This Week in Events — Week 1, 2023

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

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia

  • The debut of Jack Garland brings an all-new costume to DissidiaFFOO! This extra costume features Jack Garland in his dark armor as a knight in STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN! This limited-time bundle will be available until January 20 UTC! [1/2]
  • Beatrix’s FR (ft. Snow!) arrives w/ her & Lightning’s reworks! Dedicated Knight’s Pride dispels enemy buffs, its Force Time effect raises party HP DMG/limit with 12+ party buffs, and the HP DMG Bonus increases from thunder attacks & having 12+ buffs! [1/3]
  • Beatrix’s Intersecting Wills: Oath within My Breast is now available in DissidiaFFOO! Join Beatrix on a journey with Firion, Tifa, Mog, and Y’shtola as she creates a task force to survey the lands! In addition, Beatrix receives her FR weapon and Force Enhancements! [1/3]
  • Beatrix’s Intersecting Wills brings two new Story Draws to DissidiaFFOO! These draws feature Beatrix’s new FR “Ragnarok (IX)”, along with Jack Garland’s and Lightning’s BTs, and weapons for Yang! As part of the New Year Campaign, the first multi draw on both is FREE! [1/4]
  • Lightning’s extra costumes are now available for a limited time! Lightning’s Knight of Etro outfit from FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 and her Equilibrium garb from LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII are available until January 17 UTC! [1/5]
  • Rydia’s FR (ft. Terra!) arrives w/ her & Firion’s reworks! Contrast Burst inflicts Feyfroth on all enemies to increase HP DMG taken and greatly lower hit rate and defense, and the Force Time Effect increases party HP DMG/limit when dealing elemental weakness DMG! [1/6]
  • The Mission Dungeon: Act 3 Finale, Climax, “Seat of Gods” has arrived to #DissidiaFFOO! Take on special missions that require certain crystal colors in your party! In addition, Rydia has received her FR Weapon and the Empyrean Guardians co-op token challenge is available now! [1/6]

Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai A Hero’s Bonds

  • The New Year’s Campaign is now live❗️ You can get loads of items from an exclusive login bonus, missions, and the exclusive New Year, New Me Quest! ✨ The special New Year’s Step UP Limited Treasure Hunt is also live! 🎉 Check the in-game announcement for details. ✅ [1/2]
  • New Year’s Step UP Limited Treasure Hunt The rate for 4★ equipment is 6%, and each step guarantees two 4★ pieces of equipment! You can get bonuses like Rainbow Special Scrolls and Weapon Evolution Ore, or New Year’s Special Move Guaranteed Treasure Keys depending on your step [1/2]
  • The Merle’s Mystic Fortunes lineup was updated to include the allies Nova (Northern Hero) and Hadlar (Superior Being), and upgrade materials of each type. This is your chance to get allies from events you missed! The next update is scheduled for 1/31 at 10:00 pm PST. [1/2]
  • Term 2 of Rank Battle: Season 15 opens on 1/3 at 10:00 pm PDT! The boss of Term 2 is the Equinox, which is weak to Slash and Light attacks! It has powerful head-on attacks, so move across lanes to avoid them and go for a skill counter! [1/2]
  • Chapter 21: The Secret Way of Purification will be added to Dragon Tracks on 1/4 at 10:00 pm PST! Check out a boss! Superior Being Zombie Zaboera “The Superior Being No.2… No, perhaps Superior Being Zombie is more appropriate.” [1/3]
  • The Proud Warrior Soul Hunt begins on 1/4 at 10:00 pm PST! The Soul Crystal of Hadlar (Proud Warrior) appears! Hadlar (Proud Warrior) has skills that raise Physical Attack or Magical Attack! ✨ [1/3]
  • Term 2 of Rank Battle: Season 15 vs. Equinox is live! Prepare a party proficient in Slash and Light damage and go for a high score! Term 2 runs from 1/3 at 10:00 pm PST to 1/9 at 9:59 pm PST. Be sure to get your rewards when you check results from Term 1 in the Battle Arena! [1/4]
  • Chapter 21: The Secret Way of Purification was added to Dragon Tracks! In Chapter 21, you can get Final Foray Scrolls as rewards from quests such as Episode 18 on Intermediate! Use Final Foray to raise your own Physical Attack, then go for a devastating blow! ⚔ [1/5]
  • The Proud Warrior Soul Hunt is now live! The Soul Crystal of Hadlar (Proud Warrior) appears! Paid Gems Only! Limit One! 4★ Guaranteed Soul Hunt x10 is also live! It guarantees one 4★ Soul Crystal! [1/5]
  • Matoriv’s Challenge begins on 1/7 at 10:00 pm PST! Fearsome foes await in this ultimate-difficulty quest! Complete it to earn incredible rewards such as Blue Gems and Armour Evolution Ore Exchange Tickets! [1/6]

