What is the total cost of Final Fantasy XIV?

The question should be how much time will it cost you.

Final Fantasy XIV is one of the most popular MMOs of all time. With the immersive world of Eorzea and over 500 hours of content to enjoy, it is no wonder people are flocking to the game in masses. However, one confusing part of the game is just how much it costs to play. So, here is the total cost of Final Fantasy XIV.

A complete cost breakdown for FFXIV

Final Fantasy XIV is similar to other MMOs, in the way that you must pay a monthly subscription in order to access the game. On top of that, you must purchase the game and any accompanying expansions before you can begin.

Luckily, Square Enix offers an option for players who have yet to give the game a try. All new players will be able to take advantage of a free trial. This trial will allow you to play the game for free and without a monthly subscription. You will be able to create a character and continue playing until you reach level 60. You will also gain access to the entire base game’s content, known as A Realm Reborn, as well as the entirety of the first expansion, Heavensward.

However, if you have tried the game before, then the free trial is unavailable to you and you will have to shell out some cash. Let’s go over exactly what the cost of Final Fantasy XIV is.

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How much does FFXIV cost to buy?

Cost of Final Fantasy XIV - Nashu
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As mentioned above, in order to play Final Fantasy XIV, you will need to purchase the main game as well as any other expansions you are interested in. Below is how much each available version of the game costs. Please note that all prices listed are the retail cost from the Square Enix Store, and will not reflect pricing due to sales or any other offers.

  • FFXIV: Starter Edition ($19.99 USD) – This version comes with A Realm Reborn (Base Game) as well as the first expnasion, Heavensward. It also includes a 30-day free play period.
  • FFXIV: Complete Edition ($59.99 USD) – This version comes with everthing included in the Starter Edition, as well as the Stormblood, Shadowbringers, and Endwalker expansions.
  • FFXIV: Complete Collectters Edition ($139.99 USD) – This version includes everything in the Complete Edition, as well as the in-game bonus items from all of the expansions collecters editions.

We reccomend buying the FFXIV: Complete Edition. This is because it gives the most value for your money, as well as including all of the currently available expansions. This version is also frequently on sale throughout the year.

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How much is FFXIV’s subscription?

Cost of Final Fantasy XIV - Dragon
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After you have purchased the game, you must pay a monthly subscription in order to keep your access to the game. This subscription lines up with what other MMOs are charging, and they give you a few options to save money. Below are all of the Final Fantasy XIV subscription options.

  • Entry Level Subscription – An introductory recurring subscription that gives players the ability to create up to 8 characters per Data Center Region. (Anyone can choose this subscription, it is not just for entry level players)
    • Period Options
      • 30 days for $12.99 USD
  • Standard Subscription – The standard recurring subscription that allows players to create a maximum of 40 characters per Data Center Region and a maximum of eight characters per world.
    • Period Options
      • 30 Days for $14.99 USD
      • 90 Days for $41.97 USD
      • 180 Days for $77.94 USD

We will leave it up to your personal preference which subscription to choose. Only you can decide what the cost of Final Fantasy XIV is worth to you. Just remember that these payments are recurring, meaning that they will continue until you cancel them. If you are going to be taking a few months off from the game you can pause your subscription at any time and pick back up where you left off when you are ready.

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Mason Moses

My name is Mason! I am a 3D Artist and Writer that has been playing video games since I was old enough to hold a controller. I am naturally drawn to games with a strong narrative but can find just as much joy in the gameplay. You can find me either playing some popular MMOs or engaged in whatever story-driven titles pique my interest.

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