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Final Fantasy XIV‘s delayed 5.3 patch will now arrive in August, Sq. Enix has introduced. The replace was initially scheduled to launch on June 16 however needed to be pushed back as a result of manufacturing difficulties that arose from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I want to apologize once more to all of our gamers for the delay of Patch 5.Three–Reflections in Crystal, which was initially scheduled to launch on June 16th,” recreation producer and director Naoki Yoshida wrote on FFXIV’s official forums. “Though our improvement and operations groups, in addition to QA testing, have skilled numerous setbacks because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), I’m happy to tell you that improvement manufacturing is again heading in the right direction, and we have settled on a brand new patch launch schedule.”

Yoshida went on to announce that Patch 5.Three is now scheduled to launch on August 11. “We did every thing we might to try to launch this replace in some unspecified time in the future in mid-July, however ultimately, we decided extra time was wanted to completely check and debug the subsequent alliance raid of YoRHa: Darkish Apocalypse and the brand new large-scale encounters of the resistance weapons content material,” Yoshida stated.

Though improvement on FFXIV has hit quite a few snags because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Yoshida introduced the workforce’s “primarily home-based work system is now securely established, and we plan to return to our common launch schedule of roughly each three and a half months after Patch 5.Three.” Yoshida did not expose any specifics as to what future updates will maintain, however he shared a sketch of 1 factor the workforce has been engaged on: a tank.

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Sq. Enix will share extra particulars concerning the upcoming 5.Three patch within the lead as much as its launch. The corporate will air one other Letter from the Producer Reside broadcast on Wednesday, July 22, and it will add interviews and different updates to the 5.Three particular website later this month. Within the meantime, the Moogle Treasure Trove occasion continues to be underway within the recreation.

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