Final Fantasy XIV’s 5.3 update has been delayed

Final Fantasy XIV producer and director Naoki Yoshida has announced that the release of update 5.3 has been delayed.

In a message on the Lodestone, Yoshida explained that the update would not meet its mid-June release window due to lockdowns around the world affecting Final Fantasy XIV’s development and QA partners. A few examples include graphical assets coming from East Asia, North America, and Europe, and QA teams operating at below normal capacity.

As a result of these issues, the update will be delayed by at least “two or three weeks,” but it could “be closer to a month.”

“We are terribly sorry for the disappointment this may cause our players, as we know you look forward to new patches,” he added. “However, it is also important to prioritize the physical and mental health of our development team, without whom we would never be able to release the quality updates and features you expect from FFXIV, so we ask for your understanding as we adjust our schedule in accordance with the situation.”

Earlier this week, Square Enix released update 5.25 for the game that introduced a new series of relic weapons.

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