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  • Watch the Latest Episode of Duty Commenced

    The latest episode of the North American Community team's Duty Commenced live show has been archived and is now available to view! Couldn't join the team live this time? No problem! The episode is available to watch below or on the official FINAL FANTASY XIV Twitch channel.

    In this episode, the Community team went over the information from the recent Letter from the Producer LIVE Part LXXX!

    https://sqex.to/yZbhi

  • Dawntrail Benchmark Screenshot Sweepstakes

    To celebrate the release of the Dawntrail Benchmark software, we're holding a screenshot sweepstakes and asking players to show us their Warriors of Light! Whether you're previewing your character with the new graphical update, or recreating a new look, we'd love to see the new you!

    A random selection of 1,500 winners will be drawn from all qualifying entries!
    Be sure to read the rules and share a screenshot of your character using the benchmark software for a chance to receive an in-game reward.

    Read on for details.

  • Dawntrail Official Benchmark Available Now!

    The official benchmark for FINAL FANTASY XIV: Dawntrail is now available! Test the limits of your PC while getting a peek at the various jobs in action and the magnificent views that await on the continent of Tural.

    Warriors of Light will be excited to hear that the benchmark software features the graphical update coming in Patch 7.0 and the highly anticipated female Hrothgar are available in the software's character creation tool!

    Be sure to check it out and prepare for a bounty of new adventures in Dawntrail!

    Dawntrail Official Benchmark

    To celebrate the release of the benchmark, we're holding a screenshot sweepstakes! Post a screenshot of your benchmark score or any character you've made with the character creator and be entered to win an in-game item!

    Learn more about the Dawntrail Benchmark Screenshot Sweepstakes.

  • Join us for Duty Commenced on 15 April!

    The next episode of Duty Commenced, the North American Community team's live show, is set for Monday, 15 April. Tune in and join the Community team for an overview of the information presented in the Letter from the Producer LIVE Part LXXX. As always, there will be a showcase of the latest entries for Community Commendations and giveaways!

    Read on for details.

  • Letter from the Producer LIVE Part LXXX Airs Saturday, 13 April

    The next Letter from the Producer LIVE is set to air as part of our 10th Anniversary Celebration 14-hour Broadcast. Don't miss out!

    Check the schedule and show details for the 10th Anniversary Celebration 14-hour Broadcast here.

    Letter from the Producer LIVE LXXX

    Date & Time

    Saturday, 13 April 2024 at 4:00 (GMT) / 5:00 (BST) / 14:00 (AEST)
    * Starting time is subject to change.

    Where to Watch

    * These links are identical to those of the 10th Anniversary Celebration 14-hour Broadcast.
    * Co-streaming is allowed.
    * Please note that the presentation slides will include both Japanese and English text, but the presentation audio will be in Japanese only.

    Show Details

    • Patch 7.0
    • "A Realm Resplendent with Warriors of Light" Segment
    • Miscellaneous Updates

  • New Optional Item Available!

    A new optional item will be added to the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online Store starting Wednesday, 10 April around 8:00 (GMT) / 9:00 (BST) / 18:00 (AEST).

    Visit the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online Store.

    * The item featured above will be available for purchase after the scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, 10 April around 8:00 (GMT) / 9:00 (BST) / 18:00 (AEST). Please visit the News section for detailed maintenance information.
    * During periods immediately following the sale of new optional items, congestion in the delivery system may cause item deliveries to take longer than usual.

  • 10th Anniversary 14-Hour Broadcast Schedule & Guest Details

    We’re pleased to announce the schedule and guest information for our 9th 14-hour broadcast starting Saturday, 13 April!

    Join us for the main broadcast where Naoki Yoshida joins our Warriors of Light in-game for A Stroll with Yoshi-P, THE PRIMALS have a special talk segment to commemorate their 10th anniversary, a round-table discussion with the Development team, and more! We’ll also have a secondary broadcast where we’ll be having a lighthearted playthrough of the upcoming FINAL FANTASY XIV TTRPG ahead of its May release!

    We hope you’ll join us and fellow Warriors of Light for a fun-filled stream to celebrate all things FFXIV!

    Read on for details.

  • DAWNTRAIL 7-inch Vinyl Single Available for Pre-order!

    We are delighted to announce that the 7-inch vinyl single of Dawntrail’s main theme is now available for pre-order!

    The record includes two tracks: "Open Sky – The Theme from Dawntrail," an edited version of the Dawntrail theme song, and "Dawntrail," the version featured in the full Dawntrail trailer.

    The tracks feature guest vocals from Amanda Achen and compositions by FFXIV's very own THE PRIMALS! Additionally, the album jacket features a brand-new illustration from the FFXIV Art team.

