Game company Square Enix has recently revealed the newly released Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Official Benchmark software.
The benchmark software features actual in-game areas and character models, which offers players a chance to test their computer’s ability to run the game. This is to prepare them ahead of the scheduled launch of the expansion, which is on November 23, 2021.
This software also has the updated character creator feature, which has the option to make the male Viera characters. This new playable race will be added to the new expansion, Endwalker. The appearance data of the characters made via the benchmark software can be transferred to the retail version of the game.
There is also a roadmap that details the upcoming content leading directly to the launch of the upcoming expansion. Players can enjoy more content additions and in-game events ahead of the release:
July – August
Make it Rain Campaign – Beginning July 19 and running through August 11, players can obtain the new “vexed” emote by completing event quests while also earning bonus Manderville Gold Saucer Points (MGP) from Gold Saucer activities.
Patch 5.58 – Releasing on July 20, the update will mark the beginning of Season 20 of The Feast alongside other content adjustments.
Moonfire Faire – This summer-themed seasonal event will return for a limited-time starting from August 13.
The Rising– Marking the 8th anniversary of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn’s release, The Rising is set to begin on August 27.
September – October
FINAL FANTASY XV Collaboration Event – Players can look forward to the return of the popular event that brings FINAL FANTASY XV hero Noctis Lucis Caelum to the world of Hydaelyn. From September 13, players who have reached level 50 and completed the main scenario quest “The Ultimate Weapon” can participate to earn numerous rewards, including Noctis’ hairstyle and outfit, the four-person Regalia mount, and more. Players who had previously completed this quest can once again experience this questline and adventure alongside Noctis.
Moogle Treasure Trove Event– From October 19 and until the planned start of Endwalker early access on November 19, players will have another chance to gather irregular tomestones to exchange for various rewards.
Endwalker Early Access Launch –Endwalker early access beings on November 19 and allows players who have pre-ordered the game to begin their adventures ahead of the official release on November 23, 2021.
Post-Launch Events – Additional seasonal events are scheduled to land in the months following the release of Endwalker, such as All Saints’ Wake beginning in late November, the Starlight Celebration in December, and Heavensturn to ring in the new year.
There is also the Free Login Campaign for those eligible like the ones who are taking a break from playing the game right now. It is now available until August 23, 2021 and will be playable for fourteen days only.
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker launches on PC, PlayStation 5, and PS4 this coming November 23, 2021.