Final Fantasy 14 Patch 5.3 has Been Delayed Again And Will Now Be Released In August

Final Fantasy 14 Patch 5.3 has Been Delayed Again And Will Now Be Released In August
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For an MMO like Final Fantasy XIV, patches are eagerly awaited by the fanbase. These updates often provide new elements, items, story, characters, and more in this constantly evolving realm of cooperative play.

The next major patch for Final Fantasy XIV is coming, but players are going to have to wait a little bit longer than they originally thought. The Patch will be released on August 11.

This is not the first time that this update has been pushed back. It was originally set for a release in June, but was later pushed back into July. Now, the new date of August 11 has been confirmed by game producer Naoki Yoshida.

The development team for Final Fantasy XIV had been working from home due to concerns raised over the global COVID-19 pandemic. This led to major delays as adjustments had to be made.

“This matter was complicated by the fact that, due to the size of our QA teams, and the nature of testing required of them, working in the office could not be avoided,” Yoshida said. “Preparing a working environment in the office that adhered to social distancing guidelines and regulations required more time, resulting in this two-month delay.”

Following this adjustment, Yoshida noted that patches for the game will continue at a rate of one every three and a half months following the release of 5.3.

This delay means that the ongoing Moogle Treasure Trove event will be extended for another month, giving players more time to farm for tomes. On July 2, the Dragon Quest crossover event will also be returning. It will go until July 27, giving players a chance to catch up and finish the content associated with this event.

Final Fantasy XIV continues to be one of the most popular MMO RPGs in the world. It has been updated several times and includes some classic enemies and locations from throughout the Final Fantasy franchise.

One such addition was the Gold Saucer, the popular theme park location from Final Fantasy VII. The Gold Saucer was where Cloud and company went to replay mini games like the motorcycle chase, snowboarding, and the submarine battle. It was also where you were able to race your chocobos to level them up before breeding.

Final Fantasy XIV can be played on the PlayStation 4 console or using a PC. Once you log in, you’ll be asked to select your server before you get started on creating your character. If you’re looking to play with your friends, you have to be in the same server.