Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Early Access And Final Beta Dates Announced

Square Enix have announced the final beta test and early access dates for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, which is great for fans or people who have participated in the previous beta tests. You can find out what Leviathyn thought of A Realm Reborn during the beta phase 3 here.

New users will be able to participate in the final beta test on August 17th to August 19th on both PC and Playstation 3, which gives you a great chance to see what has changed from previous beta phases (if you’ve seen anything before). If you have been in a previous beta test you’ll be welcome to join starting the 16th August, a day before everyone else! All progress you make in the beta phase 4 will also be carried over into the full release!

In addition to this anyone who has pre-ordered the game will receive early access and be some of the first people in the world to play the highly anticipated Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. This early access period will begin on August 24th, before the game launches on August 27th.

In case you’re not already excited for the game’s launch, Naoki Yoshida (producer and director) has shared some interesting incentives to drum up the excitement:

  • Veteran rewards: Enjoy various bonuses based on how long you choose to subscribe to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (30, 60 or 90 days). If you start a 90 day subscription, you’ll get all 30, 60 and 90 day bonuses at once!
  • Companion iOS app: A free companion app ‘Final Fantasy XIV: Libra Eorzea’ will be arriving a week after the launch.
  • Welcome Back campaign: Those who registered Final Fantasy XIV 1.0 can play A Realm Reborn for free until Monday 9th September 2013.

Sound tempting yet? The game already looks pretty (as with all the Final Fantasy games) and it’s received some pretty good feedback from the beta phases so far, so it’s something to look out for at the end of August.

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  1. Sebastian C.

    I had a chance to play during beta phase 4. Today, I’m interested to pre-order the game. If I did, Sarah, do you know if it’s too late to receive early access on the 24th? Also, can a physical copy of the game be purchased from a retailer and the player still receive early access? I’m considering GameStop or Wal-Mart.

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