Final Fantasy 14 servers hit by DDoS attack

According to a new article published today on The Lodestone, a DDoS attack is causing serious technical network issues affecting Final Fantasy 14.

As a result of the attack, players are disconnected from data center worlds and cannot connect to them. There are also issues “accessing, sending and receiving data from JP/NA/EU/OC data centers”.

The scale of the problem worries many fans. But in today’s message, Square Enix reassures players that “we are investigating the attack and taking countermeasures.”

However, there are no details yet on the identity of the attacker or any progress in resolving the issue. So, we don’t yet know how long the technical problems will last, or if other Final Fantasy titles should be wary.

For now, Lodestone reports that “additional information will be provided as the situation evolves.” The Lodestone first published an article about the issue at 6 a.m. PDT today, so Square Enix has been aware of the issue for some time now.

Final Fantasy 14 recently held an open beta for Xbox in February 2024. The next major expansion pack for the game is Dawntrail. Square Enix recently announced that Dawntrail will release on July 2, 2024. Tokyo just hosted a fan festival for Final Fantasy 14 last week.

Fans of the franchise are also eagerly awaiting the latest Final Fantasy 7 remake. Last month, Square Enix revealed plans to release this expected game within the next three years.

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