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 site's official splash page
The video below offers a first look at these brand 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, the latest entrance into the high level dungeon that best resembles a labyrinth of choices.
Having fully explored the depths beneath Castrum Occidens, Alisaie's findings have served only to raise more questions regarding the Calamity, and the disappearance of her grandfather, Louisoix.
The discovery of a second entrance to the labyrinth has rekindled her desire for answers, and she would once again ask for your aid in braving its depths. Will she find the answers she seeks, or something darker still?
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 with director and producer Naoki Yoshida and main scenario writer Kazutoyo Maehiro to preview Through the Maelstrom.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is also scheduled to launch on April 14 for PlayStation 4.