FF14 players will get free game time due to server congestion

FF14 players will get free game time due to server congestion

That might make up for your delays, they hope.


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Anyᴏɴe wɪᴛh ᴀɴ ᴀᴄᴛive subscriptiᴏɴ ᴡʜᴏ ᴏᴡɴs tʜᴇ ꜰᴜʟʟ versiᴏɴ ᴏꜰ Fɪɴal Fᴀɴtᴀsy 14: Endᴡᴀʟᴋer wʜᴇn launch ʀᴏʟʟs aʀᴏᴜɴᴅ ᴏɴ Decemʙᴇr 7th ᴡɪʟʟ ɢᴇᴛ a ꜰʀᴇᴇ 7 ᴅᴀʏs ᴏꜰ ɢᴀᴍᴇ tiᴍᴇ, sᴀʏs Squᴀʀᴇ Enix. Gaᴍᴇ Producer & Directᴏʀ Naoki Yoshida ᴘᴏsᴛed ᴀɴ ᴜᴘdᴀᴛe ᴛᴏᴅᴀʏ  ɪɴꜰᴏʀmɪɴg pʟᴀʏers ᴏꜰ tʜᴇ compensᴀᴛiᴏɴ.

SInce the launch of Endwalker's Early Access period on December 3rd, players have had a lot of trouble with highly congested servers and long login queues. "Across the FFXIV service as a whole, the number of simultaneous logins has reached the hardware limit, and as a result, logging in has required an extremely long time," said Yoshida. "For this, I am truly sorry."

As compensation for the "extremely long" queues, and in clear anticipation of  perhaps worse to come as the access pool broadens, Square Enix will be giving the week of free time to everyone who has the full version of the game at launch. That includes players on the 30 days of free time from purchasing the game, and those with multiple accounts. They're not ruling more out, either: "Furthermore, we may give additional free game time depending on further developments on the congestion situation," said Yoshida.

Yoshida's post ends with a description of common login errors, and what might cause them. You can find that in the full post.

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