FFXIV Open Beta date, Pre-Order Codes and more

Blog entry posted in 'Aster's Realm... Reborn', Aug 8, 2013.

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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:
8/17-8/19

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
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In conjunction to this, there are veteran rewards based on how long players are subscribed

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The rewards are as follows:

30 days: phial of fantasia & windup cursor (pet)

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60 days: swimsuit and black chocobo chick (pet)

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90 days: ahriman mount and ahriman pet
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  1. Martialbob
    Martialbob, Aug 9, 2013
  2. Aster
    1.0 players get early access for 14 days (sort of a welcome back campaign), 1.0 players who bought the CE or Standard editions get ARR free of charge
    Aster, Aug 9, 2013
  3. Eossian
    so i assume them that 1.0 players get early access simply by owning the 1.0 CE.
    Eossian, Aug 10, 2013