Final Fantasy XIV Update 5.55 Patch Notes

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5.55 update arrived for Final Fantasy XIV, and here is the full list of changes and fixes added with this patch. Update 5.55 adds the second half of the 5.5 main storyline that will lead into Final Fantasy XIV's next expansion, Endwalker. Also, the last part (heh) of the Relic Weapon quest and the Save the Queen story arc appear in this update. Warriors of Light can now grind their Mettle in the new Zadnor area. It works just like Bozjan's Southern Front, but there are a few new mechanics to shake things up, and the increased Resistance Rank cap to 25 means there's a lot of work to be done. Here's everything new in Final Fantasy XIV update 5.55.



Final Fantasy XIV Update 5.55 Patch Notes

Playable content

quests

New main storyline quests have been added.

  • The company we keep
    • Level 80 Disciple of War or Magic
    • The Rising Stones (X: 6,0 Y: 5,9)
    • Alisaie
    • Players must first complete the main scenario quest “When the Dust Settles”.
  • ??
    • Level 80 Disciple of War or Magic
    • ??
    • ??
    • Players must first complete the Main Scenario Quest “The Society We Keep”.
  • ??
    • Level 80 Disciple of War or Magic
    • ??
    • ??
    • Players must first complete the main scenario quest “???”

Chronicles of a New Era quests have been added.



YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse

  • Where does the heart lead
    • Level 80 Disciple of War or Magic
    • Kholusia (X: 34,7 Y: 18,2)
    • Head of the excavation site
    • Players must first complete all weekly YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse quests and have received all Konogg's messages from the dig site leader.

New side quests have been added.

Save the Queen: Blades of Gunnhildr

  • A new playground
    • Level 80 Disciple of War or Magic
    • Gangos (X: 6,4 Y: 5,7)
    • Marsak
    • Players must first complete the “Futures Rewritten” main storyline quest and have completed the “Fit for a Queen” quest.
  • Solve Unshaken
    • Level 80 Disciple of War or Magic
    • Zadnor (X: 35,4 Y: 35,0)
    • Mikoto
    • Players must first complete the “A New Playground” quest and have reached Resistance Rank 16.
  • where the eagles sleep
    • Level 80 Disciple of War or Magic
    • Zadnor (X: 35,0 Y: 35,0)
    • Dmitar
    • Players must first complete the “Resolve Unshaken” quest and have reached Resistance Rank 18.
  • ??
    • Level 80 Disciple of War or Magic
    • ??
    • ??
    • Players must first complete the “Where Eagles Roost” quest and have reached Resistance Rank 20.
  • ??
    • Level 80 Disciple of War or Magic
    • ??
    • ??
    • Players must first complete the “???” quest. and reached the resistance rank ???.
  • ??
    • Level 80 Disciple of War or Magic
    • ??
    • ??
    • Players must first complete the “???” quest. and reached the resistance rank ???.
  • ??
    • Level 80 Disciple of War or Magic
    • ??
    • ??
    • Players must first complete the “???” quest. and reached the resistance rank ???.
  • A ruined opportunity
  • Level 80 Disciple of War or Magic
  • Gangos (X: 6,8 Y: 5,5)
  • Merlzirn
  • Players must first complete the “???” quest. and have accumulated at least 2 courage.
    • The “A Ruined Opportunity” quest is a repeatable quest that can only be accepted once per week. The availability of this quest resets every Tuesday at 1:00 AM (PDT). Please note that 2 courage is still required even when repeating this quest.

Save the Queen: Blades of Gunnhildr (Weapons of Resistance)



