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Final Fantasy 14 Servers Worldwide Hit by DDoS Attacks, Square Enix Working on a Solution

Final Fantasy 14’s servers are currently under a worldwide DDoS attack that’s preventing players from logging into Square Enix’s MMORPG.

In a blog post, Square Enix informed players that Final Fantasy 14’s technical issues began around 6 a.m. on March 6. As of right now, the DDoS attack may cause players to experience difficulty logging in, accessing/sending data, and disconnecting from Japanese, North American, European, and Oceania data centers.

we're getting DT log-in experience earlier thanks to ddos huh pic.twitter.com/A7eZdnaOSE

— Stella @ 6.55 (@AzureMoonlights) May 6, 2024

While Square Enix has yet to pinpoint the cause of the technical difficulties, the developer has promised players that an investigation into the attack, as well as countermeasures is underway.

Today’s DDoS attack comes weeks after director Naoki Yoshida announced a graphical update was in development for Final Fantasy 14’s upcoming expansion, Dawntrail. The graphical update is a direct response to fans’ negative feedback over character model’s lifeless eyes in Dawntrail’s benchmark trailer.

In a follow-up blog post, Yoshida revealed Final Fantasy 14’s updated Benchmark Tool is slated to release either on May 23 or sometime later in the week. Final Fantasy 14’s DDoS attack also comes a week ahead of the game's upcoming live letter which will showcase new jobs and patch note adjustments on May 16

Final Fantasy 14: Dawntrail launches on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on July 2, with early access kicking starting on June 28 for those who pre-order.

Isaiah Colbert is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow them on Twitter @ShinEyeZehUhh.

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