In conjunction to this, there are veteran rewards based on how long players are subscribed
SQUARE ENIX has announced the Open Beta date during the 8th live letter
Open beta is scheduled to start 3 days before early access (which is from the 24th-26th)
and if you haven't tested if your computer can run FFXIVARR, don't forget to download the recent benchmark!
OPEN BETA BEGINS:
NOTE: *THOSE WHO STILL HAVE THE PHASE 3 CLIENT INSTALLED MUST UNINSTALL IT.
AS OPEN BETA USES A NEW CLIENT SEPARATE FROM PHASES 1-3
Phase 4 also has a level cap of 20
For all countries outside of Japan, registration of the pre-order bonus code is scheduled to begin on the 20th of August, 2013.
In order to log in to FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn during the early access period, you must first
register your pre-order code.
* The pre-order code for the Windows version is a 20-character alphanumeric code. This code is distributed by retailers at shopfronts or via e-mail after reserving a copy of the game.
There is also a Welcome Back campaign for those who played 1.0,
these players are able to play 1.0 for free until Sept. 9th
The rewards are as follows:
30 days: phial of fantasia & windup cursor (pet)
60 days: swimsuit and black chocobo chick (pet)
90 days: ahriman mount and ahriman pet