FFXIV updates players on DDOS attacks, teases Tuesday patch content

A series of DDOS attacks on Final Fantasy XIV this summer kicked Square Enix into high gear to defend itself. As the studio seems to have gotten a handle on the situation, it provided an article to explain the situation and how the studio handled it. Long story short, situation normal, how are you?

Square Enix said that the attackers shifted from targeting game servers to upper-tier ISP. By partnering with these providers, defenses against the attacks were bolstered. The studio warns that it might not be out of the woods: “This implementation has already been effective; however, there is the possibility that the attacks could occur again. Therefore, we will seek to strengthen our cooperation with the upper-tier ISPs and continue observing our defenses.”

As players breathe a sigh of relief, they can turn their attention to the upcoming Patch 4.05 this Tuesday. This update will add The Lost Canals of Uznair, a hidden dungeon that contains both monsters and treasures. The team posted a sneak peek of some of the sights and said that new music will accompany the instance.

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Glenda McCarthy

I don’t know, but I’m still getting random disconnects – 9k being the one.

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mike foster

BUT WHEN ARE NEW HOUSING PLOTS OPENING DUDE HYPERION IS FUCKED

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Nathan Aldana

absolutely love theyre at least attempting to buff machinist

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Meanie

cool i lost interest in even trying to play this again a bit cause of how not that great it was sounding

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IgnisGray

Agreed. Someone posted a translated DPS chart of damage done at iLvl 314 against training dummies….. Samurai was top, which is fine, but Machinist was dead last, doing something like 3600 compared to Samurai’s near 4700.

That’s a gap that needs attention. The Machinist class story and visual identity are amazing. I’d LOVE to play a Machinist if it meant people would stop hounding me for not playing a “real” class.

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Sorenthaz

Someone must really be bored to constantly target Square Enix with DDOS attacks for close to a month now

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apridise

Or REALLY pissed off!

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