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Full Patch Notes for FFXIV 7.0 and Dawntrail (So Far)

The initial patch notes for FFXIV Dawntrail and 7.0 are here. These update details mark the start of a new era for the MMORPG, including visual changes, new story content, and two new jobs. Here is everything major you need to know about for both patch 7.0 and the fifth expansion.

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Full patch notes for FFXIV 7.0 and Dawntrail
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What is new for all players in the FFXIV patch notes for 7.0

Starting out, here is everything that affects all players no matter if you own or plan to play Dawntrail anytime soon. These are all of the major additions and changes that will affect even the newest free trial players all the way through to the previous expansion, Endwalker. Here is what’s new for all players in patch 7.0:

  • Massive graphical update that improves characters, textures, lighting, shadows, and more
  • Female Hrothgar is now a player race option
  • Free Fantasia for everyone as a quest reward from “Bottled Fantasy” in Ul’dah
  • You can now edit and change your appearance after using a Fantasia as many times as you like within a 60-minute timeframe
  • More hairstyles
  • New job actions and changes to existing actions
  • Ability to hide all other player characters near a quest NPC
  • Tribe quests are now known as Allied Society Quests
  • Fewer aether currents required to fly in Endwalker
  • You can now hold 1,500 Bicolor Gemstones
  • FATEs with bonus XP also give bonus Gemstones
  • Large-scale FATEs like A Finale Most Formidable will now appear on the map like regular FATEs
  • New craftable items and ranks for the Free Company workshop
  • You can now ban a certain player from entering your home
  • New furnishings, fish, and seeds
  • More prizes in the Gold Saucer
  • Series 6 of PvP
  • New armor, gear, and crafting recipes
  • Facewear is a new fashion equipment option for glasses and the like
  • You can now use up to two dyes on a single piece of gear
  • New minions and mounts
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Here’s everything new in the FFXIV Dawntrail patch notes

In addition to the changes to the base game and past expansions, the star of the show in the full 7.0 patch notes for FFXIV is Dawntrail. The new expansion is finally almost upon us, including new locations, content, cities, jobs, and so much more. Here is everything significant you can expect in Dawntrail without spoiling anything at all:

  • New level cap of 100
  • Two new cities: Tuliyollal (main city) and Solution Nine
  • Six new field areas: Urqopacha, Kozama’uka, Yak T’el, Shaaloani, Heritage Found, and *redacted*
  • Many new main scenario quests
  • New level-synced side quests in Tural
  • Role quests for the five main roles
  • Two new jobs: Viper and Pictomancer
  • Wachumeqimeqi Deliveries for the five crafter/gatherer roles
  • New levequests for crafters and gatherers
  • FATEs in Tural
  • Several new dungeons
  • A few new trials
  • Allagan Tomestones of Aesthetics and Heliometry (coming in 7.05) are the new currencies

That is everything you need to know about the most important parts of the new update. Check out the full patch notes here.

Final Fantasy XIV is available right now on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. The Dawntrail expansion will release on July 2, 2024, following early access beginning on June 28, 2024.

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