FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood Early Access Details

We have finalized the starting date and time for the early access period for FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood!

Early Access Start Date & Time

Friday, June 16, 2017 at 2:00 a.m. (PDT) / 5:00 a.m. (EDT)

To ensure that your participation in the early access period goes smoothly, we have gathered various topics relating to early access, such as how to register your pre-order code on Mog Station or PlayStation®4 promotion code on PlayStation Network.

What is Early Access?

Early access is a pre-order bonus that will allow you to play FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood before its official release on June 20, 2017.

  • Early Access ScheduleScheduled from Friday, June 16, 2017 at around 2:00 a.m. (PDT) to Monday, June 19, 2017

    * There will be maintenance before early access starts. This maintenance will implement updates, expansion data, and various other fixes.
    Characters that have met the requirements to enter Stormblood areas can enjoy FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood right away. Characters that have not met the requirements can continue to play FINAL FANTASY XIV as normal.
    * Due to the maintenance, the early access schedule is subject to change.

  • Early Access Participation Requirements

    You can participate during the early access period by fulfilling the following requirements:

    • Must possess an active FINAL FANTASY XIV service account on your Square Enix Account with subscription time remaining.
    • Must possess a pre-order bonus code for the platform that you currently use to play the game.
    • Must have registered your early access code or the PSN promotion code via the steps in the “◆Stormblood Early Access Registration” section.

    In order to enjoy all aspects of Stormblood, you will need to have completed the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward main scenario quest “The Far Edge of Fate” that was implemented in Patch 3.56.

    * Early access is not available for the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online Complete Edition all-in-one bundle.
    * Registering the Stormblood pre-order code will enable users to play Heavensward content during early access even if they do not possess Heavensward play rights.
    * You do not need to have completed the Heavensward main scenario quest “The Far Edge of Fate” to unlock the new red mage and samurai jobs; however, you will need to register the pre-order bonus code and have a level 50 Disciple of War or Magic in order to accept the quests.

Pre-order Code Distribution Information

  • Users who pre-ordered from the Square Enix Online Store
    You can find your pre-order code in your confirmation e-mail and on the store account page. Visit the Square Enix Online Store, log in and select “My Account” from the top menu. Select “Your Orders” and select “Unlock Code.” Your 18-digit code will be listed here which you can then redeem on the Stormblood pre-order site (http://sqex.to/9S5).
  • Users who pre-ordered from the PlayStation®Store
    Early access and the bonus items were automatically linked to your Sony Entertainment Network account at the time you pre-ordered the game and no code entry is required.
  • Users who purchased from other retailers
    Please refer to your retailer for more information about receiving your pre-order code.

Stormblood Early Access Registration

Windows and Mac (Physical Package or Digital Download Pre-orders)

How to register:
1. Users who received an 18-digit (AAAAAA-123-AAAAAA-123 format) pre-order code will need to redeem this code on the Stormblood pre-order website (http://sqex.to/9S5) to receive your early access code (20-digits).

2. Once you have your 20-digit early access code, log in to the Mog Station (http://sqex.to/Msp) using the Square Enix Account you wish to participate in Early Access with.

3. Select the “Your Account” tab on the top-left corner of the screen.

4. Select the service account you wish to register your code on. If you have multiple service accounts (represented as tabs named FINAL FANTASY XIV 1, 2, etc.), please select the service account you wish to register your code to. If you only possess one service account, proceed to Step 5.

* Please confirm the appropriate service account by verifying that the service account has the character names and Worlds that you want to send the bonus items to.
* Please be careful as your bonuses will not be received on your desired service account if you select the wrong service account.

5. After confirming your service account, select “Enter Pre-order Bonus Code (Early Access Code).”

6. Enter your Early Access Code, then click “Next.”

7. Confirm details, then click “Next.”

Steam Version (Steam / Physical CE Pre-order)

How to register:
1. Steam users who have pre-ordered FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood on Steam can find their 20-digit Early Access code by navigating to their game library and selecting “FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn.” On the right-hand side of the game page, find the “Links” section and select “CD key.” The 20-digit early access code will be listed there, starting with “RF3A.”
Users who pre-order the physical Steam Collector’s Edition will be sent their 20-digit RF3A pre-order code directly along with their order confirmation and can proceed to Step 2.

2. Log in to the Mog Station (http://sqex.to/Msp) using the Square Enix Account you wish to participate in early access with.

3. Select the “Your Account” tab on the top-left corner of the screen.

4. Select the service account you wish to register your code on. If you have multiple service accounts (represented as tabs named FINAL FANTASY XIV 1, 2, etc.), please select the service account you wish to register your code to. If you only possess one service account, proceed to Step 5.
* Please confirm the appropriate service account by verifying that the service account has the character names and Worlds that you want to send the bonus items to.
* Please be careful as your bonuses will not be received on your desired service account if you select the wrong service account.

