Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Patch 5.3 Will Add New Mainline Quests, Returning NieR Crossover, and More

A heap of new content is coming soon for new and returning players alike!

04.24.20 - 6:45 PM


Following the recent Letter from the Producer Live broadcast with producer and director Naoki Yoshida, the upcoming update for Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, patch 5.3 - Reflections in Crystal, will be available this summer. This update brings back the popular NieR series crossover with a new chapter in the YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse raid series titled The Puppets' Bunker, in addition to a wealth of other updates which are detailed below.

Beautiful concept art for The Puppets' Bunker episode in the YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse crossover, available this summer in Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers.

Players can look forward to enjoying the latest additions to Final Fantasy XIV's story with newly added mainline quest scenarios wrapping up the final act of Shadowbringers. Additionally, A Realm Reborn's main scenario has been overhauled, offering new players a more streamlined experience as they begin their adventures in Eorzea. Take a look behind the scenes in Square's latest episode in their Creation of Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers series below.

New Unreal Trials and Faux Hollows are coming in Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers as part of patch 5.3, Reflections in Crystal. New craftable items will reward players for undertaking the newly added challenges, dungeons, and quests in Final Fantast XIV: Shadowbringers.

This massive update will also add a new trial, Beast Tribe quests, a new dungeon, additional battle content, and job updates for PvP and PvE, along with New Game+ updates which will allow players to experience the A Realm Reborn scenario with their current character and level.

Contributing to the Ishgard Restoration can net players new items and even achievements in Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers.

The new update will also add the third phase of the Ishgard Restoration, marking the return of Skybuilder Rankings with new items and achievements for players who make notable contributions to the restoration efforts.

A special bonus episode in the Creation of Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers YouTube series is set to air on April 30th, focusing on the new YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse content, and will feature Naoki Yoshida, Yoko Taro, and Yosuke Saito as they discuss the NieR collaboration event, and what to expect from future installments.

For more on Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, be sure to read our review! Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers patch 5.3, Reflections in Crystal, will be available this summer on PlayStation 4, Windows, and MacOS.

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