Final Fantasy XIV is One Step Closed to Going Free-to-Play After Today's Live Letter
Players that actively play and enjoy Final Fantasy XIV might have a ton of new players interested in the game once patch 5.3 goes live on August 11th, 2020.
Currently, players that participate in the Free Trial for Final Fantasy XIV have a level 35 limitation. This means that upon obtaining level 35, you cannot level any higher, you cannot participate in any additional content, and are essentially locked from any form of progress. However, as of August 11th, come Patch 5.3, players are going to have that limitation lifted, providing access to the entire base game, along with all of the post-patches, and in a surprising turn of events, Square Enix are also going to be providing access to the entirety of their Heavensward expansion completely free. This is going to provide players – all players with hundreds of hours worth of content – content that they would never be able to access or participate in otherwise. They’ll have access to the Dark Knight, Astrologian, and Machinist Jobs added in the expansion, and the Au Ra class as well, but the remainder of the limitations such as access to the market board will remain in place. Every player will have access to this content, and every player that is in possession of the Starter Edition will also have their accounts upgraded.
This is incredible news, and a fantastic step in the right direction – something that even World of Warcraft has yet to do with their very limited, very outdated Free Trial. I hope you’re all ready for a large influx of new players!