Square Enix fixing major Final Fantasy 14: Dawntrail issues on Xbox
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Square Enix fixing major Final Fantasy 14: Dawntrail issues on Xbox

Jun 30, 2024 3:30 PM

Final Fantasy 14: Dawntrail, the latest expansion for the popular MMO, has launched but not without its share of issues. Producer Naoki "Yoshi-P" Yoshida has addressed several problems players are encountering, particularly on the Xbox platform where the game becomes unresponsive when transitioning between areas – a problem attributed to memory fragmentation. Fixes are underway, but they require a client patch which will take some time. Players are advised to use the Dynamis, Shadow, or Oceania data centers for now. Additionally, there have been issues in certain raids, which have been resolved, and problems with character display and animations during specific actions. These issues are high priorities for the development team, who are committed to resolving them while maintaining smooth gameplay.

What are the main issues with Final Fantasy 14: Dawntrail on Xbox?

The primary issue on Xbox is the game becoming unresponsive when transitioning between areas, due to memory fragmentation. A fix is being prioritized but will require some time to implement through a client patch.

Final Fantasy 14 has evolved significantly since its troubled initial release in 2010. The game's relaunch as "A Realm Reborn" in 2013 was a major success, leading to numerous expansions such as Heavensward, Stormblood, Shadowbringers, and Endwalker. Each expansion has added new content and mechanics, expanding the game's lore and player base dramatically. Dawntrail continues this tradition, and despite its current issues, the dedicated team at Square Enix is working hard to ensure players enjoy the latest chapter in the FF14 saga.

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Rolling R!ck Rolling R!ck commented on: 2024-06-30 15:54:03
Looks like Naoki Yoshida and the team have their hands full with Dawntrail's launch hiccups, but their track record speaks volumes about their commitment to fixing things up. The Xbox issue is a drag, but given their history, I'm confident they'll iron out these kinks soon enough.
N3rdo N3rdo commented on: 2024-06-30 15:48:03
It's a bummer that the Xbox players are hitting a wall with those memory fragmentation issues in Dawntrail, but knowing Yoshi-P and his crew, I'm confident they'll get it sorted out ASAP. Meanwhile, exploring the new content on other data centers isn't the worst backup plan – just hang tight, adventurers
Mr. Bison Mr. Bison commented on: 2024-06-30 15:42:03
The launch woes of Dawntrail show the ongoing challenges of maintaining a seamless cross-platform MMO experience, especially on the Xbox where memory fragmentation has thrown a wrench in the works. Kudos to Yoshi-P and the Square Enix team for their transparency and swift action—just a reminder that even high fantasy realms need a good IT department
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