FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers free character creator available for download

New Benchmark tool lets you build Viera and Hrothgar characters ahead of the expansion’s launch.
By Duncan Heaney

One of the most exciting things about the upcoming FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers is the chance to play as one of the new player races coming with the expansion.

The Viera and Hrothgar races will become available when the expansion launches, but some of you may be already wondering: what will these new races look like in-game?

The good news is that you won’t have to wait until July 2 to find out - you can create your character right now and save that data to use at launch! We’ve just launched official FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers benchmark software - not only does it include brand new footage of the expansion, it also features the character creator tool!

You’ll be able to build your character, and see how they’ll look in game. Then, when Shadowbringers finally steps into the light, you’ll be able to carry your creations into the game!

The software can be downloaded here:

16 million Warriors of Light

The character creator and benchmark tool was announced during a Letter from the Producer LIVE steam, live from San Francisco.

In the stream, FINAL FANTASY XIV Online Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida also revealed that the game now has more than 16 million registered users - that’s more than the population of Belgium!

He also gave some new details about the upcoming FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers expansion, including:

  • Some battle system changes, including the addition of the charged action system
  • Updates to the FATE system, side quests as well as the addition of role quests
  • Some adjustments to job synergy - also many jobs will be rebalanced
  • Quality of life changes, and updates to the user interface.

You can watch an archive of the Letter from the Producer LIVE steam here:

FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers is just a few short months away - the much-anticipated expansion releases July 2, 2019. We’ve already taken a look at what to expect - read that article here - and the game is available to preorder right now:

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