The live-service nature of Final Fantasy XIV means changes are always on the horizon. As such, a FFXIV maintenance timer can really help out so you know exactly when the next batch of updates are coming, when the servers will go down for them, and when they'll come back up. That's what we've stashed down below.
In this Final Fantasy XIV guide, we'll outline when current or upcoming maintenance is due to arrive in the game, and which servers and areas will be affected. That's on top of detailing exactly what this maintenance aims to achieve, on top of showing you some handy places to check for future FFXIV maintenance down the line.
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FFXIV Maintenance Timer - When Does Maintenance Start and End?
FFXIV Maintenance begins in:
FFXIV Maintenance ends at:
The most recent FFXIV maintenance takes places on April 26, 2022. Changes are due both to The Lodestone, as well as separate maintenance taking place across the base worlds in the game.
The base world maintenance is the longest of the two, taking place at the following times:
- 7:00 to 11:00 BST
- 16:00 to 20:00 AEST
The Lodestone maintenance takes places on April 26, 2022 at the following times:
- 8:00 to 11:00 BST
- 17:00 to 20:00 AEST
All tiems here are approximate. The servers will certainly go down when stated, but server downtime can end earlier (or later) than planned if things go exceptionally well or horrifically wrong.
What Will Change In FFXIV Maintenance?
The main purpose of the upcoming maintenance is to prep the game for the 6.11 update. It's reasonably light on new content compared to the previous April update. The spotlight is on the new Ultimate fight, called Dragonsong's Reprise. Details are slim on what rewards are on offer, though with a Level 90 requirement and a 90-minute time limit, you can expect it to be mightily challenging.
Equally, you should know that following the 6.11 maintenance, Square Enix will suspend housing purchases and relocation. That comes after a nightmarish real estate launch after the Ishgard housing expansion. As such, it seems like Square Enix is cutting their losses for the time being by totally shutting down this problematic mechanic.
All Worlds Maintenance 6.11
The All Worlds maintenance appears to simply be prepping these playable realms for the upcoming 6.11 update. As such, key areas such as the Home World Transfer Service will be down, from 30 minutes prior to maintenance starting until its completion.
The Lodestone Maintenance 6.11
During the aforementioned downtime, the Lodestone service, comprised of in-game information, will also go down. While existing news features will be viewable, it won't update during the downtime with new content. You'll have to wait until the maintenance is complete before checking out the new content in The Lodestone.
How Do I Know When FFXIV Maintenance Will Happen?
If you want to know when the latest FFXIV maintenance will happen before it actually occurs, then there are a few places worth keeping tabs on. First and foremost, the Final Fantasy XIV website has a dedicated maintenance section, so you can bookmark that to see official updates on when downtime will occur. Equally, it's a good idea to look at the in-game update sections, which will harbour the same information.
Of course, you can also bookmark this page and check back as and when new updates arrive. We'll let you know when the downtime will be, and when you can dive into FFXIV again!
That's it for our FFXIV maintenance timer. Feel free to also check out look at the FFXIV Trophy Crystals, so you know how to bag the brand-new currency. We've also got useful details on the Chewy Minion companion, if you want a fluffy friend to accompany you on your travels!