What is FFXIV?

Final Fantasy XIV

Gamers use FFXIV as shorthand for Final Fantasy XIV, which is an MMORPG published by Square Enix. After overcoming some initial hiccups, FFXIV went on to become one of the world's most popular MMORPGs. At the moment, it has an active playerbase of roughly 2.5 million players per day, rivaling WoW.

Set in the mythical land of Eorzea, FFXIV allows players to create their own custom PC and battle against the invasion forces of the Garlean Empire (as well as complete other quests). Players can choose from a number of jobs that determine whether their character is a tank, a healer, or a DPS attacker. To complete many quests, players must form parties that include characters with different skillsets. Players can either invite their friends to join their party or, if they don't have many friends that play the game, join a stranger's party.

Square Enix has released three expansions for FFXIV and plans to release a fourth, Endwalker, in November 2021. In Endwalker, players will finally directly confront the Garlean Empire, bringing the game's initial story to its end.


I've been obsessed with FFXIV for the last two months ... I can't wait for the next expansion!
TMW you set out on your first FFXIV quest
TMW you set out on your first FFXIV quest

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Updated July 20, 2021

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