Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker - Data Center Travel Explained, New Oceania Data Server
FF14: Data Center Travel Feature Explained
Final Fantasy XIV with its new Endwalker Expansion, will add a brand new feature highly demanded by players worldwide, the Data Center Travel feature. This is similar but different from the currently implemented World Travel System, which lets you move your character from one World to another without logging out of FF XIV.
New Data Center in Oceania announced (May 15, 2021 update)
On the Final Fantasy XIV Digital Fanfest first stream on May 15, Square Enix announced the game is opening a new Oceania Data Center for the release of Endwalker on November 23.
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Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker – What’s the upcoming Data Center Travel?
The Data Center Travel will allow you to go play on other Data Center than the ones you usually play and first made your characters on.
Basically this means anyone anywhere in the world will be able to play with each other. Friends who are separated by the oceans will finally be able to play Final Fantasy XIV together even if they didn’t start out on the same Data Server. This is huge and great news for all players and FF XIV fans around the world.
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How the Data Center Travel feature will work
Here’s how it works: before logging into Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker, in the character select screen, you’ll be able to use the Data Center Travel, and choose which Data Center to login into.
YoshiP mentioned they wanted to make it so you don’t need to logout, like with the World Travel System, but that’s too complicated with how the servers are built.
However, there are certain functions that will be disabled when using the Data Center Travel in Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker. Overall, there will be more restrictions than when using the World Travel System. But you’ll be able to visit your friends in other Data Centers, play with them, do content with them, take screenshots, etc.
YoshiP also mentioned there will be simulations to check how it will affect each Data Centers’ economy, but it should be negligible. So players shouldn’t worry.
Be sure to check out our full summary of the Final Fanasy XIV Endwalker Announcement Showcase, with details on new Jobs, new Story contents, and more.