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Final Fantasy 14 (FFXIV) Endwalker's Patch 6.05 update brings Pandaemonium's Savage-tier Raids

Final Fantasy Xiv Raid
Final Fantasy Xiv Raid (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is the latest expansion to Square Enix's popular MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV.
  • The game has been updated with Patch 6.05 and it brings a whole host of new content such as the Savage-tier versions of the Pandaemonium raid, the Excitatron 6000 dungeon, changes to player Jobs, and more.

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, the latest expansion to Square Enix's critically acclaimed and beloved MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV, has received a new update today called Patch 6.05. This is a huge update which, according to the FFXIV website, contains a ton of new content and various bug fixes to the game.

The biggest addition of this update is that the Savage mode for the first part of the Pandaemonium raid series is now available. For those unaware, Savage raids are harder versions of Final Fantasy XIV raids where enemies hit harder, their attacks have their indicators removed, and feature brand new mechanics that you must avoid to save the party from being killed in one hit. These fights require strict communication, teamwork, and memorization to achieve victory and obtain the new gear they hold.

Another big highlight is the introduction of the Excitatron 6000 treasure map dungeon. Treasure map dungeons are special dungeons that can only be accessed after acquiring a treasure coffer from treasure maps. In these dungeons, you fight through a gauntlet of enemies (some of which are unique to these dungeons) and receive special prizes depending on how lucky you are.

To help players conquer these new challenges, some player Jobs have received major changes including potency upgrades and quality of life improvements. The Jobs that have received these changes are Pugilist/Monk, Dragoon, Ninja, Samurai, Reaper, Dancer, Summoner, and Scholar. In addition, players can arm themselves with powerful gear that can only be bought with the new Tomestones of Astronomy currency

There are also new items to collect such as house furnishings, prizes at the Manderville Gold Saucer, mounts, minions, orchestration rolls, achievements, and titles. Plus, there are new Elite Mark monsters to hunt in the Guildship Mark sidequests.

As you can see, there is a lot of goodies for players to get their hands on in this patch. Substantial, post-launch updates like this is one of the many reasons why Final Fantasy XIV is considered one of the best multiplayer games on PC. Stay tuned for future news updates on Final Fantasy XIV as we head into 2022.

Alexander Cope is a writer for Windows Central and iMore that has been gaming since the 16-bit era.