Patch Notes

Final Fantasy XIV Update 8.28 Patch Notes (FFXIV 8.28)


Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV) update 8.28 (5.2.1) is now rolling out for PlayStation 4 players. According to the official Final Fantasy 14 update 8.28 patch notes, the new update added quality of life improvements. Apart from this, the latest Final Fantasy XIV version 8.28 also includes stability and performance improvements.

Previously, a big update was released with New cities, New field areas, gameplay changes, bug fixes and more. Unfortunately, since the last patch, many players are experiencing a number of issues when trying to play the game. Today’s FFXIV 8.28 for PS4 is expected to fix a few of these issues.

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Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV) Update 8.28 PS4 Patch Notes


New side story quests have been added.

Ishgardian Restoration Story Quests

These quests are unlocked once all reconstruction works included in Patch 5.21 have been completed.



New furnishings have been added.

New orchestrion rolls have been added.

The Manderville Gold Saucer

New Triple Triad cards have been added.


A new emote has been added.

A new hairstyle based on an FFXIV Hairstyle Design Contest entry is now available.

Battle System

Players will now receive the power of the Echo in Eden’s Gate.

The Echo will take effect upon entering Eden’s Gate raids, increasing players’ maximum HP, damage dealt, and healing potency by 10%.
* Unlike other instances, the strength of the Echo will not increase in the event all party members are incapacitated.

In the Chronicles of a New Era quest “Uninvited,” the cast time of the red chocobos’ Choco Meteor has been increased.

The following changes have been made to the battle with the Thunder God in the Orbonne Monastery.

  • The damage dealt when Shadowblade domes overlap has been reduced.
  • The duration of the Bleeding debuff applied by Shadowblade has been reduced.
  • The damage dealt when too few players are standing on the Duskblade circle has been reduced.
  • The potency of the Burst attack used by the icewolves has been reduced.
  • The effect of the Vulnerability Up debuff has been weakened.


New items have been added.

* Items added in patch 5.21 will be listed at a later date.


New recipes have been added.

* Recipes added in patch 5.21 will be listed at a later date.

Ishgardian Restoration

New areas are now available for restoration.

With work in the Mendicant’s Court having reached its conclusion, the skybuilders now seek to restore other areas of Ishgard.


After completing the side story quest “Towards the Firmament,” speak with Augebert in the Firmament (X:11.4 Y:14.1) while using any class or job of level 60 or above to experience the latest chapter of the Ishgardian Restoration.
* Players who have already participated in the Ishgardian Restoration will also need to speak to this NPC to begin the new chapter.

Ishgardian Restoration Materials

To coincide with the updates to the Ishgardian Restoration, new materials can now be crafted and submitted.
* The Ishgardian Restoration materials from the previous chapter may still be submitted, but the reward amounts have been reduced.

The Kupo of Fortune has been added.

Crafters submitting items to the Ishgardian Restoration can now participate in the Kupo of Fortune.
* The corresponding class must be level 20 or above.


The Kupo of Fortune is a game of chance that can be played by delivering certain items to Potkin in the Firmament (X:12.2 Y:14.6) and collecting stamps on a voucher.
Once you have collected five stamps, you may exchange the voucher for a Kupo of Fortune card. You may carry up to ten Kupo of Fortune cards. The items that offer stamps vary according to the player’s crafter class level.

How to Play

To play, hand a Kupo of Fortune card to Lizbeth (X:12.2 Y:14.6) in the Firmament.

Upon each card, there are four treasure chests depicted by hexagons─one on the left and three on the right. You may choose one chest to scratch open.

The lone chest on the left offers second to fourth prize, while the three chests on the right offer first to fifth, with the fifth being a consolation prize. The prizes available change each time, and we recommend that you review the prize list before playing.

Gatherer-exclusive content has been added to the Diadem.

Gatherers may now travel to the Diadem to collect items for use in Ishgardian Restoration crafter recipes.

Level Requirement Miner/Botanist/Fisher level 10
Item Level Requirement None
Party Size 1 to 8 players
Time Limit 180 minutes

Experience Point Gain

Adjustments are made to experience point gain for each item gathered. To a certain degree, even low-level items will grant experience points appropriate to the player’s current level.

Special Weather Conditions

Some items can only be gathered under certain weather conditions. Should such conditions occur, it is the ideal time to seek out these rare items.

Aetheromatic Auger

During forays to the Diadem, you will gain access to the duty action Aetheromatic Auger. In order to perform the action, you must first increase the auger’s store of compressed aether by gathering as a miner or botanist. When you have enough compressed aether, you may expend it to unleash a powerful attack against an enemy. Enemies defeated using the auger are known to yield a wealth of resources.

Item Inspection

Flotpassant in the Firmament (X:10.8 Y:14.0) will any inspect items gathered in the Diadem.

Upon inspection, skybuilders’ scrips are awarded according to the number of items and their type. Inspected items can also be used in Ishgardian Restoration crafting recipes or sold on the market.

The Resource Requirements subcommand has been added to the crafting log.

By selecting this subcommand for Ishgardian Restoration recipes, you can see how many inspected and uninspected materials you have in your possession.

Skyward points can now be earned by submitting or inspecting certain Ishgardian Restoration items.

Accumulated scores are tallied separately for each Disciple of the Hand and Land class and count towards various achievements.

