Data Center

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How Do Data Centers Function?

For a better understanding of what can be done with the Data Center Travel feature, we would like to explain how data centers function in FFXIV.

Diagram of the Data Centers

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Physical Data Centers (Physical DC)

The physical DCs (represented in blue on the diagram) are located in four regions: Japan, North America, Europe, and Oceania. The closer your place of residence is to the physical DC, the less likely you are to experience network lag; as such, players typically choose the physical DC located closest to their residence.

Logical Data Centers (Logical DC)

Each physical DC contains one to three logical DCs (represented in green on the diagram).

The following are some of the main features that can be accessed while you are on the logical DC you belong to:

Worlds

Each logical DC contains five to eleven Worlds (represented in gray on the diagram).

The following are some of the main features that can be accessed while you are on your Home World.

How Data Center Travel Works

To reiterate, Data Center Travel allows players to move their characters to another logical DC, enabling them to use features that are linked to the destination logical DC.

Until now, logical DCs have been a sort of barrier to players, but this will be overcome with Data Center Travel. Though there will be some restrictions, you can generally think of this feature as something that enables you to play with all players in the same physical DC.