Delivering one last update to Final Fantasy XIV for 2019, Square Enix will be pushing out Patch 5.18 onto servers today. Once the maintenance period [expected to run from 6:00 to 10:00 (GMT)] concludes, a number of new additions will be introduced to the game – primarily around gearing players up to tackle Patch 5.2’s content when it launches next year.
A full patch notes has not been released yet, so there may be some surprises awaiting players. The following content additions and changes however have been confirmed:
1/ Weekly restrictions around the completion of Eden’s Gate Savage (E1S – E4S) will be removed. Therefore, expect to see a new surge of interest in completing such content as players strive to collect their ilvl 470 gear and ilvl 475 weapon. The completion of each battle will now drop two item chests, regardless of how many times players have completed the raid.
2/ Formerly only available as loot for completing E3S, Deepshadow Solvent will now be purchasable from Eulmore using Manufactured Coin’s collected from The Copied Factory 24-player raid. The solvent can be traded in along with a Deepshadow Weapon to obtain an ilvl 470 Augmented Deepshadow weapon.
3/ Season 14 of The Feast (PvP Content) will commence. You can read more information about Season 14 HERE.