For those seeking a return to the shores of Eorzea and beyond, luck has found you! Square Enix has announced the return of its free login campaign for Final Fantasy XIV. The campaign itself began on Monday, March 27th, 2023, at 1:00 AM PDT and will end on Monday, May 8th, 2023, at 7:59 AM PDT.
Players with service accounts that have been inactive for at least 30 days will be able to log into the game and play for four days (or 96 hours) concurrently with the timer running out at 11:59 PDT on the fourth day. Square Enix has highlighted an upcoming period of 24-hour maintenance for Final Fantasy XIV on Monday, April 3rd, as a time for returning players to avoid. This downtime is for the implementation of Patch 6.38 and the improvement of the North American data center infrastructure.
Additionally, players who own the Starter Edition of Final Fantasy XIV can add the Stormblood expansion for free to their service accounts for a limited time, though an active subscription will be required to play it. The offer is available for digital download on PlayStation 4, 5, and PC, ending on May 8th, 2023, at 6:59 AM PDT. For further information on how to redeem the expansion for your respective system, check out its official support page.
Stormblood was originally released in 2017 and acts as the second official expansion of Final Fantasy XIV following Heavensward. It centers on a sweeping story laden with wartime conflict between the Garlean Empire and Ala Mhigo, wherein the Warrior of Light must explore the Far East of Eorzea to aid a burgeoning rebellion hoping to strike down imperial rule. As far as gameplay goes, it raises the level cap from 70 to 80 and gives players access to two new jobs: the Samurai and the Red Mage.
Final Fantasy XIV continuously soars to greater heights, giving players new and old reasons to either return or embark on their journeys across Eorzea itself. As someone in the thick of Shadowbringers, the free login campaign couldn’t have come at an apt time and I imagine I’m not alone in that sentiment.
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Source: Nova Crystallis