A portion of October 14th's update can be downloaded ahead of schedule through the Official Launcher following the time listed below.
|#1||October 9th @ 14:00 JST||1556MB|
In order to initiate the download process, open the Official PSO2 Launcher and click [Yes] in the dialog box that appears. The files will be stored into a special folder and will be copied over to the official game once the patch goes live during maintenance on October 14th.
In addition to the above update, another patch is expected to appear during October 14th's maintenance. The file size for this patch will be 356 MB if you downloaded the pre-patch.