Final Fantasy XI Celebrates 19th Anniversary With Latest Update

Square Enix released a new update today for Final Fantasy XI, bringing in new content to The Voracious Resurgence and more. A lot of the update adds more to the current storyline in the game and gives you a few new things to do and collect. But there's also a part of this that is celebrating the game's 19th Anniversary, which takes place this month. We have the full rundown of what's been added to the game as soon as you update it.

Time to celebrate almost two decades of Final Fantasy XI, courtesy of Square Enix.
Time to celebrate almost two decades of Final Fantasy XI, courtesy of Square Enix.
  • The Voracious Resurgence Update – Players will be introduced to a new story and characters through the fourth chapter of The Voracious Resurgence, as the winds of war come to Bastok while a new threat from the empire rears its ugly head.
  • Ambuscade Update – This month's update to Ambuscade features Flies as a new foe to challenge, alongside the return of Mamool Ja.
  • Return Home to Vana'diel Campaign – Beginning Friday, May 14 and through Monday, May 24, at 1:00 a.m. PDT, players who are taking a break from the game are invited to log in and play for free.
  • Final Fantasy XI 19th Vana'versary Event: Mandragora Mania – Players can participate in a special 19th Vana'versary event, Mandragora Mania, which will be held concurrently with the Return Home to Vana'diel campaign. Players can earn exciting rewards and items, such as the Korrigan Pot.
  • Final Fantasy XI 19th Vana'versary Nomad Mog Bonanza – Nomad Mog Bonanza returns to Vana'diel and offers players the chance to win extravagant prizes, including new weapons modeled after those from FINAL FANTASY series titles. Players can purchase Mog Bonanza pearls and guess the three-digit number they think will be the winning combination. The winning numbers will be announced at a later date, after which players with winning tickets can collect their prizes.
  • Experience Vana'diel to the Fullest Campaign – From Tuesday, May 11 at 1:00 a.m. PDT to  Monday, May 24, at 12:59 a.m. PDT, players can earn double to triple the normal amount of experience and capacity points, making it even easier for returning adventurers to participate in the battle content of their choice.
  • A.M.A.N Trove Test Your Luck Campaign – Players who log in daily will receive two silver A.M.A.N. vouchers per day for use in A.M.A.N. Trove, a battlefield with treasure coffers to open and powerful gear to earn.
  • Spring Alter Ego Extravaganza – From now until Monday, May 31 at 7:59 a.m. PDT, players can acquire previously available alter egos, in case they missed them during earlier opportunities.
  • Adventurer Appreciation Forever Campaign – In appreciation of adventurers who continue to do Vana'diel proud, players can log in weekly to receive items and other presents.
  • May 2021 Login Campaign – Players can collect points by logging in during the month of May, which can be used to purchase items such as the Red Raptor mount and the Shantotto II alter ego.

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