Keep your eyes on the next 5.55! Sorry, Kamen Rider 555 (Faiz) joke. Anyway, the wildly successful Final Fantasy XIV recently launched update 5.55, adding a slew of new features, including PlayStation 5 support! (Granted, that has been the case since the launch of the Open Beta. But now it’s official!) While many of the new quests require a purchase of the Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers expansion, additions like new emotes, mounts, hairstyles, and more only require Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward.
Quests, quests, and more quests! The 5.55 update brings three new additions to the main quest, a new Chronicles of a New Era quest for YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse, new side story quests for Save the Queen: Blades of Gunnhildr, and a new quest focusing on Triple Triad, the lovable card game. If that’s not enough, there’s a fresh new update to New Game+.
Aesthetically, new furnishings from the FFXIV Furnishing Design Contest are now available. Speaking of contests, an entry from the FFXIV Hairstyle Design Contest is available in the 5.55 update as well. The update also adds new emotes and tweaks to the gameplay.
Also, a new instrument, the electric guitar, is available. This instrument allows you to change the tone of your music mid-performance. A new widget to the UI allows you to make these changes through keybindings, mouse and controller. Rock on!
The 5.55 update comes with so much more! From minions to items to recipes, the update is staggering. For the full list of additions, check out the full 5.55 patch notes.
Final Fantasy XIV is available now for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and now PlayStation 5. The next expansion, Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, releases on November 23, 2021. Stay tuned to RPGFan for more information!