Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers 5.0 Update Patch Notes Revealed--Here's What's New

Shadowbringers is nearly here.

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Final Fantasy XIV's Shadowbringers expansion launches for PS4 and PC in just a few days. But alongside the expansion, developer Square Enix will also be releasing the huge 5.0 update with new features, content, and changes, and the full patch notes have now been released.

The update will add two new cities, The Crystarium and Eulmore, as well as new field areas Lakeland, Kholusia, Amh Araeng, Il Mheg, and The Rak'tika Greatwood. Main scenario quests will of course be included, along with "myriad" side quests. Notably, those side quests will utilize a new "automatic level adjust system known as quest sync." Square Enix says the new side quests "will have their difficulty and EXP rewards adjusted to match your current level."

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Plenty more content will be added in the 5.0 update, though Square Enix says some Shadowbringers features are being withheld until future patches. The Eden's Gate raid will be added in version 5.01, for example, while a New Game+ mode will land in update "5.1 or later."

For the full patch notes, you can check out the Final Fantasy XIV blog. You can also take a look at our list of Shadowbringers' biggest changes for FFXIV. Also bear in mind you can grab a previous Final Fantasy XIV expansion for free right now. That promotion is to celebrate the impending release of Shadowbringers, which launches on July 2 and enters early access on June 28 for those who pre-order. On PS4, the expansion costs $40 / £37 / AU $68, while PC players will need to fork out $40 / £30 / AU $60 for the standard edition.

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