Final Fantasy XIV has banned over 5000 players for real money trading


And you can take that to the bank

Square Enix has announced that it has taken steps to ban the accounts of over 5000 Final Fantasy XIV players, after the publisher discovered evidence that the owners of said accounts were engaged in real-money trading (RMT) and other "illicit activities" within its online RPG.

The account purge - which took place during the final week of February 2021 - was noted on the official Square Enix website in a very officious statement, also asking the FF XIV community for its help in the identifying and reporting of traders and in-game cheaters.

"Real money trading (RMT) and other illicit activities upset the balance of the game and, as such, are prohibited under the Terms of Service," said the publisher. "Players who discover any confirmed cheats should, under no circumstances, exploit or disseminate such information. Instead, we ask that players file a report by using the in-game command [System Menu] > [Support Desk] > [Contact Us] > [Report Cheating]."

"In addition, any witnessed RMT advertisement can be reported by right clicking the character name in the chat log and selecting the menu [Report] > [Report RMT Activity].
The report will be processed automatically, and if determined to fall under RMT advertising, the reported character's comments will be restricted. We will continue to take stringent disciplinary action against any accounts with confirmed involvement in RMT/illicit activity; players should take care to steer clear of any activity that violates the Terms of Service."

Final Fantasy XIV launched on PC back in the fall of 2010 and is still going strong over a decade later, with an approximate 20 million players having logged in to the continent of Eorzea since the title's launch. A brand new expansion, Endwalker, is currently in development at Square Enix, and is scheduled to launch in-game this fall.

Final Fantasy XIV bans over 5,000 players for using real money in-game [PCGamesN]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up


Chris Moyse
Chris MoyseSenior Editor   gamer profile

Chris has been playing video games since video games began... still terrible at them. Former Saturday Night Slam Master, rambles nostalgically like Abe Simpson. I ain't here to fight, so let's no... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: Final Fantasy XIV   (16)   From our database:

  • Final Fantasy XIV is getting a PS5 open beta this April - CJ Andriessen
  • Square Enix is partnering with a hardware company for an official Final Fantasy XIV SSD - Chris Carter
  • (Update) Final Fantasy XIV in development for PS5, says director - Chris Moyse
  • Square Enix and Sony set to produce a live-action Final Fantasy XIV TV series - Peter Glagowski
  • Final Fantasy XIV's Shadowbringers features new Dancer job - Chris Hovermale
  • Final Fantasy XIV float to appear in Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade - Chris Moyse
  • Final Fantasy XIV is getting a new expansion next year - Peter Glagowski
  • Final Fantasy XIV patch 4.45 brings the unhinged Hildibrand back into the fray - Chris Carter
  • Final Fantasy XIV has a pretty amazing surprise for hardcore raiders - Chris Carter
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Cheats #crime #Final Fantasy #MMO #Money #Online #PC #Square Enix



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!