FFXIV Patch 6.2 Release Notes For Today (August 23)

Tons of balance changes and many new quests, all included in one patch.


After 8 hours of maintenance, Final Fantasy 14 (FFXIV) servers are finally online with patch 6.2 content. The official patch notes of the update will tell you all you need to know about the new quests and balance changes.


Patch 6.2 is the biggest update for Final Fantasy 14 since the launch of the Endwalker expansion. It brings a new main-story questline to the game as well as a number of other side-story quests, to give players enough activities until the next big patch.

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Aside from quests, you can expect the addition of Island Sanctuary as a brand new feature that allows players to travel to their very own island in the game and do some activities in peace. You can find the full description of this new feature in the patch notes down below.

PLAYABLE CONTENT

Quests

New main scenario quests have been added.

  • In Search of Azdaja
    • Disciple of War or Magic level 90
    • Radz-at-Han (X:4.4 Y:9.8)
    • Varshahn
    • Players must first complete the main scenario quest “A Satrap’s Duty.”

Chronicles of a New Era quests have been added.

  • An Unwelcome Visitor
    • Disciple of War or Magic level 90
    • Labyrinthos (X:8.6 Y:27.5)
    • Claudien
    • Players must first complete the Chronicles of a New Era quest “Who Wards the Warders?”

New side story quests have been added.

  • Soaring Profits
    • Disciple of War or Magic level 90
    • Old Sharlayan (X:11.8 Y:9.8)
    • Mehdjina
    • Players must first complete the quest “Small Business, Big Dreams,” and the Chronicles of a New Era quest “A Redbill Farewell.”

  • The “Beast Tribe Quests” category has been renamed “Tribal Quests.” In accordance with this change, adjustments have been made to various texts throughout the game.
  • The main scenario quest “The Steps of Faith” has been revamped.

  • The following adjustments have been made to the Chronicles of a New Era – Return to Ivalice quests:
    • The prerequisite quest for “My Power, My Pleasure, My Pain” has been changed to “The City of Lost Angels.”
    • The NPC offering the quest “In Bad Taste” has been changed.
      • Jenomis cen Lexentale -> Wandering Dramaturge
      • Company Belle -> Wandering Dramaturge
    • The prerequisite quest for “In Bad Taste” has been changed to “My Power, My Pleasure, My Pain.”
    • The NPC offering the quest “In Bad Taste” has been changed.
    • The Chronicles of a New Era quests “Makin’ Bacon (Bread)” and “Wok on By” can no longer be accepted.
    • The requirements for unlocking the Return to Ivalice chapter in New Game+ have been adjusted.
      • Players must first complete the Chronicles of a New Era quest “In Bad Taste.” -> Players must first complete the Chronicles of a New Era quest “The City of Lost Angels.”
    • The Chronicles of a New Era quests “My Power, My Pleasure, My Pain” and “In Bad Taste” have been removed from the Return to Ivalice chapter in New Game+.

  • An Aethernet shard for the High Crucible of Al-Kimiya has been added to Radz-at-Han (X:12.3 Y:7.0).

FATEs

  • Players can no longer collect items as Disciples of the Hand or Land from certain FATEs.
  • New items are available from certain gemstone traders.

Treasure Hunt

  • Rewards in the Excitatron 6000 have been adjusted.
  • Rewards for Kumbhiraskin Treasure Maps have been adjusted.

Grand and Free Companions

  • New Charge symbol options have been added to Company Crests.
  • The following additions and adjustments have been made to subaquatic voyages:
    • New areas have been added.
    • New items have been added.
    • Maximum submersible rank has been increased from 95 to 100.

Housing

  • To address a recent issue with the housing lottery system, an NPC by which players may voluntarily return the deposit they were accidentally refunded has been added.
  • Furnishings from the FFXIV Furnishing Design Contest have been added.
  • New furnishings have been added.
  • New orchestrion rolls have been added.
  • A new seed for flowerpots has been added.
  • New aquarium fish have been added.

The Manderville Gold Saucer

  • The following adjustments have been made to the GATE schedule:
    • Every hour, on the hour (Earth Time)
      • Cliffhanger
      • Air Force One
      • Leap of Faith (The Fall of Belah’dia)
    • Hourly, 20 minutes past the hour (Earth Time)
      • The Slice Is Right
      • Cliffhanger
      • Any Way the Wind Blows
    • Hourly, 40 minutes past the hour (Earth Time)
      • Air Force One
      • Any Way the Wind Blows
      • Leap of Faith (The Falling City of Nym)

  • The registration period for the GATE Leap of Faith has been reduced from 10 minutes to 8 minutes.
  • An instant portrait will now be displayed when beginning a game of Doman mahjong.
  • New prizes are available for purchase using MGP.
  • New Triple Triad cards have been added.

