March 28, 2017 | by Rose
Final Fantasy XIV’s Free Trial Raises Level Cap, Removes Time Limit

With the release of Patch 3.56, Square Enix has made two much needed adjustments to the free trial version of their flagship MMO Final Fantasy XIV.

Starting today, anyone who signs up for a free trial account (or anyone who has signed up for one in the past), will no longer be bound to a 14 day timed trial of the game. Furthermore, players will be able to level up past the previous limit of 20 all the way to level 35.

Although players will still be restricted in a lot of the same ways as before, such as no mail, no friends list options, and no joining in-game guilds, these changes will definitely be helpful in better showing players what FFXIV has to offer. The level cap increase in particular will let players actually see what job their class will evolve into at level 30, and the removal of a time limit will let players who might’ve chosen a job they ultimately didn’t like try out the slew of other options the game provides.

With Heavensward drawn to a close and Stormblood right around the corner, there’s never really been a better time to give Final Fantasy XIV a try. Even though I never considered myself a big “MMO girl,” the way FFXIV manages to capture the feel of a single player Final Fantasy game, while giving plenty of fun activities to fool around in with friends, has managed to enrapture me for close to three years at this point.

You can start the free trial process for PC here, or on the PlayStation 4 via the free trial client.

Rose

Rose is a video games player, video games writer, and video games thinker from MA. She has a lot of opinions.

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