A 14-day free trial event for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will begin at 6pm UK tonight, Square Enix has announced.

The trial will let new players experience the game up to level 20 free of charge, though limitations will be placed on certain in-game activities.

The free trial only appears to be available on PC, however, with players required to download and install free trial software from the game's official website.

Also starting today is a new 'Recruit a Friend' campaign, which offers bonuses to existing subscribers for inviting their friends to play the game.

Anybody who refers a friend that takes out a 30-day subscription will receive a Friendship Circlet granting a 20 percent EXP boost when below level 25 and an Aetheryte Pendulum that lets you teleport to the aetheryte closest to New Adventurers on your friend list free of charge.

Get them to sign up for 90 days and you'll receive a special whistle used to summon a draught Chocobo capable of carrying a second player.

To find out more about the free trial event and referral bonuses, head through to the game's official site.

Source: Square Enix