Miscellaneous

  • The island sanctuary has been added. The island sanctuary allows you to create your own personal paradise amidst the natural beauty of the Cieldalaes.
    • Requirements:
      • Seeking Sanctuary
        • Level 1
        • Old Sharlayan (X:11.9 Y:11.0)
        • Clueless Crier
        • Players must first complete the main scenario quest “Endwalker.”
    • Players can travel to their island sanctuary at any time by speaking with Baldin in Lower La Noscea (X:24.9 Y:34.8).
    • Players can collect resources and materials on their island, which are then recorded in the islekeep’s index. You can also confirm resource locations and necessary tools.
    • Acessing the Sanctuary Crafting Log, you can create items using the materials you’ve acquired in your time spent on your island.
    • A variety of structures can be built on your island. Players must first access the logboard in front of a vacant plot, wherein they can confirm what materials are required and how long construction will last.
    • It is possible to plant and water seeds to grow a variety of produce.
    • You can capture animals on your island and send them to live on the pasture. By taking good care of these animals, you can collect materials from them, which can be used in a variety of ways.
    • One of each minion, up to 40, can be released to roam free in the various areas of your island. As they while away the hours wandering about the island, you may find they behave differently when left to their own devices.
    • The cozy cabin is the primary facility of your hideaway. Here you may access the orchestrion to play your favorite tunes, exchange various items with merchants stationed there, and more.
    • The workshop provides a place for mammets in your employ to create handicrafts out of the materials obtained on your island.
    • After conveying a schedule of production to the tactful taskmaster, handicrafts will be automatically created by the mammets on staff in the workshop.
    • After constructing a granary, you may send a team of exploratory mammets on foraging expeditions to gather materials.
    • You can leave your island sanctuary at any time by boat (X:9.2 Y:28.3) or via use of Return and Teleport.
    • It is also possible to visit the islands of acquaintances. Each island has room for up to 16 players to explore at a time.

  • New objectives pertaining to the island sanctuary have been added to the Other category of the Challenge Log.
  • New hairstyles have been added.
  • New hairstyle options have been added for male and female Viera.
  • The hairstyles for Hrothgar added in Patch 6.1 have been adjusted to show their ears.
  • The following additions and adjustments have been made to Duty Support:
    • New duties have been added.
      • A Realm Reborn:
        • Snowcloak
        • The Keeper of the Lake
      • Heavensward:
        • Sohm Al
        • The Aery
        • The Vault
    • Allied NPCs in Duty Support will now speak at certain points in the following duties:
      • Sastasha
      • The Tam-Tara Deepcroft
      • Copperbell Mines
      • The Bowl of Embers
      • The Thousand Maws of Toto-Rak
      • Haukke Manor
      • Brayflox’s Longstop
      • The Navel
      • The Stone Vigil
      • The Howling Eye
      • Castrum Meridianum
      • The Praetorium
      • The Porta Decumana
    • Allied NPCs that were not selected to accompany players into the duty will no longer appear after completing the instance.

  • The following additions and adjustments have been made to Wondrous Tails:
    • Prizes available in exchange for Khloe’s Gold Certificate of Commendation, Khloe’s Silver Certificate of Commendation, and Khloe’s Bronze Certificate of Commendation have been adjusted.
    • The following duties have been added as objectives for Wondrous Tails:
      • Aglaia
      • The Fell Court of Troia

  • The following additions and adjustments have been made to Faux Hollows:
    • The available trial for Faux Hollows has been changed.
      • Ultima’s Bane (Unreal) -> Containment Bay S1T7 (Unreal)
    • New items are available in exchange for faux leaves.

  • Character portraits have been implemented for battle dialogue during instanced quest battles from the 4.x series.
  • New emotes have been added.
  • Using the /draw emote while your weapon is sheathed will allow you to maintain a weapon drawn pose.

BATTLE SYSTEM, ITEMS, AND SYSTEMS

  • Regarding the fact that Battle System, Items, and Systems changes include many in-depth comments and descriptions from the developers, we suggest you check out the patch notes for these two parts from the official webpage via this link.

