In preparation for the upcoming launch of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn on Windows PC and PlayStation 3, we are looking for enthusiastic players to take part in the beta test. The purpose of the beta test is to help us evaluate gameplay systems, in-game content, battle system adjustments, and balancing. Players will also be asked to stress test the new player and item search functions, as well as report any bugs found in the game. The beta test will be divided into four phases, and the PlayStation 3 version will be available to test starting with phase 3.
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.

Objectives of the Beta Test

The purpose of the beta test is to examine the game systems, address the balance, and prioritize bug fixes. Please note that the servers, core systems, game client, the user interface, battle system, and the maps are all being completely revamped and are still under development, so bugs may be encountered.
We request that those wishing to apply for the role of beta tester carefully read the following and apply only after agreeing to all the terms contained in the application agreement.
If you applied to be a PlayStation 3 beta tester for FFXIV Version 1.0 and were selected to test the Windows version instead, you need not apply again to test the PS3 version—your original application will be reconsidered when we start selecting PS3 testers. However, if you wish to be considered as a Windows PC tester we ask that you apply specifically for that. We also ask that beta testers from the previous version of FFXIV apply once again if exempt from the categories mentioned above.

Legacy Campaign Members

Players who met the Legacy campaign requirements can participate in the beta test starting from phase 1 and are not required to apply. However, we ask players who wish to participate in the PlayStation 3 beta test to apply for it.

FINAL FANTASY XIII (PS3) SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS Code Recipients

Players who wish to participate in the PlayStation 3 beta test and who have a SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS code that came bundled with the initial shipments of FINAL FANTASY XIII (PS3), please enter this code in the designated area. You will be given priority when the time comes to select PlayStation 3 beta testers.

Users Who Applied for the Alpha Test

Users who applied for the alpha test are not required to reapply for the beta test. However, participation in the alpha test does not guarantee selection for the beta test. Please note that you must submit a new application if you wish to apply for testing the PlayStation 3 version.

PlayStation 3 Beta Test Schedule

PlayStation 3 testing will begin in phase 3 of the beta test.

Beta Test Schedule

The beta test will be divided into four phases. During phase 1, the game will only be available for a few hours on specific days, but availability will be increased in subsequent phases. A more detailed testing schedule will be posted on the Beta Tester Forum.
* PlayStation 3 testing will begin in phase 3 of the beta test.

Beta Test Character Data

At the commencement of the beta test, players will need to create new characters for testing purposes. At the end of phase 3, this character data will be wiped. From phase 4 onward, players will be permitted to retain their character data and carry it over to the official release version. However, depending on the circumstances, character data may still need to be wiped, so please bear this in mind. We will notify players in advance should this become necessary.

Version 1.0 Character Data

Character data from FFXIV Version 1.0 will be transferred and implemented in phase 3 in order to test the porting process. After fixing bugs that occur, we will wipe imported character data. This character data will be transferred and officially implemented in phase 4 of the beta test. These multiple transfers will ensure that the character data is transferred securely and safely. Additional details will be made available in the near future.
* If character data is wiped after the official transfer of FFXIV Version 1.0 character data, it will be transferred again during phase 4.

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 beta test on third-party 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.
As we advance to subsequent phases of the beta test, the restrictions on the disclosure of proprietary information will be lifted. We will announce when beta 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.

Application Requirements

- Must possess a Square Enix account.
* If you do not have a Square Enix account, please create one.
* Accounts are not necessary when submitting the application.
- Must agree to the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Tester Agreement.
- Must be at least 16 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

[Windows PC Beta Test Requirements] * Updated May 23, 2013
- Must have a PC that meets the minimum system requirements of the game.
- Must have access to a broadband internet connection and the ability to download large patches.
Beta Test Minimum System Requirements
OS Windows® Vista 32/64bit, Windows® 7 32/64 bit
CPU Intel® Core™2 Duo 3GHz
Memory 2 GB (4GB recommended for 64bit OS)
Available space on hard disk/SSD 20 GB
Graphics card NVIDIA® Geforce® 8800 or higher, ATI Radeon™ HD 4770 or higher
Screen resolution 1280 x 720
Internet Persistent broadband internet connection required
Sound Card DirectSound® compatible sound card (DirectX® 9.0c or higher)
DirectX® DirectX® 9.0c or higher
Please note that these requirements may change for the final release version.

Beta Test Recommended System Requirements
OS Windows® 7 64 bit
CPU Intel® Core™ i5 2.66GHz
Memory 4 GB
Available space on hard disk/SSD 20 GB
Graphics Card NVIDIA® Geforce® GTX 660 or higher , AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 or higher
Screen resolution 1920 x 1080
Internet Persistent broadband internet connection required
Sound Card DirectSound® compatible sound card (DirectX® 9.0c or higher)
DirectX® DirectX® 9.0c or higher
NVIDIA® SLI™ and AMD CrossFire™ support will be available at release.
Please note that these requirements may change for the final release version.
Depending on your hardware and software configuration, the game may not perform as intended, particularly if you fail to meet the minimum system requirements.

[PlayStation 3 Beta Test Requirements] * Updated May 23, 2013
- You must own a PlayStation 3 console.
- The PlayStation 3 must be able to connect to the internet.
Minimum System Requirements
Players 1 Player
Hard Disk Space 12 GB
Controller Wireless controller required
Keyboard Optional (chat function only)
Internet Persistent broadband internet connection required
PlayStation®Network Required
Video Output 480p, 720p

Beta Tester Selection

- Selection will be based on the answers submitted in the application. Those selected will be notified by e-mail.
* Testers will not be selected on a first-come first-serve basis.
- Acceptance notifications will be sent to the e-mail address submitted in the application.
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 beta test.
- You do not need to submit multiple entries for each test phase.

Please Note:

- The software used during the beta 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 prohibited from transferring, selling, or loaning any software related to testing.
- Additional information can be found in test related FAQs.
- To complete your application to test the game, please select your country of residence. Failure to choose the right country may void your application.