Friday, December 3, 2021

Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker Players Are Queuing to Play... Then Getting Error Codes

Players heading into Final Fantasy 14's recently launched Endwalker expansion are reporting a number of problems with the game, including long queue times, and even error codes sending them back to the end of the line.

As is quite often the case when it comes to content launched for MMOs, FF14's Endwalker expansion is seeing some teething issues when it comes to server wait times. As reported by VG247, the server queue times for the game seem to be causing additional frustration for players due to the fact that they're being mixed in with a number of error codes that seemingly keep pushing players back to the end of the queue.

As per reports from fans, error 2002 appears to be the main code that players are encountering when sitting in server queues. "Error 2002" tends to occur when selecting a character in the selection menu. The code has been known to infuriate fans during periods of high traffic or when a login queue exceeds 17,000 players.

Earlier today, the FF14 Twitter account acknowledged the issues players were facing trying to access the game. "The login server is currently congested and players may see Error 2002 when selecting a character in the Character Selection menu," reads a statement on the social media platform. "Should you encounter Error 2002 when attempting to log in, we apologize for the inconvenience, but ask that you wait a while before trying again."

In a subsequent thread of tweets, the developer stated that a number of worlds are experiencing downtime due to the influx of players joining the game for Endwalker's early access period. "We have confirmed that some Worlds are currently down," reads a follow-up statement on Twitter. "The cause of the downtime is due to the increased traffic load when characters change zones within the World, and we are currently working on adjusting the amount of traffic to prevent further outage."

Prior to the release of Endwalker, Square Enix warned players that there may be server issues with the game due to congestion. This is in part due to the ongoing shortage of semiconductors, which has meant that the studio was unable to add new worlds.

For more on Final Fantasy, make sure to check out this piece detailing how FF14 has surpassed over 24 million players.

Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.


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