Happy New Year!

Greets, adventurers, and Happy New Year!

Last year was a very challenging one for many of us. In the first half, we had growing pains as we adjusted to a new working-from-home environment, with difficulties in commuting to work causing us to create content for FINAL FANTASY XI on the fly. We also had to cancel several in-person events that we had scheduled, which pained us as much as it pained you.

However, we feel incredibly lucky to have been able to continue providing game updates to you despite the hurdles we faced. The Development and Operations teams, as well as all the other behind-the-scenes staff supporting the FINAL FANTASY XI service, are able to provide you the same quality you've come to expect from a much different working environment, and although some items came out a little bit slower than we would have liked, we're proud that we were able to bring you the first several entries in The Voracious Resurgence, our all-new storyline that will carry us from August 2020 through the 20th Vana'versary. We were also able to bring you Mandragora Mania, a new twist to the Harvest Festival event, and a variety of other seasonal activities, which we hope that you have enjoyed to their fullest. In addition, we're proud of the work we did on Ambuscade and Odyssey over the past year. Thank you so much for taking the time to enjoy our latest content.

2021 rings in the 19th year of operation for FINAL FANTASY XI. As we countdown (count up?) to the 20th Vana'versary, we're planning a variety of activities that'll make your adventures in our humble world more exciting than ever before.

First, we will continute to periodically add new entries to The Voracious Resurgence. We're just about to start sinking our teeth into the main course of this new offering, so we hope you're looking forward to seeing what's in store. Additionally, we're looking to expand storage options and implement new character growth options for all jobs.

The Development and Operations Teams continue to work tirelessly to provide you with wonderful experiences in the world of Vana'diel, and we hope that you will continue to enjoy FINAL FANTASY XI.

While we are all hoping for a swift end to the coronavirus pandemic, we are unfortunately still in it for the long haul. Let's work together to keep each other safe and to conquer this threat in the same way that our adventurers have toppled the various challenges facing Vana'diel. I would also like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude for the medical and frontline workers who have given selflessly in these most trying of times.

I look forward to the next time that we can share smiles and laughter together in person.


Akihiko Matsui
Producer, FINAL FANTASY XI


Read on for New Year information.

The Return Home to Vana’diel and Discount Campaigns Commence Today!

The Return Home to Vana'diel and Discount Campaigns are now underway!

Campaign Periods
Return Home to Vana'diel Campaign
Friday, February 19, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. (PST) to
Monday, March 1, 2021, at the same hour.

Read on for details.

Discount Campaign
Friday, February 19, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. (PST) to
Monday, March 1, 2021, at the same hour.

Read on for details.

The Return Home to Vana’diel and Discount Campaigns Commence Today!

The Return Home to Vana’diel and Discount Campaigns are now underway!

Campaign Periods

Return Home to Vana’diel Campaign
Friday, December 25, 2020, at 12:00 a.m. (PST) to Monday, January 4, 2021, at the same hour.
Read on for details.

Discount Campaign
Friday, December 25, 2020, at 12:00 a.m. (PST) to Friday, January 15, 2021, at the same hour.
Read on for details.

New Year’s Boon and Bounty Campaign

The following campaigns will commence on Wednesday, January 13, at 12:00 a.m. (PST).

Campaign Period: Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. (PST) to Sunday, January 31, at 6:59 a.m.

Bonus Bayld Campaign
Double Simulacra Segment Campaign
Delve Campaign – PLUS
Surge Walk Campaign
Wildskeeper Reive Campaign - PLUS!
Campaign Festa
Vagary Campaign
Skirmish Stone and Arcane Glyptics Campaign
Incursion Campaign
Skirmish Frenzy Campaign - PLUS!
High-Tier Mission Battlefield Campaign
Dynamis Granules of Time Campaign
Hyper Chocobo Digging Campaign
Macrocosmic Orb Campaign
Dynamis - Divergence Statue Crusher Campaign

Read on for details.

Matsui-P and Me Screenshot Sweepstakes

Matsui-P has recently appeared in the world of Vana'diel as an alter ego!

To celebrate this special occasion, we're pleased to announce a very special screenshot sweepstakes. Call forth his alter ego during your adventures, capture your best moment together, and share it with the world on Twitter. 500 randomly selected winners will receive the prize of their choice from four prize options!

Read on for more details.