FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
Developed and published by Square Enix, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is a massively multiplayer roleplaying game based on the globally popular Final Fantasy franchise. Originally released as Final Fantasy XIV in 2010, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is a major revision and redesign, stemming from the backlash from players due to the many issues, including the server instability and graphics delays. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is virtually an entirely different game from the first version. The game has received multiple expansions, including Heavensward,, Stormblood, Shadowbringers, and Endwalker. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is currently available for the Playstation 3, Playstation 4, and Playstation 5, macOS, and Windows PC.
How Many People Play FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn?
We estimate that 3,034,419 people play per day, with a total player base of 35,490,281.
- Subscribers: 35,490,281
- Daily Players: 3,034,419
- Genres: RPG, Massively Multiplayer
- Platforms: PlayStation 3, macOS, PlayStation 4, PC
- Released: 2013-08-27
The Players and Daily login numbers are estimations based on subscriber numbers and online sentiment.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Description
In Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, players explore the world of Hydaelyn in the region of Eorzea. The setting takes place five years after the original Final Fantasy XIV ended with the great dragon Bahamut destroying most of Eorzea, initiating the Seventh Umbral Era. Players in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn create their character avatars who will be adventuring in this recovering world to usher in the Seventh Astral Era, working to stop the invasion from the Garlean Empire looms, the Beastmen tribes and their misuse of ancient primals, and the machinations of the immortal Ascians.
During character creation, a player gets to choose one of the 8 races: the Hyur (traditional humans), Elezen (Elf-like people), Lalafell (small and child-like), Miqo'te (feline race with tails), Roegadyn (large and muscular), Au Ra (draconic with horns and scales), Viera (human-like but with bunny ears), and the Hrothgar (lion-like humanoids). Note that, currently, only female Viera and male Hrothgar are available. Aside from the race, players may also choose which region they hail from, which has an effect on the starting attributes. Players then get to choose their Combat Class: Disciple of War or Disciple of Magic, which is further expanded by the traditional roles of Tank, DPS, and Healing to the more Final Fantasy-specific jobs such as Paladin, Monk, Dragoon, Summoner, and many others.
Players may later also choose more mundane crafting and harvesting classes, the Disciple of Land or the Disciple of Hand. These classes are focused more on gathering resources and crafting finished products for personal use or for selling to other players. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn allows every player character to level up and progress every class and job in the game, given enough time.
Leveling up characters requires the accumulation of Experience (EXP). This can be accomplished in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn in various ways, such as slaying Monsters, accomplishing Leves or Guildleves (which are repeatable quests), fulfilling FATEs (Full Active Time Events), running through Deep Dungeons, and many quests that can be done solo or with a full party of friends.