Fix: FFXIV Error 90006

A lot of Final Fantasy XIV: StormBlood players have been getting frequent 90006 errors that will result in an instant disconnect. Most affected users report that this issue is mainly occurring during rush hours where the player count is at it’s highest. This message is displayed when players try to log into the Gaia data center. Whenever this happens, players are unable to do anything more than simple fetch quests since they consistently get kicked out of the world they’ve connected to.

Final Fantasy XIV: StormBlood Error Code 90002
Final Fantasy XIV: StormBlood Error Code 90002

Most users report that the error codes that they receive alternate between 90006, 90002, and 90007.

What is causing the FFXIV error 90006 code

We investigated this particular issue by looking at various user reports. Based on what we were able to gather, here’s a list of potential culprits that might be causing the issue:

  • The game does not have administrative privileges – A couple of users have reported that this issue was resolved as soon as they started the game with admin access. This is confirmed to be effective in those instances where the connection is filtered through a VPN client.
  • Internet connection needs to be reset – Some users have reported that they managed to resolve the error code by flushing the DNS and renewing the IP configuration.
  • 3rd party application interference – As it turns out, there are certain overprotective applications that can limit the outgoing connections of the game, which forces the game to throw one of the following errors.

If you’re encountering this particular issue, this article will provide you with a collection of troubleshooting steps. Below you have a collection of methods that other users in a similar situation have used to get the issue resolved.

For the best results, follow the methods below in the order that they are presented until you discover a fix that is effective in fixing the  90006.

Method 1: Running the game at Admin

Although this might seem like to easy of a fix to be true, some users have reported this as being successful in resolving the Final Fantasy XIV: StormBlood 90006 error. A couple of users have managed to get the issue resolved by right-clicking the game’s executable (or desktop shortcut) and choosing Run as administrator.

Start Final Fantasy XIV: StormBlood as Admnistrator
Start Final Fantasy XIV: StormBlood as Administrator

Apparently, this managed to solve the problem for a lot of users that were getting 90006 disconnects every 2 or 3 minutes.

If this method is not successful, move down to the next method below.

Method 2: Flushing the DNS and Renewing the IP Config

Other users have had better luck in resolving the 90006 error by performing a series of network related commands ( flushDNS and renew) via an elevated Command Prompt. Typically, this fix is reported to be successful if the player is getting random disconnects in Dungeons.

Here’s a quick guide on flushing the DNS and Renewing the IP configuration using an elevated Command Prompt:

  1. Press Windows key + R to open up a Run command. Then, type “cmd” a press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open up an elevated Command Prompt. When prompted by the UAC (User Account Control), click Yes to grant administrative privileges.
    Run dialog: cmd then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter
    Run dialog: cmd then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter
  2. In the Elevated Command Prompt, type or paste the following command, then press Enter to flush your current DNS:
    ipconfig  /flushdns
  3. Once the DNS has been flushed, type or paste the following command to recreate the network configuration:
    ipconfig /renew
  4. Close the Elevated Command Prompt and restart the game to see if the issue has been resolved.

If you’re still encountering the same error code, move down to the next method below.

Method 3: Uninstall 3rd party interference

If you’re using a third party security suite, keep in mind that it might be overprotective with how it manages the outgoing network connections. Apparently, certain 3rd party security suites that include a firewall might block Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood from accessing some network servers.

If this is the source of your problems, disabling the real-time protection of your AV or firewall will not be enough since the same security rules will remain in place. The only method to get the issue resolved is to add the game to the exclusion list or uninstall the security suite altogether.

The steps of adding the game’s executable to the exclusion list will be different depending on which AV you’re using. ON AVG, you can add the game’s executable to the exclusion list by going to  Settings > Exceptions and clicking the Add Exception button.

Adding an exclusion to AVG
Adding an exclusion to AVG

On the other hand, if you decide to completely uninstall your third-party security solution from your computer, you can follow this guide (here) to make sure that you leave no leftover files behind.

Kevin Arrows
Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.

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