We are but a few weeks away from the arrival of the next Final Fantasy XIV expansion. Titled Stormblood, this massive expansion will include new lands to explore, long awaited fan-favorite jobs, and of course, an all-new story to experience. But, that’s for June 20th when the expansion releases. Unless you’re a part of the Early Access group. That’s right, you can get Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood early and enjoy it before anyone else.
The early access will only happen for a set period, mainly from June 16th to June 19th, but that’s still some extra time to play the expansion and get a feel for it before anyone else does. That’s a prize in and of itself. There are requirements you have to meet to be able to register for this Early Access and thankfully, the Square Enix team spelled it out.
First up, you have to have an active Final Fantasy XIV account, one that has active subscription time left on it. Next, you have to have the pre-order bonus code for the platform you’re playing the game on. No cross-play this time around. Then, you have to make sure that the code you have was registered to the platform it’s on. If you haven’t done that last step, look for the “Stormblood Early Access Registration” steps on the main site.
Now, once the Early Access is ready, regardless of the platform you are on, the game client will update automatically so that you can get access the moment it’s done. As a further bonus, those who do get into the Early Access will get special in-game items, so be on the lookout for that.
For the rest of us, we’ll have to wait until June 20th to play Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, but thankfully, it’s not too far off.