Thancred from FFXIV, with an edited in Xbox logo to represent Xbox Coins

Final Fantasy XIV’s convoluted coin system hits Xbox today, here’s how it works

Good luck saving any Coins

Final Fantasy XIV left beta testing and launched its full build today on Xbox Series X|S, ushering in a whole new group of players ready to explore the length and breadth of Eorzea and beyond. These Xbox players, however, have one extra obstacle the rest of us don’t — FFXIV Coins.

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FFXIV Coins are the new currency introduced with the debut of the Xbox version, available from the Microsoft platform’s store. They’re only redeemable on Xbox, and players need them for purchasing items in the Online Store, paying their subscription and using optional services like additional retainers. Square Enix isn’t the first publisher to require an additional currency through a platform that already costs money (think Fortnite V-Bucks), but the subscription is mandatory. And the MMO’s account system is already a notorious pain.

I can’t help but feel like this is just another annoying step added to those who join FFXIV through Xbox, considering that they already have to pay both their monthly subscription to the game and their Game Pass subscription. On top of this, as with most microtransaction currencies, there are pre-made bundles, so you’re likely to spend more than you need to and have excess Coins left over after making a purchase. 

That said, if you play on multiple platforms you can avoid Coins altogether by simply purchasing items on the regular website. However, if you want to purchase something directly through the Xbox Store, you have no choice but to use Coins. At least FFXIV’s other, secret third thing, Crysta, is optional. Xbox and FFXIV sure have some bizarre tactics lately.

How to purchase FFXIV Coins

FFXIV Coins bundles on the Microsoft Store
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As a subscription to FFXIV costs around 1,300 Coins, you’ll, at the very least, need to purchase the 14.99 USD bundle every month to pay for it. On the plus side, every four or so months, you’ll get a free month as long as you haven’t used your excess coins to buy any of the currently available Glamor items from the FFXIV Store.

To purchase FFXIV Coins, make your way to the Xbox Store and find the add-ons page for FFXIV. Here, you’ll see your six choices for Coins bundles:

Number of coinsCost (USD)
5004.99
1,0009.99
1,50014.99
3,00029.00
4,20041.99
10,00099.49

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Paula Vaynshteyn
Paula has been gaming since she can remember and is now juggling family life with virtual adventuring. She is a long-time FFXIV nut with a passion for helping others in the game. If she's not writing or traversing the realms of Eorzea, she's either asleep or traveling between the UK and the US to see her fiancé, whom she met in Zadnor.