FINAL FANTASY XIV Patch 2.55 – Before the Fall Part II, is just a few days away now. Scheduled to release on March 31st, 2015, the patch will bring to a close the story arc of the Patch 2.x A Realm Reborn series, and lead directly into the first expansion, Heavensward, which releases in June. SQUARE ENIX released a bunch of screenshots from Patch 2.55 today accompanied by a small synopsis of the events to come. Players will take on the dragon Vishap in a battle on The Stesp of Faith. Meanwhile the events in Ul’dah come to a head, what will come of the treacherous merchants’ plays for power?
A great wyrm’s roar echoes through the skies of Coerthas, calling all dragonkind to war. The Gates of Judgement, Ishgard’s outermost defenses, now come under attack. With the city’s very survival in the balance, can the Scions of the Seventh Dawn rally the Eorzean Alliance — or is the Holy See doomed to fall?
The Steps of Faith — the sole means of approaching the city of Ishgard. As well as providing passage across the Sea of Clouds, this great stone bridge also serves to anchor the series of arcane wards known as Daniffen’s Collar.
Long has the Holy See relied upon these barriers to shield the city from Dravanian assault, but it did not foresee the brazen attack that would take place at the Gates of Judgement. The outermost layer of protection has been dispelled, allowing the mighty dragon Vishap to land upon the far end of the Steps of Faith. Leading an army of lesser kin, the massive creature is intent on destroying the exposed foundations of the remaining wards. Take up position alongside the Temple Knights, and defend the structure from the ravaging forces of the Horde!