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Here's How to use the Player Search in FFXIV

Here's How to use the Player Search in FFXIV

If your looking to search for a specific player in Final Fantasy XIV here's our complete guide on how the Character search works and how to access it.

Here's How to use the Player Search in FFXIV

If you're looking for someone in Final Fantasy XIV, want to check their gear, jobs or even in what free company they play, the research tool is made for you.

How to access the Player Search tool in FFXIV

To use the Player search you will first need to get to the Lodestone by clicking here and hover on "Community", once there you will be able to select the Character Search.

Here's the direct link for the research tool in case you have any difficulty with the website.

NOTE: Logging in is not mandatory to use the Character Search tool but doing so will enable more integrations with your linkshells, friends, or guildmates.

How to search for a player in FFXIV

To use the tool you'll have to start by clicking the magnifying glass called New Search. Once there, many options will be displayed on the screen, and here's what you need to pay attention to in order for your request to work properly:

  • Select at least a data center, using the homeworld will help with the accuracy but is not mandatory, you'll just have more results with the data center
  • You do not need to select a job, selecting one might cause problems if the player changed class in the meantime as the lodestone doesn't actualize instantly.
  • The Race / Clan is not mandatory for your research
  • Make sure to check which languages are selected, I'd advise checking them all, just in case.
  • You can use either the first or last name of the character, both will work.
  • The tool doesn't know if you typed the first or last name, so if you search for "potato" for example, you will see everyone with potato as first or last name (or both).

And there you have it, if you still need more information about the tool or have any questions, please feel free to use the comment section below.

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