Game Manual

Last Update: 08/11/2020

Platform
Windows®
PS4
Mac

Getting Started  [NEW]  [Updated]

This section will explain how to install FINAL FANTASY XIV, as well as how to create your character and begin the game.

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Game Setup  [NEW]  [Updated]

Before You Start  [NEW]  [Updated]

Click the button below to read an explanation on the installation of FINAL FANTASY XIV.

Starting the Game  [NEW]  [Updated]

Data Center Selection  [NEW]  [Updated]

When logging in for the first time, you will be prompted to select a regional data center.
Your choice of data center will determine the Worlds you may choose from after creating your character.
Please note that characters are bound to the World on which they are created.

1. Select a data center.

If you have previously logged in with a character, the data center of the last character played will be denoted with a ★ symbol.

2. Review the list of data centers and their associated Worlds.

Worlds listed under the data center of the last character played will be highlighted.

* Your data center can be changed at any time via the Data Center Selection window at the title screen.

Character Creation  [NEW]  [Updated]

This section will explain how to create your character.

Basic Controls

Mouse and Keyboard
Dragging the mouse while holding down the left mouse button will rotate the camera. Dragging the mouse while holding down the right mouse button will rotate your character. You can also zoom in and out with the camera by scrolling the mouse wheel up and down. Holding down the mouse wheel and dragging the mouse will adjust the height of the camera.

Gamepad
Moving the left or right analog stick will rotate the camera. You can also zoom in and out by holding down LB and moving the right analog stick up and down.

Navigating the Game Screen

1. Return to the character selection screen. Current character progress will be lost.
2. Toggle between standing and unique character poses.
3. Change character gear.
Race: Displays default race gear.
Job: Displays job-specific gear. (Available only after selecting a class)
Smallclothes: Displays undergarments. (i.e., no gear equipped)
4. Change background image.

DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller
Moving the left or right analog stick will rotate the camera.

You can zoom in and out by holding down L1 and moving the right analog stick up and down. Holding L1 and moving the left analog stick up and down will adjust the camera height.

Mouse and Keyboard
Dragging the mouse while holding down the left mouse button will rotate the camera. Dragging the mouse while holding down the right mouse button will rotate your character.

You can also zoom in and out with the camera by scrolling the mouse wheel up and down. Holding down the mouse wheel and dragging the mouse will adjust the height of the camera.

Navigating the Game Screen

1. Return to the character selection screen. Current character progress will be lost.
2. Toggle between standing and unique character poses.
3. Change character gear.
Race: Displays default race gear.
Job: Displays job-specific gear. (Available only after selecting a class)
Smallclothes: Displays undergarments. (i.e., no gear equipped)
4. Change background image.

Create Your Character
1. Login

After logging into the game, press START.

* The title screen will change according to the entitlement status of your account.

2. New Character

Select New Character on the Character Selection screen.

3. Race, Clan, and Gender

Select a race, clan, and gender.

* Starting STR, DEX, VIT, INT, and MND attributes will differ depending on your race and clan. However, gender has no effect on starting attributes.

4. Character Appearance

Customize your character's appearance.

5. Birthday and Patron Diety

Select your character's birthday and patron deity.

6. Class

Select your character's starting class and city-state.

About Classes
In FINAL FANTASY XIV, a character's class is determined by the weapon or tool they have equipped.

* Furthermore, a character's starting city will be determined by their starting class, as no starting city houses all class guilds.

7. Home World

Select a Home World for your character.

About Home Worlds
The Home World selected when creating a new character cannot be changed easily, so please choose carefully.

* Please take care when selecting a data center and Home World if you intend to play with friends.

Confirming Your Home World
Your character's Home World is displayed on the character selection screen and during gameplay, under Server Info in the top right of the screen.

8. Character Name

Enter a forename and surname for your character, and click Confirm.
Forenames and surnames are restricted to 15 characters or less, with a combined limit of 20 characters.

* No two players on the same World may have the same forename and surname.
* Players who cannot decide on a name may choose to have a name randomly generated based on their clan and gender.

9. Finalize Your Character

If you are satisfied with the character you have created, press OK to begin adventuring in the game.

About Worlds  [NEW]  [Updated]

"World" is another name for a server on which characters reside.

Worlds are divided into data centers based on the location of their servers. To ensure you encounter the fewest number of latency issues, it is recommended, but not required, that you select a data center that is closer to where you will be playing. Legacy Worlds (servers existing since the original launch) are indicated in parentheses.

Playing With Friends

Each World contains the same enemies, items, and story, but you will only be able to interact with players on Worlds on the same data center. It is much easier to play alongside friends if you share the same Home World, so please bear this in mind when creating your character. Players who share a Home World will be able to play together regardless of the platform on which they are running the game.

* The World Visit System transfers a character to another World on the same data center, although some features are restricted. For more information, refer to the World Visit System Guide.

The Lodestone and Mog Station
Only the name of your Home World will be displayed on the Lodestone and the Mog Station. Use of the World Visit System will not affect the display of your Home World.

Changing Home World

Players may use an optional Home World Transfer Service to change Worlds. Please note this will incur a fee.
To make use of this service, please proceed to the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Mog Station.

Saving Character Appearance Data  [NEW]  [Updated]

Players can save the appearance of their characters and reuse them when creating additional characters.

Version 1.0 Character Transfers  [NEW]  [Updated]

Any pre-existing characters from Version 1.0 will be present on the character selection screen.

* The names of characters transferred from Version 1.0 will remain unchanged regardless of length.

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