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Final Fantasy 14 Free Login Campaign: Start, End Date, How To Play

Players have the chance to return to Final Fantasy 14 for free, as part of a limited-time campaign.
Final Fantasy 14 Free Login Campaign: Start, End Date, How To Play

Following the announcement that a brand new expansion, Dawntrail, is on the way, there's never been a better time to hop into Final Fantasy 14. Whether you're a veteran player, a long-time Final Fantasy fan, or have only just delved into the series, there's plenty of content to enjoy in Square Enix's long-running MMORPG. 

But games like Final Fantasy 14 are a huge commitment, in both time and often money. Operating on a subscription-based service, players need to purchase the game and also a subscription to continue playing after the free trial. Fortunately, Square Enix regularly opens up the game to allow for play without a subscription. Through the Free Login Campaign, eligible players can return to Final Fantasy 14 and continue their adventure. Here's what you need to know.

What Is The Free Login Campaign In Final Fantasy 14?

The Free Login Campaign is the perfect way to jump back into FF14 ahead of the new expansion. (Picture: Square Enix)

The Free Login Campaign allows past players to return to Final Fantasy 14 without needing to renew their subscription. It offers eligible players up to 14 days of free play throughout the campaign period. The 14 days begin on the day in which the user first logs in, ending on the fourteenth day at 23:59 (GMT). Should players wish to continue playing after these 14 days are up, then they'll need to purchase a subscription.

Final Fantasy 14 Free Login Campaign Start & End Dates, Times

The Free Login Campaign for Final Fantasy 14 begins from Wednesday, 9 August, 2023 at 8:00 (GMT)/18:00 (AEST). The campaign will run up until Thursday, 31 August, 2023 at 14:59 (GMT)/1 September at 00:59 (AEST). 

How To Play Final Fantasy 14 During Free Login Campaign

In order to take advantage of the Free Login Campaign in Final Fantasy 14, returning players will need to follow these steps:

  1. Confirm you meet all eligibility requirements within the campaign period.
  2. Launch the Final Fantasy 14 client and log in. Please note your free play period begins immediately after logging in.
  3. Enjoy Final Fantasy 14 for the duration of your 14-day free play period. Once it expires, you can continue playing by renewing your subscription via the Mog Station.

Final Fantasy 14 Free Login Campaign Eligibility: How To Check

Players hoping to return to Final Fantasy 14 during this Free Login Campaign will need to ensure that they meet the eligibility requirements. Square Enix has outlined the following criteria for returning players: 

  • Have previously purchased and registered Final Fantasy 14.
  • All registered service accounts must be set as inactive during the campaign period.
  • Registered service account must have been inactive for at least ninety days.
Brand new areas are coming in the latest FF14 expansion, Dawntrail. (Picture: Square Enix)

To check the status of your service account, head to the Mog Station where you can manage your accounts. In addition to the above requirements, there are some notes which returning players will need to be aware of, as outlined in the campaign's official webpage:

  • The free login period begins after logging in via the game launcher using your Square Enix ID and password.
  • Once activated, the free login period will end once it reaches the allotted free play duration regardless of whether you actually play the game.
  • Players with multiple service accounts registered to a single Square Enix account cannot participate if at least one of the accounts is currently active.
  • Service accounts that have been canceled or suspended due to a violation of the service agreement cannot participate.
  • Players who purchase a subscription during their free login period will forfeit the remaining duration of said period.
  • Players cannot log in using a platform on which their service accounts have not been registered.
  • Players can log in using all platforms on which their service account has been registered.
  • When attempting to participate in the free login campaign using a Square Enix account with multiple service accounts, the free login period will be valid only for the first service account selected upon logging in.
  • Server maintenance may be carried out during the free login period. Please note that you will be unable to log in to the game during maintenance.