If you walk away from Final Fantasy XIV for 30 minutes, the servers will kick you out of the game

Final Fantasy XIV , Square Enix’s MMORPG, is proving immensely popular. So much so that in recent days their servers have had enormous traffic, which has caused problems for their players. For this reason, Square Enix decided to take important measures, such as expelling players who stay away from the game for more than 30 minutes.

On the Final Fantasy XIV official site , Naoki Yoshida, producer and director of the game, spoke about the recent popularity of the game and the state of its servers. There he acknowledged that Square Enix had to get to work to avoid congestion and allow more players to play.

To achieve this, Final Fantasy XIV servers will automatically kick players who walk away from the MMORPG for 30 minutes due to inactivity. This will reduce the number of users per server and ensure that only active people are occupying a seat in the game.

“We have recently experienced record numbers in all regions, with a vast number of new players beginning their adventure. In particular, the increase in North America and Europe in the last 2 weeks has been amazing and unexpected that many players are now having trouble logging in or creating new characters due to server congestion and we are very sorry, ”explained Yoshida.

It is worth mentioning that server-related issues have proven that players have to go through wait times of between 10 and 20 minutes. There were even those who reported that on the weekend in Europe there were those who spent 40 minutes waiting. For this, to Yoshida and the rest of the development team.


One point worth mentioning is that Square Enix is ​​about to take additional steps for Final Fantasy XIV to deliver the experience that fans – new and old – deserve.

What happens is that they recently updated the capacity of the servers. As a result, the number of simultaneous logins on the North American servers increased to 18,000. A similar upgrade is planned for Europe “in the immediate future”.

On the other hand, Square Enix is ​​also working to optimize existing server capacity. Hopefully that’s enough because the premiere of the Endwalker expansion is just around the corner.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for PC and PlayStation 4. 

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