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FFXIV Free Trial is Now Open Again [UPDATED]

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…

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FFXIV Will Get Major Graphics Update in 7.0, Preview Screenshots Included

Final Fantasy XIV has been running with largely the same engine since its relaunch as A Realm Reborn in 2013. That’s nearly a decade of operation. In that time, we’ve moved on from the PlayStation 3 and the old video cards to the PlayStation 5 and Nvidia RTX cards. That’s…

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FFXIV Patch Development Cycle Will Be Two Weeks Longer Moving Forward

One of the amazing things about Final Fantasy XIV is how remarkably consistent the game’s update cycle is. Players have been able to correctly predict and anticipate when major patches drop because Square Enix and the FFXIV team have been on the ball. The patch cycle is nearly law. That law…

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FFXIV: Zenos’ Story Needs “No Further Embellishment”

A little more than three months after the launch of Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, the FFXIV team is finally ready to start talking about its ending openly. You can’t check the vibe unless you’re willing to let folks talk about every aspect of the experience. Perhaps the team is ready…

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FFXIV Streamer ZeplaHQ Offers Insight Into Ukrainian Crisis

One of the most magical things about the Final Fantasy XIV community is that it’s truly global. We have players across the globe, each bringing their own perspectives and experiences to the game. Hell, with the addition of the new Oceanic servers, many of our fellow players in Australia and the…

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FFXIV’s Valentione’s Event Delivers the Love to Your Chocobo

When was the last time that you summoned your Chocobo? Do you even remember that you have a feathered companion you can upon at any moment? Your chocobo will live (and likely die) for you and you probably haven’t even named it. With the All Saint’s Wake event having come to…

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Final Fantasy Creator Weaves His Own Gucci Magic In FFXIV

The story of Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi and Final Fantasy XIV is still unfinished. The father of the franchise first started playing the game in late September, naming a Lalafell after himself. He then burned through Heavensward in two days, cleaned up Stormblood and Shadowbringers, and even finished Endwalker on January 5. Sakaguchi could…

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FFXIV’s Next Story Content Will Give Krile and Thancred Some Shine Soon

Let’s be honest, Krile is the most useless primary member of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn. Tataru isn’t combat-ready, but she slings a mean coin and gets things done. Krile is around because of her relation to Galuf Baldesion, the founder of the Students of Baldesion. I honestly forget…

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FFXIV Raid Guide – Pandaemonium Asphodelos: The Third Circle (Savage)

Let me preface this guide by saying: Whoever designed this fight hates the Party Finder and wants it consigned to Hell. With that said, welcome to the third Savage raid of the Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker patch cycle. The Hippokampos has been overcome and it’s time to ascend from the murky depths…

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FFXIV Raid Guide – Pandaemonium Asphodelos: The Second Circle (Savage)

Welcome to the second Savage raid of the Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker patch cycle! After breaking the chains of Erichthonios for a second time, you head to the sewers to face the mutated Hippokampos. Make sure your head is on the right way round and you’ll pass right through this encounter.…

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FFXIV Adds Dance Pole Furnishing for All Your Roleplay Needs

Back in October ahead of the release of Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, Square Enix updated its terms of service. Part of the change was to address using the Party Finder system for real-money trades. At the same time, Square Enix assured players that in-game roleplay events would not fall afoul…

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FFXIV Raid Guide – Pandaemonium Asphodelos: The Fourth Circle

What is a raid but a miserable pile of trials? But enough talk — it’s time for the final fight of Pandaemonium Asphodelos! While Final Fantasy XIV tends to look towards other Square Enix games for inspiration, it’s clear that this boss design looks elsewhere. My man definitely shops at…

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FFXIV Raid Guide – Pandaemonium Asphodelos: The Third Circle

We turn away from the First and Second Circles of Pandaemonium, which easily fell beneath your blade. Now we move to the third leg of Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker’s first raid. The Third Circle is one of the only encounters in Pandaemonium that actually takes place within a circle. Weird. The third fight pits…

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FFXIV Raid Guide – Pandaemonium Asphodelos: The Second Circle

We turn away from the First Circle of Pandaemonium, and head into the Second. Following the end of Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker’s main scenario, we dive into the secrets of Elpis. Underneath that idyllic place lies the mighty jail of Pandaemonium, where ancient monsters await. Each encounter in Asphodelos is…

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FFXIV Raid Guide – Pandaemonium Asphodelos: The First Circle

Welcome to the first raid of the Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker patch cycle! Seeking answers about a mysterious crystal found in the aetherial sea, the Warrior of Light heads back to Elpis. There, you investigate Pandaemonium, where the unsundered scientists kept their worst creations all under the watchful gaze of…

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FFXIV 6.01 Patch Notes Detail Pandaemonium Raid and New Raid Gear

The first post-launch addition to Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is already here. We’re done with the maintenance period earlier than expected — servers were scheduled to be up and running by 2:00 a.m. PST on December 21. With the servers returning, Patch 6.01 is now live with the new raid…

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FFXIV Endwalker Dungeon Guide: Smileton

Truly, your expertise is needed to survive this MC Escher-esque dungeon. Welcome to the seventh dungeon in Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker and one of the few required to unlock the Expert Duty Roulette. Smileton continues the story of the Loporrits, doing their best to make a habitable sanctuary on the…

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FFXIV: Endwalker Server Queues Push Square Enix to Halt Sales and New Free Trials

Nearly two weeks out from the launch of Endwalker, Final Fantasy XIV is still seeing login issues, lengthy queue times, and general server issues. The team at Square Enix has been working to alleviate the problems, increasing the size of queue lobbies and noting the causes behind some of the…

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FFXIV Leveling Guide: How to Level Your Alternate Jobs Fast

The main scenario of Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is behind you and you want to know what to do next. Or maybe you’re looking for a new Job moving forward and need to catch it up with your current progress. We’re here to help. Your main Job will reach the…

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FFXIV Endwalker: How to Unlock the New Female Viera Hairstyles

During one of the earlier Letter from the Producer Live streams for Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, creative director and lead producer Naoki Yoshida showed off new hairstyles coming for female Viera. This excited a number of players who were previously dissatisfied with the number of cosmetic options available for the…

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