Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.1, dubbed Newfound Adventure, is now live and ready for players to explore a wealth of new content. The patch adds a bunch of new main quests, a new alliance raid, a PVP mode named Crystalline Conflict, and more new content, along with a bunch of quality of life updates and bug fixes.
With the new patch installed, players will be able to continue the story after Endwalker in the Newfound Adventure quest, with 10 new main storyline quests added in total. A new alliance raid series called Myths of the Realm has also been added, allowing players to investigate the mysteries of the Twelve. Check here for a more in-depth look at the story content added in this patch and future 6.1X updates.
One of the main new features added in Update 6.1 is the new Crystalline Conflict PVP mode, which allows players to engage in tactical arena combat in teams of up to five players on each side. Players will have to fight to maintain control of the Tactical Crystal, guiding it through multiple checkpoints to the team’s goal point. Crystalline Conflict unlocks after completing the level 30 quest A Pup is No Longer for Your Great Company.
Similar to the party, Crystalline Conflict has both casual modes and a ranked mode, with six ranked tiers including Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, and Crystal. Each level, with the exception of Crystal, is divided into a number of “risers” that players can progress through. Unlike the party, players will not be demoted to a lower tier during the season and will instead only lose progress within that tier.
Another major addition in patch 6.1 is Duty Support, a system designed to allow solo players to tackle major storyline tasks with the help of a team of NPCs. At first, only a certain number of main storyline quests will be supported for Duty Support, with A Realm Reborn, Shadowbringers, and Endwalker included in that number. Service support for previous content and other expansions will be added in future updates. In all applicable tasks, the Duty Support icon will be displayed at the entrance, allowing players to choose to enter the dungeon with a group of NPCs.
The new update also adds a bunch of new stuff, housing updates, and quality of life changes, along with a handful of bug fixes. Check out the full patch notes here for details on everything added with patch 6.1.
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