As we revealed in January in the “Regarding the Expansion of FFXIV’s Operations” announcement, we are planning a large-scale two-phase expansion of the North American Data Center.
Originally, the first phase scheduled to take place in August 2022 had been postponed due to delays in the delivery of the necessary equipment. However, we are pleased to announce that the data center expansion is now scheduled for Tuesday, November 1, 2022 alongside the maintenance for Patch 6.28. In this first phase of the expansion, one new logical data center will be established with four new Worlds added under it.
North American Logical Data Center
New Worlds on the Dynamis Data Center
Creating a new character on, or transferring to, newly established Worlds will grant the bonuses detailed on the Home World Transfer Service and World Population Balancing Incentives page.
The residential districts on the new Worlds will be unavailable at launch and are scheduled to open for lottery sales beginning Friday, November 4. Further details will be announced later.
* The start date for lottery sales has been updated on October 25.