatherers will receive a whole new Collectable and Aetherial Reduction system, removing the Collectable Glove action and Item Wear being more similar to the system back in 1.0.

Gathering Points will also be displayed with a level mark to locate them more easily.

FFXIV 5.4 Gatherers Update - Final Fantasy XIV
FFXIV 5.4 Gatherers Update - Final Fantasy XIV
FFXIV 5.4 Gatherers Update - Final Fantasy XIV

Fishers and Ocean Fishing Update

Fishers will also receive changes with changes on Fish Eye and the addition of ignoring the catching time for fishes.

For Ocean Fishing a penalty will be introduced for people leaving the duty, missions and new routes will also be added.

FFXIV 5.4 Ishgardian Restoration — Final Phase

This phase of the Ishgardian Restoration will be the last and as such will feature the last ranking session. New items will be available and a monument will be created for the crafting classes that contributed the most.

FFXIV 5.4 Ishgardian Restoration - Final Fantasy XIV
FFXIV 5.4 Ishgardian Restoration

New Skysteel tools Upgrade

Not many details on this but a new phase of the Skysteel Relic Tools will be available.

New Unreal Trial

A new unreal Trial is coming to the game in 5.4.

FFXIV 5.4 Treasure Hunt Update — Lyhe Ghiah

A new dungeon will be available for treasure hunters, this one looks similar to the level 70 maps featuring a roulette, will we get something similar this time? Here is an artwork of the actual dungeon as the final graphics are still work in progress.

FFXIV 5.4 Tresure maps - Lyhe Ghiah - Final Fantasy XIV
FFXIV 5.4 Tresure maps - Lyhe Ghiah

FFXIV 5.4 Update to Triple Triad and Doman Mahjong

In Patch 5.4, these two games are getting updates regarding the rules and new features.

Triple Triad will be simplified and will now have special tournaments hosted by an NPC as well as an UI update.

A new Quick Match (Tonpusen) feature will be available for Doman Mahjong.

Miscellaneous Updates

With patch 5.4 a violin will be added to instruments for the Bard. A new system for materia melding will also be added in the patch allowing for multiple melding at the same time. This will be instant meaning that many materias might disappear at once from your bags.

Players will also be able to link quests in chat.

FFXIV 5.4 Live Letter Translation - Final Fantasy XIV
FFXIV 5.4 Live Letter Translation

FFXIV Coming to PS5

Players will be able to use the PS4 version of Final Fantasy XIV directly on their PS5 and chose the PS4 pro setting while benefiting from the PS5 quick loading times.

They didn't say just yet if a PS5 version of the game will be released.

FFXIV 5.4 Explore Mode

Patch 5.4 will add an explore mode to the 5.X dungeons (more will come late). In this mode you will be able to bring your mounts and various accessories and minions to dungeons without any risks.

You will also be able to chose which Limit break you want to use on target dummies during these explorations.

FFXIV 5.4 Explore Mode - Final Fantasy XIV
FFXIV Limit Break in Explore Mode - Final Fantasy XIV
FFXIV 5.4 Mount in dungeons - Final Fantasy XIV

And this concludes our translation of the 5.4 Producer Live Letter Part One as it was followed with a Q&A session with Kei Odagiri, Ui Designer. More information will be revealed during Part two of this live letter later this year.

We have more news and guides for you on our Final Fantasy XIV Portal so please feel free to check it out. In the meantime, have a safe trip Warrior of Light.

Bozjan Southern Front & Skysteel Relics detailed on FFXIV Special Site

Patch 5.35 of FFXIV added upgrades to the Relics and the Bozjan Southern Front and here is what Square Enix revealed.

You will be able to play FFXIV on the PlayStation 5

Announced during the last Producer's Live Letter players will be able to play FFXIV on PS5

FFXIV Patch 5.4 Release Date Plans Announced

The FFXIV team announced their plans for Patch 5.4 Release date and here's what we know so far

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