You Can Disable Motion Blur and More in a New Final Fantasy 16 Update 1.03

Revampe your FF16 playing style with the new update 1.03.

By GamesRecon

Those brainy folks over at Square Enix have finally heard our cries and dropped a juicy Final Fantasy 16 update to give us a break from that eye-watering motion blur.

To that end, here’s some cool news: you can adjust the motion blur any way you choose. You may adjust the intensity from a gentle glow to a blinding light display with a convenient slider ranging from one to five. But if you’re not a fan at all? Go ahead, and turn it all the way down to zero. Yeah, you heard it right – no more mandatory motion blur!

Furthermore, they’re also hooking us up with some sweet camera settings. Don’t you want the camera tailing you like a pesky goblin whenever you move or bash some baddies? Well, now you can turn that off.

They’re dropping three new layouts labeled D, E, and F on the controller front. I know, not the most creative names, but what’s on the inside counts. They’ve also buffed some menu stability issues and fixed some text glitches. Nothing too glamorous, but hey, it’s the little things that count.

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Here’s a fun one for all you social media fiends: sharing a kickass screenshot of Clive torching a wyvern. Or maybe you’ve got an epic boss fight you want to throw up on YouTube? Boom – automatic #FF16 hashtag, courtesy of Square Enix’s devs team.

Final Fantasy 16 launched as a PS5 exclusive on June 22, and it’s been straight-fire since day one, raking in the dough and scoring some serious critical acclaim. Read our Final Fantasy 16 review to find out what opinions we have about this new release.

Final Fantasy 16 Update 1.03

This update:

  • Adds the following items to the System tab of the Main Menu:
    • Motion Blur Strength
      Allows the player to adjust the strength of the motion blur effect when the character or camera is in motion. The default setting is a maximum of 5. This can be lowered to reduce the strength of the motion blur effect, or set to 0 to turn it off completely.
    • Player Follow (Movement)
    • Player Follow (Attack)
      Turning these settings off prevents the camera from automatically following the player while moving and attacking respectively.
  • Changes the maximum setting of the Camera Sensitivity (Horizontal) and Camera Sensitivity (Vertical) items from 10 to 20.
  • Adds three new controller layouts: types D, E, and F.
  • Corrects an issue that affected the stability of some menus.
  • Corrects some text issues.
  • Adds the hashtag #FF16 when sharing screenshots or video clips on Twitter or YouTube.