FFXIV Free Trial is Now Open Again [UPDATED]

After the long international login nightmare, free trials are back in Final Fantasy XIV.

Remember the mire that was the launch of Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker? The long queues and constant error 2002 messages led to a number of players being unable to log into the game. Square Enix increased the size of queue lobbies and fixed some server errors, but trying to log in during peak hours was a nightmare.

In response, Square Enix halted all sales of FFXIV and locked out the creation of new free trial accounts. Game sales resumed on January 25, but free trials remained in the dark. During the latest Live Letter from the Producer, FFXIV creative director and lead producer revealed that free trials would be returning on February 22, 2022. Well, the day has come, and they’re back!

You’re able to once again exclaim to your friends and family: Have you heard of the critically acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV? With an expanded free trial which you can play through the entirety of A Realm Reborn and the award-winning Heavensward expansion up to level 60 for free with no restrictions on playtime! You can start the FFXIV free trial here, but keep in mind that it’s only available to accounts that do not have any previous versions or licenses of the game. We have a boss guide for the Square Enix account system, the first real trial of FFXIV.

With game sales on and free trials back on the table, it’s clear that FFXIV is settling into its post-expansion operation. The rush is over and it’s time to dig into those small cracks and niches for the long haul. If you need help with any of that, you can read all of our guides and keep up with all the changes coming to FFXIV here at The Linkshell.