Server downtime is always a frustrating thing about online games. We’ve all been there – we want to log into our favorite game, only to find out that the servers are currently down. Of course, often there are very good reasons why this is happening. For example, Final Fantasy XIV is currently undergoing planned maintenance and its servers are down. If you are not aware of why this is happening and how long it will last, our Final Fantasy XIV Maintenance and Server Downtime guide is here to clear up any questions concerning this you may have.
How Long Will Final Fantasy XIV Online Servers be Down
The server downtime and game maintenance is scheduled to last from Thursday, December 2nd, 2021, at 1 AM PT / 9 AM GMT, until Friday, December 3rd, 2021 at 1 AM PT / 9 AM GMT. Of course, this is all subject to change. Issues when updating games are not uncommon, and it wouldn’t be too big of a surprise if developer Square Enix took an extra couple of hours to sort all of these out. The reason why the downtime is occurring is because the new Expansion Pack, titled Endwalker, is set to release soon.
And with it, the new patch for the game. So, even if you are not planning on purchasing this newest expansion, the game will still get updated to the latest version. And, for that, the servers need to be down for a while, like they will be until December 3rd.
If you would like to play Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker in Early Access, we have a great guide that explains how you can do this. Likewise, we have also written guides that show you how to unlock the Reaper in Endwalker, as well as how to unlock Sage in Endwalker. Have a lot of fun in the Endwalker expansion.