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FFXIV maintenance schedule for Dawntrail download, early access, and patch times

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As with all live service games, Final Fantasy XIV must undergo periods of maintenance before expansions and patches. We’re accustomed to the typical 6-12 hour server outages as FFXIV undergoes the usual updates, but expansions like Dawntrail are a whole other ballgame.

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It’s a good time to plan ahead, as login queues after FFXIV completes its Dawntrail maintenance will surely entail a lengthy wait—though hopefully, it’ll be smoother than Endwalker. Anyway, here’s the rundown on FFXIV Dawntrail early access, maintenance, and when you can download the update via the Square Enix launcher.

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June 26 to 28 – Dawntrail Maintenance for Version 7.0

FFXIV Dawntrail maintenance began at approximately 2 a.m. PDT on June 26 and will end at approximately 2 a.m. PST on June 28. In order to update Final Fantasy XIV and implement the next expansion, servers will be completely down for maintenance for 48 hours.

Dawntrail Maintenance Timezones:

  • Wednesday, 2 a.m. PDT
  • Wednesday, 4 a.m. CT
  • Wednesday, 5 a.m. EDT
  • Wednesday, 12 p.m. BST

June 28 – When you can download the Dawntrail FFXIV patch

Update: The Dawntrail patch is available to download now, but the original schedule is as follows. If you’re having trouble downloading the patch, we also have suggestions for how to fix the Unable to Download Patch Files error encountered in the FFXIV launcher.

According to the Lodestone, this All Worlds Maintenance download may be a little bigger than normal, thanks to the nature of the graphics update. So, make sure you hop on it as early as possible. You should be able to download Patch 7.0 via the FFXIV launcher at the following times, depending on your platform:

  • Windows/Mac players – June 27, 8 a.m. PDT
  • PlayStation/Xbox players – June 26, 4 a.m. PDT

The Lodestone, Companion App, and Online store will also undergo maintenance during this period. If you’re having trouble getting in, just know the download goes live before maintenance is over, so double check your times. However, we do have a guide for common FFXIV errors, like the dreaded lobby server 2002 code.

June 28 – Dawntrail early access begins

Dawntrail early access begins on June 28, as soon as the servers are live — so when maintenance times end, as listed above. Remember, FFXIV ends its early access period on July 2. If you do not enter your code for the full game and register a copy of Dawntrail, then your access cuts off on July 5.

It’s not the most straightforward process, so we’ve got a guide on where to find your Dawntrail early access code and registration code, along with how to redeem them.

July 15 – Patch 7.01 and The Arcadion 

Patch 7.01 is set to go live on July 16, and servers will be down for four hours overnight on July 16 in order to add The Arcadion normal raid series (tier 1-4), as well as implement any necessary hotfixes. 

July 29 – Patch 7.05 and new content

Patch 7.05 is set to go live on July 30, so we can expect another 24-hour maintenance period on the 29. 

This will be the biggest patch for Dawntrail yet, implementing the following content:

  • The Arcadion (Savage) (tier 1-4)
  • Cenote Jaja Gural (New Treasure Dungeon)
  • Tomestones of Heliometry (New capped Tomestones)
  • The addition of master recipes and new crafted gear

We will, of course, continue to update this page as new maintenance periods are announced throughout Dawntrail

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With her first experience of gaming being on an Atari ST, Paula has been gaming for her entire life. She’s 7,000 hours deep into Final Fantasy XIV, spends more time on cozy games than she would care to admit, and is also your friendly resident Whovian. Juggling online adventuring with family life has its struggles, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.