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FFXIV ‘A Technical Issue Has Occured’ Error Explained

by Nikola Pajtic

Whenever an issue with a game arises, it can be rather frustrating when one doesn’t know how to fix it in a blink of an eye. ‘A Technical Issue Has Occured’ has left many Final Fantasy 14 fans baffled, not knowing what to do and how to fix it. The game is still loved and played by many and receives updates regularly, but it can still have issues like this one. There isn’t a quick bypass for this, but here is what you need to do to fix the ‘A Technical Issue Has Occurred’ error in FFXIV.

What is ‘A Technical Issue Has Occurred’ Error in FFXIV?

This particular error appears when you hit the Final Fantasy XIV launcher but haven’t linked your Steam and Square Enix accounts. It might sometimes appear even when the two accounts are interlinked.

The error can also show itself when a player is trying to jump into the game when multiple people are trying to join at the same time.

Let’s take a look into several fixes to this headache:

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How to Fix ‘A Technical Issue Has Occurred Error in FFXIV?

There are a few things that you can do to try and fix the error:

  • Connect Steam and Square Enix Accounts

Log in to your account on the Square Enix website and then select ‘Service Account Status’. Now, login to Final Fantasy XIV through Steam and click to start the game. Next, you will be asked if you have a Square Enix account. Click the ‘I currently possess a Square Enix account’ and type it in.

  • Change Name of Your Steam Account

You can change your Steam account name if the first fix didn’t help. Sometimes, the FFXIV launcher doesn’t read non-alphanumeric characters. This can trigger the pesky error, and to fix it, you can change your name to something simple. Don’t use symbols and focus only on letters and numbers.

  • Delete ECT Folder

Hydaelyn awaits you at a click of a delete button. However, it is not that simple. If you have played the FFXIV trial, then there is a possible chance a few files have corrupted. A tiny folder under the name ECT can be found in the Final Fantasy directory. Delete it. Once you do that, restart Steam and launch the game again.

  • Uninstall and Install FFXIV Again

The last resort is reinstalling Final Fantasy. Enter Steam Library and right-click Final Fantasy XIV. Select Uninstall option, and once complete, reinstall the game. Check for the annoying ECT folder in the directory if it is there again and it delete it again if needed.

Hopefully, one of these fixes helps you eliminate the tedious error. If not, the Square Enix support center is, unfortunately, your go-to service.

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