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FFXIV Auto-Housing Demolition Timer Resumes in July 2024

The Japan servers of Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV) will resume auto-housing demolition on July 16, 2024 along with the 7.01 patch. Square Enix had initially stopped the timer in January 2024.

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As a reminder, Square Enix suspended the auto-housing demolition timer on January 4, 2024. This was a response to the Noto Peninsula earthquake that took place on January 1, 2024. The earthquake—which had a magnitude of 7.6 M and caused tsunamis measuring 4.2 m—resulted in a devastating loss of life, as well as destroyed homes. In order to prevent victims or others affected by the disaster to lose their virtual home, Square Enix suspended the timer to give them time to get back on their feet.

In certain cases, the timer might have restarted early for some people. If anyone (from the free company) entered a free company estate or private estate at least once, then the timer will reset. Otherwise, it will resume from the time remaining. However, Square Enix warns that the timer will start up again during the maintenance. So if some people were really cutting it close, the they might log in to find their house gone. Square Enix strongly suggests that players who receives a warning e-mail about their house log in before the maintenance so as not to lose it.

Final Fantasy XIV is readily available on the PS4, PS5, Windows PC, and macOS. The auto-housing demolition timer in the Japan servers of FFXIV will resume on July 16, 2024.

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Stephanie is a senior writer who has been writing for games journalism and translating since 2020. After graduating with a BA in English and a Certificate in Creative Writing, she spent a few years teaching English and history before fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a writer. In terms of games, she loves RPGs, action-adventure, and visual novels. Aside from writing for Siliconera and Crunchyroll, she translates light novels, manga, and video games.