The latest expansion, Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker, coming out this December 3rd, 2021 and some players are getting “Cannot download patch file” error so they can’t download the update – Here’s how you can fix it to enjoy FF14 Endwalker when released.
The “cannot download patch file” error is a fairly common problem with FF14 and a recurring problem occurs with each update. Players who have encountered this issue in the past have frequently mentioned it as a firewall issue or a permissions issue. So here are the methods you can try to fix the problem.
Remember that you should first exit and close FF14 launcher before trying the fixes below.
- THAN – When will Endwalker early access come out?
How to repair patch files could not be downloaded error occurred with FF14 Endwalker update
Disable your firewall
It’s a classic problem and definitely the first thing you should try. If you don’t have a specific anti-virus + firewall running, you should try disabling the Windows firewall.
To disable the Windows firewall, go to Control Panel, System, and Security, and then go to Windows Firewall. Select “Disable Windows Firewall (not recommended) for both Private and Public network settings”. And then try to download FF14 Endwalker refresh. Once done, remember to re-enable the firewall.
You can easily do that by deleting “4e9a232b” of FF14. You can find it under Users, –the names of the users you are logged in with on Windows-, Documents, My Games, Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn, Downloads and then Patches. In there, delete the folder “4e9a232b”. And then try downloading the update again.
Hope this helps as these are the two most common troubleshooting.
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