Final Fantasy 14's latest update removes the two-week trial time limit

Today's release of the latest patch to the Square Enix MMO Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn, taking it to version 3.56, means players can now "experience the conclusion of the Heavensward main scenario." And for those of you who aren't currently players, the news is potentially even better, as the update also removes the 14-day time limit on the trial. 

Trial players can now stick with the game for as long as they want, all the way to level 35. Trial characters can be transferred into the full game at any time, and if you've previously played the trial but were cut off by the 14-day limit, you'll be able to jump back in and pick up where you left off.

The update brings a number of other changes to the game, including a removal of the weekly restriction on challenging Alexader: The Creator, the beginning of the fourth season of The Feast, new main scenario quests, and new achievements, titles, and music. It's all meant to lead players into the upcoming Stormblood expansion, which is set to come out on June 20. 

The full patch notes are available here, and you can dive into the free trial at

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.