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When is Final Fantasy XIV's 7.0 release date?

There's no solid date, but some players are speculating a release window based on past releases.

It’s been a while since Final Fantasy XIV’s Endwalker was released, giving us the conclusion to Hylaelyn and Zodiark’s tale. A new chapter in the game has begun with a few familiar faces in Patch 6.1, but this story is also getting closer to its conclusion and making us all wonder when FFXIV 7.0 release is. 

With Patch 6.4, we got even closer to the climax for what is happening in the Thirteenth. What happens in Patch 6.5 and beyond is going to carry into 7.0. Even so, the next expansion is not only highly anticipated because we will have a better grasp of what is the next narrative that will connect later expansions. It’s also because of major changes 7.0 will bring to the game, including a new playable race and some graphics updates

When will FFXIV 7.0 release?

We still don’t have an exact date for FFXIV 7.0 release, but at the Las Vegas Fan Festival, fans got a release window for Summer 2024. At the time of writing, Patch 6.45 is about to drop. This means we can expect patch 6.5 around late August or early September. The time between big patches is four months, making this a solid guess since Patch 6.4 was released in late May. 

Typically, expansions are released every two years, but with Covid’s interruptions, it would make sense to put 7.0’s release in 2024. With the release dates of other expansions — Heavensward (2015), Stormblood (2017), Shadowbringers (2019), Endwalker (2021) – it wouldn’t be a surprise if Square Enix scheduled the next expansion for June/July 2024. 

Update 7/12/2023: Square Enix released the schedule for the Las Vegas Fan Fest event, with a keynote scheduled for July 28. Fans are speculating that the teaser trailer for 7.0 will release on this day, meaning that players might get information about 7.0 earlier than expected.

Update 7/28/2023: Square Enix announced a release window. This post has been updated to include the window.

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