Final Fantasy 14 patch 2.3: Defenders of Eorzea released

Major content update adds new story quests, primal battle, fixes and more

Square Enix has released Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn patch 2.3.

Defenders of Eorzea is a major content update which includes new story quests and a fresh primal battle, among other features and a multitude of fixes, which are detailed in the comprehensive patch notes. A scenario outline follows the trailer:

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"Across the realm, voices cry out for a defender some brave soul who would guard the realm from peril. Who will answer the call to stand before the Lord of Levin, to brave the dangers of the Crystal Tower to unearth lost Allagan secrets, and to delve into treacherous dungeons for spoils and glory?

"Stand fast against the unprecedented dangers that face Eorzea. Take up arms for your Grand Company in a battle for contested territory. Accompany Hildibrand agent of enquiry, inspector extraordinaire on his latest case. Take up the Hunt and track Eorzea's most dangerous game to reap handsome rewards. Only through courage and sheer strength of will can you rise to be the defender of Eorzea!h."


A Realm Reborn launched on PC and PS3 in August 2013 and on PS4 in April 2014. CVG's Final Fantasy XIV PS4 review called the title "the best Final Fantasy game in years and the finest MMO you can currently play on a console".

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