In honor of the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy XI, Producer Akihiko Matsui teased things to come in the game. Of course, additional parts of the Voracious Resurgence questline will eventually appear. However, there is new equipment on the way too. In particular, Matsui teased the FFXI Empyrean and Prime weapons updates. There are no exact release dates for either.
Matsui first talked about the Prime Weapons. He suggested those are “close.” This could mean an update soon could add them.
As for the Empyrean weapons, those will come in two parts in FFXI. The first isn’t that far away. Some reforging will show up in Summer 2022. So people could probably expect that before the end of September 2022. The second part will follow this winter. Which means sometime in the middle December onward, the rest could be able to get more powerful.
Here are FFXI Producer Matsui’s exact statements regarding future Voracious Resurgence and weapon updates.
But enough about the past—let’s talk about what Vana’diel’s 20th year of service has in store.
The Voracious Resurgence marches ever forward to its conclusion, and as of the May version update we’re at just about the story’s halfway point. Most of the major actors have made an appearance, and now it’s up to the adventurers to prove that they’re exactly who Vana’diel needs in this moment. It’s also getting close to the time for new battle content so that you can get your hands on the Prime Weapons, which we’ve been hinting at over the past couple months. Be prepared for a new swath of powerful armaments.
In other battle content news, we’re finally going to bring you Empyrean weapon reforging in two separate version updates—one in summer, and one in winter. Odyssey will also see increases to the Vengeance cap, and we’re going to keep increasing the maximum Master Level as well.
But lest you think that we’re going to rest on our laurels now that the 20th Vana’versary is here, let me assure you that nothing could be further from the truth. We remain ever committed to improving and adding new content to Vana’diel, and the development and operations teams are going full speed ahead. And just as we continue to bring you new story content in The Voracious Resurgence, I hope that you will continue to create your own wonderful stories with your friends, allies, and fellow adventurers. We promise that we’ll be with you every step of the way.
Final Fantasy XI is available for PCs. A New Adventurer Gratitude Campaign is now live in-game.