A FFXIV patch 4.45 release date has just been confirmed through an update to the Patch 4.4 website. Falling in line with past patch schedules, the FFXIV patch 4.45 release date has been set for Tuesday, November 6, marking around 6 weeks since the release of patch 4.4. Final Fantasy XIV 4.45 patch notes aren’t expected to go live until the servers go down for the update itself in a few weeks time, but the special website set up for the last major content patch has been updated with new info about the key patch features.
In two weeks time, players can expect the Eureka grind to continue as a new area of the mysterious region is discovered. The third installment of the Eureka quest line means the Eureka Pyros release date is now set in stone. Pushing through the last region, Eureka Pagos, Eureka Pyros features a dense network of caves that swaps out the cold climes of the last zone for a deep molten core.
“The expedition’s quest to reach the headquarters of the Students of Baldesion at the center of the isle continues, and to that end they have relocated to a new base camp to utilize an ancient proto-aetheryte. Yet as they venture further north into a network of caves hidden within the massive mountains, frozen tundra gives way to smoldering lava: Pyros, a new region replete with new wonders and new threats…,” reads the site update.
In another twist to the unconventional leveling system found in the lengthy side-quest, players will “Harness the power of mnemes and acquire special actions to aid you on your expedition in the Forbidden Land, Eureka Pyros.”
The only other FFXIV patch 4.45 feature mentioned on the website so far is the continuation of the satirical Hildebrand questline, though going by the pattern of other similar patch numbers, some new items and system changes are expected to be revealed in time.