Last Update: 11/26/2019

Control Scheme

Communication  [NEW]  [Updated]

Display Names  [NEW]  [Updated]

How do I tell the difference between players and NPCs?  [NEW]  [Updated]

To distinguish between players and NPCs, you need only observe the color of their display names. NPC names are displayed in green, while players, by default, are displayed in blue.

To distinguish between players and NPCs, you need only observe the color of their display names. NPC names are displayed in green, while players, by default, are displayed in blue.

Why do certain players' display names appear in different colors?  [NEW]  [Updated]

The color of players' display names indicates their relation to you. By default, the display name of friends will appear in orange, while that of party members will appear in light blue.

How can I change the color of character display names?  [NEW]  [Updated]

From the main menu, select System and open the Character Configuration menu, then select the Display Name Settings tab from the column on the left. Selecting a display name category will open a color palette, from which you can select your desired color.

In addition to changing colors, you can also set the conditions under which display names appear.

From the main menu, select System and open the Character Configuration menu, then select the Display Name Settings tab from the column on the left. Selecting a display name category will open a color palette, from which you can select your desired color.

In addition to changing colors, you can also set the conditions under which display names appear.

Chat  [NEW]  [Updated]

The chat function lets you communicate with other players who are online. Speaking with your fellow adventurers is one of the most useful and enjoyable features of FINAL FANTASY XIV, so don't be shy, give it a try!

Chat Modes  [NEW]  [Updated]

The various chat modes allow you to communicate with other players based on groups you belong to and distance from each other. Text commands can be used to send messages via specific chat modes without switching between them.

Chat Mode

Say

Yell

Shout

Tell

Party

Alliance

Free company

Linkshell
(*2)

Crossworld
Linkshell

Novice Network

Player Type

Those in close proximity

Those within a wide area

Those in the same area

Selected player only
(*1)

Party members

Alliance members

Members of your free company

Members of your linkshell

Members of your crossworld linkshell

Members of the Novice Network
(*3)

Message Range

Close

Wide

Current area

Any location

Any location

Any location

Any location

Any location

Any location

Any location

Text Command

/say Greetings!
/s Greetings!

/yell Greetings!
/y Greetings!

/shout Greetings!
/sh Greetings!

/tell player name@world name Greetings!
/t player name@world name Greetings!

/party Greetings!
/p Greetings!

/alliance Greetings!
/a Greetings!

/freecompany Greetings!
/fc Greetings!

/linkshell1 Greetings!
/l1 Greetings!
* Insert linkshell number in place of 1

/cwlinkshell Greetings!
/cwl Greetings!

/novice Greetings!
/n Greetings!

Chat and the World Visit System

*1. To send a tell to a player in another World, you must be friends with them beforehand. Tells can only be sent to players whose status is "online."
*2. Linkshell chat can only be used when you are on your Home World.
*3. As each World has its own Novice Network, players using the World Visit System will be connected to the Novice Network of the World they are visiting.

Using Chat  [NEW]  [Updated]

All chat modes use the same chat interface.

Sending a chat message
Select a chat mode

Selecting the chat icon to the left of the chat message entry field allows you to change modes.

* Some modes are only available if your character has unlocked the related features or is a member of the corresponding groups.
* The name of the currently selected chat mode will be displayed above the text entry field.

Press Enter or click the text entry field

The method for entering text differs depending on whether Enable Direct Chat is set to Off or On.

Enable Direct Chat Off
Pressing Enter or clicking on the message entry field will enable text entry.

Enable Direct Chat On
Typing a message will automatically cause text to appear in the entry field.

See Direct Chat Mode for more details.

Press the BACK button (Touch Pad Button on PlayStation®4) while the text entry field is selected

The method for entering text differs depending on whether Enable Direct Chat is set to Off or On.

Enable Direct Chat Off
Pressing the BACK button (Touch Pad Button on PlayStation®4) or selecting the message entry field will enable text entry.

Enable Direct Chat On
Typing a message (with your preferred method of text input) will automatically cause text to appear in the entry field.

See Direct Chat Mode for more details.

Send your message

Once you have finished typing your message, press Enter to send.

* Your message will also be displayed in your own log window.

Send your message

Once you have finished entering your message, press the A button (X on PlayStation®4) to send.

* Your message will also be displayed in your own log window.

Direct Chat Mode  [NEW]  [Updated]


Direct chat mode allows you to enter a message simply by typing, rather than needing to select the chat entry field beforehand. However, enabling direct chat will disable keyboard shortcut keys.

* To disable this setting, open the Character Configuration menu, then uncheck the box Enable Direct Chat under the Control Settings tab.


Direct chat mode allows you to enter a message simply by typing, rather than needing to select the chat entry field beforehand. However, enabling direct chat will disable keyboard shortcut keys.

