Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV) Ultimate Raiders could soon have a new challenge to surmount. The next entry into the Final Fantasy XIV “Ultimate Raid” series is coming to patch 6.11 of Endwalker. Called “Dragonsong’s Reprise,” the Ultimate Dragonsong Raid will cover the final battles of the FFXIV Heavensward expansion.
Producers Naoki “Yoshi-P” Yoshida and Toshio “Foxclon” Murouchi teased the new content during a Letter from the Producer Live broadcast. Though they didn’t go into detail about what players could expect, some in-development screens from the Ultimate Dragonsong Raid were on hand to hint at the possibilities.
FFXIV Ultimate Raids are designed as challenging content for high-end players, with a level of complexity that exceeds the Extreme Trials and Savage Raids elsewhere in the game. Currently there are four Ultimate Raids in the game, spanning content from A Realm Reborn and Heavensward. Ultimate Raids usually take the form of “boss gauntlets” that pit players in groups of eight against multiple, heavily enhanced versions of the bosses they fought in the main scenario or other content. According to the team, though, Ultimate Dragonsong will be a bit different. The fight was designed by FFXIV Battle Content Director Masaki “Mr. Ozma” Nakagawa and will contain twists that set it apart from other Ultimate Raids.
The screens included a look at the arena from Patch 3.3’s “The Final Steps of Faith,” but with players facing off against both Nidhogg and Hraesvelgr. Similarly, shots from the final boss fight of Heavensward‘s “The Vault” dungeon showed off Ser Charibert and the other bosses standing together.
Final Fantasy XIV is immediately available on PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. The Ultimate Dragonsong raid will arrive with patch 6.11. Patch 6.1 goes live in April 2022.