Monday, June 24, 2024

Dawntrail Registration Codes, Mountain Dew, And Twitch Drops

Creative Studio III is eight days away from launching the newest expansion for Final Fantasy XIV, Dawntrail. The hype is growing and not just because the art team is posting a digital countdown on the Lodestone. The site has additional instructions for registering the game for launch as well as collaborations with Mountain Dew and Twitch.

Eight days until the full launch of Dawntrail

First for a piece of housekeeping. Square Enix requires PC and Mac users to visit the Mog Station to register their copies of the expansion. Yes, even if a player has already registered a code for the pre-order items, although entering the pre-order code allows players to play the expansion during the early access period. Can you say "unnecessarily complicated"? Or is the correct term "spaghetti code"? Either way, The Lodestone has instructions. Console users are automatically registered when they purchase Dawntrail.

The early access period begins when the servers come back online around 2am (PDT) on Friday, 28 June and last until 11:59pm local time on 5 July. North American accounts will use PDT, European accounts will use GMT, and Japanese accounts will use JST. During this time PC and Mac players will need to register their codes to continue playing.

Ready for early access to Dawntrail

If in doubt about whether all codes are entered, players can check their Current Account Status on the Mog Station.

Next up is the promotion with Mountain Dew. Between 28 June and a date not listed players can collect caps from 20 oz. Mountain Dew bottles. I think the most sought after in-game items will be the Mountain Zu mount for 600 points and 5 pots of various metallic dyes for 200 points. I took a closer look and apparently Mountain Dew has an ongoing series of events when players can turn in points.

Beginning March 2024, and continuing through the remainder of the Program Period, the Sponsor will offer a time-sensitive marketplace (the “DEW Game Vault”) where specialty merchandise (“DEW Vault Rewards”) will be available for a period of 72 hours after the DEW Game Vault opens (within the timeframes stated below) or until all then currently offered DEW® Game Vault Rewards have been redeemed.

Approximate DEW Game Vault Openings

  • March 25 – April 1
  • April 22 – April 29
  • May 20 – May 27
  • June 17 – June 24
  • July 22 – July 29
  • August 5 – August 12
  • September 23 – September 30
  • October 21 – October 28
  • November 18 – November 25
  • December 9 – December 16

Finally are the Twitch drops. Watching participating FFXIV streamers between 1am PDT on 2 July and and 1am PDT on 29 July can net the following rewards.

  • 1 Hour Watched: EXP Boost Meal Set (Buttery Mogbiscuit & Fat Choco Choco) x10
  • 3 Hours Watched: Aetheryte Ticket x10
  • 6 Hours Watched: Chocorpokkur Whistle (Mount) x1

Twitch accounts are not automatically linked up to FFXIV service accounts. Instead, players will received a registration code and then have to visit the Mog Station to redeem the code. And sorry trial players, only paying accounts are eligible.

Besides the sale of new physical items like shirts, I'm not sure what else Creative Studio III may have in store over the next few days. I do know that the new t-shirts are also obtainable from the Mountain Dew promotion so those who like drinking Mountain Dew might get a chance at a t-shirt depending on how the promotions work out.

Alisaie and Gra'ha modeling the new shirts

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