* To disable this setting, open the Character Configuration menu, then uncheck the box Enable Direct Chat under the Control Settings tab.

Chatting to Players in Your Vicinity  [NEW]  [Updated]

The Say, Yell, and Shout chat modes can be used to send messages to all players within range. Each of these modes has a different range.

Say: Players within close proximity
Yell: Players within a wide range
Shout: All players in your current area

See Chat Modes for more details.

The Say, Yell, and Shout chat modes can be used to send messages to all players within range. Each of these modes has a different range.

Say: Players within close proximity
Yell: Players within a wide range
Shout: All players in your current area

See Chat Modes for more details.

One-on-one Communication  [NEW]  [Updated]

Tells allow direct communication with a specific player. Provided that player is logged in, you can chat with them regardless of where you both are.

Using Tells
1. Select the player (or their name from a list) and open the subcommand menu to access the Send Tell option.
2. Enter your message.
3. Press Enter to send.

See Chat Modes for more details.

Tells allow direct communication with a specific player. Provided that player is logged in, you can chat with them regardless of where you both are.

Using Tells
1. Select the player (or their name from a list) and open the subcommand menu to access the Send Tell option.
2. Enter your message.
3. Press the A button (X on PlayStation®4) to send.

See Chat Modes for more details.

Chatting to Party Members  [NEW]  [Updated]

The Party chat mode lets you speak with all members of your party, regardless of their location.

Using Party Chat Mode
Select Party chat mode and enter text.

See Chat Modes for more details.

The Party chat mode lets you speak with all members of your party, regardless of their location.

Using Party Chat Mode
Select Party chat mode and enter text.

See Chat Modes for more details.

Chatting to Free Company Members  [NEW]  [Updated]

Get in touch with online members of your free company, wherever you may be, using the Free Company chat mode.

Using Free Company Chat Mode
Select Free Company chat mode and enter text.

See Chat Modes for more details.

Get in touch with online members of your free company, wherever you may be, using the Free Company chat mode.

Using Free Company Chat Mode
Select Free Company chat mode and enter text.

See Chat Modes for more details.

Chatting to Linkshell Members  [NEW]  [Updated]

Location is no issue when using Linkshell chat mode, and every online member of the linkshell can view the message.

Using Linkshell Chat Mode
Select a linkshell from the chat mode options and enter text.

* All linkshells to which you belong will be shown in the chat modes list.

See Chat Modes for more details.

Location is no issue when using Linkshell chat mode, and every online member of the linkshell can view the message.

Using Linkshell Chat Mode
Select a linkshell from the chat mode options and enter text.

* All linkshells to which you belong will be shown in the chat modes list.

See Chat Modes for more details.

Chatting to Alliance Members  [NEW]  [Updated]

Speak to all members of your alliance, regardless of their location, with this chat mode.

Using Alliance Chat Mode
Select Free Company chat mode and enter text.

See Chat Modes for more details.

Speak to all members of your alliance, regardless of their location, with this chat mode.

Using Alliance Chat Mode
Select Free Company chat mode and enter text.

See Chat Modes for more details.

Changing Log Window Font Size  [NEW]  [Updated]

To change the size of text displayed in the log window, open the Character Configuration menu, and use the Font Size option under Log Details on the Log Window Settings tab.

The transparency of log windows can also be adjusted from this menu. This is especially useful if you find log window text hard to read against certain backgrounds.

Changing Linkshell Text Color  [NEW]  [Updated]

Since all linkshells use the same text color by default, changing the color used by each linkshell makes it easier to differentiate log window messages.

Go to the Log Text Colors menu

It can be found under Character Configuration, under the General on the Log Window Settings tab.

Choose your colors
Choose your colors

Select a chat mode to change its text color.

* While in this menu, the round icon next to each chat mode will change to the color you have selected.

Select Apply to save your changes

You can use the Default button to revert any changes you have made.

Novice Network  [NEW]  [Updated]

What is the Novice Channel?  [NEW]  [Updated]

An exclusive chat channel for new players, players returning from a long absence, and players who serve as mentors.

Here players can share their experiences and pose questions to participating mentors. Be sure to take full advantage of this channel when beginning the game.

How can I join the Novice Channel?  [NEW]  [Updated]

Mentors can join or leave this channel at any time they wish. New players and those returning to the game, however, must be invited to join by a mentor.

Cookie Policy

This website uses cookies. If you do not wish us to set cookies on your device, please do not use the website. Please read the Square Enix cookies policy for more information. Your use of the website is also subject to the terms in the Square Enix website terms of use and privacy policy and by using the website you are accepting those terms. The Square Enix terms of use, privacy policy and cookies policy can also be found through links at the bottom of the page.