Final Fantasy 14 free trial will resume today after a 2-month hiatus

Square Enix will resume Final Fantasy 14 free trial from today, giving access to over 100 hours of story content and various side quests.

Highlights
  • After hitting pause on Final Fantasy XIV’s new free trial accounts for two months, Square Enix will resume free trial from today.
  • Players will get access to the base A Realm Reborn and the Heavensward expansion in the free trial.
  • The Final Fantasy 14 free trial will be available for PC, PS5, and PS4.

Square Enix had shut down new free trial accounts and all new sales after an overwhelming number of players joined Final Fantasy XIV to experience the Endwalker expansion. The game’s servers couldn’t handle the influx of new players and login queues were getting so long that the developer had to hit pause on sales and new free trial accounts. Square Enix resumed sales of FFXIV on January 25th, and the game’s generous free trial is set to resume today. The news was announced during FFXIV’s Letter from the Producer livestream by producer and director Naoki Yoshida.

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Although the Final Fantasy XIV free trial doesn’t give access to the Endwalker expansion, players can play the base version of A Realm Reborn and the Heavensward expansion without any time limit. Free trials will have a level cap of 60, and they can only create one character in each world. Players will also have some restrictions when it comes to trading and commerce. Along with these, free trial players cannot create a party with other free trial players unless a paid subscriber sends out an invite. However, the Final Fantasy 14 free trial will offer access to over 100 hours of story content and various side quests.

Since Square Enix has resumed sales and free trial of FFXIV, it seems like the initial influx of players and server congestion issues have reduced. This means players can now log into the game without waiting in a queue for several hours. Players with premium subscriptions are prioritized over players with free trial in login queues, which made the queues even longer and painful for free trial players. However, it seems like free trial players may not face long login queues now while playing Final Fantasy 14.

Players can try out the FFXIV free trial on PC, PS5, and PS4, when it goes live. It remains to be seen how many new players will join the Final Fantasy 14 free trial.