    Enjoy the rich, warm sound of a vinyl record and let the gorgeous jacket illustration sweep you away to shores unknown as you prepare for your next adventure!

    DAWNTRAIL 7-inch Vinyl Single

    Release Date

    Wednesday, 5 June 2024
    * Order fulfilment may take additional time due to any unforeseen shipping and customs delays.

    Track List:

    • Open Sky - The Theme from Dawntrail
    • Dawntrail

    Included

    • Download code that features both songs in MP3 format

    * The download code allows for playback of the songs without a record player.
    * This is not a download code for in-game items.

    Visit the DAWNTRAIL 7-inch Vinyl Single special site to pre-order.

  • Letter from the Producer LIVE Part LXXX Set for Saturday, 13 April

    The next Letter from the Producer LIVE will feature as part of our upcoming 10th Anniversary Celebration 14-hour Broadcast. Join us for the latest look at what’s to come in Patch 7.0, along with our segment "A Realm Resplendent with Warriors of Light," in which we showcase some fun FFXIV statistics!

    Letter from the Producer LIVE LXXX

    Date & Time

    Saturday, 13 April 2024 at 4:00 (GMT) / 5:00 (BST) / 14:00 (AEST)
    * Starting time is subject to change.

    Where to Watch

    • YouTube Live
    • Niconico Live
    • Twitch

    * URLs will be added at a later date.
    * Please note that the presentation slides will include both Japanese and English text, but the presentation audio will be in Japanese only.

    Show Details

    • Patch 7.0
    • "A Realm Resplendent with Warriors of Light" Segment
    • Miscellaneous Updates

  • Announcing the FFXIV on Xbox Sweepstakes!

    We are pleased to present a commemorative sweepstakes to mark the official release of FINAL FANTASY XIV on Xbox!

    The prize includes a custom-designed Aetheryte-themed Xbox Series X, as well as a copy of the FFXIV Complete Collector's Edition and a 12-month Xbox Ultimate Game Pass code!

    Read on for details.

  • Spring Sale: FINAL FANTASY XIV 60% off for a limited time!

    To celebrate the welcome approach of spring, FINAL FANTASY XIV is on sale for 60% off on the Square Enix Store, Mog Station, and PlayStation Store for a limited time!

    Whether you're inviting friends to join in on your adventure or purchasing the title on a new platform, you won't want to miss this opportunity!

    Retailers

    Sale Period (Square Enix Store/Mog Station)

    From Monday, 25 March 2024 to Monday, 8 April 2024

    Sale Period (PlayStation Store)

    From Wednesday, 27 March 2024 to Wednesday, 10 April 2024

    * Start and end time will vary by retailer.

    Products

    • FINAL FANTASY XIV Complete Edition [Download]
    • FINAL FANTASY XIV Complete Collector's Edition [Download]
    • FINAL FANTASY XIV: Endwalker Standard Edition [Download]
    • FINAL FANTASY XIV: Endwalker Collector's Edition [Download]

    * Please refer to product details for additional information on each of the above products.
    * Prices and product offerings may vary according to retailer.

  • GROWING LIGHT: FINAL FANTASY XIV Original Soundtrack Out Now!

    A new original soundtrack album featuring 93 tracks from Patch 6.1 - Newfound Adventure all the way through Patch 6.5 - Growing Light is now available! As with all previous soundtrack releases, the Blu-ray music disc also features a wealth of gorgeous visuals for your enjoyment.

    Bonus Videos

    • Scream - FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Festival 2023 in Las Vegas & London
    • Flow - FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Festival 2023 in Las Vegas & London

    Bonus Items

    • An in-game item code for the Hydaelyn Idol minion

    Additionally, a special sleeve case is included while supplies last!
    * This bonus item will still be available after the first-run edition.

    Visit the ENDWALKER: FINAL FANTASY XIV Original Soundtrack special site.

  • FINAL FANTASY XVI Crossover Event Begins 2 April!

    We are delighted to announce that the FINAL FANTASY XIV & FINAL FANTASY XVI Crossover Event: The Path Infernal will soon begin!

    Event Period

    Tuesday, 2 April 2024 at 8:00 (GMT) / 9:00 (BST) / 19:00 (AEDT)
    to Wednesday, 8 May 2024 at 14:59 (GMT) / 15:59 (BST) / 9 May at 0:59 (AEST)

    Proceed to the special site for details about this event’s crossover quest series and item rewards.

  • Dawntrail Pre-orders Begin Tuesday, 26 March

    Pre-orders for both the standard and Collector's Editions of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Dawntrail will begin on Tuesday, 26 March at 9:00 (GMT) / 20:00 (AEDT)!

