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Final Fantasy XIV finally unlocks current Savage and Alliance raids, preps for Xbox beta

Slowly moving towards Dawntrail

Patch 6.57 for FFXIV dropped in the early hours of February 13, bringing a host of updates in preparation for the upcoming Xbox open beta, lifted raid restrictions, and better A Realm Reborn quest rewards. It’s not a big patch, but it’s one worth mentioning.

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Savage Raiding restrictions lifted

The biggest change with Patch 6.57 is the Anabaseios: Savage restrictions have been lifted, so you can now farm the raids to your heart’s content. Two Treasure Coffers now always appear after a clear, regardless of previous completion by players, while players can now proceed directly to any Circle, whether or not they’ve completed previous circles. 

Additionally, parties are granted the Power of the Echo, giving a slight boost to groups to complete the Duty. Sadly, the Echo will not increase in the event of a Party wipe, but that +10% in HP, damage, and healing potency sure helps.

As for grinding Tome gear, the weekly cap for Allagan Tomestones of Causality has been doubled from 450 to 900. It’s now possible to grind enough Tomestones for either a Chest piece or a Leg piece of the iLvl 650 Credendum gear in one week.

FFXIV Xbox open beta

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The open Beta for FFXIV on Xbox Series X|S begins on February 21, 2024, but according to the Known Issues section of the patch notes, Xbox players may not be in for a smooth ride. All of the known issues in this patch relate to those taking part in the Beta, and some of these issues include:

  • Graphics not displaying properly
  • Keyboard hotkeys not functioning as intended within the launcher
  • Controller directional pad or directional buttons not working within the launcher

With the latter two issues, switching your input method will resolve the issue. 

Additional changes

  • Additional instances of Radz-at-Han, Old Sharlayan and Thavnair have been removed
  • Players can now ask the Felicitous Furball for advice on how to realise Visions within Island Sanctuary
  • The number of Allagan Tomestones of Comedy that can be won through Wondrous Tails has been increased from 50 to 300
  • Number of Vesper Bay Aetheryte tickets rewarded for the following MSQ quests has been increased:
    • “The Scions of the Seventh Dawn” (from 12 to 40)
    • “Back from the Wood” (from 10 to 33)
    • “The Black Wolf’s Ultimatum” (from 8 to 26)

Full Patch notes can be found over on the lodestone.


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Paula has been gaming since she can remember and is now juggling family life with virtual adventuring. She is a long-time FFXIV nut with a passion for helping others in the game. If she's not writing or traversing the realms of Eorzea, she's either asleep or traveling between the UK and the US to see her fiancé, whom she met in Zadnor.