Final Fantasy XIV's Under the Moonlight Patch Coming May 22

Final Fantasy XIV's Under the Moonlight Patch Coming May 22

Patch 4.3 continues Stormblood's tale of revolution.

Square Enix revealed the final release date of Final Fantasy XIV's next update, Patch 4.3. The patch, entitled "Under the Moonlight", will continue Stormblood's primary tale of the revolution in Doma. The publisher also released a new trailer for the patch's story content.

Most of the upcoming patch was detailed in the earlier Letter from the Producer Live Part XLIII stream in mid-April. In addition to the main scenario missions, there will be new Beast Tribe quests focused around crafting jobs and the Namazu, a new dungeon, and a new Ultimate-tier Trial called the Weapon's Refrain. The Trial will see players taking on Garuda, Titan, and Ifrit.

There's a new 24-person Alliance Raid that continues the Return to Ivalice series, taking players to the Ridorana Lighthouse. In today's steam on the patch, special guest and Final Fantasy Tactics writer Yasumi Mastuno revealed that the Return to Ivalice content will likely conclude in patch 4.5. Gear from the raid will be inspired by Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy XII.

Square Enix also detailed which content will be coming to 4.3 sub-patches. The Ultimate Trial will coming in Patch 4.31. Patch 4.35 will see the launch on Heaven-on-High, the new version of the Deep Dungeon concept. Players will need to be level 61 or higher to enter the dungeon, which is within the Ruby Sea. Heaven-on-High has 100 floors in total, with the first 30 being the base scenario and the subsequent floors are a high-end challenge. Players will gain weapons by trading points of strength from tokens, and then tokens for the weapons themselves; Palace of the Dead will also switch over to this system.

The further adventures of Hildibrand will also happen in Patch 4.35. Patch 4.36 will see the expansion of the Forbidden Land Eureka with the new Pagos Expedition.

Square Enix also announced the dates for Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2018-2019, which will take place on February 2-3, 2018 at the La Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris, France. The Eorzean Symphony concert will be on June 15-16 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Finally, the next Letter From the Producer will take place on June 12, 2018 at 11AM PT.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

Read this next

Anyone Who Wanted Kingdom Hearts 3 Seems to Have Bought it at Launch

Final Fantasy 14 and mobile games carry Square Enix through a quiet year.

A Bug in Final Fantasy 14's Nier Raid Has Fans Making Conspiracy Theories

Once you add Yoko Taro into the mix, fans start to dig deeper, even on the glitches.

Final Fantasy 14's Nier: Automata Raid Gets a Release Date and a Ton of New Details

Final Fantasy 14 continues to consume all things Square Enix.

Final Fantasy 14 Aiming to Resolve Its Longstanding Pacing Complaint With Patch 5.3

Square Enix' Letter From the Producer Live hints at what's coming in the next major patch.

Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers Review

Now, this is a story all about how, our life got flipped—turned upside down.

More News

NPD: 2019 Is a Record Year for Fighting Game Sales

Still, Modern Warfare dominated October and the year.

No More Finicky DualShock 4 Plugins on PC: Official Support Coming Thanks to Project xCloud

Play Xbox games… on a PC… with a PS4 controller. Really!

Xbox Head Says It's Learned Some Lessons For Scarlett From Xbox One's Launch

"...We will not be out of position on power or price."

More on PC

How to Get into the Aurora in Subnautica

We show you how to safely get into Subnautica's huge spaceship.

Where to Find Cave Sulfur in Subnautica

We show you where to find cave sulfur and what you can use it for.

Where to Find Titanium Ingots in Subnautica

We show you how you can get hold of titanium ingots fast, and what you can use them for.

How to Get the Seamoth Submarine in Subnautica

Here's how to unlock Subnautica's first proper vehicle.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Review: A New Hope

Respawn bursts on the scene with one of the best Star Wars games in ages, but there's a dark side.

No More Finicky DualShock 4 Plugins on PC: Official Support Coming Thanks to Project xCloud

Play Xbox games… on a PC… with a PS4 controller. Really!

More MMO Games

Rare Announces Everwild, Its Mysterious New IP

We got a glimpse of what Rare's next project is.

Bungie is Dropping Some Cryptic Teasers for Destiny 2

Turns out hitting level 999 was just the tip of the iceberg.