Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn 2.16 Patch Brings Large Changes, Little Cosmetic Gems

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is still down for a 10 hour long maintenance, but the major 2.16 patch is already available for download if you want to get those 657.55 mb out of the way.

The patch comes with large functional changes – especially for the UI, several much demanded quality of life improvements like the ability to apply to free companies, a ready check for groups, a revamp of the pet system, the ability to preview the application of dyes before doing it, and waymarkers that will allow to set signs on the ground to show your party members where to go.

We also get small but lovely cosmetic changes, like the fact that now the breath of characters will turn into little clouds of steam in cold areas. Wet surface effects have also been added, so our characters will actually appear wet when it rains, when immersed in water, or when struck by water-based attacks.

With the beta of the PS4 version set to start in just two days, big things are coming for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. You can read the full patch notes here.

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  • L’anzce Beatrix

    uhm someone correct it’s major patch name? is 2.16 not 1.16

    • oGMo

      I was going to say, 1.16 .. blast from the past.

    • JoeDaniel

      Technically 1.16 of “A Realm Reborn”, but yeah, guess that’s right since they very publicly consider ARR version 2.0 of the original game 🙂

      • L’anzce Beatrix

        technically in the point of view of the journalism and others, not technically from pov of the Devs.. their games.. their development.. we can’t interfere and claim its 1.0 for ARR..

        Also oGMo says is Free Company not Grand Company.

  • oGMo

    Also that is apply to free companies, i.e. the player-run companies, not Grand Companies, the NPC/story things.

  • Chris Simmons