FINAL FANTASY XIV: Dawntrail Official Benchmark

Square Enix has released an Official Benchmark for FINAL FANTASY XIV: Dawntrail to allow PC gamers to assess how well FINAL FANTASY XIV will run on their systems following the graphics update in the Dawntrail expansion. Word is: "This software is not a trial version. Please be aware that you cannot play FINAL FANTASY XIV using this software. You must read and agree to the terms and conditions before downloading the software." There's an additional element here, as although it is not playable, the benchmark does also include the chance to play with the character creator:

This benchmark will not only gauge your computer's performance running FINAL FANTASY XIV, but also allow you to use the game's character creation tool. Appearance data can be saved for use when creating characters in the retail version. You may choose to have your character appear in place of the default Hyur male viper in the benchmark cutscenes.

  • This benchmark and included character creation tool can be used without a Square Enix account or a connection to the game's servers.
  • Data from the character creation tool will be saved to the following folder: My Games/FINAL FANTASY XIV - A Realm Reborn (Benchmark).
  • To use a Viera or Hrothgar character in the full release, you must own a license for FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers.
    Character appearance data saved using this benchmark software can only be used on the PC on which the Windows version has been installed.