This Week in Events — Week 51, 2022

Collected below are the latest events posted by Square Enix social accounts from the company’s repertoire of service games, including limited time campaigns and content updates.

Check out what’s new this week!

Babylon’s Fall

  • Babylon’s Fall will terminate service on February 27, 2023.
  • 11/29 — 2/27/23: Final Season

Chocobo GP

  • Chocobo GP Season 5 launches this week! From 22:00 PDT December 21st | 06:00 GMT December 22nd, you can log in to enjoy a new course, two new characters, and holiday-themed costumes! 800 Mythril will also be given out as a login bonus for all players once Season 5 begins. [12/20]

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia

  • Vow to fulfill your duties with Seymour’s new extra costume in #DissidiaFFOO! This extra costume is based on Seymour’s wedding robes worn during his attempted wedding ceremony in FINAL FANTASY X! This limited-time wardrobe bundle will be available until Jan 6 UTC! [12/18]
  • Prishe’s extra costume is now available for a limited time! This extra costume is based on the Magna Top and Magna Shorts given out during the Sunbreeze Festival featured in FINAL FANTASY XI! [12/19]
  • Maria’s Intersecting Wills: An Awkward Pair is now available in #DissidiaFFOO! Join Maria on a journey as she navigates through sibling drama with the help of Arciela, Aphmau, Wakka, and Gladiolus! In addition, Maria has received her FR weapon and force enhancements! [12/20]
  • Maria’s Intersecting Wills brings a new extra costume for Maria! This extra costume is based on Maria’s appearance in the opening CGI cutscene for FINAL FANTASY II in FINAL FANTASY ORIGINS! This limited-time bundle is available until January 10 UTC! [12/21]
  • Yuna’s FR (ft. Bartz!) & rework arrive! Banishing Stroke removes party debuffs and its Force Time reduces occurrence of debuffs on the party. The HP DMG Bonus increases from on-turn actions while not afflicted with debuffs, or transformed BRV Attack / HP Attack! [12/23]
  • Face off against powerful foes in the Recurring World Heretic Quests now available in #DissidiaFFOO! Complete these challenging quests to obtain Silver and Gold Tokens (Recurring World) to exchange for valuable rewards! Additionally, Yuna has received her FR Weapon! [12/23]

Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai A Hero’s Bonds

  • Get scrolls for Blizzblaze Protection and Holy Hotshots from the Skill Scraps Exchange or as rewards from the Cold Winds, Warm Hearts event! Power up all allies with Merle’s Blizzblaze Protection, then deal major damage to enemies in a straight line with Popp’s Holy Hotshots! [12/18]
  • The Ultimate Sword Wielder Limited Soul Hunt begins on 12/18 at 10:00 pm PST! Limited Soul Crystals of Dai (Wielding the Reborn Sword of Dai) and Dai (Ultimate Armour) appear! Deal major damage with the effects of skills that raise critical rate! [12/18[
  • New quests will be added to Hall of Perdition: The Breakbeasts Appear on 12/18 at 10:00 pm PST! The bosses are Breakbeast Knight Abhorrent (weak to Strike and Shadow), and Breakbeast Night Knight (weak to Light and Thrust)! Complete the battles to earn new trophies! [12/18]
  • Rank Battle: Season 14, Term 3 has concluded. Ranking results are now being calculated, and may take time to be reflected in the game. You will be able to check the results and claim your rewards once the calculation is complete. We thank you for your patience. [12/19]
  • The Stronger Than Ever event is now live! Proceed through event quests to add Dai (Vearn Palace Outfit) to your team! Complete quests to get upgrade materials and skills to power up Dai (Vearn Palace Outfit) even more! [12/19]
  • The Little Hero & Sword of Dai Limited Treasure Hunt is live! Featuring: Reborn Sword of Dai (Giga Strash special move) Sword of Dai (Avan Strash Cross special move) Brave equipment, which are effective against enemies weak to Slash and Thunder, are also featured! [12/19]
  • The Ultimate Sword Wielder Limited Soul Hunt is live! Limited Soul Crystals of Dai (Wielding the Reborn Sword of Dai) and Dai (Ultimate Armour) appear! Ally Resonance Soul Crystals now appear at higher rates than usual! [12/19]
  • New quests have been added to the ultimate difficulty Hall of Perdition: The Breakbeasts Appear! Breakbeast Knight Abhorrent and Breakbeast Night Knight arrive! Take down fierce foes to get powerful trophies! [12/19]
  • The Cold Winds, Warm Hearts event ends 12/24 at 9:59 pm PST! Check out a special story you can unlock by getting a Message Card! Popp seems worried about what kind of present he should give to show his gratitude to Master Avan. At that moment, Master Avan himself appears! [12/21]
  • Get scrolls for Air Slash (Dai) from the Skill Scraps Exchange or as rewards from the Stronger Than Ever event! Air Slash (Dai) is a piercing Slash physical attack and raises the user’s Physical Critical Rate. Damage enemies in a straight line, follow with a critical hit [12/23]
  • The Winter Holiday 4★ Guaranteed Free Treasure Hunt x10 is live! This one-time-only free hunt guarantees one piece of 4★ equipment, and includes equipment up to the Land Rider & Darkling Treasure Hunt. [12/24]

