The upcoming patch 2.2 for Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn — Through the Maelstrom — will bring a set of new Hard Mode dungeons when it drops later this month, as detailed in the latest trailer for the update.
The video above offers a first look at these new dungeons: the dead Lost City of Amdapor, the Halatali training grounds and Brayflox's Longstop. The latter is overrun with a race of goblin scholars called the Illuminati from which players must defend an ancient and secret recipe. Players at higher levels will also get the opportunity to tackle the Second Binding Coil of Bahamut, a second entrance into the labyrinthine dungeon that gives access to a raid at the game's highest difficultly level available.
Through the Maelstrom will launch for both the PlayStation 3 and Windows PC versions of A Realm Reborn. Square Enix will host a Letter from the Producer Live presentation next Friday, March 21 at 5:30 a.m. ET with director and producer Naoki Yoshida and main scenario writer Kazutoyo Maehiro to preview Through the Maelstrom.
Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn will launch for PlayStation 4 on April 14.