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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn events has you fight alongside Lightning and unlock her gear


The rebirth of Final Fantasy XIV is live, and you can read all about it in our A Realm Reborn review.

We may not see many Final Fantasy games make their way to PC (though, we are starting to get something of their back catalogue) but Square Enix are meeting us halfway and including content from previous games in the next iteration to grace our platform, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

One of the FATE events of the game will see you fight alongside Lightning, the hero of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and unlock her costume.

The game’s Full Active Time Events (FATE) – which are definitely not a forced acronym – are events which spawn in the MMO world and alert all players to come and take part in them. They promise big enemies, epic loot, and familiar faces from previous games.

One such familiar face is that of Lightning from Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Lightning, or Claire Farron to use her non-pseudonym, is the protagonist of the Final Fantasy XIII story arc. Having her appear in Final Fantasy XIV is a bit of a big deal, it shows that Final Fantasy XIV will be able to draw in characters from all over the history of the series – a series which considers each numbered release a separate world under the Final Fantasy umbrella.

You’ll only be able to unlock Lightning’s gear for your female characters, male characters will unlock Snow’s gear.