Final Fantasy XIV's Patch 5.3 is less than two weeks away, having locked down its release date to Tuesday, August 11. The patch was initially slated for a mid-June release but was delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Patch 5.3's leading feature is the new set of main scenario quests that comprise its newest Reflections in Crystal story.
PvE enthusiasts have a couple of treats coming their way when FFXIV's Patch 5.3 lands. The first is a four-player dungeon titled The Heroes' Gauntlet, followed by the 24-player Alliance raid The Puppets' Bunker which pushes the FFXIV/Nier Automata crossover story further.
FFXIV Patch 5.3 Release Date
On FFXIV Patch 5.3's August 11 release date, players will also be treated to a rework of the A Realm Reborn main scenario, which will be streamlined in an effort to make it shorter and more easily digestible.
Experience point gain and gear rewards will also be tweaked to suit the streamlined experience, while Patch 5.3 will also allow mounts to fly across A Realm Reborn's maps.
Here is a list of new features and updates coming next month when Final Fantasy XIV's Patch 5.3 releases:
- Main Scenario Quests
- New Dungeon - The Heroes' Gauntlet
- New Trial
- New Alliance Raid - YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse: The Puppets' Bunker
- Chronicles of a New Era - The Sorrow of Werlyt
- Faux Hollows - The Akh Afah Amphitheatre (Unreal)
- New Custom Deliveries
- Beast Tribe Quests - Dwarves
- Save the Queen - Unforgiven, Unforgotten
- New Battlefield - Bozjan Southern Front
- Ishgardian Restoration Updates
- Skysteel Tool Updates
- A Realm Reborn Area Improvements
- Trial Synthesis
- New Game+ Updates
- Sundry Splendors
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