Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward – How to access Heavensward

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward – How to access Heavensward

Last updated on July 16th, 2017

The first Expansion Pack for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is called Heavensward and has some more unusual requirements in order to unlock and access the majority of its contents. In order to access the Heavensward expansion pack players must:

  • Purchase the Heavensward expansion pack for the appropriate system and region (that MUST be the same region as your copy of A Realm Reborn.)
  • Complete not only the A Realm Reborn main quest line but also complete A Realm Awoken, Through the Maelstrom, Defenders of Eorzea, Dreams of Ice and Before the Fall quest lines. Heavensward continues on where Before the Fall ends. An Item Level of 90 is required to complete this content. However these quest lines will now reward Item Level 110 Weapons, Armor and Accessories at the points required to beat the gear checks.
  • The Binding Coil of Bahamut, Crystal Tower and Hildebrand quest lines are not required to access Heavensward nor acquiring your Relic Weapon.
  • The 3 new Jobs are only accessible once you have entered the city of Ishgard which can only be entered once you have began the Heavensward expansion pack. Each Job starts at 30 and requires no base class(es.)
  • The quest ‘Coming to Ishgard’ is available from Alphinaud Leveilleur in Camp Dragonhead which will begin the Heavensward expansion.



The Snowstorm Rages on

Completing the quest lines mentioned above will require players to complete these group based instances (you can use this as a checklist.)

FFXIV A Realm Reborn

  • Satasha
  • Tam-Tara Deepcroft
  • Copperbell Mines
  • The Bowl of Embers
  • Thousand Maws of Toto-Rak
  • Haukke Manor
  • Brayflox’s Longstop
  • The Naval
  • The Stone Vigil
  • The Howling Eye
  • Cape Westwind
  • Castrum Meridianum
  • The Praetorium


FFXIV A Realm Awoken

  • Thornmarch (Hard)


Through the Maelstrom

  • The Whorleater (Hard)


Defenders of Eorzea

  • The Striking Tree (Hard)


Dreams of Ice

  • Snowcloak
  • Akh Afha Amphitheatre (Hard)


Before the Fall

  • Keeper of the Lake
  • The Chrysalis
  • The Steps of Faith

If you’ve reached level cap, check out this Level 50 Guide.

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