Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.2 introduces new story quests, Ruby weapon, and more

How to unlock Ruby Weapon, the Qitari Beast Tribe, and Ocean Fishing.

Just after servers went down for maintenance, patch notes for Final Fantasy XIV: Echoes of a Fallen Star went live, giving an in-depth look at how to unlock content in Patch 5.2. This patch brings forth the next chapter of the Shadowbringers story.

The trailer hints at a turbulent homecoming for the Scions of the Seventh Dawn. The Eden raid tier re-imagines old fights with Ramuh and Garuda. Ruby Weapon is here for reasons that remain to be seen.

Here’s a quick summary of how to unlock all of the new content in 5.2.

Main Scenario Quests

The first quest in the main scenario, “Old Enemies, New Threats,” becomes available after completing the final quest of the 5.1 story, “Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty.” Pick up this quest from Krile in the Rising Stones.

Eden’s Normal Raids

Unlock the next set of Eden fights in Amh Araeng (X:26.7 Y:16.7) by speaking with Yalfort. You must have completed “The Next Piece of the Puzzle,” the wrap-up quest after completing Eden’s Gate: Sepulture.

YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse

The YoRHa story continues with a few sidequests as a preamble to 5.3’s 24-man raid. The first quest is unlocked in Kholusia (X:34 Y:18.2) and requires completion of the final Copied Factory quest.

Cinder Drift (Ruby Weapon)

After completing the first MSQ quest of 5.2, “Old Enemies, New Threats,” players can pick up the quest “Ruby Doomsday” in The Lochs (X:36.4 Y:31.8) to unlock Cinder Drift. After completing the normal difficulty fight, Cinder Drift Extreme becomes available.

Ocean Fishing

Ocean fishing is an entirely new instanced mode for fishers of every level. Lower level fishers will receive EXP for participating in fishing voyages, while endgame fishers will be rewarded with scrip. This mode is unlocked in the Fishermen’s Guild in Limsa Lominsa.

Qitari Beast Tribe

The Rak’tika Greatwood map has been updated to include Hopl’s Stopple, home to the Qitari beast tribe. These quests are accessible to Disciples of the Land, level 70 and above, who’ve completed two side quests chains: “The Great Deceiver” and “Stand on Ceremony.”

Echoes of a Fallen Star goes live Tuesday, February 18th.