If you were planning to do some more grinding on that Curtana Atma tonight, you may want to reschedule. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is getting a large content patch tonight (2.3, also dubbed “Defenders of Eorzea“), introducing a rather enormous amount of new content including personal chambers, PvP frontlines, chocobo training, and plenty quests and dungeons.
Of course there’s a price to pay for all that goodness, and that comes in the form of eight hours of downtime during which the game won’t be accessible, from 8 PM to 4 AM PDT. On the bright side, when our characters will wake up tomorrow morning they’ll have quite a few new toys to play with.
The game’s maintenance will be followed by a downtime for the Lodestone portal and the Libra Eorzea companion app, which will be updated to the 1.3.0 version to include new items and quests. It’ll last five hours from 4 AM to 9 AM PDT.
Update: the patch is now available for download (even if not the servers aren’t open). The download is 1481 megabytes on PC and 1185 megabytes on PS4.