The FFXIV housing lottery is back in action after a rough launch in Patch 6.1, and now it’s time to get those bids in. For those of you needing help in the chaos of entry periods, lottery results, claiming land, and making sense of the housing lottery schedule—don’t worry. You’ve got your own little Linkshell real estate agent.
Anyone new to the house buying process should take a moment to review our in-depth guide on how Endwalker‘s new system works. However, if you’re somewhat familiar and just need the housing lottery schedule or the quick and dirty version of how this all goes down between cycles, we’ve got you covered here.
If you meet the Free Company or personal requirements for buying, have the Gil in hand, and have unlocked any of FFXIV‘s five housing zones, then these dates are for you. We’ll keep the updates rolling, along with any news or reminders from Yoshi-P and his team, so keep this page bookmarked for later. Remember, the entry period is when you can place your bids, while the results period is for claiming winning tickets.
FFXIV Housing Lottery Schedule
The entrys period is in progress and began on September 11 at 8 am (PDT). Below is the current FFXIV housing lottery schedule:
- Players must place their bids by September 16 at 7:59 am (PDT).
- The next results period begins on September 16 at 8 am (PDT).
- Players should claim their winning bids by September 20 at 7:59 am (PDT).
- The next entry period should begin on September 20 at 8 am (PDT).
If the process runs smoothly, we expect the next housing lottery to begin on September 20 at 8 am PDT. That’s based on FFXIV’s usual lottery timings and when the current cycle ends. We’ll update this guide again with the next cycle and confirm the lottery’s schedule continues without any hiccups. As a reminder, FFXIV‘s in-game clock adjusts to your timezone, so don’t let those pesky time differences throw you for a loop and mix up important dates.
What happens if you draw a losing ticket?
So, maybe your housing dreams didn’t quite work out, but there’s always next time. As long as plots are available, players can front 3 to 50 million Gil on another lottery ticket; that’s all just depending on the lot size and class. There’s no limit on consecutive attempts; you just can’t enter more than once per cycle.
Make sure you reclaim losing ticket deposits within 90 days by interacting with the placard of the house you bid on. With your funds back in the bank, it’s time to start the process again.
When do new FFXIV housing plots open?
Players can find unclaimed and vacant houses from the main Aetheryte in their respective city-states, so teleport to Ishgard, Kugane, Limsa Lominsa, Ul’dah, or Gridania to quickly pull up the listings on your server. When a Free Company or private owner transfers their plot, or if either leaves the server, the house they occupied will open up in the next lottery.
Occasionally, some players leave their houses unattended for 45 days, and those become subject to the auto-demolition process. This system isn’t always active, and FFXIV suspends the process after natural disasters or other extenuating circumstances.
What if a house is “Currently Unavailable for Purchase”?
Plots listed as unavailable for purchase were abandoned mid-entry cycle. If a player relinquishes ownership during an entry period, the house does not go up for bidding immediately. Instead, the house becomes available in the next entry period. Keep an eye on the house, and revisit it in the next bidding period.
Is the FFXIV housing automatic demolition system on?
- As of September 11—no, FFXIV’s automatic housing demolition is suspended.
In December 2021, FFXIV suspended the system to accommodate homeowners through Endwalker launch congestion. The last update was on March 3, when a Lodestone notice announced FFXIV‘s demo system would continue its suspension after “considering the current world situation.”