Back in 2019, we asked Final Fantasy XIV Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida about the stubble that the Warrior of Light had in the videos for the games’ patches.
Gamer Escape: During the Patch 4.5 trailer the Warrior of Light had some stubble on his chin. Many players have been asking if this is something that can be added into the game. Are you considering adding it and/or other new character customization options for existing races?
Naoki Yoshida: I see… honestly I wasn’t even aware of this! (laughs)
In our trailers, we depict the Warrior of Light as a sort of symbol to represent the Warriors of Light around the world. If he has stubble, it’s only natural that everyone else could grow some too… I will definitely keep this in mind!
More recently, during our interview in June of this year, Yoshida commented that we would see an update soon on the Hyur stubble.
When we were able to sit down with the preview build of Endwalker, we simply had to check. Lo and behold- The Hyur stubble has arrived! Players will be able to access this new option by selecting the new face in the character creation screen. You can see it in… action (that sounds weird?) above!