The final major patch following the Endwalker expansion is set to arrive in early October. Split into two major parts, Growing Light – Part 1 will continue the main scenario in a penultimate push towards the Dawntrail expansion releasing next summer.
October’s update will also conclude the Myths of the Realm alliance raid series with the third duty: Thaleia. This series explores the mysteries of Eorzea’s pantheon of gods and their true nature. A new expert dungeon and trial dovetail with the main scenario’s Final Fantasy IV kick: inspired after the final dungeon and boss of the game.
Additionally, an update to the Duty Support system will make all main scenario dungeons compatible with NPC AI, and the free trial will be expanded to include the second expansion Stormblood and all its post release content – allowing trial players to level up to 70 and participate in content such as the Return to Ivalice raid and the foray into Forbidden Land Eureka.
Furthermore, Square Enix has announced that the next Letter from the Producer Live broadcast will take place at Tokyo Game Show on September 23rd. This live letter will be the second of a two-part preview into Patch 6.5. Later in October, the second of three Fan Festivals will take place in London, where we will get more information about the Dawntrail expansion. Final Fantasy series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi is slated to be a special guest.
You can check out the next Fan Festival stream broadcast schedule here, and a gallery of new 6.5 images shared by Square Enix below.
Currently, two limited-time events are running: The Rising celebrating 10 years of operation since A Realm Reborn‘s launch and the latest moogle tomestone event where completing certain duties rewards a currency that can be exchanged for various goodies. Both will conclude with the launch of Patch 6.5.