Square Enix shared a new trailer for Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.3 during the latest Letter from the Producer live stream. During the stream, we got a look at what’s coming 5.3 with part 2 of the Nier: Automata collaboration raid, a new 72-player instance, updated Yo-kai Watch event, and more.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.3 – Reflections in Crystal
First, here’s a look at the new trailer, but it goes without saying that it is filled with all sorts of spoilers, for those of you who aren’t caught up.
You can check out some of the highlights from the Letter from the Producer below:
- New Main Scenario Quests
- New Tribe Quests
- Dwarves (Focus on crafting)
- New Chronicles of a New Era Quests
- The Sorrow of Werlyt
- New Instanced Dungeon
- The Heroes’ Gauntlet
- New Trials
- ??? (Extreme)
- YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse Chapter 02
- The Puppets’ Bunker
YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse Chapter 02 – The Puppets’ Bunker
So now we know that the second part of the NieR: Automata collaboration raid is called “The Puppets’ Bunker.”
Final Fantasy XIV producer and director Naoki Yoshida shared a sneak peek at the new gear for the NieR: Automata collaboration raid:
As previously detailed, Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.3 will revamp A Realm Reborn in various ways. Here’s a bit of what to expect:
- A Realm Reborn Revamp
- Unreal Trials and Faux Hollows
- Resistance weapon Quest Updates [5.35]
- Final step in upgrading weapons
- Includes a new large-scale instance: The Borzjan Southern Front
The Borzjan Southern Front
Final Fantasy XIV will introduce a new 72-player instance in Patch 5.3 called The Borzjan Southern Front. The goal is to battle with the IVth Imperial Legion to raise your “mettle.” With enough mettle, you can raise your Resistance rank to help the frontline push forward and storm the Castrum Lacus Litore.
Battles in this instance will initiate randomly in the field, much like the FATEs. There are no limits to the number of players that can participate. Players will receive mettle based on their contributions to battle. Players will also receive lockboxes which can be appraised to receive various rewards.
Crafter and Gatherer Updates
- Trial Synthesis System
- Upon reaching level 15, players can practice crafting items without the necessary materials.
- Reverse Lookup Function
- Search for recipes via the materials in your inventory. This includes recipes you’ve yet to unlock.
- Quick Desynthesis
- Automatically Desynthesize stackable items.
Upcoming Seasonal Events
The above is a look at the schedule of Seasonal Events for the next few months. The Yo-kai Watch: Gather One, Gather All! will make a return starting August 19, 2020. It will be available until the release of Patch 5.4. This time around, it’ll be updated with new weapons and Minions and a Jibanyan mount.
Level-5 President Akihiro Hino made an appearance to share a sneak peek at what’s new:
The Gunbreaker weapon is Gunblade of the Yo-kai King, the Samurai weapon is Katana of the King’s Counsel which based on the Yo-kai Zazel, a Red Mage rapier called Rapier of the Serpent Lord, and a Dancer weapon called Glaives of the Dark Princess.
Lastly, here’s a look at the new Jibanyan mount.
Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PlayStation 4 and PC, Patch 5.3 will launch on August 11, 2020. In case you missed it, the Free Trial has been expanded so that players can play up to the Heavensward expansion.