Final Fantasy XIV is one of the world’s most popular MMORPGs. That said, not everyone wants to be paying into its monthly subscription for the rest of their lives. Even the most hardcore FFXIV fans want a break now and again. You might be wondering then, if you’re one of those fans, if you can pause your FFXIV subscription. Here’s what you need to know.
Can You Pause a FFXIV Subscrption?
Let’s get right to brass tacks. There is no way to pause a subscription in the way that you’re probably thinking of. You can’t pause the current time left on your subscription and then reactivate it when you’re ready to use up the rest of the days.
For example, if you’re going on a vacation and wouldn’t be able to play the game for an extended period, you’d still need to pay your subscription to ensure you’ll have access to the game when you get back.
So that’s unfortunate, and you’ll want to plan ahead if you’re going to miss a few weeks or more of FFXIV.
The only thing you can do is cancel your subscription. When you do this, you’ll be able to play out the rest of the days you have left for the subscription you paid for, and after that, you’ll be cut off until you reactivate.
So if you know you’re going to be away from FFXIV for an extended period of time, try to cancel before this break would start in lieu of pausing your FFXIV subscription.
That’s all you need to know about whether or not you can pause your subscription in FFXIV. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but at least you have your answer now. Hopefully one day in the future Square Enix will add the feature in.
For more on Final Fantasy XIV, you can read our latest interview with producer and director Naoki Yoshida, another with composer Masayoshi Soken, and our review of the previous expansion, Shadowbringers.
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