FINAL FANTASY XIV has announced that it will be upgrading the hardware of its North American data centers. The upgrade is aimed at delivering an optimal gaming experience for future updates. As a result, an extended period of maintenance will be scheduled for all Worlds while the equipment is being replaced.
The upgrade will cover all content on North American data centers, including character data, which will be automatically transferred to the new servers. No changes will be made to the Data Center/World Selection screens or to any character or World data. The physical location of all data centers will remain unchanged, and the FINAL FANTASY XIV Development and Operations teams will exercise the utmost care in ensuring all data is safely and successfully transferred.
To safeguard against any potential errors while transferring data to the upgraded hardware, all Worlds across all physical and logical data centers will undergo maintenance during the period listed below:
From Monday, April 3, 2023, at 3:00 a.m. to Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 3:00 a.m. (PDT)
The maintenance is scheduled to coincide with the Patch 6.38 update. The FINAL FANTASY XIV team apologizes for the extended time required for this maintenance and thanks players for their patience and understanding.
Players will not be required to take any action following this hardware update. The FINAL FANTASY XIV team assures players that the utmost care will be taken to ensure a smooth transition to the upgraded hardware.
This announcement is good news for FINAL FANTASY XIV players who can expect a better gaming experience on the North American data centers following the upgrade.