Jan. 5, 2020 21:07 [PST] From: PlayOnline
PlayOnline and Related Services Maintenance (Jan. 9)

At the following time, we will be performing maintenance of PlayOnline network equipment, as well as server maintenance in order to accompany a version update for FINAL FANTASY XI.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for your understanding.

[Date & Time]
Jan. 9, 2020 18:30 to Jan. 10, 2020 0:00 (PST)
* Completion time is subject to change.

Please see below, as services affected by this maintenance will differ based on the time period.

Jan. 9, 2020 from 18:30 to 21:30 (PST)
<PlayOnline network equipment maintenance>
During this maintenance, the following services will be unavailable.
- PlayOnline
- Friend List Plus
- The following actions in relation to Square Enix Account Management System's PlayOnline and FINAL FANTASY XI
- Migrating from PlayOnline Account to Square Enix Account
- Creation/cancellation of membership, new registration to PlayOnline
- Creation/cancellation/restoration of service accounts
- Registering campaign codes
- Transfer from free trial account
- The following actions/services in relation to Optional Services
- Creating new subscription to Optional Services
- Changing payment methods
- Cancelling/restarting automatic payments
- Changing a PlayOnline password
- Character World Transfer Service
- Purchase of expansion content
- Confirming campaign code registration history

* The FINAL FANTASY XI World Transfer Service will be unavailable starting 30 minutes before the maintenance.

Jan. 9, 2020 18:30 to Jan. 10, 2020 0:00 (PST)
<FINAL FANTASY XI version update server maintenance>
During this period, FINAL FANTASY XI will be unavailable.

* This maintenance will be accompanied by a client program version update. After maintenance is complete, the update will automatically begin after you press the “Play” button. After that, please follow the instructions on the screen.

* After the maintenance ends, a spike in access is expected.
If you encounter congestion errors such as “POL-1160” and “POL-0010” during the confirmation screen or while downloading, we apologize for the inconvenience, and we ask that you try again after waiting for some time.

To ensure a smooth version update, we ask for your understanding and cooperation.

*Update details will be announced on Jan.9, 2020 (PST).

- Maintenance of PlayOnline network equipment
- Maintenance to accompany a version update for FINAL FANTASY XI

[Affected Service]
PlayOnline services