'FFXIV' 5.01 Patch Notes: First Shadowbringers Update Adds New Quests and Eden Raid Dungeon

Final Fantasy XIV's 5.01 update has been released. Find out everything new and changed in the patch notes, including Chronicles of a New Era quests and Eden raid, here.

On Tuesday, Square Enix released its first major update (5.01) for the latest FFXIV: Shadowbringers expansion. This patch brings with it a variety of changes and additions, including new 'Chronicles of a New Era' quests and the Eden's Gate raid dungeon. In addition to these updates, the patch brings changes to the battle systems, new items, and achievements as well as a number of bug fixes. Below we've put together a complete rundown of everything new and changed in the FFXIV 5.01 update. You can also check out the complete patch notes, here.

Final Fantasy XIV 5.01 Patch Notes: Shadowbringers' First Update Brings New Quests and Raid Dungeons

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FFXIV update 5.01 adds new Eden dungeon raids, Chronicles of a New Era quests and more. Square Enix

5.0 Changes

New Chronicles of a New Era Quests

Six new Chronicles of a New Era quests have been added in update 5.01. The first two quests are named and have specific requirements. The final four are unnamed but are accessible if the conditions of the first two are met.

  • In the Middle of Nowhere (Requirements)
    • Players must first complete the final main scenario quest of Shadowbringers
    • Disciple of War or Magic level 80
    • The Crystarium (X:9.7 Y:12.3)
    • Anxious Crystarium Guard
  • Deploy the Core (Requirements)
    • Disciple of War or Magic level 80
    • The Empty (X:6.1 Y:5.7)
    • Players must first complete the Chronicles of a New Era quest "In the Middle of Nowhere."

New Raid Dungeon Eden's Gate

  • Deploy the Core (Requirements)
    • Disciple of War or Magic level 80
    • Average Item Level 425 or above
    • Eight-player party size
    • 90-minute time limit
    • The Empty (X:6.1 Y:5.7)
    • Players must first complete the Chronicles of a New Era quest "In the Middle of Nowhere."
  • Rewards - Treasure coffers that appear upon completing Eden's Gate will not yield gear but instead yield tokens that can be traded for gear of your choosing. You can only receive one token per individual Eden raid each week. In the event you are awarded a token from the loot list, you relinquish your right to vie for all remaining tokens regardless of whether you selected Need or Greed. There is no weekly restriction on entering Eden's Gate.
  • Item Exchange - The items obtained from treasure coffers can be exchanged for gear by speaking with Ghul Gul in Amh Araeng (X:26.6 Y:16.4) or Yhal Yal in Eulmore (X:10.0 Y:11.5).
    • Head - Helm of Early Antiquity ( 2 Tokens)
    • Body - Armor of Early Antiquity ( 4 Tokens)
    • Hands - Gauntlets of Early Antiquity ( 2 Tokens)
    • Waist - Belt of Early Antiquity ( 1 Token)
    • Legs - Chausses of Early Antiquity (4 Tokens)
    • Feet - Greaves of Early Antiquity (2 Tokens)
    • Accessories - Bangle of Early Antiquity (1 Token)
  • Completion Reward - Upon completing Eden's Gate: Sepulture, players can also earn a blade of early antiquity once per week. This reward can be exchanged with Ghul Gul in Amh Araeng (X:26.6 Y:16.4) or Yhal Yal in Eulmore (X:10.0 Y:11.5) for lightweight tomestones, which can, in turn, be exchanged for weapons.
    • Reward eligibility will be reset every Tuesday at 1:00 a.m. (PDT).
    • Weapons will be available for exchange for lightweight tomestones after the introduction of Allagan tomestones of phantasmagoria, which are scheduled to be released two weeks after patch 5.01.

Duties Added to Duty Roulette: Mentor

  • Eden's Gate: Resurrection
  • Eden's Gate: Descent
  • Eden's Gate: Inundation
  • Eden's Gate: Sepulture

Duties Added to Duty Roulette: Normal

  • Eden's Gate: Resurrection
  • Eden's Gate: Inundation
  • Eden's Gate: Descent
  • Eden's Gate: Sepulture

PVP Adjustments

  • Dancer
    • Standard Finish - Potency reduced from 400 to 300
    • Single Standard Finish - Potency reduced from 800 to 600
    • Double Standard Finish - Potency reduced from 1,200 to 900
    • Technical Finish - Potency reduced from 400 to 300
    • Single Technical Finish - Potency reduced from 800 to 600.
    • Double Technical Finish - Potency reduced from 1,200 to 900.
    • Triple Technical Finish - Potency reduced from 1,600 to 1,200.
    • Quadruple Technical Finish - Potency reduced from 1,600 to 1,200.

