[Update: Error 2002] Final Fantasy XIV servers down or not working? You're not alone

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on March 26, 2022) follows:

Final Fantasy XIV is a successful MMORPG game set in the iconic Square Enix franchise. The game arrived in 2010 and has received constant support ever since, maintaining a solid active player base to this day.

The beginnings of Final Fantasy XIV were a bit bumpy due to the game having multiple issues like poor content and repetitive gameplay, according to players.

But, Square Enix took user feedback into account and applied it to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, a revision of the title with many changes and improvements based on player requests.

Since the release of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, the game has been getting better and better. In fact, last year (2021) it achieved the incredible milestone of surpassing World of Warcraft player base.

However, Final Fantasy XIV players have been unable to access the game for a while now as the servers are not working.

Final Fantasy XIV servers down or not working

Social platforms like Twitter and Reddit are full of reports related to the matter. The Final Fantasy servers down issue is preventing many players from accessing the game.

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When the servers go down and everyone goes straight to the bird app to have a panic party with everyone else 😅 #FFXIV
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NA #FFXIV servers are down. Guess it’s as good a time as any to go to bed lol.

I swear it was just 4 am a few minutes ago when the hell did it become 7am?!
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Apparently, the servers most affected by the issue are those of NA DC. The Final Fantasy XIV EU servers are reportedly active at this time.

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Why is it always the NA DC on ffxiv that crash 😭😭 go after the eu servers ffs, theyre active at this time.
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The crash in the Final Fantasy XIV servers is also reflected on the DownDetector platform.

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There is no official acknowledgment on the issue from the Square Enix team yet. We will update this story as events unfold in the future or once the servers become available again.

Update 1 (March 28)

09:56 am (IST): Reports on Downdetector now suggest that the recent issue with Final Fantasy XIV is seemingly resolved.

Update 2 (August 03)

09:50 am (IST): Many Final Fantasy XIV players are now reporting (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) login issues with the game or they are getting ‘Error 2002’ message due to game server issues.

Luckily, the support team has acknowledged the server issue and confirmed that it is happening due to DDoS attack. The devs are already working to resolve it, however, there’s no ETA on a fix.

Update 3 (August 08)

06:30 pm (IST): The issue with ‘Error 2002’ appears to have been resolved as we haven’t come across any fresh reports.

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