A group of raiders in the Free Company (FFXIV’s version of a guild) UNNAMED_ have reportedly been caught cheating during their world first clear of Omega (Ultimate).
A recent video has seemingly exposed raiders in UNNAMED_ using plug-ins or mods to gain an unfair advantage when tackling the latest content.
Users have downloaded and mirrored a clip from one raider’s perspective showing him zooming out far beyond the limits of what Final Fantasy XIV allows.
Plug-ins in Final Fantasy XIV have largely been ignored, the majority of them simply allow for client-side cosmetic changes and asset swaps with little to no impact on gameplay.
Nonetheless, the official stance on these mods is that they’re against the rules.
Game director Naoki Yoshida has come out saying that his ideal approach is to address the problems that cause players to turn to these mods.
As it stands right now, this is technically the world first clear of Omega Ultimate, but many fans are considering it invalid and are hoping Square Enix will step in directly.
The latest raid, The Omega Protocol (Ultimate) was added as new high-end content when 6.3 released earlier in January.
Final Fantasy XIV is available now for the Playstation 4, Playstation 5 and Microsoft Windows (through Steam). You can check out our review of the latest expansion Endwalker here.