FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward How to Go to the New Heavensward Areas Including Ishgard

So, you've purchased Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward and are looking to head to the new areas to level from 50 to 60. However, you can't seem to find where to go in order to go to the new areas. If this is what you're experiencing, know that you aren't alone. Thankfully, below you'll find a guide to progressing.

First, you need to meet the following prerequisites in order to enter the Heavensward region.
  • 1. You must have at least one job at level 50.
  • 2. You must have completed all A Realm Reborn missions from 2.0 to 2.55.
  • 3. You must own the Heavensward expansion.

Once you have met the above, head to Camp Dragonhead (you can teleport there) in Coerthas Central Highlands. 

To the southeastern side of the bridge where the crystal sits, you'll find a guard that you can speak to who will allow you to enter the "intercessory", which is where the 2.55 main scenario quest ended.

Once inside the intercessory, speak to Alphinaud to begin the quest "Coming to Ishgard".

After watching the cutscene speak to Haurchefant, who will be directly next to you.

Now, head to Foundation in Coerthas Central Highlights (X:18 Y:15) and speak to the Temple Knight Gateguard. He will let you into the new region. This area should be marked on your map with an orange circle.

You are now ready to proceed. Good luck in your Heavensward adventures!