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Patch 5.1

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Patch 5.1
"Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty"
Release Date
5.1 - 29 October 2019
5.11 - 11 November 2019
5.15 - 9 December 2019
5.18 - 23 December 2019
Promo Page
Patch Notes
5.1, 5.11, 5.15, 5.18
Patch 5.0
Patch 5.2
All content patches
Concept Art


Patch 5.1: Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty is the first major content update introduced for Shadowbringers.

Notable Features, Additions, and Changes

New Content

System Changes and Additions

  • Crafting and Gathering Revamp: Various systems have been adjusted and simplified, and the rate of leveling has been greatly increased.
  • Performance enhancements: Metronome, ensemble mode, performance assistance, new instruments: Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Horn, Saxophone
  • New Game+: Main Scenario Quests for Heavensward, Stormblood, and Shadowbringers
  • Fellowships: Large communities of up to 1000 players. Players can be in up to 10 fellowships at a time.
  • Exploratory missions icon1.png The Diadem was retired and closed off to players. It would later be redesigned as a gatherer-exclusive zone in patch 5.21.
  • Housing: Wards 19-21 added to all residential districts.


Note: Not all content listed here will launch on the same day. This article is about the 5.1x season as a whole.

Main Story Summary (Spoilers)