For fans of Final Fantasy XIV, Endwalker marks the end of a story arc that has been years in the making. Unfortunately, though, some players have found their experience of the game hampered by Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Error 90002/90006. It isn't immediately obvious what the issue is. So we are here to help you by explaining what exactly is going on. Here's everything you need to know.
How to Fix Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Error 90002/90006
We'll explain the suspected causes of Endwalker error 90002/90006 in more detail below. For now, here are the main things you can do, to try to avoid them:
- First of all, check the server status of the game. If there is a problem with the server you are using, then wait until that problem has been resolved, and try again.
- If you don't feel like waiting, try using a VPN to connect with a server in a different location.
- Or, if you you are already using a VPN, see if switching it off makes a difference.
- Make sure you install any pending updates.
- Above all, it's important to make sure that you have a stable internet connection. So run through all the usual steps: run a speed test, to ensure your internet connection is working properly.
- If you are on WiFi, if possible switch to an Ethernet connection, as these tend to be more stable.
- If you can't do that, then try to minimise the amount of other traffic using your network.
- Switch off other devices that might be using the internet. And don't stream music and movies at the same time as trying to play the game.
Creating the most stable internet connection is the most effective way to avoid these error codes. You can also follow the official Twitter account @FF_XIX_EN for game-related updates. But what else do we know about error code 90002/90006?
What is Endwalker Error 90002/90006?
These error codes are known to crop up during cutscenes, which will obviously interrupt what's happening, and disrupt the flow of the story. The reason for these errors is believed to be a result of a disconnection between the server and the end-user. Most commonly, this will be the result of a problem with the connection at the user end, rather than with the servers.
On the other hand, the servers have taken a bit of a battering since the game was launched. To the extent that as of 15th December, Square Enix has taken the unusual step of suspending further sales of the game, as they are struggling to cope with demand already. So while the developers are fairly confident that the issue is related to your internet connection, an overloaded server certainly won't be helping.
Since this is the case, it's crucial to maintain a stable internet connection. So follow the tips we listed earlier, and help to keep these errors to a minimum.
The developers have confirmed that they are examining these bugs in more detail. So if they do identify any potential causes at their end, you can be confident they will remedy them as soon as possible. They continue to work hard to increase data centres across all game regions. This will hopefully go a long way to resolving many of the issues we've seen so far.