Regarding the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The FINAL FANTASY XI development and operations teams offer their deepest sympathies and wish the speedy recovery of those who have been affected by the worldwide spread of COVID-19 (also known as "novel coronavirus").

As you may know, the development and operations teams have taken measures to minimize the impact to our services by working remotely. Despite this, there have been some inevitable disruptions, such as certain customer support features being suspended in North America and Europe.

Depending on the situation and regulations enacted within each city or country, we may experience limits imposed on development and operations, schedule delays, or further disruption to customer support. We will be taking precautions in the best interest of the safety of our staff and local communities while minimizing the effects on our services as much as possible. We will share further updates via the Lodestone news as the situation evolves.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of FINAL FANTASY XI.

New Beginnings Early Spring Campaign

The following campaigns will begin starting Saturday, April 11, at 1:00 a.m. (PDT)

Campaign Period: Saturday, April 11, at 1:00 a.m. (PDT) to Thursday, April 30, at 7:59 a.m.

Increased Seal and Crest Drop Rate Campaign
Assault - Nyzul Isle Uncharted Area Survey Mysterious Item Campaign
Geas Fete Campaign - PLUS!
Reisenjima Geas Fete Equipment Campaign
Abjuration Dial Campaign
Hyper Chocobo Digging Campaign
Macrocosmic Orb Campaign
Omen Job Card Campaign
Dynamis - Divergence Statue Crusher Campaign – PLUS!

Read on for details.

The Debut Primed for Adventure Episode Now Available in the Archive!

The debut episode of the North American Community team's Primed for Adventure live stream series has been archived and is ready for your viewing pleasure! If you were unable to join the team during the live broadcast, feel free to check out the official FINAL FANTASY XI Twitch channel's archives at your leisure.

In this episode, the Community team premiered the series by showcasing some quality of life changes, pointers on how to get started, briefly touched upon what is possible to do once reaching level 99, and showcased some of the Rhapsodies of Vana'diel missions.

View the archived video on the official Twitch channel.

Announcing the “Primed for Adventure” Live Stream Series!

Have you ever wanted experience the world of Vana'diel but didn't know where to start? Perhaps you're feeling the urge to return but don't know how to catch up. Be sure to mark your calendar and tune in for the premiere of the "Primed for Adventure" live stream series!

Sicycre and Okieeomi from the North American Community team are excited to join forces and debut this new series! They're both eager to show off recent changes and explore the vast world of Vana'diel together with you!

■ Date & Time:
Friday, March 20, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. (PDT)

■ World:

■ Where to watch:
The official FINAL FANTASY XI Twitch Channel

Development Q&A – March 2020

While it was unfortunate that we were not able to hold the Fan Gathering event at PAX East this time due to unforeseen circumstances, the Development team still wanted to answer some of the questions we received for the event on our forums. Today, we are pleased to present to you the answers from Producer Matsui Akihiko and Director Yoji Fujito for some of the questions we received.

Proceed to the Q&A thread.