Square Enix has announced the release date for Final Fantasy 14 (opens in new tab)‘s latest patch. Titled “Buried Memory”, patch 6.2 will arrive in less than a fortnight on August 23rd.
It’s a fair old chunk of update too. For starters, it includes a whole new feature, the “Island Sanctuary”. This is a new type of casual solo experience where players can retreat to a tropical island idyll, building and tailoring their own personal farm. Here, you can gather resources, construct different facilities, and tend to various creatures. No prior crafting or gathering experience is required to play Island Sanctuary either. It’s basically an isolated chillout space separated from the rest of the game.
The patch also continues the main story with new quests, and expands the side story Tataru’s Grand Endeavour. There’s a new Dungeon in the form of the Fell Court of Troia, and a new eight-player raid called “Pandæmonium: Abyssos” which will transport players to the dungeon of Lahabria.