  • What are dreams made of
    • Level 80 Disciple of War or Magic
    • Gangos (X: 6,2 Y: 5,0)
    • Gerolt
    • Players must first complete the “A New Path of Resistance” quest and have progressed to the corresponding step of the “A New Path” quest.
  • playground.”
    • Spare parts
    • Level 80 Disciple of War or Magic
    • Gangos (X: 6,1 Y: 4,9)
    • Zlatan
    • Players must first complete the “What Dreams Are Made Of” quest.
  • Tell me a story
    • Level 80 Disciple of War or Magic
    • Gangos (X: 6,1 Y: 4,9)
    • Zlatan
    • Players must first complete the “What Dreams Are Made Of” quest.
  • A fond memory
    • Level 80 Disciple of War or Magic
    • Gangos (X: 6,1 Y: 4,9)
    • Zlatan
    • Players must first complete the “What Dreams Are Made Of” quest.
  • A done deal
    • Level 80 Disciple of War or Magic
    • Gangos (X: 6,2 Y: 5,0)
    • Gerolt
    • Players must first complete the “Spare Parts”, “Tell Me a Story”, and “A Heartfelt Remembrance” quests.
  • Irresistible
    • Level 80 Disciple of War or Magic
    • Gangos (X: 6,1 Y: 4,9)
    • Zlatan
    • Players must first complete the “A Case Completed” quest.

New side quests have been added.



triple triad

  • The adventurer with all the cards
    • Any job class or level 1
    • Gold Saucer (X: 5,0 Y: 6,7)
    • Gold Saucer Attendant
    • Players must first achieve the “A Card in Hand” achievement.

New chapters have been added to New Game+.

The final quest for each chapter must be completed before it can be unlocked.

Main storyline quests

  • Shadowbringers – Part 4
  • Chronicles of a New Era Quests
  • YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse

Housing

  • Furniture from the FFXIV Furniture Design Contest has been added. Additional contest entries have been selected to serve as new furnishings.
  • New furniture has been added.
  • New orchestrion scrolls have been added.

Diverse

The following additions have been made to performance shares:

New instruments have been added.

  • Electric guitar
    • Unlike other instruments, the electric guitar can change its sound mid-performance.
  • Tone change
    • A new UI widget has been added for Electric Guitar with the following options:
      • A mouse can be used to select tones directly from the user interface.
      • Keyboard shortcuts can also be used to select tones.
  • Gamepad / DUALSHOCK®4 / DualSense ™
    • Order entry
      • Tone Change: Next LT or RT + Right Stick (L2 or R2 + R3)
      • Tone Change: Previous LT or RT + Left Stick (L2 or R2 + L3)
  • The following options have been added under Keyboard Controls in the Performance Settings window:
    • Tone change: next
    • Tone change: previous
    • Electric Guitar: Overdriven
    • Electric guitar: clean
    • Electric guitar: muted
    • Electric guitar: power chords
    • Electric guitar: special

New emotes have been added.

The winning hairstyle from the FFXIV Hair Design Contest is now available.

Final Fantasy XIV Update 5.55 Battle System Changes

  • The Diamond Gwiber Trumpet drop rate in the Cloud Deck (Extreme) has been increased.
  • The drop rate of the Emerald Gwiber trumpet in Castrum Marinum (Extreme) has been increased.
    • Additionally, players can now obtain this item in exchange for totems by speaking with C'intana in Mor Dhona (X: 22,7 Y: 6,7)
      • Item obtained: Emerald Gwiber
      • Item Required: Emerald Trumpet Totem x99
  • With player accessibility in mind, some combat effects in the alliance raid The Tower at Paradigm's Breach have been adjusted.

Save the Queen: Blades of Gunnhildr

Zadnor boards have been added.

Like Bozjan's Southern Front, Zadnor is a new instanced encounter in which players aid Bozjan's resistance in their ongoing efforts to reclaim their homeland from the Imperial IV Legion.

