FFXIV 6.4 The Dark Throne: Release date, new dungeon & more

key art of the FFXIV 6.4 The Dark Throne update

The FFXIV 6.4 The Dark Throne update is set to launch soon and bring a bunch of new content to the MMO, so you may want to know the release date, new content, and more. 

Most of the content in the next FFXIV update has been outlined in the patch notes, giving players a look into what they can expect in the game later this month. So, if you need a breakdown of the FFXIV 6.4 The Dark Throne release date and patch notes, we’ve got you covered. 

FFXIV 6.4 The Dark Throne release date

According to a post from the official Final Fantasy 14 Twitter account, players will be able to play FFXIV 6.4 The Dark Throne in late May 2023

There’s no exact release date yet, and FFXIV doesn’t have specific patch days, so we imagine it will release sometime after May 20. 

FFXIV 6.4 The Dark Throne changes

There is a range of new content in the FFXIV 6.4 The Dark Throne patch, ranging from new challenges to system changes. Read on to learn about all these changes. 

New story

a promotional image of some characters in the FFXIV The Dark Throne story

The Dark Throne update sees new main scenario quests added to the game, continuing the narrative as the Warrior of Light and allies search for a new way to reach the void. 

There are also two new side stories set to be introduced: Somehow Further Hildibrand Adventures and Tataru’s Grand Endeavor. 

New challenges

a promotional image of a new region in the FFXIV 6.4 The Dark Throne update
  • Raid Dungeons: 
    • Pandæmonium: Anabaseios
    • Pandæmonium: Anabaseios (Savage)
  • Dungeon: 
    • The Aetherfont
  • Faux Hollows: 
    • Containment Bay Z1T9 (Unreal) 
  • Variant Dungeon:
    • Mount Rokkon
  • Criterion Dungeons: 
    • Another Mount Rokkon
    • Another Mount Rokkon (Savage)
  • Trials: 
    • The Voidcast Dais
    • The Voidcast Dais (Extreme)

New systems

a promotional image of a boss fight in FFXIV The Dark Throne
  • The Duty Support system has been added to five new dungeons: 
    • The Sirensong Sea
    • Bardam’s Mettle
    • Doma Castle
    • Castrum Albania
    • Ala Mhigo 
  • Manderville Weapons stage three.
  • Frontline changes:
    • New PvP match score and time UI.
    • The Fields of Glory (Shatter) rules changed.
    • The Borderland Ruins (Secure) temporarily closed.


  • PvP Series 3 will end with the launch of 6.4.
  • New Allagan Tomestone currency: 
    • Allagan Tomestones of Comedy
  • Allagan Tomestone changes:
    • Allagan Tomestones of Astronomy are now deprecated and can be exchanged for Allagan Tomestones of Causality.
    • Allagan Tomestones of Causality are no longer limited to 450 per week.
    • Allagan Tomestones of Aphorism have been removed.

That’s our full coverage of the FFXIV 6.4 The Dark Throne update, and now you know all the new content and changes set to come to the game.

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