Server “congestion” remains after Final Fantasy 14 DDoS attacks

June 30, 2019
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Early access to Final Fantasy XIV’s latest expansion, Shadowbringers, went live earlier this week, but a significant DDoS attack on North American servers caused “extended waiting times” for players trying to get an early peek at the new content.

The attack caused a number of access issues, including disconnections from the North America data center Worlds, difficulty logging in, and difficulty accessing, sending, and receiving data from NA data centers.

“During the time below, we experienced network technical difficulties caused by DDoS attacks,” an update on the official Final Fantasy XIV website said (thanks, PC Gamer). “Players may have experienced the listed issues as a result, but we are happy to inform that the game can now be played as normal.”

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