Final Fantasy XIV Goes (Somewhat) Free to Play
Square Enix announced today that MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV will, as of now, be free for all trial accounts up until level 35. This lifting of restriction will apply to any trial account, whether it's created now or dates back to day one; even expired trials will be unlocked for players. This means, Gematsu reports, that characters left on expired accounts can be picked up right where left off, and all accounts can do all of the gameplay available to any other account at or below level 35, including various jobs, the first 10 levels of Deep Dungeon, Golden Saucer, and other unique features.
The trial can be downloaded from PlayStation stores in North America and Europe as before, or from the XIV website for PC gamers. The restriction has been lifted serverside, it would appear, so users who already have the game client should need only to start it up and download any lingering updates to pick the game up again.
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|ILoveMoombas!||Comment 1: 2017-04-02 02:03|
| The trial level cap was raised to 35 from 20 awhile ago. The big new thing is it no longer has a 14 day time limit so trial accounts can now play indefinitely.|
One thing I've seen a few people overlook when trying to activate it is it only applies to trial accounts that never upgraded to the full game. If you at any point bought ARR and added it to your account that account doesn't count as a trial anymore and can't be accessed for free (outside of the free weekends the game occasionally runs).
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