FFXIV Patch 6.5 Maintenance Schedule and Timer

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Once again, Final Fantasy XIV has a scheduled maintenance, this time on Oct. 2 that will last a full 24 hours. The implementation of Patch 6.5, Growing Light, brings with it a plethora of new content, and includes the cloud Data Center, which could be why the maintenance is so lengthy.

Not only will all worlds be affected, but pretty much every other FFXIV service will go down as well. This includes the Online Store, the Lodestone, and the Companion App, though the downtimes for these vary. As for the timing of the game’s maintenance, players can check below to see when it starts in their respective time zone.

The 24-hour maintenance period begins on Oct. 2 and will last for a full 24 hours. Here is when the game will go down in your time zone.

FFXIV Maintenance times for Oct. 2-3:

North America:

Pacific Time (PDT): 3amMountain Time (MDT): 4amCentral Time (CDT): 5amEastern Time (EDT): 6am


Western European Summer Time (WEST): 12pmCentral European Summer Time (CEST): 1pm


Japan Standard Time (JST): 7pm


Australian Eastern Time (AET): 8pm

What is coming in FFXIV Patch 6.5?

Thanks to the most recent Live Letter, fans have an even better idea of what to expect when 6.5 arrives. While there will obviously be significant additions to the main story, the bulk of what’s coming is other content. Raiders have the newest addition to the Myths of the Realm Alliance Raids to look forward to. PvP players will get some UI adjustments, as well as a new Crystalline Conflict arena. And very notably, FFXIV’s Free Trial will be expanded to include Stormblood. 

Author: Jesse Perry