Final Fantasy XIV has been updated today to version 6.1, called “Newfound Adventure,” introducing a series of important adjustments, new missions, and many other new features. Among these is the introduction of the rumored Duty Support System, a new feature that allows users to complete the game’s “Duty” missions without the help of real players.
In the last live broadcast of February, Naoki Yoshida had declared that he wanted to make Final Fantasy XIV a more accessible MMORPG for everyone, and the new Duty Support system is certainly a step in this direction since it allows users to complete the story missions that previously they required companions autonomously. Thanks to update 6.1, it is possible to complete the entire scenario of A Realm Reborn even in singleplayer, since the parties of the Duties missions can also be composed of characters controlled by the AI.
The Duty Support System was introduced in the Shadowbringer expansion and is available in the game’s latest DLC, Endwalker. The 6.1 updates have made it available in the main scenario of A Realm Reborn, while for the other two expansions, Heavensward and Stormblood, we will have to wait for the next updates.