Final Fantasy XIV has surpassed six million cumulative players globally—excluding free trial players—in its under three years since its A Realm Reborn relaunch, Square Enix announced.
The milestone coincides with today’s release of Patch 3.35 and the announcement of a free login campaign period that will run globally from July 25 at midnight PDT to August 30 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. The latter offers lapsed players up to five full days to explore the game’s wealth of new content, and will be available to players registered for a service account that has not been active for 30 or more days before the campaign period.
Here’s an overview of today’s new patch:
Patch 3.35 introduces the Deep Dungeon: The Palace of the Dead, where newcomers and veterans can band together for an unprecedented adventure in Final Fantasy XIV. With parties of up to four, the Palace of the Dead is the first of many planned content updates where players can battle through an array of enemies, avoid traps and tackle bosses to gain valuable experience. The dungeon features randomly generated maps, several dozen floors, and starts every participant at Level 1 with a unique new progression system. Diving deep into the dungeon will see players focusing on strengthening their gear throughout their journey, as they work to unravel the mystery of the Palace of the Dead.
Final Fantasy XIV is available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC.