Final Fantasy XIV‘s free login campaign has returned and will run through Monday, May 8th. During this period, players with service accounts may log into the game and play for 96 hours concurrently regardless of their subscription status.
The free period is an ideal way to catch up with the game’s latest updates if you’ve taken a break, just make sure to note there is a 24-hour scheduled maintenance on Monday, April 3rd to implement Patch 6.38 wherein the game will not be available to play. Said maintenance is to upgrade the North American data center with new server infrastructure.
Additionally, for owners of the Starter Edition, the game’s second expansion Stormblood will be available for a limited time to add to your service account. You’ll have until May 8, 2023 to claim it, and instructions to do so can be found here. Released back in 2017, Stormblood saw the Warrior of Light and the Scions of the Seventh Dawn travel to lands occupied by the Garlean Empire in hopes of freeing them from imperial control. The expansion added the Red Mage and Samurai jobs and increased the level cap to 70 as well as swimming and diving traversal.
More news regarding Final Fantasy XIV is slated for this Friday, with the latest Letter from the Producer Live broadcast set to debut the fourth major post-release patch to follow the Endwalker expansion. We’ll get an overview of some of the major content that will be added, which we estimate to launch some time in May.
While you’re here, check out the Hatching-tide seasonal event, which you can claim using the new free login campaign. Rewards include a tonberry costume and new ‘frighten’ emote. If you’re back in time for Patch 6.35, you can check out our quick reference tool regarding where to unlock new content and features.
Final Fantasy XIV is now available on Windows PC, Steam, PlayStation 4/5, and Mac.