7.0 FFXIV Housing Changes Include Estate Holder Rights, Ward Classifications
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7.0 FFXIV Housing Changes Include Estate Holder Rights, Ward Reclassifications

The preliminary 7.0 and FFXIV Dawntrail patch notes went over housing changes, with both Estate Holder Rights and Ward Classification taking effect after the update. These will appear alongside other quality of life adjustments tied to the housing lottery and furnishings.

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The Estate Holder Rights Housing system in FFXIV will let you remove and block people from your home. How it works is if the Free Company Master, private owner, or a secondary rightsholder is there when someone they don’t want around is, a player can opt to click on them to make them a “Barred Character.” They will then be added to someone’s personal Barred Character List for 10 days and unable to enter your estate. These can be then adjusted in the Estate Holder Rights to determine who the rightsholder to a property is and who can adjust the banned visitors list.

As for the FFXIV Housing Ward reclassifications, these only apply to certain worlds. In North America, the Dynamis Data Center wolds Cuchulainn, Golem, Halicarnassus, Kraken, Maduin, Marilith, Rafflesia, and Seraph are affected. In Europe, Chaos’ Phantom and Sagittarius and Light’s Alpha and Raiden will experience changes. The new Wards and land purchase eligibility designations will be as follows starting on June 29, 2024:

  • Wards 1-6: Free Companies
  • Wards 7-20: Free Companies/Private Buyers
  • Wards 21-24: Private Buyers
  • Ward 25: Free Companies
  • Wards 26-29: Free Companies/Private Buyers
  • Ward 30: Private Buyers

People who are taking part in the Housing Lottery will also see reminders on estate placards that aren’t the one they bid on noting they already have a pending entry at another place. 

Finally, there will be an array of new furnishings in FFXIV. Some are from the Furnishing Design Contests held in 2019 and 2022. Others are just generally new and original.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, and the Dawntrail expansion will arrive on July 2, 2024. Early access kicks off on June 28, 2024.


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