Square Enix community rep Matt "Bayohne" Hilton has confirmed on the official Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn beta forums that data from the Phase 4 beta test will indeed carry over to Early Access and launch.
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Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site
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