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Square Enix Responds to Continued Final Fantasy XIV Congestion

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker artwork of a male paladin in gleaming silver and gold armor, face set in determination, with a blue planet behind him.

On December 15th 2021, some players of Final Fantasy XIV received an error when trying to log in via the launcher. Shortly after the issue was resolved, FFXIV Producer & Director Naoki Yoshida wrote an extensive post responding to the continued server congestion the game has seen since Endwalker’s Early Access launch on December 3rd. In the post, several points are outlined and apply to the immediate future:

  • To players with an active subscription on December 21st, 14 additional days of free game time will be added as compensation (in addition to the previously promised 7 additional days)
  • Digital sales and package delivery to third-party sellers for the Starter Edition and Complete Edition of the game will be suspended
  • Registration of new Free Trial accounts will be suspended
  • Expansion Packs and upgrades to the Collector’s Editions will still be sold
  • Patch 6.05 remains on track to release on January 4th, 2022 which includes the first tier of Pandæmonium (Savage), and with it, the overall patch release timeline is unchanged
  • A roadmap detailing the addition of new Worlds and Data Centers may be provided by the end of January 2022

Most importantly, the FFXIV dev team has been able to pinpoint the cause of the 2002 Error, one of the most frustrating aspects of trying to log into the game right now (as it can cause the entire game to close and lose your place in queue, even after several hours of waiting). The bug’s origin dates back to some code that originated in 2010’s FFXIV 1.0, and the fix for this error will come with Patch 6.01, which releases this coming Tuesday, December 21st.

Final Fantasy XIV is available on PC, macOS, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. For more information, check out our game page and the official website.

Source: The Lodestone

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Steven Mattern

Steven Mattern

Steven Mattern is a News Writer and Music Reviewer for RPGFan. Relatively new to RPGs in the grand scheme of the genre, he often resonates with soundtracks of titles more than the game itself. Music is one of the most vital parts of any game to him; so even if the gameplay or story doesn't age well or hold up, the soundtrack can leave a positive impression. Games aside, he loves science fiction and fantasy films and has a knack for podcasts. Steven also lives with (maybe) never enough cats.

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