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How to Fix Error Code 3001 in FFXIV

When a new expansion for an MMORPG launches, the demand on servers and influx of players can cause error codes. For example after Dawntrail appeared for FFXIV, error code 3001 started coming up, and there’s not really an easy fix for it.

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What does error code 3001 mean in FFXIV, and how do I fix it?

Basically, as Square Enix itself even noted, the only way to fix error code 3001 in FFXIV is to be patient. This is an error caused by demand on the servers. The increased level of congestion means that the World is so full that 3001 comes up and someone can’t even join a login queue to play the game. It also means if you were visiting another World, you’ll get a message saying that your Home World is “unable to select” because of the congestion.

As this is an issue due to demand and servers, you can’t fix it on your own. The only recourse you have is to log on outside of “peak” hours. Under normal circumstances, the following time periods are considered the most congested:

  • European Data Center: 4am-4pm PT/7am-7pm ET/1pm-1am CET
  • Japanese Data Center: 2am-8am PT/5am-11am ET/11am-5pm CET
  • North American Data Center: 1pm-11pm PT/4pm-2am ET/10pm-8am CET
  • Oceanian Data Center: 12am-6am PT/3am-9am ET/9am-3pm CET

During an expansion launch, it’s a safe bet to consider most hours congested. Given FFXIV Dawntrail early access began on June 28, 2024, and that the full launch is July 2, 2024, this sort of demand to play could continue until July 8, 2024.

Final Fantasy XIV and its Dawntrail expansion are now in early access on the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X and PC, and the full Dawntrail launch starts on July 2, 2024.

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