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Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Square Enix
Release Date: Dec. 7, 2021

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'Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker' Opens Oceania Data Center To Meet Influx Of New Players

by Rainier on Jan. 25, 2022 @ 8:52 a.m. PST

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker features the climax of the Hydaelyn and Zodiark story, in which Warriors of Light will encounter an even greater calamity than ever before as they travel to the far reaches of Hydaelyn and even to the moon.

Eorzea, an awe-inspiring land of endless possibilities. Whether you choose to battle fierce creatures in the wilderness, fashion the ultimate blade in the forge, or swap tall tales in the local tavern, the history of Final Fantasy XIV will be shaped by your actions.

Choose from an exotic variety of races, looks and classes to fashion your hero. Change classes simply by equipping a different weapon or tool and tackle an ever-changing assortment of level quests alone or with friends.

The age of adventure has begun.

Square Enix is celebrating the official launch of Final Fantasy XIV Online’s Oceania Data Center and announcing the various methods in which its launch will be supported.

Launching alongside Patch 6.08 today, the Oceania Data Center will be accessible for new character creation, with Home World Transfers being permitted from 26thJanuary. Five Worlds will be available at this time, with all Worlds being designated as “New Worlds”, meaning players who transfer to or create new characters on them will receive special bonuses, including:

  • Free Home World Transfer for players transferring from another World
  • Double EXP for both newly created and transferred characters (up to Level 80)
  • Gold and Silver Chocobo Feathers exchangeable for special in-game rewards
  • And more…

Full details on the various perks and bonuses can be viewed here.

To celebrate the launch, a map of Australia and New Zealand has been created in the style of the in-game world map of Hydaelyn. It contains major cities and landmarks, alongside a selection of in-game creatures that may be familiar for those in the region.


Primarily planned to support a smoother play experience for all in the Oceania region, the Oceania Data Center also marks the first part of a plan to expand global server capacity for the game and combat congestion in the face of continually growing player numbers.

Additionally, due to the opening of the Oceania Data Center raising the global server capacity and the fact existing players’ play time and log-in tendencies are gradually returning to normal, the decision has been made to resume sales of the Final Fantasy XIV Online Starter Edition and Complete Edition as of today. New registrations for the Free Trial remain suspended as of today, but the situation will be monitored regularly to identify a time in which registrations can be reopened.

Full details on sales resuming and the future planned expansions for the North American, European, and Japanese Data Centers can be found here.

The All Saints’ Wake In-Game Rewards

Finally, the All Saints’ Wake in-game event is currently underway in Final Fantasy XIV Online. From today until 2nd February, players wishing to partake in this year’s spooky event should seek out the Adventurers' Guild Investigator in Old Gridania and embark on their quest to obtain some special rewards, including:

  • Clown’s Outfit - Clothing Set
  • Modern Cosmetics - Clowning Around - Face Paint
  • Haunted Pumpkin Set - Outdoor Furnishing Item
  • Pumpkin Flower Vase - Tabletop Furnishing Item

More details on this year’s All Saints’ Wake event can be found here.

The Endwalker main theme song is available for digital download and features vocals by Sam Carter from the chart-topping band Architects.

Players looking to get the most out of their in-game audio experience are invited to try Embody’s new “Immerse Gamepack Final Fantasy XIV Edition,” which offers a Personalized Spatial Audio experience in Final Fantasy XIV.

With so much new content coming to Final Fantasy XIV Online, there’s never been a better time to try the ground-breaking MMORPG. The game’s free trial has been expanded to include content up to the end of the Heavensward expansion, where players can create up to eight playable characters and experience the different playable races, classes, and jobs with no restrictions on playtime. New adventurers who wish to experience the free trial may register here.

Final Fantasy XIV Online is available on PS4, PS5 and PC.


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