Final Fantasy XIV update adds auto-logout feature, makes PvP balance adjustments

Square Enix has released a new update for Final Fantasy XIV that should help with the recent server congestion issues.

Following this update, players who are inactive for more than 30 minutes will now be automatically logged out of the game. In a blog post, director and producer Naoki Yoshida explained that this feature was originally due to be implemented at the launch of Endwalker, but has been brought in early to deal with the sudden increase in player population over the last couple of weeks.

“We understand that this feature will not be the most popular with our players, but would like to assure you that it is an effective means to temporarily combat congestion,” he added. “We apologize for any inconvenience its implementation may cause, and thank you for bearing with us to ensure that the game remains accessible during this time.”

Elsewhere, this update makes adjustments to several PvP actions. A few examples include a decrease in the recast time of the Retaliation tank action, a decrease in the potency of the Monk’s Tornado Kick, an increase in minimum potency for the Dancer’s Standard and Technical Finish, and an increase in the potency of Astrologian’s Gravity.

In addition to the above, the experience gained by Trust NPCs has been increased, the drop rate of the Diamond Gwiber Trumpet has been increased, and the strength of the Echo in Eden’s Promise (Savage) has been increased. Read the full patch notes here.

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