FFXIV Maintenance Timer and Schedule (Patch 6.2 Hotfix) [UPDATED]

A quick offline period hits Final Fantasy XIV, but fret not, it won't be long. Here's when FFXIV maintenance is set to begin and end.

UPDATE (8/29/2022): The hotfixes from the recent FFXIV maintenance were detailed on The Lodestone. The original article, published on August 28, 2022, can be found below. The hotfixes are as follows:

  • In the instanced battle for the quest, “Where Everything Begins,” Paladins were able to use their action Cover to block the boss’s action, Cursebind.
  • NPC Fourchenault’s graphic did not display correctly after the instanced battle for the quest “As the Heavens Burn.”
  • In the Island Sanctuary workshop, it was sometimes possible to set up multiple schedules overlapping the same time period.
  • For the Guildleve, when multiple fisher quests for gathering or craft orders were accepted at the same time, then speaking to the NPC did not display the options correctly and the deliveries could not be made.
  • The graphic did not display for the indoor furnishing “cathedral lectern” when placed.

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been hit by the surprise maintenance period for Final Fantasy XIV. We figured we’d let the folks playing in the wee hours know anyway in case you’re wondering why FFXIV is offline for a four-hour span — it’s for Patch 6.2 hotfixes. Hopefully you weren’t in the middle of a raid clear, EX trial, or MSQ cutscene as FFXIV maintenance hit.

The in-game messages and The Lodestone stated that FFXIV will be offline for Patch 6.2 hotfixes with maintenance starting on August 28 at 11:00 p.m. PT (August 29 at 2:00 a.m. ET). It is expected to finish on August 29 at 3:00 a.m. PT / 6:00 a.m. ET. (Note that the world visit and data center travel systems are disabled 30 minutes before the maintenance timer starts.)

In the mean time, you can check out all our recent FFXIV 6.2 coverage. If you haven’t claimed your new island getaway, check out how to unlock Island Sanctuary then use our comprehensive Island Sanctuary guide for everything you need to know. If you’re trying to gear up for this patch, check out our guide on how to farm Tomestones of Causality and get the powerful Lunar Envoy gear. And if you need help clearing the new raid tier, check out all our Abyssos raid guides.

Those who are eyeing the next tier of Savage raids, we hope you’re ready. Abyssos Savage raids go live on Tuesday, August 30 at 3:00 a.m. PT / 6:00 a.m. ET. You will need to have cleared all the normal versions of the Abyssos raids and be at Item Level 600 for the first instance. You can use our FFXIV item database to check out the new gear pieces if you need to get your Item Level up.

We’ll be sure to update this article with information on what changes come with the hotfixes following the FFXIV maintenance period.