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When Does The Arcadion Raid Release In FFXIV: Dawntrail?

Located in Solution Nine, The Arcadion is a new 8-player Raid arriving in later patches for the Dawntrail expansion.
When Does The Arcadion Raid Release In FFXIV: Dawntrail?
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Hinted at heavily during Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail's Main Scenario Quest, The Arcadion is an area used as a sporting venure for those in Solution Nine. During the MSQ, however, The Arcadion has ceased operations, but we know from all the pre-Dawntrail reveals that this area will be the key focus of the expansion's new Raid series.

Raids have always typically been endgame content for new expansions, and it'll be no different this time around. The Arcadion will be a Level 100 Raid, the new level cap for Dawntrail. As far as plot is concerned, The Arcadion opens up to the citizens of Solution Nine following the conclusion of Dawntrail's MSQ. But, if you're sitting at Level 100, having finished the expansion's story, you might be wondering just when The Arcadion will open up. 

Dawntrail Raids: The Arcadion Release Date

The Arcadion remains inactive during the Dawntrail MSQ. (Picture: Square Enix, screenshot: Alexandra Hobbs)

Square Enix has revealed that The Arcadion Raid series begins with the Patch 7.01 launch on July 16, 2024.

  • AAC Light-Heavyweight Tier: This is the first tier of the upcoming raid series, and will be the Normal version (Story mode) of the initial Duties. It launches with Patch 7.01, on July 16, 2024.
  • AAC Light-Heavyweight Tier (Savage): As expected, this is the Savage version of the first tier, expected to arrive in Patch 7.05, on July 30, 2024.

Dawntrail Raids: The Arcadion Level & Item Level Requirements

 The Arcadion will be a Level 100 Raid series, which means players will need to reach the max level for the Dawntrail expansion. However, that won't be the only hurdle, as players will also need to ensure they have a character equipped with gear that meets the minimum Item Level requirement, which is an average item level of 685 or above.