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When will Unreal Trials return in FFXIV Dawntrail?

When will the dawn of new Unreal Trials be?!

There are a variety of battle challenges that players can take on in Final Fantasy XIV with their Warriors of Light, and one of the more popular ones is the Unreal Trials. With the arrival of Dawntrail, however, a new cycle of these trials is set to begin with more exclusive rewards to claim, so it's important to know when exactly it'll be time to dive back in.

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When in FFXIV Dawntrail will Unreal Trials return?

Schedule for first month of Dawntrail in Final Fantasy XIV
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While Dawntrail has a jungle full of new content for players to embark on during their inaugural adventure through Tural, the full patch notes for 7.0 on The Lodestone have revealed that Unreal Trials will not be a part of the initial launch, and will be temporarily "disabled".

Instead, Warriors of Light can look forward to Unreal Trials officially returning in Patch 7.1, where a new one will debut with the same usual rules in regards to the battle mechanics, along with plenty of exclusive Faux Hollows rewards (e.g. - mounts, minions, accessories). As noted in the most recent Live Letter, we know so far that Patch 7.05 will arrive on July 30, at the end of the first full month of Dawntrail.

Beyond that will likely be Patch 7.1, though we don't have a concrete date as of yet for when that will arrive. As far as an educated guess, we can hopefully expect it at the end of Summer, perhaps sometime in September. We should get further details closer to that timeframe, and we'll provide a prompt update once we know more.

What will the first Unreal Trial for FFXIV Dawntrail be?

While we do know that the return of Unreal Trials in Dawntrail will commence with an entirely new one, we don't yet know which one that will be, and per tradition, it probably won't be revealed until we get the patch notes for 7.1 in our hands.

However, there are plenty of possibilities to consider as to what it could be. The most recent batch of Unreal Trials took players back through The Warring Triad with Sophia, Sephirot, and Zurvan, followed by Thordan in the Singularity Reactor which was available up until the last day before pre-Dawntrail maintenance.

Beyond that, we could see further trials from the Heavensward expansion make an appearance, such as Bismarck in The Limitless Blue, or of course Nidhogg in The Minstrel's Ballad: Nidhogg's Rage. That would seem the likely course, and then the later patches of Dawntrail could see the emergence of Stormblood-era Unreal Trials. We'll simply have to wait and, as Yoshi-P endearingly says, look forward to it.

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