Final Fantasy XIV is Under a DDoS Attack

Final Fantasy XIV is Under a DDoS Attack

Square Enix issued a statement.

Final Fantasy XIV's server issues in anticipation for its new expansion, Stormblood, is well documented. Now, Square Enix revealed that technical difficulties over the weekend could have been a result of a distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attack. The company issued a statement today on the official Final Fantasy XIV website.

"We have confirmed that since Jun. 16th, we have been experiencing DDoS attacks from an anonymous third-party targeting the Final Fantasy XIV game servers on the NA data center," Square Enix revealed in a statement. "Our technical staff is taking every possible measure to address the issue but the attack is still continuing to take place by changing their methods at every moment."

The attacks apparently began the day the Stormblood expansion launched in early access. Players reported many instances of the game's server locking players out of the game or preventing players from advancing forward with the game's main story. Square Enix previously put out a statement that a second bug found in "The Pool of Tribute" is caused by an emote action. However, the larger problem appears to be a result of this attack.

No other explanation was given other than Square Enix assuring players that personal information is currently not at risk. We've reached out to the company for more information and will update the story accordingly.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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