Final Fantasy 14 Servers: Understanding Error 1017, 2002 & 90000
Square Enix launched Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn last week and, well, it’s not gone smoothly. Servers have crashed, no one can play and gamers are generally getting a little irate.
If you’ve been trying to play then you’re probably already well aware of the dreaded 1017 error code – the server is full, so go away.
We’ve detailed the major Final Fantasy 14 server issues below, what their symptoms are and what – if anything – you can do to fix it.
Additionally, if you’re getting a different type of error not listed here, let us know below and we’ll see if we can find a solution.
Final Fantasy 14 Error 1017 – Server Full
When attempting to log into one of your characters you see a glimpse of a loading screen before being booted off and greeted with Error 1017 and a message telling you the server is full and you should try again.
Sadly the only solution to this is to try again. Each time you’ll likely be greeted with the same message, and it’s unlikely you’ll be let back in for a while.
Either close the game and try again at a later time or keep attempting to log in to your character. There’s no way of knowing when you’ll be allowed back in.
Do note that you may also be entered into a queue. Watch for this since you won’t want to accidentally leave the queue in your haste to try and relog.
If you’re in a queue you will soon have access to the game, so just wait it out.
Final Fantasy 14 Error 2002 – Server Congestion
This error is very similar to error 1017, except to say that FF14 has had restrictions put in place for players to try and prevent servers from becoming overcrowded and creating issues for those still playing the game.
This error will likely happen on the main menu (where it plays the famous Final Fantasy tune) and the ‘Start’ button will be greyed out.
You won’t be able to click start and, if it doesn’t become available within a couple of seconds, will mean you’re unable to connect to the character selection screen.
This is in a bid to prevent too many connecting to the game and, sadly, cannot be fixed through traditional means.
However, it is also worth noting that Error 2002 can be caused by your router and the port settings. If you keep getting this error code then access your router to unblock the following ports:
80, 8080, 443, 55296ï½55551
The update functionality of Final Fantasy 14 makes use of UPnP, and so can be block by some ISPs. Though you can still download update data with UPnP inactive, if you are experiencing issues then it is worth unblocking these ports to attempt a fix.
There is no guarantee that this will help, but it’s worth attempting to get back into the game.
Final Fantasy Error 90000 – Disconnection
Should you actually manage to get into the game you may end up experience the Error 90000.
This error is a general purpose error code for a disconnection from the server and, as a result, could be any number of problems.
Firstly, it could be a disconnection by the server – either the server has kicked you off for whatever reason or Square Enix is closing the server for maintainence.
Alternatively your internet connection could have failed to send enough packets to the game, and as a result it has not updated your position and actions – causing you to disconnect.
In this instance you can simply try and reconnect but, due to the congestion, could be difficult. Ensure you have a solid internet connection to minimise random disconnections.