To celebrate the new Patch 2.3, the Final Fantasy XIV team announced that they’re holding a special Free Login Weekend for all of their old players. Everyone who have previously purchased FFXIV: A Realm Reborn will be able to try out the new features for free, during the upcoming weekend.
The Event will start on Friday, July 18th and end on Monday, July 21st. After the event period, players are once again required to have a subscription in order to play the game. The maintenance is scheduled to take place on North American/European Data Center Worlds on July 17, 2014 from 11:00 pm (PDT) to July 18, 2014 6:00 am (PDT).
To find out whether your account is eligible for the free weekend, or you just want to find out more about the game, visit the official game site here.