Rankings have been added to the Ishgardian Restoration.

For a given period, each player’s skyward points are tallied and listed on the Lodestone. The skyward points earned during the ranking period are known as the seasonal score. Players finishing in high ranks will be eligible for rewards and achievements.

Ranking Period

The ranking period lasts from the release of Patch 5.21 until March 19, 2020, at 11:00 p.m. (PDT). Seasonal scores are tallied for each class, with rankings divided by World and class.
* Seasonal scores can only be accumulated on a player’s Home World.

To view rankings in game, speak with Ludovraint in the Firmament (X:10.6 Y:14.6).

Expert recipes are now available for crafters.

While these recipes are harder to craft, they are worth more points when submitted to the Ishgardian Restoration.

Expert recipes are indicated with an icon in the crafting log.

Crafting Expert Recipes

When crafting expert recipes, the condition will not change to “excellent” or “poor.” However, in addition to “normal” and “good,” the following new conditions may occur:

Condition Effect
Centered Increases action success rate by 25%.
Sturdy Reduces loss of durability by 50%.
* Effect can be stacked with Waste Not and Waste Not II.
Pliant Reduces CP cost by 50%.

Previous steps of the Ishgardian Restoration can be viewed from the skybuilders’ board in the Firmament, under Past Progress.

Information on the Ishgardian Restoration is now displayed in the Duty List when you are in the Pillars, Foundation, or the Firmament.

For this information to display, you must first complete the sidequest “Towards the Firmament.”

New skybuilders’ scrip items are available for exchange from Enie in the Firmament (X:12.0 Y:14.0).

Certain gathering spots are no longer available.

The gathering spots added in Patch 5.11 for Ishgardian Restoration items have been removed.


Parasols have been added.

By using a parasol in your inventory, an action will be added to the Extras section of the Actions & Traits menu that allows your character to hold the parasol.

New mounts have been added.

New chocobo barding has been added.

New minions have been added.

New dyes have been added.

  • Ruby Red Dye
  • Cherry Pink Dye
  • Canary Yellow Dye
  • Vanilla Yellow Dye
  • Dragoon Blue Dye
  • Turquoise Blue Dye
  • Gunmetal Black Dye
  • Pearl White Dye
  • Metallic Brass Dye


New achievements and titles have been added.

The achievement “Mapping the Realm: The Diadem” is available once more.

The following text commands have been added:

Command Description
/bread [subcommand]

→Chow down on a piece of bread.

Perform motion only.

Both text and motion will be displayed when no subcommand is specified.

/read USAGE:
/read [subcommand]

→Pore over a book.

Perform motion only.

Both text and motion will be displayed when no subcommand is specified.

/insist USAGE:
/insist [subcommand]

→Speak emphatically to get your point across.

Perform motion only.

Both text and motion will be displayed when no subcommand is specified.

Bug Fixes

The following issues have been addressed.

  • An issue wherein the magic DPS role quest NPCs Cerigg and Taynor appeared in the Crystarium at the Wandering Stairs regardless of quest progress.
  • An issue in the sidequest “A Ship on His Shoulder” wherein the Accept button could be pressed even when the conditions for accepting the quest were not met, causing incorrect information to be displayed.
  • An issue in Cinder Drift (Normal and Extreme) wherein, under certain conditions, touching the barrier around the edge of the map would cause the player to be KO’d.
  • An issue in the guildleve “It’s a Trap” wherein an object used to complete the leve would appear in a location that could not be accessed.
  • An issue wherein the following fishing locations could not be used:
    Central Thanalan: The Clutch
    Northern Thanalan: Ceruleum Field
    Southern Thanalan: Burnt Lizard Creek
    Lower La Noscea: Empty Heart
  • An issue in ocean fishing wherein participating in subsequent instances caused the message “The fish sense something amiss. Perhaps it is time to try another location.” to display, preventing the player from catching fish.
  • An issue in crafting wherein, under certain conditions, the effect of Groundwork was not applied correctly.
  • An issue wherein the required collectability listed for certain collectables was incorrect.
  • An issue wherein the player could not stand at certain sightseeing locations in Il Mheg.
  • An issue wherein, under certain conditions, markers did not appear on the minimap.
  • An issue wherein, under certain conditions, Neo-Ishgardian Bottoms of Fending were not displayed correctly.
  • An issue in the Mac version wherein clicking on the client’s title bar sometimes prevented mouse and keyboard inputs.

Known Issues

  • An issue in the Ishgardian Restoration wherein, under certain conditions, crafter’s primary tools are displayed incorrectly during concerted works.
  • An issue in the Diadem wherein it is not possible to cast at certain fishing locations.
  • An issue wherein, under certain conditions, the bread used in the “Eat Bread” emote is displayed incorrectly.
  • An issue wherein using a parasol does not prevent the wet effect being applied to weapons when it is raining.
  • An issue in the Ishgardian Restoration wherein speaking with Ludovraint in the Firmament and selecting “View my skyward score” causes some parts of the window that appears to be displayed incorrectly.
  • An issue wherein the text describing the aetheromatic auger incorrectly states that compressed aether can be increased by fishers. Compressed aether can only be increased by miners and botanists.

Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV) update 8.28 for PS4 is now available for download.