Ahead of the release of the Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker expansion, Square Enix released a statement, warning players about potential congestion. This also includes preventative measures that it will take against congestion once FFXIV Endwalker releases. Similarly to the release of the Stormblood expansion, instanced areas will return to prevent congestion in high traffic areas. Additionally, the statement highlights the use of the “Visit Another World Server” login feature. However, none of these measures are full proof, and Square Enix states that players may experience congestion in FFXIV Endwalker despite these measures.
Square Enix also reminds players that players cannot create new characters on any worlds listed as congested. However, players may still create characters on congested worlds outside of peak hours. Anyone can check on the status of the individual servers through the official website.
Additionally, Square Enix warns of a potential error that may appear when logging in during congestion. “Error 2002” will appear if the total players queued exceeds 17,000. Square Enix advises players to wait a bit before logging in if they encounter that specific error.
Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, and PC. Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker will release on December 7, 2021. Early access will begin on December 3, 2021. And if you’re looking to immediately jump into Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker upon its release and don’t mind spending money, you can see how much it’ll potentially cost here.