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Michael Higham

FFXIV section head and editor at Fanbyte, former editor and host at GameSpot. You know the vibes. Salamat sa 'yong suporta.


FFXIV is the GOAT for Streaming Farm Animals to Promote Island Sanctuary

Island Sanctuary is one of the most-anticipated pieces of new content coming to Final Fantasy XIV. After what feels like ages of hearing about it and getting new information through teasers, it’s finally going to be in our hands on August 23 when FFXIV Patch 6.2 goes live. Director and…

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FFXIV Live Letter Summary, Patch 6.2 (Part 2) Breakdown

Patch 6.2 for Final Fantasy XIV is massive. That much we’ve known for a while, but this latest FFXIV Live Letter from the Producer put it into perspective. We got to see got to see some of the upcoming content in action, including the brand-new Island Sanctuary and Variant/Criterion dungeons,…

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FFXIV Island Sanctuary Gameplay Preview (Patch 6.2 Live Letter)

We’ve been hearing a lot about Island Sanctuary, a new type of content for Final Fantasy XIV. It’s finally coming with Patch 6.2 on August 23. Before this latest Live Letter, we only had some brief explanations of its features and a few teaser screenshots. But now, we have a…

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FFXIV 6.2 Includes Dynamic Resolution for PS4, PS5, and PC

It’s that time again, another Live Letter from the Producer for Final Fantasy XIV dropped a bunch of new information for the game. Along with a release date for Patch 6.2 and a stunning trailer, we got more details on content and how the game is changing. One of the…

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FFXIV Patch 6.2 Release Date Confirmed, Trailer is Straight Fire

At the start of the latest Live Letter from the Producer, the upcoming Patch 6.2 for Final Fantasy XIV got its launch date confirmed. The FFXIV 6.2 release date is August 23, 2022. This hefty update will go live after an expected FFXIV maintenance period which will take the game offline while…

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Moonfire Faire 2022 Jumping Puzzle in FFXIV is Truly Menacing

Some years ago, Final Fantasy XIV included a jumping puzzle tower for the Moonfire Faire seasonal event. Well, it’s back this year. And I burned away several hours of my night trying to overcome what’s probably the most difficult obstacle to ever grace the critically acclaimed MMORPG. Dragonsong Ultimate…who?! Nah,…

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Guilty Gear Evo Champ UMISHO is a FFXIV Player, Reveals Favorite Characters

It was late into the wee hours of Sunday night, or Monday morning to be exact. The Guilty Gear Strive grand finals had wrapped up with American player UMISHO taking a commanding victory and claiming the Evo 2022 championship for the game. Playing as Happy Chaos, she ran through the…

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New FFXIV 6.2 Teasers Show More MSQ and Island Sanctuary

The anticipation for the next major Final Fantasy XIV patch continues to build as the FFXIV 6.2 special site gets updated with new screenshots and information on upcoming content. This includes teasers for what’s next in MSQ, the new MSQ dungeon, the next Unreal trial, the revamp of A Realm…

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Soul Hackers 2 Feels Like It Got the Soul Hacked Out of It

Soul Hackers was not a subseries in the Shin Megami Tensei pantheon I was expecting to come back, yet here we are. While the upcoming sequel bears the namesake of the decades-old sci-fi RPG spinoff, Soul Hackers 2 works with a clean slate. The only thing I’d expect is for…

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FFXIV DDoS Attack Hits North American Servers, Square Enix Confirms

Final Fantasy XIV had a rough go with server congestion and login issues from frequent disconnections and errors around the time Endwalker launched last year. Things eventually worked themselves out and the game remained stable with only short login queue since then. However, those memories came flooding back on August 2…

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FFXIV Voice Actor is on Cameo, Tells Milord to Hit That Bong

Final Fantasy XIV has no shortage of great voice actors who put on memorable performances to bring our favorite characters to life. After all, FFXIV wouldn’t hit the same if not for its spirited cast. But damn, wouldn’t it be neat to see those character spill into our real world?…

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Official FFXIV PVP Win Rates by Job Revealed, and New PVP Details

Final Fantasy XIV director and producer Naoki Yoshida was just hanging out with his boy community manager Toshio Murouchi, livestreaming and commentating over some Crystalline Conflict matches the other day. It was a Japanese-only stream you could watch on the official FFXIV Twitch channel. But thanks to the translators from…

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FFXIV 6.2 Live Letter Part 2 on August 12; Here’s What We’ll See

Patch 6.2 “Buried Memory” is the upcoming content update for Final Fantasy XIV, and it feels like we’ve covered it all at this point. Well, there’s a whole lot more we’ve yet to see. That’s why we’re getting a second Live Letter from the Producer to cover the rest of…

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FFXIV Patch 6.2 Special Site is Live, Reveals Lahabrea as Hot

You know things are heating up for Final Fantasy XIV when a new special site for a patch goes up. With FFXIV 6.2 – “Buried Memory” right around the corner, the official patch website went live outlining all the new content on the way. It will be updated with additional information…

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How Tomestones Are Changing in FFXIV 6.2; Astronomy, Aphorism, Causality, and More

Another major Final Fantasy XIV patch means another round in the cycle of Allagan Tomestones. Once FFXIV Patch 6.2 launches in late-August (August 23 or 30), you can say goodbye to several of these endgame currencies. There will be changes to the current high-end Tomestones as we work toward to…

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Ninja Best-in-Slot Gear (FFXIV 6.18) for Average and Savage Players

The main crux of Final Fantasy XIV’s endgame content is the grind for the best gear. Thankfully, it’s not necessarily a tedious endeavor since you have multiple ways to get most gear and don’t have to answer to as many RNG gods. But with each major patch, the question of…

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Introducing Our FFXIV Item Database – Gear, Materials, Crafting, and More

Here at Fanbyte’s dedicated Final Fantasy XIV section, aka The Linkshell, we cover the critically acclaimed MMORPG as comprehensively as possible. News, featured stories, guides, and even a model viewer are all part of the mix. But our latest addition might be the biggest site feature yet: a full FFXIV…

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Putting Respect on Final Fantasy XI’s 20-Year Run, FFXIV’s Older Sibling

Here at Fanbyte, we have our own dedicated section specifically for Final Fantasy XIV called The Linkshell. Guides, tools, community happenings, news, trends, and heartfelt stories are all part of the mix — it’s indicative of how FFXIV has taken on a life of its own. As long-time players, we’ve…

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FFXIV Maintenance Scheduled for Patch 6.18 Hotfixes (July 12)

Final Fantasy XIV had its latest update, Patch 6.18, go live on July 5 following a 24-hour maintenance period. The game was offline for its duration for the implementation of data center travel and new servers, which required the lengthy downtime. Just a week later, FFXIV maintenance is back. Thankfully,…

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Musicians, Creators, 1,400 Fans Sing Close in the Distance as a FFXIV Chorus

Back in February of this year, composer and content creator Alex Moukala (aka the Warrior of Funk) put out a call on Twitter asking the Final Fantasy XIV community to help with an ambitious project of his. He wanted to create a fan arrangement of the song “Close in the…

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