Dragon Quest Tact

  • Ready for a new challenge Tacticians? The Blossoming Door stages 41 to 50 has now been added for even more Talent Blossoming rewards! How far can you get?! [12/18]
  • The new Blossom Platypunk Road is now available in the Blossom Roads! Take on the challenge with certain talent blossoming characters and earn the S-Rank Better Horde Hammer! [12/20]
  • The WAR OF THE VISIONS FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS crossover event is now underway in #DQTACT! Discover event quests, the War of the Visions Great Battle, and more, all themed on the world of WAR OF THE VISIONS FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS! [12/23]
  • Recruit the Hero Family S-Rank character King Mont for free in the new WAR OF THE VISIONS FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS crossover event! Explore an original story starring King Mont and other characters from WAR OF THE VISIONS FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS! [12/23]
  • Bahamut from the FINAL FANTASY series has arrived to #DQTACT in the newest SP Scout! Bahamut is a powerful Magic role monster with the ability to raise the power of his spell abilities with both “Doomed Awakening” and its Base Perk “Countdown” [12/24]

Echoes of Mana

  • Upcoming: Jewel Hunter Harvest begins December 20th at 6:00 (UTC)! New ally 4★ Sandra -Jewel Hunter- and new 4★ memory gem “The Professor’s Pet” will arrive! Sandra -Jewel Hunter- comes with the Tech Tag feature! [12/19]
  • “Bravers Arise VIII” has begun! Score higher by clearing the quest without taking damage from the boss, or beat it quickly! Ranking rewards include spirit crystals, trophies, & Ranking EP that you can trade for ally Sheex -Fight for All Domination-! [12/20]
  • Twillwool Tower is renewed with a release including updates to difficulty! Cleared floor records are reset, and you can newly play the tower starting from floor 1! Rewards & missions are also reset, so replaying floors will newly earn you rewards! [12/20]
  • Today is the anniversary of #DawnOfMana, first released on December 21st, 2006 in Japan! Join us for the celebration in #EchoesOfMana with a Ritzia Sticker giveaway! [12/21]

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius

  • With the fall of Omega, what challenges could our heroes be facing next? Are there more secrets to learn about this world? Find out as the story continues! [12/18]
  • Join Cheerful Caroler Ayaka in her journey to spread joy this season through the gift of magic! For a limited time, get the chance to summon her and select other seasonal FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS units from 12/22 (end of maintenance) to 1/4 (start of maintenance) PST! [12/23]
  • It may look sweet, but it strives to destroy all holiday cheer through sheer brute force! Chomp on the spiteful Kris Krumble in Holly Brawl-y Holiday and get rewards such as Lapis, Master’s Crown, and more! [12/24]

Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis

Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier

  • Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier will end service on January 11, 2023.
  • Planned Future Updates! We’ve prepared a notice that highlights the planned upcoming events. We hope you’ll enjoy FF7FS until the end.

Final Fantasy XI Online

Final Fantasy XIV Online

Just Cause Mobile

  • Just Cause Mobile’s global launch has been delayed out of this year.

Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link

A prototype test for Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link will be conducted in Japan in January 2023, with closed beta testing planned for Summer 2023.

