Final Fantasy 14 recently fell victim to a series of DDoS attacks, which as a result temporarily caused problems for gamers in North America.
Earlier today (August 3), Square Enix reported technical network difficulties via the Final Fantasy 14 Official Site (opens in a new tab), which only affected players in North America. According to the post, the issues affected the game’s network on August 2 between 4:58 PM and 5:03 PM (PDT) – so you wouldn’t be blamed for not noticing it as it only causes issues for about five minutes or so.
Issues caused by the DDoS attack include: players disconnecting from North American data center worlds, players having difficulty connecting to North American data center worlds, and finally, players having difficulty connecting to access, send and receive data from North American data centers. Fortunately, the problems seem to have been solved, because a monitoring station (opens in a new tab) reveals, and Square Enix said it “will continue to monitor the situation and work with ISPs to find countermeasures.”
In other more positive Final Fantasy 14 news, fans theorize that the highly anticipated Final Fantasy 14 6.2 patch set to release soon on August 23rd. Square Enix has shared details about this upcoming update a few times recently – with another showcase scheduled for next week – but has not yet specified a release date other than a “late August” release window.
Speaking of the update, a recently released poster for “Buried Memory” has gamers losing their minds as they believe Final Fantasy 14 Patch 6.2 Could Unmask Lahabrea. In true Final Fantasy 14 gamer fashion, fans are already smitten with the main character on the poster, though it’s yet to be confirmed if it’s really Lahabrea. We’re talking about the same the players who went wild on Ameliance just a few months before after all.
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