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Final Fantasy XIV PS5: open beta test of top MMO comes to PlayStation on 13 April

Shakeena Johnson April 2, 2021
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MMO’s latest expansion is coming to PS5 with an open beta test of Final Fantasy XIV, and will land on the next-gen console on April 13.

Back in February, Square Enix unveiled the upcoming expansion for Final Fantasy 14 titled Endwalker and also announced the game was coming to PlayStation 5 . Yesterday, they announced in a tweet (from the game’s official account) that Final Fantasy 14 will go into open beta on PS5 on April 13 alongside the release of Patch 5.5.

Those who are currently playing on PS4 will be able to use their existing characters and game data during the test. The rich and unparalleled experience will come with lightning-fast loading times, greatly increased frame rates, true 4K resolution, 3D audio, and haptic feedback.

The start of official service will be announced on the Lodestone. Additionally, if maintenance is to take place at the conclusion of the open beta, the maintenance schedule will be announced separately.

Here’s how to participate in the beta:

  • On your PS5, sign in with the PlayStation Network account you are using to play the PS4 version.
  • Hit up the PlayStation Store and navigate to the Final Fantasy 14 store page.
    Once on the store page, press the […] button and select “Final Fantasy PS5 Upgrade Edition (Beta Version)” to begin the download. A game disc is not required when using this download version.
  • When the download is complete, launch the game from the game screen.
    You will have access to the same game content as you do on the PS4 version.

For PS4 digital download users, you can upgrade directly to the PS5 without visiting the PlayStation Store first.

  • On your PS5, sign in with the PlayStation Network account you are using to play the PS4 version.
  • Select “Final Fantasy 14” from the Game Library menu.
  • Select the “PS5 Upgrade Edition (Beta Version)” icon on the right side of the game screen.
    On the store page, press the […] button and select “Final Fantasy 14 PS5 Upgrade Edition (Beta Version)” to begin the download.
  • Once the download is complete, launch the PS5 version from the game screen.
  • You will have access to the same game content as you do on the PS4 version.

If you are new to the game, follow these instructions:

  • Visit the PlayStation Store on your PS5 and head to the Final Fantasy 14 store page.
    Once there, press the […] button and select “Final Fantasy 14 Free Trial” to download the Free Trial client.
  • When the download is complete, launch the PS5 version of the game from the game screen.
    You will be able to play the same game content that is available to free trial accounts.

Related topics: Beta, FF14, Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy XIV, gaming

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