Final Fantasy 14 update 5.5 is coming April 13

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Final Fantasy 15 update 5.5 will release on April 13, 2021. The update is the final post-launch patch for the Shadowbringers expansion, which will bridge the gap to the next expansion, Endwalker

Late into the Final Fantasy 14 announcement showcase Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda showed up to reveal the PS5 version of FF14, while 'accidentally' letting loose the release date of patch 5.5. It was a real cute rehearsed mistake, with game director Naoki Yoshida and translation director Michael Christopher Koji Fox playing along by acting upset. The whole vibe was super public access television for a minute.

As for what 5.5 will actually bring to FF14, we don't really know. The livestream focused exclusively on new details around Endwalker, but if you've played FF14 for a while you probably know what to expect. Its post-expansion updates are pretty templated, and typically add a few hours of story quests, a new dungeon, new raid, and some fun side activities as well.

For more on the Final Fantasy 14 showcase, check out our coverage of the Endwalker trailer debut, the new Sage healer job, and how you'll be able to play with friends easier than ever later this year. 

James Davenport

James is stuck in an endless loop, playing the Dark Souls games on repeat until Elden Ring and Silksong set him free. He's a truffle pig for indie horror and weird FPS games too, seeking out games that actively hurt to play. Otherwise he's wandering Austin, identifying mushrooms and doodling grackles.