Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.1 arrives a week from now, and Square Enix released new details for the NieR collaboration Alliance Raid with a message from Yoko Taro; Beast Tribe quests, Custom Deliveries, and more.
First, here are new details on the Alliance Raid dungeon “YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse”:
YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse – The Copied Factory
Machina indistinguishable from men in appearance, speech, demeanor─anyone in Norvrandt would dismiss such an idea as the fantastical ramblings of drunken dwarves. The discovery of a white-clad woman identifying herself as an “android,” however, may call everything that has long been believed about technology into question…
An enigmatic android, mysterious machine lifeforms, and deadly secrets…
Newfound ruins amidst the Duergar Mountains have drawn the attention of curious dwarves and the Warrior of Darkness alike. The discovery of a pale-garbed woman calling herself 2P, however, will force these intrepid explorers to confront the reality─and dangers─of technology beyond their wildest imaginings.
An android in white, awakened within the excavation tunnels near Komra. Her knowledge of the ruins and their machine lifeforms could be an invaluable asset…
Message from Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito:
President and Game Director, BUKKORO
Notable works include: NieR (series), Drakengard (series)
Good morning! YOKO TARO here. Just last night, I had the strangest dream where I was working on a raid for FFXIV…and then I woke up, and told Square Enix about it, and they were like, “that…wasn’t a dream,” and─
Member of the Board and Executive Producer, SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
Notable works include: NieR (series), Dragon Quest X Online, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Greetings. I’m Yosuke Saito, a.k.a. Yosu-P! If 2B stands for YoRHa No.2 Type B, what does 2P stand for? It can’t possibly be “2nd Player” this time… Well, I’m sure that if you play YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse, you’ll find that mystery completely resolv─
Below are more details on what else is new in Patch 5.1:
Beast Tribe Quests
Vrandtic folklore holds that pixies have a penchant for visiting the dreams of mortals. Assuming there is truth to this legend, what manner of dreams might these mischief-loving souls bring with them? If you would know the answer, close your eyes, suspend disbelief, and step into Lyhe Mheg─the fantastical Garden of Dreams…
Kai-Shirr has at long last been reunited with his childhood friends in Eulmore, though he finds the city itself undergoing sweeping changes following the fall of Vauthry. In the hope of helping to forge a brighter future for his new home, Kai-Shirr devises a plan to attract visitors to Eulmore, with the Beehive playing a central role. However, in order to cater to the needs of customers from every walk of life, he must seek the aid of none other than the Warrior of Darkness.
The Gold Saucer – The Slice is Right
Hailing from the Far East, the mysterious swordsman Yojimbo descends upon the Gold Saucer! Only those with lightning-quick reflexes and the providence of the kami will be able to withstand his onslaught and reign victorious in the ultimate test of skill…and sheer luck.
Crafting and Gathering Overhaul
A great many changes are coming to the world of crafting and gathering in Patch 5.1 and Patch 5.2, enhancing the experience for beginners and veterans alike. Patch 5.1 will include various adjustments to actions, the removal of additional actions, improvements to the UI, and much more. There have also been adjustments to quick synthesis, desynthesis, and a new quick gathering option has been added.
Final Fantasy XIV is available on PlayStation 4 and PC. Patch 5.1 arrives on October 29, 2019. Check our previous report to see more on the new story, new dungeon, New Game+, and Fellowships. NieR: Automata is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.