Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV) announced the details of its upcoming maintenance that will welcome the arrival of Patch 7.0 Dawntrail. This includes the maintenance date, time, and duration.

Let's start with the important part: when will the maintenance be? The FFXIV Dawntrail 7.0 maintenance will start on June 26, 2024, at 2:00 AM PDT, and will last until June 28, 2024, at 2:00 AM PDT. Yes, you saw that right. This maintenance period will be a 48-hour maintenance period.

As usual, the completion time for maintenance is subject to change. However, unlike other maintenance periods, this one will not end early, likely due to the sheer scale of the patch. They did say, however, that as soon as the patch is available, it will be announced in the news “Special Update”.

Players will be able to download and install the patch based on the following schedule:

  • PS5/PS4/Xbox: Around June 26, 2024 4:00 AM (PDT)
  • Windows/Mac/Steam: Around June 27, 2024 8:00 AM (PDT)

It's important to note, however, that patch distribution may be a few hours ahead or behind schedule, depending on the status of the work.

As for that patch size, they mentioned during Live Letter 82 that the patch is expected to be around 55GB. As for the expected final install size, they expect the following final sizes for each platform:

  • PC – 90GB
  • PS5 – 75GB
  • PS4 – 80GB
  • Xbox – 100GB
    • This is because they expect to overwrite a lot of files

Other than the All Worlds maintenance, the Online Store/Mog Station, The Lodestone, and the FFXIV Companion App will also be undergoing maintenance.

The Online Store/Mog Station maintenance will start on June 26, 2024, at 12:00 AM PDT and will last until June 28, 2024, at 3:00 AM PDT.

The Lodestone maintenance, on the other hand, will start at the same time as the All Worlds maintenance but will end earlier on June 27, 2024, at 6:00 PM PDT.

Finally, the Companion App will undergo maintenance alongside the All Worlds maintenance, that is from June 26, 2024, at 2:00 AM PDT until June 28, 2024, at 2:00 AM PDT.

Other than the dates, there are a few other things players must remember regarding the maintenance.

First, Data Center travel will be suspended 30 minutes before the maintenance begins. Additionally, this feature will also be unavailable until maintenance has ended.

Home World Transfer will also be suspended 30 minutes before the maintenance begins and will be unavailable until June 29, 2024, at 1:00 AM PDT. This is in consideration of the expected high server load thanks to Dawntrail's Early Access period.

Before the servers undergo maintenance, it is important for players to finish up the ongoing events in the game. The first is the Second Hunt for Genesis, which will end on June 24, 2024, at 7:59 AM PDT. Players have until that date to collect Tomestones for the event.

Thankfully, item exchanges will be available until the release of Patch 7.1, so players don't have to rush to trade in their tombstones.

The second event that players will need to finish soon is the Yokai Watch collaboration. The Yokai Watch Collaboration will run until the start of the maintenance period, so players still have a few days to get the weapons and mounts that they have not gotten yet.

That's all the information we have about the upcoming FFXIV Dawntrail 7.0 maintenance period. Again, maintenance will start on June 26, 2024, at 2:00 AM PDT, and will last until June 28, 2024, at 2:00 AM PDT.

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