Now that the Warriors of Light have confirmed that Bahamut is once again active and the Crystal Tower has opened its mysterious doors for adventurers to explore its vast depths, can you – the heroes of this realm – stand together to battle these new dangers?  Or will you head to the East where a new arena has opened for adventurer’s to put their skills to the test in combat against each other?
With a wealth of new content, A REALM AWOKEN the Patch 2.1 update for FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A REALM REBORN™ is scheduled for release 17th December. To accompany the release of today’s overview trailer, here’s a look at some of the new features heading your way soon.
The Crystal Tower
Reaching to the heavens, this massive monolith, long thought to be a legend from centuries past has been unearthed in the wake of the Calamity. What could be the purpose of this crystalline construct, and what forgotten relics now stir within its walls?
Tackle this new dungeon with up to 24 players and do battle with the dark forces that have awoken within.


The Wolves’ Den
Named after a crew of Roegadyn Sea Wolves that first discovered this odd crucible-shaped island off the shores of Limsa Lominsa, this PvP Arena will soon open to all the Grand Companies of Eorzea, in the hope that the staged battles held here will raise the realm’s defences.
Lavender Beds (Gridania), The Goblet (Ul’dah) and Mist (Limsa Lominsa) are the three distinctive housing districts in each of the city-states. Enjoy creating a unique base of operations for your free company members to call home. Purchase a plot of land and then start your build, with customizable elements for the house, as well as interior and exterior decorations and furnishings.
The Moogles are trying to resurrect their legendary leader King Moggle Mog. Will the return of this Primal pose a threat for the Warriors of Light?
Beast Tribe Quests
Learn about the Beast Tribe in these daily quests.
Treasure Hunt
Search for buried treasure with up to four players to obtain a prize.
Accept and complete this quest if you want to change your hairstyle and give yourself a new look.
Hildibrand, Agent of Enquiry
Nashu Mhakarraca, Hildibrand’s faithful assistant will need to test her powers of deduction to unravel the many mysteries that beleaguer Eorzea. Zombie activity in Ul’dah you say? That’s just the start!
Pharos Sirius
This former lighthouse, surrounded by corrupted crystals is now home to a siren that has made it her nesting ground. Once a shining beacon, this new dungeon is now the dark dominion of the siren and her legion of undead minions.
Haukke Manor (Hard)
Copperbell Mines (Hard)
New dangers and formidable foes await those who would dare revisit and test themselves against the new hard mode for each.
Duty Roulette
The Duty Roulette allows players to enter instanced dungeons, trials and guildhests at random. There are four roulette categories, each of which can be selected once per day.
The Howling Eye (Extreme)
The Navel (Extreme)
The Bowl of Embers (Extreme)
New extreme battles against three Primals: Garuda, Titan and Ifrit.
The Minstrel’s Ballad: Ultima’s Bane
Test yourself against the Ultima Weapon once more in this new hard mode boss battle.
Main Scenario Quests
Where there is light, there will always be darkness. The beast tribes persist in their efforts to summon the primals. The once defeated Garlean forces resurface, harbouring renewed ambitions of conquest. And the baleful Ascians lurk in the shadows, their presence rousing dark forces long since forgotten.
As new threats emerge, adventurers must once again heed the Crystal’s call.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn is available now on the PlayStation®3 system and Windows PC and comes to PlayStation 4, April, 2014. A free 30-day trial is included for new accounts, with monthly subscriptions starting at £7.69 / 10.99 €.