Final Fantasy XIV Patch 4.3 “Under the Moonlight” content detailed in special site update By Tony Garsow on May 10, 2018 at 8:29 PM

Final Fantasy XIV‘s official site was updated today with more information about the upcoming Patch 4.3 titled “Under the Moonlight.” Releasing in late May, the patch will include the continuation of the main scenario, the second chapter in the Return to Ivalice raid series, a new mystery trial, and other features and quality-of-life updates.

We’ll get even more when the 44th Letter from the Producer Live broadcast airs tomorrow, Friday May 11th, at 4:00 am Pacific Daylight Time. Topics will include a deeper look at Patch 4.3’s content and there will be a special guest appearance by Yasumi Matsuno, creator of the Ivalice titles. In the mean-time Square Enix details some quality-of-life updates in a new blog post which includes forced entry into sealed boss rooms, a unique map marker for pets, an enhanced achievement feature and more.

Here’s a look at what’s coming in Patch 4.3:

Main Scenario — Under the Moonlight

“The arrival of imperial envoys in the land of Doma was as unexpected as their stated purpose: to negotiate peace. Lord Hien, eager to secure the release of his conscripted countrymen, cautiously accepts the agreement, and arranges for a prisoner exchange. Yet even as Doma is poised to welcome the breaking dawn, the shadow of the fallen Zenos enfolds all in darkness and uncertainty.”

Alliance Raid — Return to Ivalice: Ridorana Cataract

“South of Rabanastre, in a remote corner of the Valnard Sea gapes a fathomless maw that, for centuries, has slowly devoured the world around it: Ridorana. Whether you believe the cataract natural wonder or demon-torn gate to the very underworld, journeys to her edge should be made with the utmost caution, seeing as none who have stumbled into the darkness have ever returned to tell their tale. An ancient spire once used by the Dalmascans as a lighthouse rises defiantly above the churning waters to warn forethoughtful and foolhardy alike. It is into this spire that the transformed Ba’Gamnan has fled. It is into this hell that you must follow.”

Level 70 Dungeon — The Swallow’s Compass

“Chiseled into the great wall which cuts across the plains of Yanxia, between two of the Dairyu Moon Gates, is the visage of Ganen, the legendary hero who united Doma. The first king of the new kingdom was not only a military genius, but also the founder of geomancy, and so after his death this royal mausoleum became a holy place to which his disciples would make pilgrimage. Alas, following the imperial invasion, it was abandoned and fell into disrepair, yet circumstances now conspire to deliver the Warrior of Light unto these hallowed halls─but to what end?”

Side Story — The Four Lords

“The Four Lords─greatest of the auspices─once fought to defend the Ruby Sea and her people from calamitous forces. Though the Warrior of Light and his comrades managed to save the soul of Byakko, one of these ancient guardians, they are not yet ready to face the threat which looms on the horizon. And so the auspice Genbu considers a rather unorthodox training method…”

Additional Updates

Custom Deliveries

“Kurenai has a dream. And to realize that dream, she needs custom deliveries. As a Disciple of the Hand or Land, you may contribute to her ambition to bring change to Sui-no-Sato. And who knows? If you do enough for her cause, she might even let you dress her up…”

Doman Restoration

“Having cast off the imperial yoke after twenty-five years, the people of Doma are free at last. A new day dawns…but it will be a day of work, for the enclave many call home remains a shadow of its former self. The Shazenkai, an organization formed to facilitate the reconstruction and revitalization of the settlement, is prepared to lead the way─but they will need to look to others if they are to succeed in this bold endeavor.”

Gold Saucer Duty Finder Update

“The Gold Saucer has a host of attractions, and participating in its two premier events has never been easier. Whether you’re at the Gold Saucer or a world away, now you can join Lord of Verminion tournament matches and chocobo races with the press of a button via the Duty Finder!”

Cross-world Linkshells

“Bridge the gap between Worlds with the new cross-world linkshell system. Keeping in touch with friends on the same data center has never been easier.”

Glamour Dresser

“There is no greater quest than seeking the perfect outfit, and the glamour dresser is here to help. This already spacious commode of clothing can now hold a greater variety of gear. What’s more, any clothing turned into glamours can now be restored to its original form.”


“Wondering if friends dropped by your estate to say hello? Leave a guestbook to sign and wonder no longer! Perhaps you’ll even find thoughtful notes from an unexpected caller.”