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Square Enix Details How to Participate in The Final Fantasy XIV PS5 Open Beta

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Square Enix Details How to Participate in The Final Fantasy XIV PS5 Open Beta

Today Square Enix announced the steps players (and would-be-players) will have to follow to enjoy the PS5 open beta for Final Fantasy XIV.

Today Square Enix announced the steps players (and would-be-players) will have to follow to enjoy the PS5 open beta for Final Fantasy XIV.

The process is different depending on whether you play on a digital copy, a physical copy, or don’t play at all just yet.

If you’re not a player, you can still enter the open beta (which starts on April 13) via the free trial of the game.


PlayStation 4 Physical Edition Users

  1. On your PlayStation 5, sign in with the PlayStation Network account you are using to play the PlayStation 4 version.
  2. Visit PlayStation Store on your PlayStation 5 and navigate to the FINAL FANTASY XIV store page.
  3. On the store page, press the […] button and select “FINAL FANTASY XIV PS5 Upgrade Edition (Beta Version)” to proceed with the download. A game disc is not required when using this download version.
  4. Once the download is complete, launch the PlayStation®5 version of FINAL FANTASY XIV from the FINAL FANTASY XIV game screen.
  • You will have access to the same game content as you do on the PlayStation®4 version.
  • Game time is required to play and can be added via the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Mog Station.

For general information on upgrading an eligible PlayStation 4 game to the digital PlayStation 5 version, please visit the support page on the official PlayStation website.

PlayStation 4 Digital Download Users
Users who are currently playing the digital download version will be able to upgrade directly to the PlayStation 5 version without visiting the PlayStation Store first.

  1. On your PlayStation 5, sign in with the PlayStation Network account you are using to play the PlayStation 4 version.
  2. Select “FINAL FANTASY XIV” from the Game Library menu.
  3. Select the “PS5 Upgrade Edition (Beta Version)” icon on the right side of the game screen.
  4. On the store page, press the […] button and select “FINAL FANTASY XIV PS5 Upgrade Edition (Beta Version)” to proceed with the download.
  5. Once the download is complete, launch the PlayStation 5 version of FINAL FANTASY XIV from the FINAL FANTASY XIV game screen.
  • You will have access to the same game content as you do on the PlayStation 4 version.
  • Game time is required to play and can be added via the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Mog Station.

For general information on upgrading an eligible PlayStation®4 game to the digital PlayStation 5 version, please visit the support page on the official PlayStation website.

PlayStation 5 users who are new to FINAL FANTASY XIV

  1. Visit PlayStation™Store on your PlayStation®5 and navigate to the FINAL FANTASY XIV store page.
  2. On the store page, press the […] button and select “FINAL FANTASY XIV Free Trial” to download the Free Trial client.
  3. Once the download is complete, launch the PlayStation®5 version of FINAL FANTASY XIV from the FINAL FANTASY XIV game screen.
  • You will be able to play the same game content that is available to free trial accounts.

The announcement mentions that the duration of the beta will depend on its results and the official service for PS5 will begin as soon as the test ends.

You’ll be able to keep all your progress earned during the beta and won’t have to redownload the whole client to keep playing.

A few weeks ago, we learned that the next expansion titled “Endwalker” will release fall 2021. You can check out tons of details and the first official screenshots and art.

Square Enix also shared details about the upcoming 5.5 update a little while ago and recently published a gallery of screenshots and a second batch.

If you’re unfamiliar with Final Fantasy XIV, it’s currently available for PlayStation 4 and PC, while the open beta for the brand new PS5 version will open on April 13 alongside update 5.5. The upgrade will be offered free of charge to those who own the PS4 version.

If you’re interested in the game in general, you can read our latest interview with producer and director Naoki Yoshida, another with composer Masayoshi Soken, and our review of Shadowbringers.

We recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the advent of Yoshida-san as director and producer.

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