Final Fantasy 14 (FFXIV) announced the date of its maintenance period, which will welcome Patch 6.5: Glowing Light. This will be the final major patch for the Endwalker Expansion before we dive into the Dawntrail Expansion next year.

FFXIV will be undergoing their All Worlds Maintenance to implement Patch 6.5 This maintenance will start on October 2, 2023, at 3:00 AM PDT, and end on October 3, 2023, at 3:00 AM PDT. That's around ten hours from now. That is a total of twenty-four hours of maintenance, during which players cannot log in to the game. They also mentioned that the completion time is subject to change. Although previous maintenance periods ended ten to twenty minutes earlier, the maintenance period can be extended. This is especially true in this case, as they will be implementing a whole new patch with a lot of content.

It's also important to note that thirty minutes before the maintenance begins, players will not be able to use the Home World Transfer Service and the Date Center Travel System. Players will have to wait until after the maintenance period to use these features again.

The game is not the only one entering maintenance. Other FFXIV features will also be carrying out their own maintenance periods. To be specific, the Companion App, The Lodestone, as well as the Online Store and Mog Station, will also enter maintenance. Their maintenance periods, however, differ. The Companion App will enter maintenance at the same time as the All Worlds Maintenance, at 3:00 AM PDT, and will end at 9:00 PM PDT of the same day. The Lodestone follows afterward, entering maintenance at 8:00 PM PDT on October 2, 2023. Finally, the Online Store and Mog Station will follow, entering maintenance on October 3, 2023, at midnight PDT. The Lodestone, Online Store, and Mog Station maintenance will all end simultaneously as the All Worlds Maintenance.

This patch will bring in the latest content to FFXIV's Endwalker expansion. As mentioned above, this will be the last major patch for Endwalker. It will introduce new Main Scenario Quests, a new dungeon, a new trial, the final Endwalker Alliance raid, and more. To have an idea about what to expect in this patch, you can check out our summaries for Live Letter 78 and Live Letter 79. These live letters cover the overview of the upcoming patch. It's also important to note that the expanded FFXIV Free Trial will also go live after this maintenance. That means that Free Trial players will be downloading the entirety of Stormblood once the game goes live again.

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While waiting for the maintenance to go live, make sure to finish farming for the Irregular Tomestones of Tenfold Pageantry, as the Moogle Treasure Trove 10th Anniversary event will end as soon as the Maintenance goes live. Once the maintenance does go live, you can then check out the FFXIV 6.5 Patch Notes. Note that as of this article, these are just the preliminary patch notes. This will be updated as soon as the full patch notes come out. Additionally, you can also tune in to the Patch Note Reading Session to be led by Naoki Yoshida around the time that the maintenance goes live. Do note that this stream will be primarily in Japanese.

That's all the news we have about the upcoming FFXIV 6.5 maintenance. Again, the twenty-four-hour maintenance begins on October 2, 2023, at 3:00 AM PDT, and end on October 3, 2023, at 3:00 AM PDT. Check out our gaming news articles for the latest in gaming news.