Additional 5.0 Changes

  • Average Item Level for Duty Roulette: Mentor Increased to 425
  • Sound effects for certain gunbreaker actions have been adjusted.
  • New Items Added
  • New Minions Added
  • New Achievements Added
  • New Music Added
  • Volume of Title Screen Music Increased
  • Character Creation Text Updated (Helions and Lost)

5.0 Resolved Issues (Bug Fixes)

  • An issue wherein the icon for the main scenario quest "The Light of Inspiration" sometimes displayed incorrectly.
  • An issue with the instanced battle in the main scenario quest "The Oracle of Light" wherein the incapacitation of Alisaie would sometimes not result in duty failure.
  • An issue with the side quest "Seeking Inspiration" wherein completing the applicable Duty Roulette: Leveling dungeon would not advance the quest.
  • An issue wherein the quest objectives for the side quest "Cut from a Different Cloth" were incorrect.
  • An issue with the side quest "Morbid Motivation" wherein completing the applicable dungeon from Duty Roulette: Level 50/60/70 Dungeons would not advance the quest.
  • An issue wherein the astrologian PvE action Play would sometimes not take effect when applied to NPCs or companion chocobos.
  • An issue with red mage PvE actions wherein the icons for Verthunder and Veraero would change to those of Verflare and Verholy when the corresponding conditions were met even before reaching the level at which Verflare and Verholy are learned.
  • An issue with summoner and scholar wherein Physick would not function when executed via text command.
  • An issue wherein charged actions could not be executed multiple times in succession under certain conditions.
  • An issue wherein the tooltip for the pet action Guard was inaccurate.
  • An issue wherein the pet action Whispering Dawn would not take effect under certain conditions.
  • An issue wherein the Closed Position status would not be removed upon loss of connection.
  • An issue wherein attempting to interrupt certain enemy actions did not have the intended result.
  • An issue wherein the white mage PvP action Afflatus Solace could not be executed while afflicted with Silence.
  • An issue wherein damage from the ninja PvP actions Bhavacakra, Goka Mekkyaku, and Hyosho Ranryu was not counted as magic damage.
  • An issue wherein the ninja PvP actions Goka Mekkyaku and Hyosho Ranryu were categorized incorrectly.
  • An issue wherein the tooltip for the summoner PvP action Summon Phoenix was inaccurate.
  • An issue with PvP wherein the duration of effects applied by the Cometeor and Terminal Velocity adrenaline rushes was incorrect.
  • An issue wherein coffers in the Qitana Ravel would drop the Fallen Tree furnishing directly into the player inventory rather than adding it to the loot window. (As of patch 5.01, all party members will be able to roll on this item via the loot window.)
  • An issue with the Qitana Ravel wherein certain monsters did not always appear.
  • An issue with the World of Darkness wherein Cerberus did not display correctly.
  • An issue with Sigmascape V1.0 wherein being transported between train cars could cause pets to withdraw.
  • An issue with the Crown of the Immaculate wherein detrimental effects were not always removed at the appropriate time.
  • An issue wherein both EXP and tokens could be received from Frontline and Rival Wings under certain conditions.
  • An issue wherein the Wootz Mask did not display correctly when equipped by Miqo'te and Viera.
  • An issue wherein Roegadyn males and Hrothgar did not display correctly when riding the Pegasus or Black Pegasus mounts.
  • An issue wherein minions did not display correctly on Hrothgar shoulders.
  • An issue wherein the Vanu Vanu Head did not display correctly when equipped by Viera.
  • An issue wherein the correct audio for Viera voice types 7 and 9 did not play while in combat.
  • An issue wherein the Gyosei Kai could not be dyed.
  • An issue wherein the graphical effect indicating that hydrangeas are ready to harvest did not display.
  • An issue wherein level 75 exploration ventures could not be commenced by retainers at item level 75.
  • An issue wherein players would find themselves automatically partied with their adventurer squadron upon entering an instance under certain conditions.
  • An issue with the crafting log wherein the "Search for Item by Crafting Method" subcommand could yield incorrect results.
  • An issue wherein the map would become the active on-screen layer after performing certain interactions or zone changes in some quests.
  • Other minor text issues have also been addressed.
  • An issue wherein the occlusion culling option did not function correctly in the Mac 64-bit application.
  • An issue in the Mac 64-bit application wherein switching from full-screen mode to windowed mode caused the areas of the screen outside of the game window to appear black.
  • An issue in the Mac 64-bit application wherein the first text character input was not recognized when initiating direct chat.
  • An issue in the instanced battle of the main scenario quest "When It Rains" wherein the player was unable to proceed under certain conditions.
  • An issue in the main scenario quest "A Still Tide" wherein interacting with a blighted crop and defeating the pestilent swarm caused the blighted crop effect to reappear.
    * Updated Tuesday, July 16 at 1:00 a.m. (PDT)
  • An issue when completing certain Crystarium delivery quests wherein text in the quest completion window did not display properly.
  • An issue in the level 70 black mage quest wherein Japanese text was displayed.
  • An issue in the FATE "Cry Not Wolf" wherein the description contained the wrong location.

5.0 Known Issues

  • An issue wherein different NPCs share the same name.
  • An issue with the Crafting Log wherein a recipe category on the special recipes tab is incorrectly labeled.

Other Changes

New Orchestrion Rolls (5.0, 2.0)

Additions to Auto-Translation Dictionary (2.0)

Actions Adjusted (5.0, 2.0)

  • (Lancer/Dragoon) Disembowel - Duration has been increased from 24 to 30 seconds.
  • (Scholar) Art of War - MP cost reduced from 800 to 600.
  • (Astrologian) Gravity - MP cost reduced from 700 to 600.

Adjustments for Adrenaline Rush (2.0)

  • Terminal of Velocity - Potency reduced from 7,500 to 6,000
  • Cometeor - Potency reduced from 5,000 to 4,000

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