Marvel’s Avengers

  • “If I put an arrow through Loki’s eye socket, I’d sleep better, I suppose.” Hawkeye’s Outfit inspired by Marvel Studios’ “The Avengers” hits the Marketplace tomorrow! [12/21]

NieR Re[in]carnation

  • Here’s Argo (Yuletide Travler)! Looks like he’s ready to spread some holiday spirit! [12/21]
  • Merry[in]carnation Campaign Vol. 2 is here! Get a ★★★★ Premium Summon Ticket! [12/23]
  • The Merry[in]carnation Pack is now available! Get gems and materials with this great deal! [12/23]
  • Mama’s Exciting Festival Summons are here! Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! [12/23]
  • Record: Covetous Grove will be making a return. Abyss Tower: Flooded Dungeon IV is coming soon! Abyss Tower: Fivefold Unveiling is coming soon! [12/24]

Octopath Traveler Champions of the Continent

  • “Bestower of Power: Chapter 2” is on the way along with new side stories and a new, eccentric resident of the Nameless Town… Please check your in-game mail for 1,000 Silver Guidestones to prepare your band! [12/18]
  • Complete “Bestower of Power: Chapter 2” to read acts I-VII of the “Vessel to Victory” memoirs and behold events previously untold! Please check your in-game mail for 10 Supreme Experience Nuts (S) to help you on your path! [12/19]
  • The bewitching Empress Tatloch and her army made landfall in Orsterra leaving a lasting… impression on our forces, causing us to retreat. Check out the latest update to the main story after the 12/21 update! [12/19]
  • From the original OCTOPATH TRAVELER, meet Cyrus (VA Yuichiro Umehara), a brilliant professor at the Royal Academy of Atlasdam, who will be making his debut appearance in CotC after the 12/21 update! [12/19]
  • ‘Tis the Season! Be sure to visit Orsterra daily during from 12/21-12/31 for daily gifts and special rewards like Rubies and Sacred Seals! You’ll also have daily free chances to guide travelers! [12/21]
  • Thanks to your support, #OCTOPATHCotC has reached over 20 million downloads worldwide! In gratitude, we’ve added a special Photo Spot that gives 200 RUBIES! [12/21]
  • The version 1.5 Update is here! Check out what has been added to OCTOPATH TRAVELER: CotC!
    • Bestower of Power Ch. 2 is out
    • Bonfires of Battle II areas added
    • New Nameless Town quests
    • And more! [12/21]
  • New Memoirs added! Complete Bestower of Power, Chapter 2 to read the Vessel to Victory Memoirs and learn the history of events from another perspective; that of a band who took to the sea for friends and glory! [12/21]
  • In addition to Cyrus’s Chosen Traveler Guiding Light, you can also guide him through his STEP UP! Don’t forget, there’s a guaranteed 5★ on STEP 5! [12/21]
  • It’s a party in the Chance Encounters with the new additions of Cardona, Lionel, Z’aanta, AND Therion! If you missed out on their Chosen Traveler guiding lights, you now have a chance to guide these wonderful travelers in time for the holidays. [12/21]
  • Winter Holiday Ruby Specials — Dash into the Special Shop for ruby packs with bonus Traveler’s Sacred Seals, Gold Guidestones, and the unique Festive Winter Scarf accessory! Boost your traveler’s cheer! [12/21]
  • Return of the Packs! To help travelers along their paths, we’ve brought the Novice and Limit Break Packs back to the Special Shop. We’ve also added a new Adept’s Pack, designed to give seasoned travelers that extra boost! [12/21]
  • The December Ruby sales will end soon and the January Ruby sales will begin! *Each item can be purchased up to 3 times during the period. ◇Sales Period The 1st of every month 9:00 (UTC) – The 1st of the following month 8:59 (UTC) [12/24]

