Final Fantasy XIV 6.4 previews Aetherfont dungeon, new Main Scenario quests; New preview stream coming on May 12th

The next update for Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is coming in a few weeks, and Square Enix released new screenshots from Patch 6.4, The Dark Throne. The new shots show off material from the update, including the new dungeon, called the Aetherfont, as well as cutscenes from the Main Scenario quest and other new features.

Additionally, Square Enix announced the schedule for the next Letter from the Producer Live broadcast. Hosted by Producer Naoki Yoshida and Global Community Producer Toshio Murouchi, the 77th broadcast will take place on May 12, 2023 at 4:00 AM PDT/11:00 AM UTC/ 8:00 PM Japan time. The broadcast will air on YouTube and Twitch. The broadcast will dig deeper into the Patch 6.4 preview, as well as debut the planned trailer for the update.

The new screenshots also came with some teaser text to hint at what's to come for players. Check it out below.

Note: The screenshots and descriptive text constitute spoilers for Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker and previous patch updates.

Main Scenario Quest updates

With a gambit that would cost them their very lives, the archfiends Cagnazzo and Rubicante succeeded in destroying the voidgate hidden within the depths of Alzadaal's Legacy, thus barring the path to the Thirteenth. Yet where there is a will, there is a way─and so the Warrior of Light and allies continue the search for a new means to reach the void.

Pandaemonium: Anabaseios Normal Raids

The serene expanse of the aetherial sea is marred by the sudden appearance of Pandæmonium, which has crossed eons to threaten the source of life itself. Its walls loom unmanned, but you know well what horrors once lay beyond them, and in the silence can hear a stirring...

The Aetherfont dungeon

North of the Sharlayan mainland lies the verdant Isle of Haam, a land long protected by the Forum as an academic asset due to its abundant wells of aether. Yet with plenty often comes peril, and what awaits will not so readily relinquish its claim to the island's lifeblood...

Containment Bay Z1T9 (Unreal)

The faux commander bids you regale him with another tale, and from the ashes of memory does Zurvan, the Demon, rise again. Steeling yourself for a fiery battle, you cast your mind to the cacophonous clash of good and evil, the war eternal...

Additional Duty Support

The Duty Support system has been expanded to include five dungeons from Stormblood. In crimson sunsets do heroes rise, and the Warrior of Light must join with Lyse, Hien, Gosetsu, and their Scion allies to bring peace to Ala Mhigo and Doma once more!

* The duties newly added to the Duty Support system are as follows: The Sirensong Sea, Bardam's Mettle, Doma Castle, Castrum Abania, and Ala Mhigo. Further updates will be progressively implemented in future patches.

Final Fantasy XIV is available on PC, PS4, and PS5. The next Letter from the Producer Live stream is scheduled for May 12, 2023.