    Pre-ordering will allow players to participate in early access to Dawntrail and includes two bonus in-game items: a minion and an accessory which grants an increase in EXP gained by defeating enemies when worn up to level 90.

    Furthermore, we recommend reviewing the system requirements for Dawntrail.

    Release Date

    Tuesday, 2 July 2024

    Early Access Start Date

    Scheduled for Friday, 28 June 2024 at 9:00 (GMT) / 10:00 (BST) / 19:00 (AEST)

    * The physical Collector's Box will be available exclusively from the Square Enix Store in Japan, North America, and Europe. Please review the full list of countries that the store delivers physical items to.
    * Pre-order bonus registration codes will be sent sequentially from the Square Enix Store, so please allow some time for the code to be delivered after placing an order. Note that the delivery method and timing of pre-order bonus registration codes may vary by retailer.
    * Pre-orders on Steam are scheduled to begin Tuesday, 26 March at 16:00 (GMT) / Wednesday, 27 March at 3:00 (AEDT).

    Read on for details.

  • Dawntrail Release Date Announced!

    It is our pleasure to announce the release date for FINAL FANTASY XIV: Dawntrail! The all-new expansion will soon be available for pre-order.

    Release Date

    Tuesday, 2 July 2024

    Early Access Begins

    Scheduled for Friday, 28 June 2024 at 9:00 (GMT) / 10:00 (BST) / 19:00 (AEST)

    Pre-orders Begin

    Tuesday, 26 March 2024 at 9:00 (GMT) / 20:00 (AEDT)
    * Pre-orders on Steam are scheduled to begin Tuesday, 26 March at 16:00 (GMT) / Wednesday, 27 March at 3:00 (AEDT).

    Those who pre-order will receive a variety of bonuses, and may play the expansion during the early access period. Visit the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Dawntrail special site for more details.

  • Xbox Series X|S Version Official Launch & Fan Kit!

    We are excited to announce the launch of the Xbox Series X|S version of FINAL FANTASY XIV! To help players get started, we have prepared instructions on how to play on the Xbox Series X|S version.

    Furthermore, we are pleased to share that the FINAL FANTASY XIV Starter Edition (which includes A Realm Reborn, Heavensward, and Stormblood) is available for free as an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate perk for a limited time. New players or seasoned veterans won't want to miss this opportunity!

    Scheduled Perk Availability Period

    Thursday, 21 March 2024 at 8:00 (GMT) / 19:00 (AEDT) until Friday, 19 April 2024
    * Dates and times are subject to change.

    To commemorate the launch, we've released new profile pictures featuring FFXIV characters to use as your Xbox gamerpic!

    Read on for details.

  • Crystalline Conflict Season Ten Results Revealed as Season Eleven Commences!

    Crystalline Conflict Season Ten has drawn to a close!

    • To Our Top-ranked Competitors

      Congratulations on a season well fought! Please be sure to collect your hard-earned ranking rewards from your local postmoogle.
      * Ranking rewards letters may take some time to arrive. We appreciate your patience.

    • To All Players Ranked Bronze or Higher

      Well fought and good show! Your tier rewards may be claimed by speaking with the seasonal quartermaster at the Wolves' Den Pier (X:4.9 Y:5.7).
      * Please note that Season Ten tier rewards may be collected until the end of Season Eleven. Don't forget to claim your spoils!

    View the results for Season Ten.


    Without further ado, we are delighted to send you back into the arena for Season Eleven! Aspire to even greater heights and secure your Crystalline legacy!

    • Season Eleven Preliminary Rankings

      Players will begin Season Eleven five risers lower than the rank at which they finished Season Ten. Rising Stars will be reset to zero.

  • Patch 6.58 Notes

    Patch 6.58 brings a number of additions and refinements to the game, including PVP adjustments and a strengthened Echo effect in Pandæmonium: Asphodelos (Savage).

    Read the patch notes.

  • FINAL FANTASY XIV for Xbox Series X|S Launches 21 March

    We are pleased to announce that the official launch of the Xbox Series X|S version of FINAL FANTASY XIV is set to begin on Thursday, 21 March 2024 at 8:00 (GMT) / 19:00 (AEDT).

    Read on for details.

    * Updated on 20 March 2024 at 12:30 (GMT) / 23:30 (AEDT)

  • PAX East 2024 Draws Near!

    FINAL FANTASY XIV will be attending PAX EAST 2024 in Boston from Thursday, 21 March through Sunday, 24 March! In addition to booth activities and giveaways, we will also be hosting panels for FINAL FANTASY XIV and FINAL FANTASY XVI!

    Can’t make it to PAX East? Don’t worry! The panels will be streamed live for adventurers around the globe to tune into!

    Read on for details.

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