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FFXIV Endwalker Results in Error 2002, Worlds Going Down

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FFXIV Endwalker Results in Error 2002, Worlds Going Down

FFXIV Endwalker early access began on December 3, 2021, and both error 2002 came up and worlds and servers both went down/ended up full as a result. Square Enix issued updates on each situation. It also offered details on how people should react to each occurrence. Ahead of launch, the company warned congestion could be an issue.

First, FFXIV worlds and servers all appear to be online as of 9:30am ET on December 3, 2021. However, Square Enix did note at 7am ET that some were down. Following an investigation, it confirmed that the volume of people playing due to Endwalker was responsible. It also noted that after identifying zone changing increased traffic load as the issue, it would attempt to address and prevent that problem from happening again.

As for FFXIV error 2002, that Endwalker-related issue is one that people could see more often. This isn’t due to an error on people’s consoles or computers. Rather, it is also related to congestion of the login queue. Square Enix’s advice there is to wait, then try again.

For those attempting to play, visiting the Lodestone could be helpful. People can check the status of the Japanese, North American, and European data centers there. At the moment all worlds are online. However, in many it is so busy that people are unable to create new characters.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, and PC. FFXIV Endwalker early access began today. It will officially launch on December 7, 2021.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.