RESOLVED ISSUES

  • An issue when undertaking duties via Duty Support or the Trust system wherein NPCs in the healing role did not cast Esuna on themselves when afflicted with status ailments.
  • An issue wherein chocobo companions were not recalled when their HP reached 0 under certain circumstances.
  • An issue in the duties Alexander – The Burden of the Father (Savage) and Emanation wherein damage of certain attacks was not downscaled.
  • An issue when playing as warrior in PvE wherein the action icons for Chaotic Cyclone and Inner Chaos were illuminated despite not being ready under certain conditions.
  • An issue when playing as dragoon in PvE wherein the action Spineshatter Dive could not be executed after Dragonfire Dive under certain conditions.
  • An issue when playing as astrologian in PvE wherein the limit gauge did not fill when using the actions Lady of Crowns or Celestial Opposition on party members close to death.
  • An issue when playing as sage in PvE wherein queueing the action Zoe while casting Pneuma caused the effect of Zoe to be applied and immediately end when Pneuma was executed.
    * To address this issue, the character motions when executing Pneuma have also been adjusted.
  • An issue when playing in PvP duties wherein party members under the effect of Hide cannot be targeted by actions executed via macros under certain conditions.
  • An issue when playing as paladin in PvP wherein the healing effect of Confiteor was affected by opponent’s status effects.
  • An issue when playing in PvP duties wherein the counter effect of the gunbreaker action Nebula and the samurai action Hissatsu: Chiten was affected by opponent’s status effects.
  • An issue when playing in PvP duties wherein the counter effect of the gunbreaker action Nebula and the samurai action Hissatsu: Chiten could not be triggered under certain conditions.
  • An issue when playing in PvP duties wherein the additional damage of the monk action Meteodrive was not reduced by barrier effects.
  • An issue when playing in PvP duties wherein dragoons under the effect of Sky High could still be afflicted with Heavy, Bind, or Half-asleep under certain conditions.
  • An issue when playing as ninja in PvP wherein the status effect Unsealed Seiton Tenchu could not be applied to opponents under certain conditions.
  • An issue when playing as ninja in PvP wherein the action Meisui was not affected by status effects that increase or decrease healing potency.
  • An issue when playing as black mage in PvP wherein the Heavy effect applied by the action Superflare could be overwritten by other Heavy effects with a shorter duration.
  • An issue when playing as black mage in PvP wherein using the action Paradox did not refresh the duration of Astral Warmth or Umbral Freeze applied to a target.
  • An issue wherein certain PvP and PvE action text descriptions were incorrect.
    * The effects of these actions have not be changed.
  • An issue wherein the graphics for a certain female Lalafell face type did not display correctly under certain conditions.
  • An issue wherein the graphics of the Far Eastern Officer’s Hat did not display correctly when worn by Au Ra characters.
  • An issue wherein the graphics of certain gear did not display properly.
  • An issue wherein certain indoor and outdoor furnishings were categorized incorrectly.
  • An issue when viewing portraits wherein the visual effects of weapons were prioritized over character models.
    * As a result of addressing this issue, the camera for portraits will now appear slightly closer to character models, which may cause portraits created prior to Patch 6.2 to display incorrectly. Players who experience issues with camera positioning in their portraits will need to edit and readjust them.
  • An issue when viewing portraits wherein characters’ breathing is visible under certain conditions.
  • An issue wherein the music played in certain residential areas is incorrect.
  • An issue wherein certain active help descriptions were incorrect.
  • Other minor text issues have also been addressed.

KNOWN ISSUES

  • An issue when undertaking the quest “Seeking Sanctuary” wherein only the quest icon will display in the Recommendations window under certain conditions.
  • An issue when leaving an island sanctuary wherein accepting the prompt to leave an island sanctuary after you have matched to join an instanced duty will disconnect you from the server.
  • An issue wherein players cannot retrieve rewards from the Achievements window while on an island sanctuary.
  • An issue wherein players cannot recruit for, or disband, a party limited to a specific World when the party leader is on an island sanctuary.
  • * The party leader must either leave the island sanctuary or pass leadership to a party member who is not on an island sanctuary.
  • An issue when selecting an island sanctuary to visit wherein the names of characters visiting other Worlds do not display correctly.
  • An issue when selecting an island sanctuary to visit wherein players in a cross-world party are not presented with the option to select from a list of party members.
  • * Under normal circumstances, players are able to use the World Visit system to travel to the World of a cross-world party member and visit their island sanctuary. Due to this issue, however, the option to do so will not appear while in a cross-world party. Until the issue is resolved, players must first use the World Visit system and form a party with recruiting limited to the World server before visiting the island sanctuary.
  • An issue when viewing the map or minimap on an island sanctuary wherein tooltips do not display when placing the cursor on quest icons.
  • An issue wherein players who enter an instanced duty or log out of the game while on an island sanctuary will return to the island at a different location under certain conditions.
  • An issue wherein certain graphics within island sanctuary do not display properly.
  • An issue on island sanctuary wherein the level of ambient environment sounds does not change when entering buildings.
  • An issue wherein players cannot enter or leave PvP teams, create cross-world linkshells, or create fellowships while on an island sanctuary.
  • An issue when requesting gear repairs wherein a blank confirmation prompt erroneously displays under certain conditions.
  • * This prompt is meant to notify players that a higher grade of Dark Matter will be consumed. Accepting the gear repair request will use the correct grade of Dark Matter.
  • An issue when using group pose wherein characters using certain emotes will not stop moving when paused under certain conditions.
  • An issue when previewing portraits wherein activating motions causes character models to stop blinking.
  • An issue wherein certain active help descriptions were not updated to remove mention of beast tribes.

Keep in mind that if you attempt to play the game right after installing the FFXIV patch 6.2, you might face long queues to log in to a world. So, we suggest you wait for a few hours and then try to play the game.