Patch 5.3 comes to Final Fantasy XIV on August 11th. The patch is very much expected by the players as it was supposed to come out several weeks ago. This is a substantial content update that brings many new things to the game. The story of Shadowbringers continues with new main scenario quests. The Scions have figured out that Ardbert is in fact the Ascian Elidibus.
As you can imagine, this is not what we would call good news. After you are done with the main story, you might want to check out the PvE additions. The Heroes’ Gauntlet is a new dungeon. As the name suggests, be ready for a serious challenge. Who doesn’t like trials? These one-boss fights are some of the most difficult Final Fantasy XIV encounters. There’s a new trial coming with Patch 5.3. We don’t have any info about the enemy but you can be sure it’s going to be a strong foe.
How about a new raid? YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse The Puppets’ Bunker is a new raid created in collaboration with NieR: Automata developers. The story features the well-known android 2P. There’s a danger threatening Komra. Anogg and Konogg strive to find more about this but, eventually, it’s the adventurers’ job to descend in the Puppets’ Bunker and uncover the truth. New resistance weapon quests are available as well. The Bozjan Resistance has been reborn and they are determined to take Bozja back. A new battlefield is available. Castrum Lauc Litore was originally known as the Alermuc Fortress. It is located in southern Bozja and it was built as part of the first line of defense against the Empire. Operation Eagle’s Nest is Bozjan Resistance’s effort to take back the fortress.
The Chronicles of a New Era continue with the last effort against the Empire’s Weapon project. Gaius Baelsar helped to defeat the Ruby Weapon and the info needed for the next fight was gathered. Once Patch 5.3 goes live, you will meet a mysterious fox that sends you to the Akh Afah Amphitheater. Custom deliveries are in the patch notes as well. You will work with the dragon Ehll Tou as she learns the secrets of crafting.
The Ishgardian Restoration continues. A Realm Reborn leveling was revised. Players will now level faster and get more rewards. You will also be glad to know that your flying mount now works in A Realm Reborn. On August 12, the summer event Moonfire Faire begins so don’t forget to check it out U7BUY FF14 store, more gils await you!
(Contributed by Reda; Edited by Hermes_Fang)