For the FFXIV World’s First Clear, Abyssos Savage Raids took 30 hours
When a new Ultimate raid or Savage raid is released, many eyes in the Final Fantasy XIV community look at the world race. These boss battles are some of the most difficult in the game. They test players’ skills, determination, and reflexes. The latest raid tier, Abyssos Savage, was launched on August 30. This allowed us to see the best players running through the four new raid instances. Also celebrated an FFXIV World-first clear.
You could have seen some of the most talented teams attempt to win with MogTalk’s Twitch stream and charity event. This was led by FXIV content creator Frosty. Multiple streams of players trying to stream their attempts for hours showed difficulty and skill. MogTalk decided to end the day after 24 hours. No team was victorious.
Unnamed Japanese players overcame the last roadblock and became the first to complete all four fights. Only 30 hours after Abyssos Salvage released the news, the anonymous team finally won.
The Team Neverland, winners of the FFXIV World-first, proved earlier this year that their team is a force to reckon with. In just six days, they conquered Dragonsong’s Reprise. This Ultimate raid was launched with Patch 6.11. After their fantastic achievement, we spoke with Neverland about the real-life commitment to participating in a World Race. They were close to their second victory. They reached the Abyssos Savage raid Tier (aka P8S) in less than five hours, an hour ahead of anyone else.
Clearing P8S is quite another. Fourth instances of the Savage raid Tier have traditionally had two phases. They also often featured wild difficulty spikes. Many other teams caught up. It felt like any team could claim world-first at any moment. It was done at 9:00 a.m. PST the next day. A screenshot of the clear was then shared (see tweet embedded above).