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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – Update 2.28 detailed in full

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – Update 2.28 detailed in full

And a sneak peek at update 2.3 too

It’s been a while since the last article! How have you all been? We hope you are enjoying your journey through Eorzea, but that’s no reason for us to be twiddling our thumbs.

Quite the contrary, as we’ve been busy with preparing Patch 2.28, which we are bringing online while this article is posted, the convention season is about to start with E3 next week, and the next big patch 2.3 “Defenders of Eorzea” is already on the horizon as well!

I know that some of you don’t play FFXIV (yet…), so I’ll just use two exemplary points for Patch 2.28. You can always find the full patch notes here!

Patch 2.28: Novus Weapons are here!

It’s essential for every adventurer trying to make his way in Eorzea to be appropriately equipped. Currently, there are three paths to weapons that will enable you to beat even the most devastating raid bosses. Primal weapons, which you can get from Primal fights, Zodiac weapons, which you can get through a demanding quest chain – and finally, Allagan weapons, which you can acquire through group content.

To get your hands on Zodiac weapons, all you need is a character of the appropriate level, a whole lot of guts, and some luck. Novus weapons are the evolutionary next step in the challenging and constantly expanding quest chain of the Saga of the Zodiac. Not only will Novus weapons be stronger than Animus weapons, but they’ll also allow to customize their stats!

Patch 2.28: Repairing during raids? Now possible, on the double!

Many of you endgame players know that problem – you’re fighting, and fighting, and fighting, trying to bring down that boss to get your well-deserved loot… Only to notice that your equipment is horribly broken. “5 minute break, everyone get out of the dungeon and repair”, yells the raid lead – the concentration is broken.

No more! As long as you’ve fulfilled the criteria for repairs, you’ll be able to repair equipment without changing your class. And not only can you repair it, you can do so masterfully, to 199% durability – making sure it won’t break again anytime soon!

Patch 2.3: Defenders of Eorzea

The next big thing on the horizon. And just like 2.1 and 2.2, it will add a ton of content, a lot of which we will detail at E3 – so please look forward to it! Until then, here’s just a small excerpt of updates to look forward to:

New Primal Fight: Ramuh!
This brand new Primal trial will pit you against Ramuh, the guardian deity of the Sylphs and lord of thunder. Find out just why this hitherto inactive Primal now has to be defeated by brave adventurers!

New Outdoor-Dungeon: Hullbreaker Isle!
The tropical beauty of this Isle belies the dangers that wait on it. Enjoy this brand new outdoor dungeon while trying not to get torn apart by its harsh wildlife! And at the end of it all, an old acquaintance is waiting for long-time Final Fantasy fans… whoever could that be?

New Dungeon Hard Mode: Stone Vigil!
This new hard mode will bring you deeper into the stone vigil than you have ever been, maybe even uncovering something new about the reclusive land of Ishgard…?

New Dungeon Hard Mode: Tam-Tara Deepcroft
One of the earliest dungeons in the game is run over by a new, far more dangerous force. Will you be able to reclaim the mines from them?

New Skill: Desynthesis!
We all know that problem. That certain item, that is not worth too much on the Market Board, but too good to sell to a vendor. What to do, what to do… Well, how about picking it apart? Desynthesising will allow you to do just that, trying to recover the raw materials an item is made of! And who knows… you may even be able to get some of the materials that are only available this way!

The Hunt
Your quest for adventure still isn’t quenched? Let’s see if hunting some of the most notorious marks in all of Eorzea won’t get you at least a little excited! Who’ll be the most famous trophy hunter of them all?!

Respec your Chocobo Companion
This is one for the fans – yes, you will finally be able to respec your Chocobo companion, and get your hands on those elusive Bardings of your job of choice!

This is only a tiny selection of updates that await you in versions 2.28 and 2.3 – if you want to learn more, check out the official patch notes on the Lodestone and look forward to E3 next week!

