System Changes in FFXIV Dawntrail

Last updated on Aug 01, 2023 at 03:00 by Lyra 1 comment

As with any expansion, there will be many changes related to jobs, systems, currencies, and content. This page will explain all of the systemic changes that will come into effect in Dawntrail releasing in Summer 2024.


System Changes Coming in Endwalker

Dawntrail builds on the ambitious systemic changes introduced in Endwalker, keeping all core gameplay the same and adding quality-of-life updates across the board. If you wish to view changes regarding other topics, visit our Dawntrail changes page.


Raised Level Cap

As with any expansion, the level cap will be raised by ten levels from Level 90 to level 100. This will apply to all Disciple of War, Disciple of Magic, Disciple of the Hand, and Disciple of the Land jobs except for the limited job Blue Mage. All Dawntrail main scenario content will be for levels 90 to 100 and endgame content will be for players who have finished the main scenario and are at level 100.


Graphical Update

The major update in this expansion lies in the gigantic graphical update. We have a dedicated page going over the changes to materials, textures, and more.


Strategy Board

Strategy Board

A new in-game system to denote raid strategies and share them with fellow players will be introduced, creating an in-game version of popular tools such as Raidplan and Toolbox Gaming. Players will be able to depict positioning, enemy AoEs, and waymarks on the arena. By having an in-game method to share strategies, players will not have to rely on various third-party sites and guides to understand the various strategies with odd names the community comes up with. Rest assured, as Icy Veins will continue to provide quality guides for all endgame content.


Changes to System Requirements

System Requirements

With the large-scale graphical update, the developers have had to increase the minimum and recommended system requirements necessary for playing Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail. Below are the new minimum and recommended specs players should aim to have on their system. Console players on the latest generation will have no trouble meeting the minimum requirements, but players looking to run the game with high fidelity should look for tech upgrades from the latest generation.


New System Requirements

The minimum system requirements are as follows.

  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit or Windows 11 64-bit;
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 or higher;
  • Memory: 8GB RAM;
  • Available HDD/SDD Space: 140GB or more using a HDD;
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or higher or AMD Radeon RX 480 or higher;
  • Screen Resolution: 1280x720.

The recommended system requirements are as follows.

  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit or Windows 11 64-bit;
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-9700 or higher;
  • Memory: 16GB RAM;
  • Available HDD/SDD Space: 140GB or more using an SSD;
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 or higher or AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT or higher;
  • Screen Resolution: 1920x1080.

Xbox Version

Xbox Release

Phil Spencer, CEO of Microsoft Gaming took to the stage during the North American Fanfest to introduce the Xbox version release of Final Fantasy XIV. Players from all systems will be able to enjoy cross-play with each other. To learn more, visit our page dedicated to helping our new Xbox Warrior's of Light.



  • 07 Jan. 2024: Updated for the third keynote.
  • 02 Aug. 2023: Page added.
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