Looks like I need to make a decision about which character to play…
According to a developer interview last night, FFXIV:ARR‘s open beta will be open from August 17th through the 19th. If you participated in Phase 3 beta (I did), you’ll actually get to play from August 16th.
Once that’s over, the servers will be down for a few days and anyone who has a Legacy account or who has preordered, will be able to start playing during Early Access, which begins on August 24th. The game’s official release date is August 27th.
A few other important notes from last night’s interview:
- Open beta level cap is 20
- Arcanist class will be available
- People who played XIV 1.0 will be able to play XIV:ARR for free until September 9th.
- There are veteran rewards, including non-combat pets and swimsuits.
For the entire interview, translated into English, click here.