Andrea Shearon

Andrea Shearon

Andrea Shearon is Fanbyte's weekend news editor. She's got a soft spot for most RPGs, but FFXIV occupies a majority of her free time.

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Is That You, Yoshi-P? FFXIV Players Spot Yoshida in Mana PVP Matches

Change your weird adventurer plates, and don’t be a dick in the chat—Final Fantasy XIV director and producer Naoki Yoshida may be surprising players in Crystalline Conflict PVP match...

The FFXIV Soundtrack Breaks My Heart Again Through Heardle

On that absurdly long list of reasons why none of us can hush about Final Fantasy XIV, a bangin’ OST from series composer Masayoshi Soken sits somewhere at the top. Even months after its rele...

The FFXIV Tank Raid Revolt is My New Favorite Party Finder Thing

I reckon most Final Fantasy XIV Party Finder tanks are sick of seeing Erichthonios. For those braving the role, Endwalker’s first Pandaemonium raid encounter often m...

FFXIV Lore Hounds, The Chronicles of Light Short Story Collection is Back

Final Fantasy XIV’s narrative extends to media outside of just the MMO’s main scenario questline, and Square Enix is reprinting a popular collection of its short stories that add to plot thre...

Nier Reincarnation to Host FFXIV Collaboration Event in 2022

In Shadowbringers, Final Fantasy XIV’s world played host to characters, enemies, and environments from the NieR series, and now it’s time for the reverse. During today’s...

Cities: Skylines Players Possibly Exposed to Malware Through Reuploads of Popular Mods

Cities: Skylines players are being urged to check their mod subscriptions through Steam after reports that multiple popular add-ons may include malware. The creator of these mods was previous...

The FFXIV Fan Creations from Korea's 2022 Digital Festival Absolutely Rule

Final Fantasy XIV’s latest expansion, Endwalker, is quickly approaching its May release in Korea, and Square Enix is celebrating the occasion with another digital Fan Festival. Durin...

Final Fantasy XIV Really Popped Off for Square Enix Last Year

Final Fantasy XIV must be popular or somethin’, at least that’s according to Square Enix’s financial results for 2021. While the MMO wasn’t the only title mentioned in the company’s report, t...

Report Suggests 70% of Game Developers Not Interested in NFT Scams

Most game developers just aren’t into NFTs.  According to a new GDC survey, a whole 1% of them are working on their own NFT projects right now. There’s still another 7% there to be worried about ...

Nintendo Switch eShop Struggles to Stay Online Through Holiday Traffic

The Nintendo Switch eShop is predictably popular on Christmas Day, and it’s left the service inaccessible for most of December 25. Some players are reporting problems redeeming gift cards, downloading...

Final Fantasy XIV is Officially Has-Its-Own Wine Successful

Folks seem to like this Final Fantasy XIV game, so much so that we’re getting a little extravagant with the whole thing and celebrating with a toast. Apparently, Final Fantasy XIV wi...

FFXIV Server Issues Continue, Director Naoki Yoshida Offers Update

Final Fantasy XIV’s Endwalker expansion stormed into early access a week ago, but its server woes rage on like it’s still that first day. Director and producer Naoki Yoshida and his ...

Housemarque Could be Teasing Returnal DLC

Housemarque may still have a few more surprises in store for this year’s ruthless roguelike, Returnal. Via their official Twitter, the developer teased a single line, “Atropos..?” accompanied...

Yes, Those Familiar Babylon's Fall Assets are From Final Fantasy XIV

If you’ve tried out one of the several Babylon’s Fall beta sessions, you may have noticed some of the armor sets look familiar. That’s because they’re from Final Fantasy XIV, and dir...

FFXIV Endwalker’s Lyrical Journey Reveals a Beautiful Ode to the End

Final Fantasy XIV’s Endwalker expansion is delayed until December 7, but the MMO’s main theme song is out in just a few days on November 17. The official title of that Masayoshi Soken-com...

FFXIV is Resetting Your Mid-Level Job EXP Progress in Endwalker

Final Fantasy XIV is reining in numerical values throughout the game, and that means you’ll spot some differences in things like HP pools, attacks, and consumables. While that’s all fine and ...