Update: Game is now released! Both edition of FFXIV: ARR are on sale for 25% off, with CE at $37.50 and regular edition at $22.50. Use coupon GMG25-J4B0D-FLH8M

If you’ve participated in the recent last beta session of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and you’re interested in buying the game, you’re probably wondering whats the difference between the Digital Collector’s Edition versus the Standard Edition (on the PC). Beyond the bigger price tag, the CE essentially comes with more in-game goodies, with one particular item of note: a Coeurl Mount (sample screenshot of the mount below).

FF14 A Realm Reborn Collector vs Standard Edition

Pre-order Bonus Comparison Table (25% off coupon: GMG25-J4B0D-FLH8M)

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Digital Collector’s Edition Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Standard Edition
$37.50 after coupon $22.50 after coupon
30 days game time 30 days game time
Mog Cap (moogle themed in-game hat) Mog Cap (moogle themed in-game hat)
Early Access (head start on Aug 24) Early Access (head start on Aug 24)
Cait Sith Doll Mininon (non-combat pet) Cait Sith Doll Mininon (non-combat pet)
Helm of Light (in-game exclusiev helmet) N/A
Baby Behemoth Minino (non-combat pet) N/A
Coeurl Mount (exclusive in-game mount) N/A
Behemoth Barding (exclusive chocobo armor) N/A

Just a note that prices vary depending your region, and if you’re in North America (US, Mexico, Canada), you MUST buy the NA copy. For others, you should get redirected to the copy for your perspective region (although according to Square Enix there’s only the NA version and then the rest).

How-to Setup FFXIV A Realm Reborn Early Access

If you can’t wait to get your early access head start, which starts this Saturday at August 24th – you can download and preload the game client straight from Square Enix. (100MB install client). If you’ve already received your pre-order code, you can redeem your code at Square Enix here to get early access along with your in-game pre-order bonuses. (Items are delivered via in-game mail system).

You should note that the pre-order code you’ve received from the retailer you bought AAR from is DIFFERENT than the eventual, final game key you’ll receive for AAR. Its a bit confusing but they are two separate keys. You’ll still have to activate your copy/account of FF14 AAR.

Thus far early impression looks positive though there’s definitely been hiccups in terms of pre-order redemption (system error from Square Enixs and FFXIV, etc) – though one can argue this is now the norm for a major MMO launch, you would think publishers and developers will prep things better.

FFXIV Coeurl Mount

Coeurl Mount for FFXIV: A Realm Reborn Digital Collector’s Edition

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  1. dont order from SE website as you will not get your code for the main game quickly.

    It seems third party retailers are more on the ball than SE….what a joke!!!

  2. I pre order the collectors edition @psn store but when i registered it said only regular edition items and never gave an early access code.I pre order the regular edition at gamestop before this and am downloading it for the second time with the code from redeem code in ps store in case psn ce gives no early access do we get the mount later?

  3. Can the codes for the PC Collectors Edition be used on the PS3 Standard Edition via PSN? Do any of codes expire, including the 30 days game time?

  4. Where is this discount code good for? also my friend bought the recorder threw psn and I downloaded it onto my system and was just going to pay for my own subscription… why is it now asking me for a “promo code or psn card number”?

    1. the discount code is to take 20% off for those that HAVE NOT bought the game yet (this is for the PC version by the way). if your PS3 is asking for a promo code, it probably means the early access code.

    1. Yeah check with the retailer. If you bought online, you should receive a pre-order code. That’s separate from your actual game key. The pre-order code lets you claim all the pre-order bonuses, including tomorrow’s Early Access.

      1. Dealzon i just bought a collectors edition and recived two keys from square enix. I already redeem the codes but i hav a big question … I’m a legacy member and i would like to know if one of these codes are for CE items? or they’ll appear automatically on my account? how does Square Enix can distinguish between CE and standar edition buyers?

        1. Hey Tama. One of the code is for early access + pre-order bonuses (redeem it at the link above).. and the other is your collector’s edition key. the items will be delivered in-game via the in-game mail system (items attached to mail). its actually easy for square to distinguish since they give out different type of keys depending on your purchase, and it ties to your account.

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