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Final Fantasy XIV Under DDoS Attack as Square Enix Looks into Countermeasures

Suzie Ford Updated: Posted:
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It may be the start of the Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers early access period, but that doesn't mean things are going smoothly. Players have been reporting issues for the last couple of hours and it turns out that FFXIV servers are under DDoS attack. The attacks began at about 12:30 pm Pacific / 3:30 pm Eastern today and Square is looking into countermeasures. 

From the FFXIV site:

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties due to a DDoS attack. Players may experience the following issues as a result. We are looking into the way attacks are being made and taking countermeasures. More information will be provided as the situation develops. [Date & Time]

From Jun. 28, 2019 12:24 p.m. (PDT) [Details]

Players may be experiencing the following issues:

  • Disconnected from NA data center Worlds
  • Difficulty logging in to NA data center Worlds
  • Difficulty accessing, sending, and receiving data from NA data centers

[Affected Service]


We'll keep you posted as the story develops.


Suzie Ford

Suzie is the former Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom