Despite the monthly subscription for Final Fantasy XIV, you can play the game with an allocated amount of time with FFXIV game time cards. They come in handy for various reasons. Some players may be unable to afford a monthly fee. Others may have no interest in such an investment. Perhaps you want to gift some FFXIV play time to a friend or family member? No matter your reasonings, we will discuss everything there is to know about game time cards.
What Is a Final Fantasy XIV Game Time Card?
Final Fantasy XIV is similar to many MMORPGs in that it is not free to play. Because of that, players must purchase a membership plan to enjoy more content. Game time cards, also called GTC, can skirt those rules. They offer players a different route and provide specific amounts of playing time.
In the case of the Final Fantasy XIV game time cards, you typically receive 60 days’ worth of playing. It is roughly two months. This countdown will only begin once you activate the card. So, there is no worry about wasting time. You can redeem the GTC and play whenever you wish.
One thing to note is that with an FFXIV game time card, the countdown is in real life. Once you activate it, you will have 60 days from then whether you log into the game or not. So be sure that you redeem it when you plan to use it.
How To Redeem a Final Fantasy XIV Game Time Card
Once you have your FFXIV game time card, the redemption process is simple. You can follow the steps outlined below:
- Log into the Mog Station using your FFXIV Square Enix account.
- On the left-hand side of the page, look in the “Service Account Dashboard” section and click on “Subscription Renewal.”
- Choose the option “Add Game Time Card.”
- Type in your Game Time Code to redeem the card.
It is a straightforward process, but there is a way to make mistakes. For those of you with multiple service accounts, if you add the Final Fantasy XIV game time card to the wrong account, there is no correcting the addition. Support cannot take play time away from once added. So, always check that you are viewing the correct account.
Another thing to note is that you cannot use a GTC on an Entry Level FFXIV membership. Instead, you can use it on a Standard Membership tier.
If you haven’t tracked down a game time card yet, check with the Square Enix online store or any other retailer. Some places may sell physical game time cards, while others only have digital downloads.
Final Fantasy XIV is available on PC, Mac, PS5/PS4.