  • Required level Disciple of war or magic level 71
  • Item Level Requirement: N/A
  • Group size Eight players
  • Time limit 180 minutes
  • Conditions
    • A new playground
      • Level 80 Disciple of War or Magic
      • Gangos (X: 6,4 Y: 5,7)
      • Marsak
      • Players must first complete the “Futures Rewritten” main storyline quest and have completed the “Fit for a Queen” quest.
  • Task-specific rules and features
    • Zadnor's unique rules and features are the same as those found on Bozjan's southern front.
  • Max resistance rank increased from 15 to 25.
  • Sixteen new lost actions have been added.
  • New field notes have been added.
  • Added resistance honors system.
    • Players who have reached the maximum resistance rank can receive honors to further increase their strength when completing tasks in areas of Save the Queen.
    • Conditions
      • After reaching Resistance Rank 25 and completing the “???” quest, talk to the Resistance Advisor in Zadnor (X:35,7 Y:34,9).
    • Receive honors
      • After accumulating enough Courage, players can speak with the Resistance Advisor to receive Proofs of Courage. These can then be exchanged for three varieties of Resistance Honors: Suns of Strength, Suns of Bravery, or Suns of Relief.
      • The number of proofs in your possession can be confirmed at any time via the HUD.
    • honor effect
      • Sun of Fortitude Increases maximum HP.
      • Sun of Valor Increases damage dealt.
      • Relief Sun Increases healing power.
    • Up to ten of each honor may be held at any one time. The longer you have these honors, the greater their effect.
  • A new Resistance weapon story quest has been added.
    • Players will be able to improve the strength of their resistance weapons by completing this quest.
    • Conditions
      • What are dreams made of
      • Level 80 Disciple of War or Magic
      • Gangos (X: 6,2 Y: 5,0)
      • Gerolt
      • Players must first complete the “A New Path of Resistance” quest and have progressed to the corresponding step of the “A New Playground” quest.
    • Improving Resistance Weapons
      • Resistance weapons can be upgraded further by completing this quest. Required items can be found inside and outside Save the Queen areas.
    • Class/Job Specific Quests
      • Resistance weapon quests use a system that will force players to use the same class or job they accepted the quest with.
  • The amount of ardor rewarded after completing Delubrum Reginae has been increased.

Celebration

  • Season nineteen will end and pre-season will begin.
    • At the end of the season, the best players in each data center will receive vouchers via the moogle delivery service.
  • Players finishing at bronze level or higher can claim rewards by talking to the party steward at Wolves' Den Pier (X: 4,9 Y: 5,7).
  • Tier rewards for Season Nineteen must be claimed before the end of the Pre-Season.

Articles

  • New items have been added.
    • Items added in patch 5.55 will be listed at a later date.
  • New recipes have been added.
    • Recipes added in patch 5.55 will be listed at a later date.

The following items have been added to the list of potential materials obtained when salvaging weapons and attachments obtained from trials:

  • The Screaming Eye (Extreme) -> Vortex Feather
  • The Navel (Extreme) -> Crag Heart
  • The Ember Bowl (Extreme) -> Hell Horn
  • Thorny March (Extreme) -> Royal Mustache
  • The Whorleater (Extrême) -> Barb of the Whorl
  • The Striking Tree (Extreme) -> Leven's Large Orb
  • Akh Afah Amphitheater (Extreme) -> Diamond Tear
  • Unlimited Blue (Extreme) -> Expanse Baleen
  • Thok ast Thok (Extrême) -> Hive Forewing
  • The Minstrel’s Ballad: Nidhogg’s Rage -> Nidhogg’s Scale
  • Containment Bay S1T7 (Extreme) -> Fiend Sap
  • Containment Bay P1T6 (Extreme) -> Fancy Pearl Fragment
  • Containment Bay Z1T9 (Extreme) -> Zurvanite Shell Fragment
  • The Pool of Tribute (Extreme) -> Blade of Revelry
  • Emanation (Extreme) -> Shroud of Happiness
  • The Jade Stoa (Extreme)-> Byakko's Mane
  • The Minstrel’s Ballad: Tsukuyomi’s Pain -> Celestial Kimono Remnant
  • The Seat of Sacrifice (Extreme) -> Plate of Light

The graphical effects of the main fisherman tool The Resplendent Tacklefiend's Rod have been adjusted.

New large fish have been added to fishing holes in Norvrandt areas.

New mounts have been added.

A new chocobo bard has been added.

New minions have been added.

Final Fantasy XIV Update 5.55 System Changes

  • New achievements and titles have been added.
  • The group list will now sort automatically when the number of group members changes during an instanced assignment.
  • Descriptions of settings under Display Settings in the System Setup menu have been adjusted (PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®5 only).
    • Appears on PlayStation®4 Pro.
  • The following text command has been added:
    • / twisted
      • /twisted [subcommand]
      • Wring your hands obsequiously.
      • Subcommands: motion (perform motion only).
      • Text and motion will be displayed when no subcommand is specified.
      • ?? ??
  • New music and sound effects have been added.

