Three bottles of Mountain Dew beverages are posed next to the Collector's Edition box of Final Fantasy 14: Dawntrail.
Image via Square Enix

Yes, the US-only Final Fantasy 14 and Mountain Dew collaboration is real

Cheeto dust not included.

It sounds like an internet meme cooked up on Reddit, but it’s really true: Final Fantasy 14 is partnering with Mountain Dew Gaming to bring you Mountain Dew-themed in-game items.

Recommended Videos

The promotion is apparently in preparation for the release of Dawntrail, though how exactly the soda brand relates to the upcoming expansion beyond sharing vaguely summery vibes is anyone’s guess. Available only in the US from May 16 to June 14, the FF14 x MTN Dew Gaming collaboration offers the Mountain Zu—a teal-colored variant of the existing Zu mount—and the Sparkling Citrus Refreshment, which is legally distinct from a real bottle of Mountain Dew. 

A FFXIV and Mountain Dew promotional image featuring the Mountain Zu.
“Mountain Zu” is one heck of a pun. Image via Square Enix

The promotion ties into the existing Mountain Dew Gaming program, where you enter codes from the bottlecaps of eligible Mountain Dew products to collect points that you can cash in for various game-related items. You will need to create and register an account with Mountain Dew Gaming in order to collect points and access the rewards marketplace.

The Mountain Zu mount and Sparkling Citrus Refreshment cost 600 and 100 points respectively, with one bottlecap code earning you 100 points each. But if you’re willing to put down the cash, the promotion does offer some much more expensive items, including themed keycap sets, plushies, t-shirts, and even PUMA sweaters and joggers. You can even buy yourself the starter edition of FF14 itself for 10,000 Mountain Dew Gaming points, which may or may not be a discount depending on the price of soda at your local stores. 

While the specially marked bottles are exclusive to the US, the codes for the in-game items can’t actually be restricted to any region. If you have a friend in America willing to chug soda for you, you can potentially redeem the codes from Mountain Dew Gaming and register them to your account even if you live outside of the US.


Dot Esports is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Final Fantasy 14: How to get the most out of the Make It Rain Campaign 2024
A person in an Imp costume from Final Fantasy 14's Make It Rain Campaign event peeks under the costume's headpiece while being cheered on by Gold Saucer attendants.
Read Article Best Final Fantasy Merchandise To Check Out In 2024
aerith in final fantasy 7 rebirth
Read Article All Final Fantasy Mountain Dew rewards and how to redeem them
FF14 character with Mountain Dew bottles
Related Content
Read Article Final Fantasy 14: How to get the most out of the Make It Rain Campaign 2024
A person in an Imp costume from Final Fantasy 14's Make It Rain Campaign event peeks under the costume's headpiece while being cheered on by Gold Saucer attendants.
Read Article Best Final Fantasy Merchandise To Check Out In 2024
aerith in final fantasy 7 rebirth
Read Article All Final Fantasy Mountain Dew rewards and how to redeem them
FF14 character with Mountain Dew bottles
Author
Corin MJ Bae
Corin is a lifelong RPG enthusiast and has been writing guides, news, and reviews for games since 2019. Their favourite games to write about include Final Fantasy, Persona, Pokemon, and for some reason, Minecraft. While they love to dig into any new major RPG release, you'll most likely find them grinding tomestones in FFXIV or reinstalling Skyrim for the millionth time.