EDIT: Preliminary patch notes can now be found here. More details to come.
PLAYERS are slowly starting to return to Final Fantasy XIV Online as Patch 5.3 goes live next week. With just days to go, Square Enix have released more screenshots focusing on new additions. According to the recent Live Letter, Reflections In Crystal brings the main scenario of the Shadowbringers expansion to a close. The patch will also add new instances, changes to crafting/gathering and updates to the A Realm Reborn storyline to name a few. While this patch is pretty meaty, the hardcore raid community will have to wait until future patches for new Eden raid content.
Notable screenshots include a peak at the new Trial Synthesis feature. This will be handy for crafters who want to try recipes without the ingredients needed. Other features getting a sneak peek include the update for Rowena’s House of Splendours and the added chapters for New Game+.
Finer details in regards to changes/updates are unknown until official patch notes are released around the servers expected 24-hour downtime. Patch 5.3 for Final Fantasy XIV Online launches August 11.