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FINAL FANTASY XIV Travel Guide

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What is the Data Center Travel system?

The Data Center Travel system allows you to visit Worlds outside of your logical data center while remaining within your physical data center. (*1)

The World Visit system allows players to temporarily visit other Worlds within the same data center. The Data Center Travel system broadens this range of available destinations to include Worlds of differing logical data centers.

Certain restrictions apply while visiting other Worlds, but players may still form parties, buy items, and otherwise freely enjoy gameplay.

Additionally, opening travel to Worlds in other data centers affords players the opportunity to share adventures with a wide array of friends and further expand their in-game community.

*1 Please refer to the current Server Status for more information on physical and logical data centers.

Physical Data CenterLogical Data CenterData Center Travel
JapanElemental/Gaia/Mana/MeteorAvailable between Japanese logical data centers
North AmericaAether/Crystal/PrimalAvailable between North American logical data centers
EuropeChaos/LightAvailable between European logical data centers
OceaniaMateriaCurrently unavailable

To visit Worlds within the same logical data center, please use the World Visit system.

Visiting Other Worlds

1Select the "Visit Another Data Center" subcommand on the Character Selection screen.

A brief explanation of data center travel will appear. After confirming its contents, press "Select World."

2Select the data center and World you wish to visit.

Press "Confirm" to continue.

3Respond to the confirmation window to send your request.

If your destination is correct, press "Proceed" to begin data center travel.

4Travel will begin automatically.

Once data center travel begins, you will be returned to the title screen.
Please wait until travel has been completed.

※You cannot cancel this process while it is underway.

5Log in via the Character Selection screen.

A window will appear once your character has successfully arrived at their destination. Pressing "OK" will send you to the Character Selection screen, where you may log in with your traveling character.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I return to my Home World?
A: To return to your Home World, select the "Return to Home Data Center" subcommand on the Character Selection screen.
※You will not automatically return to your Home World after using the Data Center Travel system.
Q: Is there a limit to how long I can visit another World?
A: There are no such limits.
Q: If I enter a duty while visiting another World, where will my character be sent when the duty is over?
A: Your character will be returned to the World you are visiting.
Q: What happens if I log out while visiting another World?
A: The next time you log in, you must select a character from the World and data center you are currently visiting.
※A traveling character may also be listed under their Home Data Center, but you will be unable to log in with them from there.
Q: Can I access the World Visit system from any World I visit?
A: You may freely access the World Visit system while visiting any World or data center.
※On the Character Selection screen, traveling characters will appear under the World from which they last logged out.

Recognizing Characters from Other Worlds

A character who is visiting from another data center will be marked as a "Traveler," which will be included in their display name.

Restrictions

Although most of the game's features can be used while visiting another data center, there are certain restrictions.

Moogle Delivery Service

While visiting another data center, you will neither receive notifications for, nor be able to access, letters from friends or GMs.
You must return to your Home World to receive moogle letters.

Retainers

Retainers cannot be summoned, hired, or released from service.

The following quests can only be accepted from your Home World:
An Ill-conceived Venture (Gridania, Limsa Lominsa, Ul'dah)

Markets

Items cannot be sold on the market, but purchasing is available.

※The FINAL FANTASY XIV Companion App can be used to put items on the market even when your character is visiting another World. Read on for more information!
Free Company

Free company chat cannot be used.

Free companies cannot be created, joined, or left.
Free company information cannot be viewed.
Login status of free company members will be displayed in the chat log as usual.

Company credits cannot be earned.

The effects of company actions will not be applied.

Linkshell

Linkshells cannot be used.

Linkshell information cannot be viewed.
Linkshells cannot be created, joined, or quit.

Cross-world Linkshell

Cross-world linkshells can be joined, and membership data will be organized by data center.
Messages cannot be sent or received between cross-world linkshells of differing data centers.

Cross-world linkshells cannot be created.
Cross-world linkshell master privileges cannot be attained.

PvP Team

PvP Team chat cannot be used.

PvP teams cannot be created, joined, or left.

Fellowships

Information on fellowships within your Home World's logical data center cannot be accessed.

Fellowships cannot be created or joined.

※You may search for fellowships while visiting another data center.※The FINAL FANTASY XIV Companion App can be used to review your fellowship information or find and join other eligible fellowships even when your character is visiting another World.
Housing

Estates and apartments cannot be purchased.

Residence sharing is unavailable.

The following quests can only be accepted from your Home World:
Bird in Hand

Eternal Bond

Ceremonies of Eternal Bonding are unavailable.

Eternal Bonding quests are unavailable.

Others' ceremonies cannot be attended.
Invitations cannot be distributed.

Gold Saucer

Lord of Verminion tournaments cannot be entered.

Triple Triad tournaments cannot be entered.

Cactpot tickets cannot be purchased.

Deep Dungeon

Deep Dungeon results will not be saved to leaderboards.

Crystalline Conflict

Ranked matches cannot be joined.

Teleport

Eternity rings may only be used when both players are on the same World.

You can only use an Aetheryte Pendulum to teleport to the nearest aetheryte if both players are on the same World.

You can only teleport to a friend's estate when you are on their Home World.

Miner and Botanist

Legendary and unspoiled gathering nodes are inaccessible.

Calamity salvager

Belts cannot be retrieved from the Calamity salvager.

Others

Bonuses will not be applied for visiting new or preferred Worlds.

If you are eligible for new or preferred World bonuses in your Home World, these will still apply when visiting another World.

You cannot apply for a Home World Transfer while visiting another World.

You cannot delete your character when it is visiting another World.

You cannot travel to the Firmament while outside your Home World.

Using the FINAL FANTASY XIV Companion App While Visiting a World

The FINAL FANTASY XIV Companion App can still be used to organize your inventory and sell items on the market while your character is using the World Visit system. However, there are some restrictions.

Retainers

You cannot sell or discard items held by a retainer.

You cannot move the items in your inventory, armoury chest, or chocobo saddlebag to or from a retainer.

Markets

You can purchase items from the market while visiting another World.

You can list items held by a retainer on the market of your Home World, but you cannot list items in your inventory or chocobo saddlebag.