Fans of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be happy to know that the title is set to get a patch that will change many story elements and add even some new things.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.1 is titled A Realm Awoken, as a continuation of the story. Players will have available to them new housing, PVP Arena, and of course more storyline content, plus a ton more. The ten minute trailer shows off a vast majority of what to expect. Copied below is a description of the storyline going into A Realm Awoken which takes place five years after A Realm Reborn. The patch is set to release on December 17th, so be prepared citizens of Eorzea.
Five years past, the realm was brought to the brink of destruction by the elder primal Bahamut. Seething with rage from aeons of imprisonment, he unleashed his unbridled fury across the length and breadth of Eorzea, the devastation wrought by his rampage marking the end of the Sixth Astral Era.
Slowly yet surely, Eorzea’s wounds began to heal, and her people enjoyed a rare moment of respite.
Before long, however, the Garlean Empire stirred, reaching to cast its shadow over the realm. To stay the encroaching darkness, the order known as the Scions of the Seventh Dawn called upon the aid of those brave adventurers who would lend their blades. Their combined efforts did quell the Garlean threat, earning accolades from leaders of nations and commonfolk alike.
Yet where there is light, there will always be darkness. The beast tribes persist in their efforts to summon the primals—aetherial entities whose powers swell with the amassed crystals and fervent prayers of their followers. The once-defeated Garlean forces resurface, harboring renewed ambitions of conquest. And the baleful Ascians lurk in the shadows, their presence rousing dark forces long since forgotten.
As new threats emerges, adventurers must once again heed the Crystal’s call.