The FFXIV 6.3 patch is fast approaching, and there are plenty of things to do before that, if you haven’t gotten around to it. In this guide, we’re going over everything you should be doing right now, as it’s either going away, or it’ll hinder your 6.3 progress when you log in on January the 10th.
The first up is obviously MSQ. If you haven’t finished your 6.2 adventures and you’d like to jump into the main story as soon as the patch drops, now is the time to do that.
Apart from the MSQ, there’s a cool quest that gives a lot of backstory on some of the important characters in the main storyline. If you haven’t done this cute, little questline, make sure to visit Radiant Scout in Radz-at-Han to pick up the Shadowed Pasts quest.
If you haven’t gotten your Island Sanctuary to rank 10, now is the perfect time to commit to that activity, as the new patch will be coming with a whole lot of Island Sanctuary updates, and if you’d like to experience them without feeling backlogged, there’s still time to fix that.
The current Moogle Treasure Trove event is up and running, and will be ongoing until the start of the 6.3 patch. There are some unique and otherwise impossible items to obtain this time, like the Namazu Hankerchief, or the Falcon Ignition Key, so if you’d like to pick up these limited time items, there’s no time like the present.
The current PvP series offers a gorgeous dragon-like mount as a reward, and if you haven’t finished ranking up this season’s malmstones, you can do so now. Unfortunately, the queues for Ranked Crystalline Conflict are getting long as most people are done ranking up, but you can jump into Casual and get your dragon mount in a few days’ time.
If you’re a little bit of a hardcore player and would like to commit to the new Omega Ultimate raid, you should clear the P8S first, as that’s the requirement to enter the raid at all, so have fun with that!
Finishing the story of the Four Lords in Stormblood, which is the optional trial questline, is a good idea, as that is the requirement for continuing Tataru’s Grand Endeavor quest, which is continuing in 6.3, so go do that if you haven’t yet and enjoy some terrific storytelling.
The second wing of Endwalker’s Alliance Raid is coming with 6.3 as well, so if you haven’t been through Aglaia yet, which is the first wing, make sure you have it fully unlocked so that you can get into the second wing right away.
The new Unreal Trial is also coming, which is Sophia within Containment Bay P1T6. Now, I’m not sure why you would want to go through such a thing, but should you desire to beat Sephirot in Containment Bay S1T7, I guess now is the time to experience that before it’s gone.
There’s also a new Deep Dungeon mode coming in 6.3, and in order to enter Eureka Orthos, you need to unlock Palace of The Dead level 50, in case you haven’t done that yet.
Emptying your Retainers’ inventories is a good idea if you’ve been struggling with having nowhere to put your newly obtained glamour pieces, as you’ll be able to glam your items directly from your Retainer inventory when the new patch drops, so make sure you have enough space for all the new 6.3 glam items.
When it comes to 6.35, which is a little while away, there are two additional things you should do. The first one is obtaining your Endwalker Relic Weapon from the Hildibrand relic weapon, as the quest will be continuing, and the second is leveling a crafter to 80 in order to partake in the new Tribal Quests and enjoy the company of Loporrits once more.
That’s about all I could think of when it comes to the pre-6.3 to-do list. What are some of your burning tasks? Let me know in the comments! If you’re more of a visual person, and you don’t mind getting easy wins in-game, you can check out all of this in my video – and subscribe for more awesome FFXIV stuff!