'FINAL FANTASY XIV: DAWNTRAIL' Launches July 2, CE Pre-orders Begin Today

Originally published at: https://xboxera.com/2024/03/26/final-fantasy-xiv-dawntrail-launches-july-2-ce-pre-orders-begin-today/

Publisher SQUARE ENIX announced over the weekend that their popular ongoing MMO will be getting its latest expansion this summer. ‘FINAL FANTASY: DAWNTRAIL’ is set to launch on PC, PlayStation 4/5, and Xbox Series consoles on the 2nd of July and pre-orders are set to begin today the 26th, which includes a limited Dawntrail Collector’s Edition that’s set to go live at 0900 Pacific Time on the SQUARE ENIX store today.

More details can be found below, but as for Xbox players Final Fantasy XIV Online launched on Series consoles this week—offering a free trial to a significant portion of the game’s content and a Starter Pack which is available for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. Keep in mind, however, that if you claim the pack first, you will not be eligible for the free trial so jump in on that first by clicking this way. FFXIV is not available on Xbox One consoles.

During the FINAL FANTASY XIV panel at PAX East 2024, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida looked back at the title’s journey over the past decade and highlighted content set to arrive in the upcoming Dawntrail expansion, which will include a brand-new story; two new playable jobs, pictomancer and viper; a variety of new dungeons and challenging encounters, an increase of the level cap to 100, and more.

Yoshida also revealed the Dawntrail Collector’s Edition, which will be available for pre-order in limited quantities exclusively on the Square Enix Store starting Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific. More information can be found on the official Dawntrail site: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/dawntrail/product

The Dawntrail Collector’s Edition is a bundle containing a code for the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Dawntrail Digital Collector’s Edition for Windows® or Mac, and the physical Collector’s Box. PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S and Steam players can order the Collector’s Box as a standalone product and pre-order the Dawntrail Digital Collector’s Edition separately on their respective platforms.

The Dawntrail Collector’s Box includes only the physical goods listed below and does not include a copy of Dawntrail, in-game bonus items, or pre-order bonuses.

  • Dawntrail Special Art Box – A unique art box with a shimmering golden base, evocative of a fabled city of gold. It features a Dawntrail illustration by artist Yoshitaka Amano.
  • Expertly Crafted Viper Figure – An impressive high-quality figure that showcases the Warrior of Light as a viper. Including the base, the figure measures approximately H 9.65″ x W 4.52″ x D 5.90″ (H 24.5cm x W 11.5cm x D 15cm).
  • Adventurer’s Cloth Map – The latest version of the FFXIV world map, which includes new locations debuting in Dawntrail. Printed on high-quality cloth, measuring approximately 16.53″ x 29.52″ (42cm x 75cm).
  • The Unending Journey – A ruled notebook inspired by a favorite journal of adventurers, measuring approximately 5.90″ x 4.33″ (15cm x 11cm).
  • Adventurer’s Pen Case – A roll-up pen case to hold writing instruments and other small items essential to your adventures. Unfolded, the pen case measures approximately 8.26″ x 9.44″ (21cm x 24cm).

Additionally, the Dawntrail Digital Collector’s Edition will also be available on March 26, 2024 for pre-order from participating retailers, and will include the following in-game bonus items:

  • In-game Item: Ark Mount – Cleave a trail through the heavens with your own personal Ark, modeled after the dynamic eidolon from FINAL FANTASY IX. A trailer showcasing the mount can be viewed here: 
  • In-game Item: Garnet Minion – Freer than a canary and sharper than a dagger, this lovingly rendered mammet of FINAL FANTASY IX’s Garnet will fly fearlessly to lands afar.
  • In-game Item: Chocobo Brush: Pictomancer Weapon – With its charming chocobo motif and signature twinkling star effect, this whimsical brush draws out the best in any pictomancer.

Players who pre-order FINAL FANTASY XIV: Dawntrail from participating retailers will be eligible to receive the following bonuses:

  • Early Access – Early access is tentatively scheduled to begin on Friday, June 28, 2024 at 2:00 a.m. (PDT) and will allow users to play Dawntrail ahead of the official release.
  • In-game Item: Wind-up Zidane Minion – This miniature version of FINAL FANTASY IX‘s Zidane makes for an ideal adventuring companion─so long as you keep an eye on your valuables.
  • In-game Item: Azeyma’s Earrings – Earrings crafted in the image of the radiant sun, symbol of the goddess Azeyma. These useful earrings feature attributes that will vary according to the user’s class/job and current level when equipped. Additionally, the earring grants a 30% increase in EXP gained by defeating enemies when worn, perfect for leveling your jobs to 90.

Pre-order bonus codes will be delivered upon pre-ordering Dawntrail for Windows, Mac, and Steam and can be redeemed immediately. Digital pre-orders purchased from the PlayStation Store and Microsoft Store will not require separate bonus codes. Thanks to the in-game items being delivered upon pre-order of Dawntrail, players will be able to use their Azeyma’s Earrings to catch up to level 90 before the expansion releases on Tuesday, July 2, 2024. 

FINAL FANTASY XIV Patch 6.58 also recently released, featuring various adjustments to playable content, and the start of a new PvP season. Additional details on Patch 6.58 can be found here: https://sqex.to/L2Ai1

The FINAL FANTASY XVI crossover questline, titled “The Path Infernal,” will be available from April 2 through May 8. Players who complete the quests will be able to receive multiple FINAL FANTASY XVI-themed in-game rewards. More information on the crossover can be viewed here: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/ffxvi/

FINAL FANTASY XIV Online is now available for Xbox Series X|S, allowing for more players on the Xbox family of consoles to join the Warriors of Light in Eorzea and beyond! Until April 19, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can claim a Starter Edition via Xbox Game Pass Perks, which includes A Realm Reborn™, Heavensward™, and Stormblood™—the equivalent of three full FINAL FANTASY titles. Players who purchase the Xbox version or receive the Starter Edition through Perks by April 19 will also receive fun and useful in-game items to assist them on their journey, including Menphina’s earring (30% EXP boost up to level 80) and the Palom minion (vanity pet).

With more than 30 million total registered players, there has never been a better time for newcomers to begin their adventures in the critically acclaimed FINAL FANTASY XIV Online saga. The Free Trial includes all content from A Realm Reborn, the Heavensward and Stormblood expansions (and updates through Patch 4.58), including an additional playable race (Au Ra) and five additional playable jobs (Dark Knight, Astrologian, Machinist, Red Mage, and Samurai). Free Trial players can enjoy hundreds of hours of award-winning gameplay and story experiences equivalent to three full FINAL FANTASY titles, without a limit on playtime. More information can be found at: https://sqex.to/FFXIVFreeTrial

With the launch of this will a new old expansion be added to the free trial ?

Eventually but not rigth away.