FINAL FANTASY XIV Dawntrail Set to Launch in July 2024

We’re excited to find out that the release date for Dawntrail has been announced.

Square Enix has revealed that the highly anticipated fifth expansion, Dawntrail, will be released on July 2, 2024. With pre-orders for both Standard and Collector’s Editions starting today, March 26, 2024, players can now secure their copy of this game-changing expansion.

A New FINAL FANTASY XIV Chapter Unfolds

A vibrant and detailed digital rendering of the fantasy coastal village of Dawntrail with ornate buildings and lush greenery.
FINAL FANTASY XIV Dawntrail screenshot

Dawntrail promises to deliver an immersive and captivating experience, introducing a brand-new story that will keep players on the edge of their seats. The expansion also brings two new playable jobs to the table: the enigmatic pictomancer and the cunning viper. These additions are set to diversify gameplay and offer fresh challenges for both new and veteran players alike.


Scenic view of a vibrant village with domed structures and mountainous backdrop from Dawntrail, featured in the game FINAL FANTASY XIV.
FINAL FANTASY XIV Dawntrail new area

As with previous expansions, Dawntrail will feature an array of new dungeons and encounters, ensuring that adventurers have plenty of content to explore and conquer.

Square Enix has hinted at the scale and complexity of these challenges, promising an unforgettable journey through the world of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online.

Collector’s Edition: A Treasure Trove for Fans

Collector's edition of 'Dawntrail, FINAL FANTASY XIV' with game art, statue, special items, and map.
FINAL FANTASY XIV Dawntrail Collector’s Edition

For die-hard fans and collectors, the Dawntrail Collector’s Edition is a must-have. This exclusive package includes a stunning art box, a detailed Viper figure, a beautifully crafted cloth map, and a host of other physical items that will delight any FINAL FANTASY enthusiast.

Additionally, the Collector’s Edition comes with in-game items such as the Ark Mount, Garnet Minion, and Chocobo Brush, adding even more value to this impressive bundle.

Dawntrail Early Access and Pre-Order Bonuses

Players who can’t wait to dive into the new content will be pleased to know that early access for Dawntrail is tentatively scheduled for June 28, 2024.

By pre-ordering the expansion, adventurers can also claim exclusive in-game bonus items, including Azeyma’s Earrings and the Wind-up Zidane Minion, making the anticipation for Dawntrail all the more palpable.

FINAL FANTASY XVI Crossover: A Limited-Time Event

In a thrilling crossover event, the “The Path Infernal” questline, inspired by the upcoming FINAL FANTASY XVI, will be available from April 2 through May 8. This limited-time event offers players the chance to earn themed in-game rewards, adding an extra layer of excitement to the already buzzing FINAL FANTASY XIV Online community.

FINAL FANTASY XIV Online Expands to Xbox Series X|S

In a landmark move, FINAL FANTASY XIV Online is now available on Xbox Series X|S, welcoming a whole new group of players to the game’s vibrant world.

Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can also claim a Starter Edition, making it easier than ever to join the ranks of the game’s 30 million registered players.

Free Trial: A Gateway to Adventure

For those who have yet to experience the wonders of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, the game’s Free Trial offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore the content from previous expansions. With a wealth of adventures waiting to be discovered, there has never been a better time to join the ever-growing community of players.

As excitement builds for the release of Dawntrail, fans can find more information on the official expansion website, Steam and our FINAL FANTASY XIV game page. With a host of new features, challenging content, and an engaging storyline, FINAL FANTASY XIV Online’s fifth expansion promises to be an unforgettable experience for fans of the franchise around the world.

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Harriet Gough
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