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  • Oooh yes can’t wait to find those locations :)

  • Damn, this game is fantastic… too bad it has monthly fees =(( (eh, not a good period with money, i had to cut my subscription…)

    • The good thing about periods is that the have a beginning and an end :) Looking forward to have you back in Eorzea sometime in the future.

  • I know how that feels, I love the game but I can’t risk a sub atm life necesities cost so much these days that I only buy games in the sales let alone paying monthly.

    Love the game though, just have to miss out until it’s a lower priced sub (1-3 pound area) or Free.

    • The game is populair so it will never go to free ;). And without the fee we didnt get these updates. Only updates on micro transaction prices :D.

    • Yeah look at FFXI, that still isn’t F2P afaik.
      I’d love to play this game but I just don’t have the time investment for it :(

  • The servers will be back up in an hour or so. I’m trying to log in as fast as possible, before the materia prices spike up again. The patch notes did mention you’ll need materia to upgrade to Novus, and those are already around 250k.

  • Huh… I have Realm Reborn nice collector edition that I bought in last september… and I still can’t find time to start playing… with high month fee I’d rather use my free month as good as I can. (you know only me, my girl and FF… without the need of going to work)…

    But fear not… I still remember it… My character from trial is probably still alive somewhere… I just need to return… but I’m afraid of addiction…

    • A good way to prevent addiction in a relationship: Write a funny-worded little agreement with your girlfriend. If she thinks you’re playing too much, she has the right to pull the plug. Additionally, if you get angry about her pulling the plug, you’re not allowed to play for a month or two. We’d rather lose a player than ruin a relationship :) Sign it both and put it away in a visible spot. Things like that can do wonders!

    • @Hergen ‘Kahuna’ Thaens
      If only she would like to play games…. not going to happen sadly.

      Anyway she is not problem… my work is :)

      But thank you for tips :P

      I WILL BE BACK! (I mean I have to… every time I’m turning my head left I see nice box whispering to me “get over here” and stuff like this…) Huh… did you really had to make so highly addictive game?

  • Grinding my way through Miner, then moving on to Armorer… while hitting FATEs that pop up with my Marauder as I try to get my Warrior build. Fun fun!

  • I have to say, I’m really loving this game. Bought it on the PS3 and stopped playing it after 2 hours due to many issues I was experiencing. Thought I’d chance my arm with the PS4 version due to better hardware so re-bought the collectors editors on PSN. Haven’t stopped playing since. Subbed for the next 3 months and I’m gonna sub for year after that if these updates keep coming. Just please, please, please bring new areas to explore like mor dhona with more high level quests.. I like the dungeons in the game but some of them take 45 mins to complete and you have to rely on strangers to complete, some of whom are not nice to tanks what so ever. Too much weight is carried by the tank even if it’s not his fault a DPS decided to aggro more enemies into battle.

    Oh and waiting times for leves treasure hunting should be reduced by 1/8th at least.

  • The way to upgrade Novus… another grinding farm, sigh.

  • I must admit that I really like the Way FF 14 is handled. Even a player with time restrictions can get far and the updates have brought great improvements… Only Coils of Bahamut 5 is standing in my way to get the Platinum Trophy…

    Another Questions: Are there any news on Final Fantasy XI getting a release on PS3/PS4/VITA in Europe?

  • wil not play enimore
    reason = supper game , abo type litel bit to expensife
    buth biggest no to me = no abo type on psn store !
    even if you bring out later = wil not buy abo enimore to long not play en so mi friends are far before me .
    next ff online bring out abo in the store +-8 € month .

  • I made a deal with my brother the other day. He buys a PS4 and I give him a copy of FFXIV. Pretty nice way to lure him away from WoW. ;-)
    My only issue though is that my server is blocked from new entries, and I’m not ready to leave my guild. Will you open up to the Odin server soon or any tips on what to do. Would hate to start a new char on a server without my guildies.

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