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Final Fantasy 14 XIV Comes to Xbox

by on March 6, 2024

As Final Fantasy 14 prepares to launch on Xbox Series X and S on March 21, new players should be aware of a caveat regarding the Xbox Game Pass offer.  Players can get FF14: Starter Edition as a free perk for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members between March 21 and April 19. This includes both the base game and the Heavensward and Stormblood expansions, along with a 30-day trial period.

During your free trial, you could play that content indefinitely, but once you purchase the Starter Edition, you must start paying the MMO’s monthly subscription fee.

Using the Starter Edition for free removes certain controls from your account which limit gold farmers’ efforts. You can’t buy and sell certain items, you have limited use of the market board, and you can’t trade items with other players.

Once you’ve completed Stormblood and are ready for the modern expansions, you can switch to the Starter Edition. Otherwise, keep playing the trial until you’ve reached those limitations.

Notably, the Starter Edition and its bizarre account structure make Final Fantasy 14 less than ideal. Just take this as a friendly reminder of what you’re getting into, and be aware that you need an Xbox Game Pass subscription to play the full game, This includes the Starter Edition – although Square Enix says you won’t need an Xbox subscription to play the free trial.

This free trial is currently available on Xbox in open beta, so if you’re a new player and want to begin your journey on the critically acclaimed MMORPG, you can do so right now.

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