Resolved issues

  • The following issues have been resolved.
  • An issue when completing the “Sleep Now in Sapphire” quest in which a cup would not display during a cutscene (PlayStation®5 only).
  • An issue where the “Early to Rise” hairstyle was causing clipping with certain gear when playing as Au Ra.
  • An issue where the PvE ninja actions Goka Mekkyaku and Hyosho Ranryu appeared grayed out even when ready to be activated.
  • An issue where Omega Coat of Scouting gear graphics were not displaying correctly when worn by female Lalafells (PlayStation®5 only).
  • An issue where the deprecated Android Halfrobe of Healing and deprecated Android Halfrobe of Casting gear graphics were not displaying correctly when equipped or used for Glamor.
  • An issue where the Craftsman Leather Pants graphics for gear were not displaying correctly (PlayStation®5 only).
  • An issue where free Company Emblems could not be applied to Alphinaud's new outfit.
  • An issue where graphics for the exterior walls of the Medium Forge enclosure were not displaying correctly.
  • An issue where the brightness of some indoor and outdoor furniture dropped significantly when zooming out of the camera (PlayStation®5 only).
  • An issue where desynthesising True Ice Katana and True Ice Degen weapons did not yield the correct items.
    • These weapons mistakenly gave Platinum Bars and Gold Bars. They will now drop Dwarf Mythril Nuggets and Darksteel Nuggets.
  • An issue when using Group Pose in certain instanced tasks where disabling item effects under Character Display Settings persisted even after exiting Group Pose.
  • An issue where the “Maximum” mouse cursor size setting would not save after logging out (PlayStation®5 only).
  • Minor text issues have been fixed.
  • An issue where the fanfare music did not trigger at the correct time.
  • Other miscellaneous issues were also discussed.

Final Fantasy XIV update 5.55 known issues

  • An issue in Zadnor where attacks from certain enemies interrupt the casting of player actions.
  • An issue in Zadnor where more than 30 status issues cannot be applied to certain enemies.
  • An issue in Zadnor where objects in the environment designed to avoid enemy attacks continue to protect against damage even after being destroyed.
  • An issue in Zadnor where players affected by the Forced March status effect unintentionally change direction under certain circumstances.
  • An issue in Zadnor where the Physical Aversion status effect is not being applied to certain enemies.
  • An issue in Zadnor where the Enmity List and Battle Log are not displaying correctly under certain conditions.
  • An issue in Zadnor where NPC movements and actions during certain critical engagements and skirmishes are incorrect.
    • This issue has no effect on the ability to perform these tasks.
  • An issue on the Bozjan Southern Front where progressing Save the Queen story quests spawns two iterations of the Resistance Historian.
    • One of the NPCs has fewer items to trade than the other. If you're having trouble targeting the right NPC, try speaking with the Resistance Historian in Zadnor.
  • An issue where the Lost Font of Power status icon is not displaying for pets under certain conditions.
    • Pets still receive status effect effects even if the icon is not displayed.
  • An issue after setting certain actions lost on a hotbar where their inventory count temporarily appears to be zero when said actions are performed.
    • It's just a display issue. The quantity of your inventory is not affected.
  • An issue when performing instanced tasks where the party list is not sorted correctly when disbanding and reforming parties.

Final Fantasy XIV Update 5.55 is the last major update the game will receive before Endwalker is released on November 23, 2022. There will be a 5.57 update, but it won't be as robust as 5.5 and 5.55. The Relic Weapon grind should hold most Warriors of Light until the expansion drops, especially those looking for all the Final Fantasy XII cosmetics added in the Save the Queen storyline. I'm not really the biggest fan of Mettle's grind, but I won't lie and say I don't want Balthier and Fran's hoverbike as my mount.

Final Fantasy XIV is now available on the platforms. For more information on this patch, visit the official Final Fantasy XIV website.

– This article was last updated on: May 25, 2022


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