There is so much to do right now for players in Final Fantasy XIV like checking out all of the patch 4.5 notes as well as unlocking the new Blue Mage limited job class. Of course, you need the game to actually do these things. That’s why some players are wondering about a Final Fantasy XIV free to play version. Can you play it for free?
In this FFXIV guide, we are going to go over whether or not you can play Final Fantasy XIV free. After all, most players know that a subscription is related to the game in some way. All in all, it can be really confusing for newcomers to the MMORPG. Without further ado, let’s break down everything you need to know.
Final Fantasy XIV Free to Play Version
Currently, at the time of publishing, Final Fantasy XIV normally requires a subscription to play. However, there is technically a free version that you can pick up and play right now on both PC and PS4. The major caveat is that you can’t use an account you already own so it must be brand new. That shouldn’t be a problem for newcomers, though.
All you need to do is download the free PC version if you’re on a computer or the free trial game if you’re on PS4. Both work the same way. You can play the game and part of its main story as long as you want with no time limit. However, there is a level limit currently of level 35. That is half of the current level cap of 70.
You also have other restrictions like selling on the market board and so on. Regardless, you can still check out most classes up to level 35 on one character, which is pretty awesome. We fully expect (but there is no guarantee) this level restriction to rise to 50 or so when the third expansion, Shadowbringers, launches this summer.