Final Fantasy XIV players get 7 free days due to Endwalker’s server issues

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Final Fantasy XIV is extremely popular, and the latest expansion Endwalker attracts a host of active and returning players.

Final Fantasy XIV is extremely popular, and the latest expansion Endwalker (currently in early access) attracts a host of active and returning players.

While a pretty good issue to have for Square Enix, it creates problems with the servers, which are extremely congested, causing players to encounter thousands of login queues and affecting the login servers with stability issues (the now infamous Error 2002).

As an apology, Square Enix announced that players with an active subscription (including those on their first 30 days after purchasing the game) will receive seven free days, which will be added to their total subscription.

We also hear that additional free days may be given depending on how the congestion situation progresses, given that the Endwalker has not actually been officially released yet.

Square Enix also shared an estimate of the hours that tend to have the longest queues:

  • North American Data Center: 12:00 to 22:00 (PST) / 20:00 to 18:00 (GMT)
  • European Data Center: 3:00 to 15:00 (PST) / 11:00 to 23:00 (GMT)
  • Japan Data Center: 1:00 to 7:00 (PST) / 9:00 to 15:00 (GMT)

Final Fantasy XIV is currently available for PlayStation 4, PS5 and PC. The PS5 upgrade is offered for free to those who own the PS4 version. Endwalker will be officially released on December 7th.

In the meantime, you can still enjoy the Endwalker benchmark for PC, including the creation of male viera characters, and you can also read our handy preview.

To see more about it, check out the latest details from a few days ago, the unveiling of the extended trailer and reaper job, the male viera, locations and release date, and the launch trailer.

You can also take a look at lots of pictures, the original announcement, tons of introductory details and the first official screenshots and art. COMMENTS

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