Final Fantasy XIV maintenance to upgrade NA data centers

Final Fantasy XIV to Replace NA Data Center Hardware

Square Enix announced that it will be upgrading the hardware used for Final Fantasy XIV North American data centers. This change will be made in preparation for future updates. A 24-hour maintenance period will be performed for safekeeping starting April 3, 2023.

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The replacement of the hardware used for Final Fantasy XIV’s North American data centers is being done to optimize the player experience for future updates, the company stated. However, the physical location of the data centers will remain the same, while all the data will be automatically transferred.

Square Enix will transfer all data center information to the new hardware during an extended maintenance period that will be performed from Monday, April 3, 2023 at 3am PT/6am ET to April 4, 2023 at 3am PT/6am ET. This date will also coincide with the arrival of patch 6.38 to Final Fantasy XIV. Specifically, the data centers that will receive the maintenance will be Aether, Crystal, Primal, and the most recent one, Dynamis, which arrived earlier with patch 6.28. In addition, there will be no change to the data center selection screens or the login process.

Recently Square Enix also announced a new Letter from the Producer Live for March 31, 2023. During this broadcast, the developers will share more information about new content coming to Final Fantasy XIV with the release of part 1 of patch 6.4. The most recent update was Patch 6.35, which brought several elements such as new Loporrit tribal quests and a new Deep Dungeon to the game.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

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Frank is a staff writer and tokusatsu fan from Colombia. The first game he remembers ever playing is PS1’s 102 Dalmatians. His favorite franchises are Persona/SMT, Harvest Moon, and Final Fantasy. When he's not writing, you'll find him building gunplas, reading manga, or furnishing his house in Eorzea.