Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn will become free for PC users starting later today. The trial will last for two full weeks and can be downloaded from here once it becomes available. FFXIV is a subscription-based MMO so this is a great opportunity to try out the game free of charge for a while. The trial will only allow you to progress until level 20 and there are some other limitations that will be revealed a bit later. The good news is that you will get to enjoy all the game’s content up to that level including the new one added with patch 2.3: Defenders of Eorzea. This patch arrived earlier this month and adds many new features to Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn. The full list of additions can be seen below.
- Continue your story in the main scenario and learn more about the dangers from which you have to defend Eorzea!
- Tackle new side story quests, giving you a deeper insight into the lore of the world.
- Fight for your Grand Company in Frontline, the brand new three-faction PvP mode with up to 72 players in the same battle!
- Fight your way up the Syrcus Tower in the Crystal Tower, defeating enemies that the long-time Final Fantasy fans among you might remember dearly!
- Discover why you have to fight Ramuh, the Lord of Levin, widely renowned as the wisest of the Primals.
- Make your way through the new Hard mode versions of the Tam-Tara Deepcroft and the Stone Vigil dungeons.
- Explore the brand-new, stunning outdoor dungeon Hullbreaker Isle.
- Hunt down the most notorious feral beasts that have ever plagued Eorzea.
- Raise and train your Chocobo and make him the very best, like no Chocobo ever was!
- Relax in your brand-new private chambers in your Free Company’s house.
Aside from the trial, Square Enix also announced the “recruit a friend” program. This allows Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn subscribers to gain rewards if they recruit a friend that subscribes for at least 30 days. The rewards include: 20% bonus XP for both you and your friend up until level 25, a free Aetherite Pendulum for you, and a draught Chocobo mount if your friend subscribes for more than 90 days. Last but not least, Square Enix also announced that the Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn trial will not be made available for the PS4 or Xbox One. Stay tuned for more news and updates.