Final Fantasy XIV: How to Access the PS5 Beta

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Square Enix revealed today how players can access the Final Fantasy XIV PS5 Beta. This marks the game's second move to a new generation of consoles after receiving a PlayStation 4 re-release. Experience brand new content on upgraded hardware.


Instructions for owners of a physical copy of PlayStation 4

  1. On your PlayStation¬ģ5, sign in with the PlayStation Network account you use to play the PlayStation¬ģ4 version.
  2. Visit the PlayStation‚ĄĘStore on your PlayStation¬ģ5 and navigate to the FINAL FANTASY XIV store page.
  3. On the store page, tap the [‚Ķ] and select ‚ÄúFINAL FANTASY XIV PS5 Upgrade Edition (Beta Version)‚ÄĚ to continue downloading. A game disc is not required when using this download version.
  4. Once the download is complete, launch the PlayStation¬ģ5 version of FINAL FANTASY XIV from the FINAL FANTASY XIV game screen.

Instructions for owners of a PlayStation 4 digital copy

  1. On your PlayStation¬ģ5, sign in with the PlayStation Network account you use to play the PlayStation¬ģ4 version.
  2. Select ‚ÄúFINAL FANTASY XIV‚ÄĚ from the game library menu.
  3. Select the ‚ÄúPS5 Upgrade Edition (Beta)‚ÄĚ icon on the right side of the game screen.
  4. On the store page, tap the [‚Ķ] and select ‚ÄúFINAL FANTASY XIV PS5 Upgrade Edition (Beta Version)‚ÄĚ to continue downloading.
  5. Once the download is complete, launch the PlayStation¬ģ5 version of FINAL FANTASY XIV from the FINAL FANTASY XIV game screen.

Instructions for new players

  1. Visit the PlayStation‚ĄĘStore on your PlayStation¬ģ5 and navigate to the FINAL FANTASY XIV store page.
  2. On the store page, tap the [‚Ķ] and select ‚ÄúFINAL FANTASY XIV Free Trial‚ÄĚ to download the free trial client.
  3. Once the download is complete, launch the PlayStation¬ģ5 version of FINAL FANTASY XIV from the FINAL FANTASY XIV game screen.

New players will be delighted to learn that the game's free trial includes the first expansion pack, meaning hundreds of hours of content are available for free on PlayStation 4, PC and soon PlayStation5. Cross-platform multiplayer is also supported and the ability to connect from any of these devices provided you own the game on it. PlayStation 5 owners who want to start playing the game can now download the PlayStation 4 version and use it until the beta releases on the 13th. The PlayStation 5 version of the game will feature 4K resolution, faster loading and improved performance.




Final Fantasy XIV is available now on PlayStation 4 and PC.


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