Final Fantasy XIV Server Status: How to Check if FF 14 is Down

We've got you covered when Final Fantasy XIV severs are down!
We've got you covered when Final Fantasy XIV severs are down! / Square Enix

Players are thrust into the Eorzea region in the popular MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV. With eight races and tons of customization options, it’s no wonder the franchise has gained popularity worldwide. As fantastic as Final Fantasy XIV is, the game isn’t without flaws. Sometimes, players can’t connect to servers. Here’s how they can check if servers are down.  

When is Final Fantasy XIV Server Downtime?

Square Enix always posts server downtimes on their website. Players can find downtime announcements on the official Final Fantasy XIV maintenance page. The site specifies which parts of the game will be under maintenance, what’s being updated, and each session’s time and date. 

How to Check if Final Fantasy XIV Servers Are Down

Square Enix also makes it easy to check if servers are down. The easiest way to do this is by visiting the Server Status website for Final Fantasy XIV. The good thing about this website is that it shows the status of all servers in North America, Europe, Oceania, and Japan. 

The site is also easy to understand and intuitive. Square Enix lists all World names and uses icons to show their server status. A red diamond indicates the server is under maintenance, and a yellow one indicates partial maintenance. 

Official Final Fantasy XIV Communication Channels

Like many popular developers, Square Enix has many websites players can visit. Players who’d like to get in touch with official Final Fantasy channels should check out the links below:


Official Final Fantasy XIV Twitter/X

Official Final Fantasy Twitter/X

Final Fantasy XIV community

Square Enix Support Center

How to Fix Final Fantasy XIV Server Connection Issues

Players must wait until outages or maintenance sessions are done to connect to servers. Here’s what players can do if the problem occurs because of their equipment.

  1. Restart the game.
  2. Restart the console or computer.
  3. Check the internet connection.
  4. Restart the modem or router.
  5. Turn off all Proxy Servers or VPNs.
  6. Turn off firewalls.
  7. Use a wired connection.

Players who are still experiencing connection issues after completing these steps should contact their internet provider or visit Square Enix’s support center.

Final Fantasy XIV is available on PlayStation 3, PC, PlayStation 4, macOS, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.