Ever since the release of Stormblood last month, the Final Fantasy XIV servers have been experiencing massive problems sporadically.
When you log into the game, you are greeted with the following message:
The FFXIV servers have been experiencing massive DDoS attacks over the course of several days.
Your mileage may vary on the problem, but the issue has spiked up a lot today in particular. The attacks are in attempt to overload the servers and cause mayhem for all the players. The people doing the attack don’t really get anything out of this but it inconveniences the players. Square Enix ensures that no personal information is at stake as a result of these attacks.
The attacks started June 16, but are still affecting the game almost a month later. The game directs you to this link for more information.
This is a report regarding the network technical difficulties that occurred on Jun. 16, 2017, Jun. 18, 2017, and are still occurring on Jun. 20, 2017.
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.
Our technical staff is taking every possible measure to address this issue but the attack is still continuing to take place by changing their methods at every moment. We will continue to monitor and work on recovery from every possible angle.
* What is a DDoS Attack?
An attack attempting to increase the server load to an extensive level by flooding the network of the targeted servers using a massive number of computers.
Due to this attack, our game servers, network equipment and network connection are being hit with heavy load at an extensive level, which is causing a disconnection from the game and login difficulties.
Our technical staff is continuing to work on countermeasures for this issue.
However, with the attack we are currently experiencing, only a massive number of access attempts are being made, so character data and personal information registered to our customers’ accounts are not in danger of being exposed.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing.
We also have this post from today, which now says the problems should have subsided.