Are the Final Fantasy XIV servers down? How to check the server status

There’s a downed connection somewhere.

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With so many players consistently jumping onto the Final Fantasy XIV servers, you can expect to find a few issues trying to jump online every once in a while. Some of these errors are expected, especially right before an update. Right now, if you’re trying to jump from April 12 to the 13, chances are you’ll be waiting for a limited bit of time because the game servers are not available as the developers are updating it for patch 5.5, Death Unto Down. It’ll be the first part that officially releases on April 13.

How to check the Final Fantasy XIV server status

If you’re having trouble attempting to connect to the game, you want to jump on over to the Final Fantasy XIV website and check out the maintenance section. It has a list of all the maintenance cycles that have happened and what is going on right now. If you know your internet connection is fine, and you’re able to play other online games, this is the best spot to check out. For the 5.5 Death Unto Dawn update, we can expect the servers to come back online around 3 AM PT. It’s roughly a five-hour-long period.

On the same page, you’ll be able to see the status of any of the worlds in Final Fantasy XIV. It will be under the ‘status’ tab. Every so often, some of the worlds in Final Fantasy XIV are inaccessible, forcing a small portion of the game’s players to log in. There will be a date and a list of all the worlds being affected by the problems. You can always check to see if yours are on that list.

If the Final Fantasy XIV servers are still not working for you, outside of the patching period, and the servers are good, you can always check the Square-Enix support website for Final Fantasy XIV. You can reach out to any of the support staff to notify them about your issue or see if there’s a problem with your current game build. Some players have had issues whenever they purchase a new DLC or piece of content for the game.

If you’re still having trouble connecting to Final Fantasy XIV, you may want to reset your router, and restart your PC or console. The problem might be on your side, and it could only require a simple flick of a switch to bring everything back up.