The quickest way to travel in Final Fantasy XIV (besides teleporting) is by flying worldwide on the game's mounts. While this ability takes some time to unlock, it is well worth the effort. What do players need to do to get flying mounts?
All mounts can fly in Final Fantasy XIV, but only after players have completed The Main Scenario Quests in A Realm Reborn. Once players have to complete this A Realm Reborn quest, they'll be able to fly in the base game's maps. Those looking to fly in the maps for Heavensward, Stormblood, and Shadowbringers will have several other requirements if they wish to fly in the newer zones.
Starting at Heavensward, players will have to attune to all Aether Currents in a map. Some of these are locked behind quests, while others are hidden around the game's map. Players can check their Aether current progression status by selecting the Travel tab and choosing Aether Currents. Here players will see a checklist of Aether currents in their area.
Each area has two bars: quest-related (top) Aether currents and another for currents hidden around the map (bottom.) Players will receive an achievement and a notification when they unlock all Aether currents in an area. Once this is done, hold jump while on mounts to fly throughout a map.
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