Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker Release Date

The Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker Release Date - Game Launch And Early Access

Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker Release Date
Last Updated:

The Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker release date draws ever closer, especially after its two-week delay and players of the long-running MMO Final Fantasy 14 Online are hugely excited for the arrival of this latest expansion, which enjoyed a popular test period back in April. Below we discuss the release date for the full game, as well as the date for the Final Fantasy 14 Endlwalker early access.

If you aren’t familiar with the chronology of the venerable Final Fantasy series, take a look at our Final Fantasy Games In Order page to get yourself orientated.

What Is Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker?

Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker is the fourth expansion for Final Fantasy 14 Online, which follows on from the previous expansion: Final Fantasy 14 Shadowbringers.

This new expansion will extend the Level cap from 80 to 90 and features new job roles and a small-scale PVP mode.

In terms of plot, Endwalker sees the culmination of the earlier Hydaelyn and Zodiark story. It features several new locations: expanding on the previous game world of Hydaelyn, including new areas such as Garlemald, Thavnair, and the city of Radz-at-Han. Players will even be allowed to travel to the moon itself!

When Is Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker Released?

The official full release date for FFXIV Endwalker is December 7, 2021.

Early Access for the game will begin on Decemeber 3, 2021 at 1:00 a.m. PST / 4:00am EST / 9:00am GMT / 10:00am CET

See our article on the FFXIV pre order bonus to learn more about early access and how to get it.

As is often the case with game releases, the above times and dates may be subject to change between now and the game’s release. We will update this page accordingly if/when new information comes available.


What Do I Need To Play Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker?

To play Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker (either the full release or the early access) you must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Own a copy of Final Fantasy XIV Online
  • Own a copy of Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers (the previous expansion)
  • Have completed the Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers main quest up to the final mission (i.e. Death Unto Dawn in Patch 5.55 part 2)
  • In order to play the Early Access you must have purchased your copy of Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker from an eligible retailer (which includes Steam)



Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker System Requirements

FFXIV Endwalker System Requirements

The official system requirements for Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker are listed below. To be on the safe side we generally advise that you should assume a bit more power is needed than the official system requirements state in order to get respectable FPS performance.

Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker Minimum System Requirements

  • CPU : Intel Core i5 @ 2.4GHz or better
  • RAM : 4GB RAM
  • GPU / Video Card : NVIDIA Geforce GTX750 / AMD Radeon R7 260X or better
  • Storage : 80GB HDD
  • Operating System : Windows 8.1/10 or later (64-bit or later)

Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker Recommended System Requirements

  • CPU : Intel Core i7 @ 3GHz or higher
  • RAM : 8GB RAM
  • GPU / Video Card : NVIDIA Geforce GTX970 / AMD Radeon RX 480 or higher
  • Storage : 80GB HDD
  • Operating System : Windows 8.1/10 or later (64-bit or later)