Final Fantasy XIV’s 6.2 patch is a big one, and the preliminary patch notes released today are just as hefty. We’ll primarily focus on the highly anticipated Island Sanctuary feature–a location where you can create your “own personal paradise,” collect resources, build structures, grow crops, and cultivate the land. It’s a farming sim that everyone’s been waiting for.
Only players who have completed Endwalker can unlock Island Sanctuary. No Disciples of Hand or Land jobs are required to participate in Island activities. Island Sanctuary’s unlock quest is located in Old Sharlayan (X: 11.9, Y:11.0), and players need to talk to the Clueless Crier. By speaking with Baldin in Lower La Noscea (X: 24.9, Y: 34.8), players can travel to their Island Sanctuary at any time. The dev team will also implement multiple field instances in Lower La Noscea so the area won’t be congested when 6.2 launches.
Every island has a Sanctuary Rank, and the higher it is, the more features become available. You can raise their Sanctuary Rank by participating in activities on the island. The more you do tasks on the island, the more Seafarer’s Cowries and Islander’s Cowries–special currencies–you’ll earn.