Square Enix have announced a Free Login Weekend for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, starting tomorrow. Users who have lapsed their subscription can return to the world of Eorzea to discover what’s new. The weekend is to celebrate the recent release of their patch 2.1 update, aptly named “A Realm Awoken”. Inside is brand new 24-man raid, the Labyrinth of the Ancients. Primals have had a whole new difficulty added, extreme mode, to test your mettle against. New dungeons, a PVP arena, housing and adventuring, there’s something for everyone.
You should certainly give it a shot if my A Realm Reborn review is anything to go by. But can you cram it all in on one weekend?
The weekend event kicks off on Saturday at 08:00 GMT, through to Monday at 08:00 GMT.
So what’s new? Well the newest update introduces the Crystal Tower: Labyrinth of the Ancients. The first 24-man raid to grace the game, it houses dangerous foes which get the more deadly the higher you ascend. Primals have also received a facelift with a new extreme mode for those who dare to be challenged. A brand new dungeon, Pharos Sirius has been added too, as well as two new hard modes for the already existing Copperbell Mines and Haukke Manor.
Players can finally wail away at each other in the new PVP arena, a gladiator styled combat scenario hosted in the Wolves Den. When you just want to sit down and relax, you can now buy your very own house. Craft/buy furniture to furnish it to your taste, and proudly display trophies from your biggest prey.
Adventuring also saw some updates. Duty roulette enable players to take up to four random instances a day. While gathering, players can now find treasure maps and see what fortunes await them. Finally the Good King Moggle Mog XII has been added as a raid boss battle, with plenty of riches to plunder.