How to fix FFXIV error 6001 [Best solutions]

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  • If you've encountered the dreaded error 6001 while playing FFXIV and wonder how to fix it, you've come to the right place.
  • Error 6001 is one of the most common connection errors you can encounter in FFXIV, and apparently it has something to do with Square Enix's servers.
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FFXIV error 6001

If you’ve encountered the dreaded error 6001 while playing FFXIV and wonder how to fix it, you’ve come to the right place.

Encountering errors mid-game can be downright infuriating, especially if you’re engaged in some time-consuming activity.

In FFXIV, you can do dungeons, and trials, which are both great ways to grind for gear and XP points. The only downside is that they can take quite a while, especially as a new player.

Now imagine you’re mid-dungeon when all of a sudden you get disconnected by a rude error. The only thing you know is that you can no longer establish a connection with the lobby server and the code of the error: 6001.

Usually, you can look up an error by its identification code and find more about it. However, querying for FFXIV error 6001 only brings back countless threads made by players who encountered the same error.

What is error 6001?

Reportedly, a while ago, Square Enix’s servers were targeted by a series of merciless DDoS attacks.

These had a huge impact, with numerous players being disconnected as a result, with no chance of getting back into the game (until the attacks dropped).

More so, not everyone saw the same error code while being disconnected. Apparently, a series of disconnection error codes were encountered by FFXIV players. Namely:

  • 6001
  • 2002
  • 90002
  • 5006
  • 20002

Thus, it’s safe to assume that 6001 is a code for a common disconnection error. It’s most likely used by the Square Enix technical crew to troubleshoot the connection easier.

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How to fix error 6001 in FFXIV?

Reconnect to the data center

Some players reported that disconnecting from the data center and immediately connecting to it temporarily solved the issue.

However, given that the error already disconnected you from the game, all you have to do is simply try to log back in.

If you can’t reconnect to the data center you’ve been disconnected from, try our next suggested step.

Choose another data center

If you’re not 100% invested in your current character, have a secondary one, or don’t mind starting from scratch on another server, try switching data centers.

Note that you won’t be able to switch to a Korean data center, as the FFXIV Korean client is different than the global version (NA, EU). You’ll also need a Korean Social Security Number, ID, and phone number to register.

Note that the International (NA, EU) version of the game is also region-blocked in Korea.

Wait it out

Like we said earlier, error 6001 in FFXIV has nothing to do with you or your ISP, and is a server-side Square Enix issue. The most popular error 6001 outburst was during a DDoS attack a while ago.

Therefore, you may not be able to do anything to fix error 6001 other than patiently waiting for an update from company reps.

Check the forums, see if other players encounter the same error, and try not to log in while the server’s down.

Remember, any log-in attempt might put additional strain on the server, which will make it even harder to restore.

Final thoughts on fixing error 6001 on FFXIV

All things considered, you may be out of luck if you encounter error 6001 while playing FFXIV. Sometimes, the issue can occur randomly and can be easily fixed by reconnecting to the data center or choosing a different one.

However, most of the time the issue affects Square Enix’s servers directly, which means that there’s nothing much you can do about it other than waiting for it to pass.