Final Fantasy XI's January 2023 update refreshes Ambuscade, more Voracious Resurgence

In the latest monthly update to Final Fantasy XI available today, Ambuscade has refreshed moogle and flan encounters, and the second half of Part 10 of The Voracious Resurgence scenario will commence after ad delay. Producer Akihiko Matsui and director Yoji Fujito talk about the December update’s highlights, as well as ongoing and recurring campaigns.

You can check out the detailed update notes on the official forums here.


January 2023’s Ambuscade update will feature moogles in Volume One, and Flan in Volume Two. Both of these re returning encounters, yet will have adjustments from their previous iterations. In the moogle encounter, the size of the beneficial area created by the two moogle minions has been expanded. A unique message has been added for when the minions begin to move. The boss will also gain a resistance to damage from Blood Pact abilities, but only when its SP ability is in effect.

In the Flan encounter, the requirements for the boss to change modes are now the same across all difficulties. Additionally, the mode where players can deal more damage will now last longer than it has previously. Golden Bombs will appear when certain requirements are fulfilled, continuing on from the last month’s Ambuscade. The team notes that January will be a great time to earn Hallmarks.

The Voracious Resurgence

The Voracious Resurgence scenario will updated with the latter half of Part 10, and the team apologizes for having to delay it out of the December 2022 update.

They share that there’s a voluminous a mount and that players take their time to enjoy it. Progressing the latter part of the story update will require access to Dynamis-Xarcabard and you’ll also need a Prime weapon with DMG.

Other Announcements

  • Happy New Year event is currently underway; a mysterious rabbit has appeared in Ru’Lude Gardens and will transform and can be spoken to — but only when the full moon is out. The full moon will be available one last time during the event on Thursday, January 12 around 10:20pm PST.
  • Later this month, Jeuno, Back in the Spotlight Yet Again event will return after a two year break.
  • Many updates are planned for 2023, including: further updates to The Voracious Resurgence scenario, Prime weapon upgrades, new Master Trials, and more.

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