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FFXIV - Dawntrail: What to Expect from the Graphical Updates

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Learn how the graphical updates in Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail will improve the game’s visuals, performance, and customization options. Find out the new system requirements and features!

Dawntrail will be released in the summer of 2024 and will include new content as well as a big graphical update that will improve the visual quality and immersion of the game.

Naoki Yoshida shared some of the details of the graphical updates at the Fan Festival 2024 in Tokyo.

Improved Graphics:
The graphical update will enhance both previously existing content, and new Dawntrail content. Character aesthetics and the resolution of textures and shadows, as well as the material properties of metal, leather, and cloth, will be greatly improved, resulting in more realistic lighting and reflections. This will make the game feel more detailed and lively.

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New System Requirements: 
However, the graphical updates will also have some new system requirements for players who want to experience them. Yoshida announced that the minimum and recommended system specifications for the PC version of the game will be raised, and that the game will be optimized for the PS5 version, which will also support the graphical updates. The development team is striving to ensure a smooth transition to the new graphics in order for them to be implemented with the launch of Dawntrail.

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Double-Dye Option:
With the graphical updates, the double-dye option will also be implemented. This means that you will be able to apply two different color dyes to a single piece of gear, both affecting another part of the item, such as the examples you can see below:

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Dawntrail is an ambitious expansion that will not only offer new content and features, but also a stunning graphical overhaul that will improve the visual quality and immersion of the game.

As always, keep an eye out for future information on the graphical updates! We will share new details with you as soon as they become available.

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