Final Fantasy 14s North American servers are being affected by a DDoS incident

Final Fantasy 14s North American servers are being affected by a DDoS incident ...

Final Fantasy 14 has been enjoying a brief respite as players flock to the popular MMORPG and its critically acclaimed story content. Square Enix has encountered a flaw, and some players are unable to get into the game as a result.

The issue has been identified in a post on the official forums, stating that it had begun on Tuesday evening. As a result, North American players are experiencing the following difficulties:

Worlds, a data center located in North America, is disconnected.

Difficulty logging in to North American data center Worlds

Difficulty in obtaining, transferring, and receiving data from North American data centers

A DDoS is a distributed-denial-of-service, which is a malicious attempt in which someone attempts to disrupt a targeted sever. DDoS attacks are relatively simple: they involve applying brute force to the target by overwhelming it with Internet traffic. Servers for an MMORPG like Final Fantasy 14 tend to be able to handle large player bases, but a DDoS attack clogs the server, and it can be difficult to distinguish which connections are legitimate users from which ones are part

No one has taken responsibility for this incident yet. In July, director Naoki Yoshida announced that a planned data center expansion in North America would be postponed for several months due to a semi-conductor shortage. The second stage is expected to take place in the spring or summer of 2023.