Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Shows Off Housing And PvP Arena

By Sato . September 28, 2013 . 5:00pm


In a Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn presentation held during Tokyo Game Show last week, producer/director Naoki Yoshida shared a glimpse of what one can expect from the game’s upcoming version 2.1 update. Square Enix have uploaded a few short videos showing some of the new features.



The housing feature will be appearing as a guild house for your Free Company in the 2.1 update. In addition to the 380 furniture pieces and exteriors you’ll be able to decorate it with, there will be three sizes out of small, medium and large for the building. A personal housing option will be available later on.


In the footage, we get a glimpse of some of the furniture we’ll be seeing, such as the marbol-themed chandelier and Cactuar lamp.



The much anticipated PvP feature will also be appearing in version 2.1, as “The Wolves’ Den”. The fights will be 4 vs. 4, and will have three level types of 30, 40, and 50. Additionally, there will also be some PvP exclusive actions, so fighting in the arena against your fellow adventurers won’t be exactly the same as fighting your regular enemies.



Finally, the above is a look at the new dungeon, called “The Binding Coil of Bahamut(Turns 1-5)”. Unlike the other dungeons, you’ll be required to take on five different areas to clear it, and according to Square Enix, it requires a full party of eight people and is also very difficult. The fifth part of the dungeon has yet to be cleared, even by the developers themselves.


Square Enix have not yet announced a date of when the update will go live, but it is expected to be within the upcoming months.

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  • Brotato Chip

    what bonus do i get from owning a house

    • Arcana Wiz

      i read somewhere about chocobo raising.

    • Draparde

      yeah, to build on what @ArcanaWiz:disqus said, eventually you’ll be able to have a chocobo farm of sorts if you wanted. and an airship workshop(when they add those t hings) ect.

      for now though its probably just a house. maybe some small exp bonus or extra rested exp iunno lol.

      • It might even have its own Aetheryte where you can teleport to for free. At least, I hope so.

        • Zeik56

          I’m pretty sure that’s actually all but confirmed. Well, besides the “free” part. (I’m sure you can set it as your home point though, for free returns.)

      • Brotato Chip

        thats very interesting, might consider investing then :P

  • Dagobert

    I wonder if the global cooldown on actions will be faster in pvp.

    • doubt it, they said on the forums they have no plans to adjust the gcd and players need to change their strategies to compensate

  • Chaos_Knight

    “The fifth part of the dungeon has yet to be cleared, even by the developers themselves.”

    Wow, they’re challenging themselves now.

    • Draparde

      lol, ive always wondered if developers ever made content that was “doable” but they just didint have the skill/ect to finish it XD

    • Trotmeister

      It was cleared, albeit by using a glitch. Apparently you can make final boss stop and not do anything for the majority of the fight.

  • Vash bane

    we have no choice but to pvp to get platinum so care bears I hope we can lend each other a hand :)

  • Enma_Kozato

    Love that version of Answers for Bahamut’s Coil.

  • Flandre Scarlet

    Binding Coil isn’t new, it’s already in-game. It’s just not meant to be done or cleared yet, since there’s an entire gap of gear missing between it and the closest tier below it, which is being remedied by Crystal Tower in 2.1.

    Of course, that’s not stopping some FCs from already clearing parts of it.

    • Enma_Kozato

      I heard a group cleared the 5th phase, but they only won because of a glitch, so their victory didn’t count.

  • Kornelious

    What! Personal housing isn’t being added till later!? lame.

  • AnimusVox

    Awesome. Glad I’m taking my time with this game. Not that I have a choice since I work full time but that’s beside the point.

    • That’s what I love about this MMO– we can take our time with it and play it around rough schedules!

      • AnimusVox

        Yeah, only downside for me is my friends are either asleep (U.S.) or working (EU) when I get home from work to get on and play. So I don’t get to play with them too often. I live in Cali mind you so I’m kind of behind in terms of time.

        • I’m all the way on the other side… Florida. :/

  • Crevox

    I’m currently on Turn 5 of Bahamut Coil. It’s tuned intentionally very much harder than it should be so people can’t beat it without tons of good gear (which takes weeks to get) and a lot of luck.

    • Ferrick

      how’s turn 1-4 ? i’m about to start turn 1 with my fc, and the guides only show cadeceus’ fight

      • Crevox

        Turn 1-4 are more strategy and gear check than something like Titan was. Turn 1 isn’t so bad, Turn 2 is about the same difficulty, and then Turn 4 is much harder. Turn 3 is a freebie.

        • Ferrick

          hmm, is it like normal dungeons where you explore, killing grunts, minibosses, and then finally the big boss ?

          • Crevox

            No. Immediately on entering turn 1 you fight a gatekeeper, followed by a couple pulls of trash and then the final boss. Turn 2 is just immediately a gauntlet boss encounter upon entering, Turn 3 is all trash, Turn 4 is just one big fight. Turn 1 and 3 are the only ones you actually explore, and turn 3 has no loot.

            They’re all pretty short, but you will probably spend more time on them than any other dungeon simply due to the hard boss encounters.

          • Ferrick

            ahhh i see, thanks for the info

          • Crevox

            It’s a very interesting and cool place, I think you’ll enjoy it. :) Best of luck with ADS!

          • Ferrick

            thanks, i do hope that i get picked to run with FC XD, being a dragoon kinda hurts XD

  • Lightthrower

    Anyone know what price the different tiers of housing will be?

    • Enma_Kozato

      Prices haven’t been revealed yet.

  • Nice, but sad about the personal housing option not appearing till later.

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