Final Fantasy XIV's Endwalker expansion arrived over a month ago and while it has been extremely popular so far, one item that had been making the rounds on the internet is its low-poly and quite blocky grapes. The topic sparked quite a few memes on social media with many players jumping in on the fun of either criticizing the blocky fruit or praising it as a groundbreaking innovation in the genre of gaming. An example can be seen below:
However, gamers will either be extremely pleased (or disappointed, depending upon which side of the fence you are) that developer Square Enix has issued a patch to "fix" the low-poly grapes in Final Fantasy XIV. The patch notes from version 6.01 read:
An issue wherein the polygon count of grapes in Labyrinthos were reduced in excess to alleviate system memory usage in the area.
* They have been adjusted to be comparable to those found at the Crystarium.
Naturally, this has sparked memes as well, especially when Square Enix revealed the change on Twitter in a humorous manner too:
we will miss you, grapes 🍇 you were truly remarkable— FINAL FANTASY XIV (@FF_XIV_EN) December 21, 2021
Farewell low-poly, blocky, Minecraft-y grapes, we hardly knew ye.