We are currently recruiting alpha testers for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn.
Your comments, suggestions, and bug reports during the testing phases will be carefully reviewed by the development and operations teams. With your cooperation, we will strive to make FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn into the best game that it can be.
To apply to become an alpha tester, please read and agree to the following:

Objectives of the Alpha Test

As the servers, core systems, game client, and other aspects of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn are being completely revamped, the objective of the Alpha Test will be to check the core systems and server stress. For this reason, playable areas, character levels, race selection, and other content will be limited. The game system is currently under development, so bugs may be encountered.
Following the Alpha Test, the Beta Test will focus on checking game systems, reviewing in-game content, adjusting the battle systems, checking balance, and reporting bugs.
* The Alpha Test will only be carried out on Windows PCs. The PlayStation 3 Beta Test will start in conjunction with the PC Beta Test.

Alpha Test Schedule

The Alpha Test will begin with limited hours of operation that will increase with each phase. A detailed test schedule will be made available at a later date on the dedicated tester forum.

Alpha Test Character Data

New characters must be created for the Alpha Test. The character data used during the Alpha Test will be erased when the Alpha Test has concluded, and the data will not be carried over to the Beta Test.
Please note that character data may be deleted during the Alpha Test.

Disclosure of Proprietary Information

As stated in the “FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Tester Agreement,” testers are prohibited from publicizing any proprietary information related to the Alpha Test on external sites. In the event that we confirm that infringement has occurred, your rights to be a tester will be revoked and your FINAL FANTASY XIV account will be suspended.
We will announce if and when Alpha Test-related details can be publicized, so please take great care in their handling until they have been made public. For feedback and discussions between testers, please use the dedicated tester forum, which will open at a later date.

Application Requirements

- Must currently have an active FINAL FANTASY XIV account
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must be willing to participate actively and submit bug reports in at least one of the following languages: Japanese, English, French, German
- Must have a PC that meets the minimum system requirements of the game

Alpha Test Minimum System Requirements
OS Windows® XP 32bit, Windows® Vista 32/64bit, Windows® 7 32/64 bit
CPU Intel® Core™2 Duo
Memory 2GB
Available space on hard disk/SSD 20GB
Graphics card NVIDIA® Geforce® 8800 Series
Screen resolution 1280x720
Internet Broadband internet connection

Please note that these requirements may change for the Beta Test and final release version.

Alpha Test Recommended System Requirements
OS Windows® 7 64 bit
CPU Intel® Core™ i5
Memory 4GB
Available space on hard disk/SSD 20GB
Graphics Card NVIDIA® Geforce® GTX 5xx Series
Screen resolution 1920x1080
Internet Broadband internet connection

Please note that these requirements may change for the Beta Test and final release version.

The Alpha Test will focus on keyboard and mouse UI tests. Gamepads are not supported.
If you fail to meet the minimum system requirements, the game may not operate normally depending on your hardware and software configuration.

Alpha Tester Selection

- Selection will be based on the answers submitted in the application. Those selected will be notified by email.
* Testers will not be selected on a first-come first-serve basis.
- Acceptance notifications will be sent to the email address registered as Email Address 1 on your Square Enix Account.
If you have an active spam filter, please deactivate it or approve messages from the “square-enix.com” domain.
- Selections will be made in each test phase, and the number of testers will be gradually increased.
- Testers will be able to participate in testing for the duration of the Alpha Test.
- You do not need to submit multiple entries for each test phase.

Beta Tester Applications

- Details for the Beta Test will be announced at a later date.
- The PlayStation 3 Beta Test will start in conjunction with the PC Beta Test.
Testers that participated in the Alpha Test do not need to resubmit an application during beta tester recruitment.
* A new round of tester selection will be held for the Beta Test. Participation in the Alpha Test does not guarantee selection for the Beta Test.
* New applications are required for alpha testers who wish to take part in the PlayStation 3 Beta Test.

Please Note:

- The software used during the Alpha Test is under development and will differ from the commercial version.
- Inquiries regarding selection methods and results will not be answered.
- Tester applications cannot be edited once submitted.
- Testers are limited to one application per person. Duplicate entries will be voided.
- Testers are prohibited from transferring, selling, or loaning any software related to testing.
- Please click here to read other test related FAQs.
Recruitment has concluded for the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Alpha Test. We thank you for your participation.