Final Fantasy 14: How to Unlock Frontlines

  • 27-06-2024
  • Olivia Henderson
Final Fantasy 14: How to Unlock Frontlines

If you're looking to break from the usual PvE grind in Final Fantasy 14, Frontlines offers an exhilarating PvP experience that you won't want to miss. This guide will walk you through all the steps to unlock Frontlines and dive into the action-packed combat. So, gear up, and let's get started!

Step 1: Ensure You Have an Active Subscription

Final Fantasy 14's free trial is incredibly generous, but unfortunately, PvP content like Frontlines is locked behind a subscription. If you're enjoying the game, it might be worth investing in a subscription to explore all the available content. Once you have an active subscription, you’ll be ready to move forward.

Step 2: Reach Level 30 on Any Battle Class

Reach Level 30 on Any Battle Class

Before you can join the frenzy that is Frontlines, you'll need to hit level 30 on any battle class. This may seem like a daunting task, but with regular questing, dungeons, and duty roulettes, you’ll hit this milestone before you know it. Check your level in the Character panel to confirm you're ready to proceed.

Step 3: Visit Your Grand Company Commander

Next, head over to your Grand Company, a pivotal organization in Final Fantasy 14 that plays a significant role in unlocking Frontlines. There are three Grand Companies, each with its own headquarters:

  • Maelstrom: In Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X: 12.7, Y: 12.8). Speak with Trachraet.
  • Order of the Twin Adders: In Old Gridania (X: 9.9, Y: 11.4). Look for Scarlet.
  • Immortal Flames: In Ul'dah, Steps of Nald (X: 8.6, Y: 9.4). Mimi Mio is your contact.

Approach the Lieutenant outside your chosen Grand Company. They will have a blue quest marker symbol above their head, indicating that they have a quest available.

Step 4: Complete "A Pup No Longer" Quest

To initiate this quest, players might need to retrace their steps through the Grand Company quest chain if it doesn’t automatically appear. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open your Quest Journal by pressing the ‘J’ key.
  2. Select the Complete button to see your completed quests.
  3. Navigate to the Other Quests tab and search for the quest named A Pup No Longer under the relevant Grand Company. If it doesn’t show up, you may need to progress further in your Grand Company missions.

Complete A Pup No Longer Quest

Once you have the "A Pup No Longer" quest, complete it to unlock the PvP option available within your Grand Company. Successfully finishing this will open up the Frontlines modes for you to enjoy.

Step 5: Understanding Frontlines Modes

Frontlines offers several different battle modes, each with its own objectives and tactics. Here are the three primary modes currently available:

  • Seal Rock (Seize): This mode focuses on capturing and defending nodes spread across the map. It requires strategic positioning and coordination with your team.
  • The Fields of Glory (Shatter): In this mode, points are awarded for destroying large and small icicles that activate at specific intervals. This often results in fierce battles around these points of interest.
  • Onsal Hakair (Danshig Naadam): Nodes in this mode disappear after they are claimed, putting a premium on quick captures and map control.

A fourth mode, Secure - The Borderland Ruins, is currently not active but may return after a revamp.

Step 6: Queueing for Frontlines

Unlike other duties, you cannot directly choose which Frontline mode to play. Each day, the available Frontline mode changes at the same time that the daily duty completion resets: 11:00 am Eastern, 8:00 am Pacific.

Queueing for Frontlines

To queue for Frontlines:

  1. Open the Duty Finder by pressing the ‘U’ key.
  2. Navigate to the PvP section and select the Frontline option.
  3. Join the queue, either solo or with friends. Once the system finds enough players, you'll be transported into the battleground for that day’s mode.

Step 7: Enjoy the Rewards

Participation in Frontlines is not only exciting, but it's also rewarding. Players will receive a generous amount of tombstones for endgame content, and those still leveling up battle classes will gain substantial experience points. Consistently participating in Frontlines can be an excellent way to enhance your character's progress while enjoying a fun and dynamic combat experience.


Unlocking Frontlines in Final Fantasy 14 opens the door to a thrilling PvP experience where strategy, teamwork, and quick reflexes are key. Follow these steps, engage in epic battles, and enjoy the fantastic rewards that come your way. See you on the battlefield, Warrior of Light!