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Error codes – FFXIV: Endwalker guide

What do these error codes all mean? How do I avoid 3001? 2002?

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If you’ve been trying to play FFXIV: Endwalker, you’ve no doubt been met with login issues and errors. Our FF14 guide explains what all these error codes mean and how to avoid them (if you can).


What’s the deal with the login queue?

To put it simply, too many people are trying to log in and play FF14. The login queue allows people to log in without putting too much weight on the servers, but because so many people are trying to play Endwalker, the queue is very long.

FF14 reached a surge in popularity over the summer, and servers haven’t been able to keep up. While Square Enix did plan on adding more servers and upgrading the existing ones, the superconductor shortage caused by the coronavirus pandemic threw a wrench in these plans.

There is a forced logout if your character doesn’t move for more than 30 minutes to help with this problem.


What is FFXIV error 2002?

This means that too many people are in the login queue. If over 21,000 people are in queue for your world, you’ll get error 2002. Luckily, if you login quickly and get back into queue after this error disconnects you, you should be able to get your spot back in line.

What is FFXIV error 3001?

This is when, somehow, player logins exceed the given cap, thus not letting you connect to the lobby server. This is one of the most frustrating of the errors, as it will prevent you from getting your spot back in queue if it persists.

For more detailed explanations about these errors and how the team is working to fix it, you can check out a Lodestone post made by the game’s producer, Naoki Yoshida.


How do I log in and play if there are so many login issues?

Patience. You will need to sit at your console or PC in queue, prepared to re-queue if you get 2002’d. If you don’t log back in quickly when you get error 2002, you’ll be punted to the back of the line. To do this quickly, some PC players are running multiple instances of the client, typing in their login information, and then waiting to hit that Play button until they get kicked out. This way, they can quickly relaunch their game.

We’ve also noticed that there is nearly no login queue during early morning hours, and queues begin to rack up in the thousands around 1-2 p.m. EST. However, we don’t necessarily recommend logging in early, especially if you won’t be actively playing during these times. This only contributes to server load and deepens in the login queue issue, since you’re essentially sitting AFK.