How to join the Final Fantasy 14 Xbox beta

Over a decade since its debut on PlayStation and PC, Final Fantasy 14 is making its way to the Xbox platform with an eagerly anticipated free beta. If all goes well, a full Xbox release is expected in 2024, though the exact date remains undisclosed. The beta is set to commence on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at approximately 2 am CT. For those eager to participate, we’ve compiled a guide to navigate the process seamlessly.

What to do before downloading the Final Fantasy 14 Xbox beta

Since Final Fantasy 14 is an MMO, it’s crucial to check your Xbox privacy settings to ensure access to the beta. If you’re not a regular online gamer on Xbox, follow these steps: Settings > Account > Privacy & online safety > Xbox privacy > View details & customize > Communication & multiplayer. Ensure the following settings are configured:

  • You can join multiplayer games — Allow
  • You can join cross-network play — Allow
  • Others can communicate with voice, text, or invites — Everybody
  • You can communicate outside of Xbox with voice & text — Everybody

Additionally, in the “View details & customize” menu, set “You can see and upload community creations” to “Everybody.”

How to download the Final Fantasy 14 Xbox beta

Downloading the beta is straightforward. Search for Final Fantasy 14 on the Microsoft Store, locate the game’s product page, select the “…” option, and choose the beta labeled as the Final Fantasy 14 Free Trial. Once installed, launch it when available, and on-screen instructions will guide you through the process.

Do you need Xbox Game Pass to play the Final Fantasy 14 Xbox beta?

No, the beta/free trial does not require an Xbox Game Pass subscription. However, an Xbox Game Pass subscription will be necessary when the full game launches. Regardless of the tier (Core or Ultimate), this is in addition to Final Fantasy 14’s subscription fee, starting at $10.99 per month.

Can existing players access the Final Fantasy 14 Xbox beta?

No, Square Enix restricts access to the beta for new players only. If you already have a Final Fantasy 14 subscription or access to the free trial on another platform, participation in the Xbox beta is not allowed.

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