5. After confirming your Service Account, select “Enter Pre-order Bonus Code (Early Access Code).”

6. Enter your Early Access Code, then click “Next.”

7. Confirm details, then click “Next.”
* You will be able to register your full game registration code starting on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

How to Confirm Pre-order Bonuses (Windows/Mac/Steam):

    • To confirm early access:
      Visit the Mog Station, log in, and select “Your Account.” You’ll see a circle (“O”) mark in the Stormblood Early Access area in your “Account Status” section.
    • To confirm pre-order bonus items:
      Visit the Mog Station, log in, and select “Your Account.” Select “View additional items” in the “Bonus” section.

PlayStation®4 (Physical Package Pre-orders)

How to register:
1. Enter the pre-order code that you received from your retailer on the Stormblood pre-order website (http://sqex.to/9S5) to get your early access code (12-digits XXXX-XXXX-XXXX format).

2. Sign in to the PlayStation™Network with the Sony Entertainment Network Account that you use to play FINAL FANTASY XIV.

3. Select the “PlayStation®Store.”

4. Select “Redeem Codes” from the bottom of the left-side option menu.

5. Enter the pre-order bonus code in the field that appears.

6. Confirm that the promotion code matches the product you wish you register.

Once Early Access has begun, continue with the following steps upon launching FFXIV.

7. Launch FINAL FANTASY XIV and follow the instructions that appear.

8. You will see “FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood – Pre-Order PlayStation®4.” Select “Next.”

9. You will see the service account onto which you can register the pre-order code. Select “Next” to complete the registration process.

* If you possess multiple service accounts, you will see all of the service accounts that you can register the code to.
* Please confirm the appropriate service account by verifying that the service account has the character names and Worlds that you want to send the bonus items to.
* Please be careful as your bonuses will not be received on your desired service account if you select the wrong service account.

PlayStation®4 (PSN Digital Pre-orders)

How to register:
Promotion code registration is not necessary. Early access and the bonus items were automatically linked to your Sony Entertainment Network account at the time you pre-ordered the game. Please follow the steps below to register the rights to your Square Enix account once early access has begun.

1. Open FINAL FANTASY XIV and follow the instructions on the screen.

2. You will see “FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood – Pre-Order PlayStation®4.” Select “Next.”

3. You will see the service account onto which you can register the pre-order code. Select “Next” to complete the registration process.

* If you possess multiple service accounts, you will see all of the service accounts that you can register the code to.
* Please confirm the appropriate service account by verifying that the service account has the character names and Worlds that you want to send the bonus items to.
* Please be careful as your bonuses will not be received on your desired service account if you select the wrong service account.

How to Confirm Pre-order Bonuses (PlayStation®4):
Visit the “Settings” menu of the PS4, then select “PlayStation Network/Account Management,” then “Account Information.” Scroll down and select “Services List,” and find “FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn™.” Selecting it will show an entry labeled “FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood Early Access.” This will also grant you the in-game bonus items at release.
* Registration information will be reflected on the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Mog Station after launching the game for the first time after Early Access has begun.

Regarding the Early Access Game Client

Windows/Mac/Steam users

Users who have registered their early access codes and are currently playing FINAL FANTASY XIV will have their game client updated automatically as we near early access and will not need to download a separate client. Users who do not have the FINAL FANTASY XIV client can download it here.
(http://sqex.to/ffxiv_client_en)

PlayStation®4 (Physical Package Version)

The game client will be updated automatically if you have registered your pre-order bonus promotion code and launch the FINAL FANTASY XIV client once early access has begun.

PlayStation®4 (PSN Download Version)

The game client will be updated automatically when launching the FINAL FANTASY XIV client once early access has begun.

In-game Bonus Item Distribution

Items will be distributed via in-game Mog Letter starting Tuesday, June 20, to users who have registered their pre-order bonus codes.

End of Early Access

Early access will end on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. in the time zone for the registered account’s region (NA: PDT, EU: GMT, JP: JST). Please register the full FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood registration code or promotion code before this time to continue playing after the Early Access period.
* Users who pre-ordered the PlayStation®4 PSN download version will already be fully registered from the time they pre-ordered the game, so they will not need to register a separate promotion code.

During the early access period, there will be no restrictions on what content you can discuss, post, or stream while following the Material Usage License Agreement. However, we ask that early access users please be considerate and refrain from posting spoiler-related content as there are those players who may start at the official launch, or play at their own pace.

Upcoming Schedule

  • Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 02:00 a.m. (PDT): All Worlds Maintenance (24 Hours)
    Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. (PDT): Stormblood patch note reading
  • Friday, June 16, 2017 at 2:00 a.m. (PDT): Early access begins
    Friday, June 16, 2017: PlayStation®3 service ends
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017: FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood launches
    Tuesday, June 20, 2017: Pre-order in-game items distribution begins
    Tuesday, June 20, 2017: Full game registration codes can be redeemed
  • Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (Per Region): Early access ends

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