Romancing SaGa Re;univerSe

  • Join up for the Romancing Music Jam! This event will allow you to exchange for SS equipment like the SS Sword [SaGa Fest Glow Stick], SS Gear [SaGa Fest T-Shirt], and SS Accessory [SaGa Fest Towel]! Also use this opportunity to develop your characters to 2040 HP! [12/18]
  • Limited-Time missions have arrived to each difficulty of Passion! Sumire’s Training Dojo with Music! Deal as high TOTAL DAMAGE as you can to complete missions to get rewards like Promotion Scrolls, Gold Pieces, and more! [12/19]
  • Feel the Holiday Spirit with the new Romancing Festival – Final Empress! Pick up 3 brand-new Styles including [A Wintry Night Festival] Final Empress, [Pretense of Peace] Noel, and [Manipulating Reindeers] Bokhohn! [12/21]
  • Don’t forget to challenge the White Christmas Conquest! Unite with all players and collect 5,000 jewels for all players once the whole map is conquered! [12/23]


  • 29th Gran Colosseum Finals are Underway! The Library’s deadliest guilds have reached the finals! Finalists, keep an eye on the schedule! You won’t want to miss out on these rewards! Check in-game for further details. [12/18]
  • The following will be available after this maintenance. -Recycled Grimoire -Gold & 3 Vials/Twilight Crystal Set [12/20]
  • Events starting today! -Cost 19+ SR x2 Guaranteed Recycled Grimoire -SR x1 Guaranteed Recycled Grimoire -Gold & 3 Vials/Twilight Crystal Set [12/21]
  • The following will be available after maintenance. – Descent of Hallows: Cinderella & Hamelin – 2.5th Anni Daily Free Grimoire x11 – More TCs Promotion [12/23]
  • Events starting today! -STEP Grimoire: Descent of Hallows: Cinderella & Hamelin -More Twilight Crystals Promotion -2.5th Anniversary: Daily Free Grimoire x11 [12/23]

War of the Visions Final Fantasy Brave Exvius

  • Stay in and enjoy the winter festivities with UR Raviesse (Winter) in #WOTVFFBE starting 12/21/2022, World Time (PST)/(PDT)! [12/19]
  • Take advantage of these returning High Difficulty Enhancement Quests in #WOTVFFBE! Conquer the quests and obtain vision card shards for MR “Terror from the Deep, Kraken,” MR “Fused Monstrosity, Demon Chimera,” MR “Tranquil Warmth,” and MR “Luminous Serpent, White Dragon”! [12/19]
  • Illuminate injustice as the FFI Collaboration Reissue arrives in #WOTVFFBE starting 12/21/2022 World Time (PST)/(PDT)! [12/20]
  • Stay on your toes with these returning High Difficulty Enhancement Quests in #WOTVFFBE! Accomplish the respective quests and obtain vision card shards for MR “Undead King of Putrefaction, Lich,” MR “Wintertide Bloomers,” and MR “Blood on the Ice”! [12/20]
  • Let the crystal’s light guide you as UR Warrior of Light, the Crystal’s Chosen One, shines once more in #WOTVFFBE! His Limit Burst, Crystal Braver, deals a medium amount of 3-Hit damage to targets within range and bestows Protect/Shell to himself for three turns. [12/21]
  • Rejoice as UR Raviesse (Winter), the Holy Night’s Respite, sleighs in #WOTVFFBE! Her Limit Burst, Holy Night Hijinks, raises her DEF Piercing Rate for three turns, then deals a large amount of damage to targets within range with a chance to inflict Frostbite for three turns! [12/21]
  • Brace for an intense fight as the UR “Death Machine” vision card seeks destruction once more in #WOTVFFBE! It boosts the party’s Area Attack Resistance. It also raises your party’s Fire-type units’ Critical Evasion (when at Max level). [12/23]
  • Embrace the winter’s blessings in #WOTVFFBE with the new UR “Wish on a Winter Night” vision card! It boosts the party’s Greatsword/Axe/Katana/Book-equippable Main Job units’ Man Eater Upon Physical Attack/DEX/Pierce Attack Resistance (when at Max level). [12/23]
  • Power up in #WOTVFFBE! UR Luartha (Winter)’s Master Ability 2 and MR Holy Lance’s +6 upgrade are now available! [12/23]
  • Experience the strength of UR Raviesse (Winter) in #WOTVFFBE! Dominate the battlefield with UR Raviesse (Winter) preset in your party formation and obtain awesome rewards like JP Keys, Event Skip Tickets, and more upon clearing the Raviesse (Winter) Starter Quest! [12/24]

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