Square Enix recently released part one of a new story series, alongside an August update for the long running MMORPG Final Fantasy XI Online, titled The Voracious Resurgence. Adventurers can explore the mysteries of Vana’diel’s past that has long been shielded from view; the catalyst of which is a series of small incidents currently occurring throughout the land.
The Return Home to Vana’diel Campaign begins on August 7th, allowing any player who was previously subscribed to PlayOnline / Final Fantasy XI to enjoy the August update free of charge till August 17th. Please visit the official Return Home to Vana’diel campaign page for full details.
Final Fantasy XI update comes along with several other events, activities, and discounts that will drop throughout the month of August:
- A New Story Event Begins – The Voracious Resurgence is a new chapter in the Final Fantasy XI storyline. With Part 1 beginning in August. Subsequent chapters will be made available in future updates.
- Ambuscade Battle Updates – Players can now fight against Mamool Ja and Rafflesia in Ambuscade battles to obtain hallmarks and badges of gallantry and use them to get special rewards.
- New Limited-Time Events – Players can also now enjoy two limited-time events throughout the month of August:
- Job Adjustments to Beastmaster – The Beastmaster job receives new traits, new summoned pets for the “Call Beast” ability, and new special abilities for some pets.
- Midsummer’s Night Bounty Campaign – Beginning August 8th till the 31st players can earn double to triple of the normal amount of experience and capacity points you get from battling enemies.
- August Login Campaign – Players who log in throughout the month of August can add previous login campaign alter ego ciphers to their roster. Other rewards including the Poroggo Fleece, Moogle Bed, and Adoulin Tomato indoor furnishing.
- Shield Design Contest – The popular Shield Design Contest is back! Allowing current players to submit their very own shield design. The winning design being implemented into the game. Submissions will be accepted till August 18th 7:59 a.m. (PDT).
- Discount Campaign – On August 7th, the digital version of The Ultimate Collection Seekers Addition will be available at a discounted price on the Square Enix Store and Steam till August 31st.
Final Fantasy XI Online the massive online multiplayer RPG is now available to play through the official Square Enix website.