Dragon Quest Tact

  • The WAR OF THE VISIONS FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS crossover event Part 2 is now available! Tackle the Event Quest Chapters 3 & 4 and meet the Phoenix and Chocobo from the FINAL FANTASY series! [1/2]
  • Happy New Year Tacticians! Let’s ring in the new year with Five New Year Campaigns including special SP Scouts, event quests and more! [1/2]
  • The eternal undying Phoenix flies into DQTACT’s newest SP Scout! Enter the Frizzforce with its base Perk “Sacred Firebird” which buffs your allies Frizz-type damage to heat up the battlefield! [1/2]
  • The WAR OF THE VISIONS FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS crossover Login Bonus continues with Part 2! Claim 30 Phoenix SP Scout Vouchers as part of this Login event for all Tacticians! [1/2]
  • Run with Chocobo in this event quest as part of Part 2 of the WAR OF THE VISIONS FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS crossover event! Clear each stage for a chance to recruit monsters like Bomb, and earn rewards like Chocobo Crystals and event equipment such as Mage Masher! [1/3]
  • Scout in the special 2023 New Year Grab Bag SP Scout – Gold which includes a special line-up! This SP Scout includes at least 3 S-Rank characters, with A-Rank or better characters in the remaining slots! [1/3]
  • Be careful around DQTACT’s newest A-Rank Grenade, because it’s always ready to blow! This monster’s “Big Burst” ability will do major damage to an enemy which gets stronger as its HP decreases through its perks! Have you scouted Grenade? [1/4]
  • Take advantage of Exclusive Scout Stamp Cards for the WAR OF THE VISIONS FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS Crossover Event SP Scouts! These includes higher amounts of guaranteed A-Rank and S-Rank stamps making it easier to pull the crossover characters! [1/5]
  • The event-exclusive battle road, Chocobo Road is now available for all Tacticians! Reach the end of Chocobo Road and you could obtain an ability-unlocking Remidheal scroll! Check out the event-exclusive Battle Road story too! [1/6]

Echoes of Mana

  • Check out the special techs “Snowfallen Moonblossom” for 4★ Duran -Valiant Dawnbringer- & “Flying Feather Serve” for 4★ Primm -New Year Maiden-!✨ See in-game News for details. *Footage taken from a build that was under development.

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius

  • Keep the peace this holy night with the arrival of Silent Knight Charlotte! Summon her now and enjoy the festive atmosphere while patrolling the town! [1/3]

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 to 2023.

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

  • 🏹 A new Outfit for Hawkeye arrives in the Marketplace tomorrow! 💭 Inspired by his look in the “Secret Avengers” comics, Hawkeye’s ‘Modern’ Outfit depicts the suit he wore in his time leading a new lineup of Heroes! [1/4]
  • “You can take away my house, all my tricks and toys, but one thing you can’t take away – I am Iron Man.” Shipments have reset! From Jan. 5 to Feb. 2, the Shipments Specialty Item is Tony’s ‘Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3′-inspired Outfit. [1/5]
  • 🤖 A virus has infected AIM synthoids at compounds across the globe… 💫 The Rooskaya Protocols returns as the current limited-time event until Jan. 19. Jump into event missions to earn powerful gear while sussing out who is behind the attack! [1/6]

NieR Re[in]carnation

  • Record: The Wishing Space has begun! Get Akeha in her exclusive New Year’s costume. [1/2]
  • The Paid-Only Multi-Step New Year’s Luck of the Draw Summons are here! This is your chance to get Fio, Marie, and Yurie in their limited-time costumes! [1/2]
  • The New Year’s Luck of the Draw Login Bonus is here! Test your luck with Mama! [1/2]
  • Record: Festive Fountain has returned! This is your chance to obtain Gayle in her exclusive New Year’s costume! [1/2]
  • Mama’s giving out tons of gifts! You can also perform a 10x summon for free! [1/2]
  • The New Year’s Celebration Campaign Once per Day Quest Vol. 1 is here! Complete quests everyday to get rewards! [1/3]
  • The New Year’s Celebration Campaign Once per Day Quest Vol. 2 is also here! Complete quests everyday to get rewards! [1/3]
  • Introducing Fio (New Year’s Girl)! As well as Yurie (New Year’s Ruler)! As well as Yurie (New Year’s Ruler)! Panel Mission Anecdote: Emperor is back! Complete missions to earn rewards! [1/6]
  • Very Hard difficulty has been added to Dimos’s Recollections of Dusk quests! Complete them to earn Awakening Stones for Dimos (Frozen-Heart Automaton)! [1/6]

Octopath Traveler Champions of the Continent

  • The January Ruby Sale has begun! Sales Period 01/01 9:00 – 02/01 8:59 UTC Update Details*
    • Monthly Ruby Set A (300 Paid + 30 Free Rubies)
    • Monthly Ruby Set B (1,000 Paid + 150 Free Rubies) *Each item can be purchased up to 3 times during the period. [1/2]
  • 🔔Ring in the New!🔔 Expand your band with a variety of New Year’s gifts including Rubies, Traveler’s Sacred Seals, and free Guides! Log in daily to receive these gifts and blaze new paths with new travelers! [1/2]
  • Meet new faces in STEP UP: New Year’s Guidance until 1/31 23:59 (UTC)! Get a ★★★★☆ (4★ that can be raised to 5★) or higher traveler at STEP 4, and a 5★ traveler at STEP 5! Trade 200 fragments for your choice of 5★ traveler, or 40 fragments for a class level item! [1/3]
  • Greetings Travelers! There will be no update this week for OCTOPATHCotC. We hope you continue to enjoy your journeys in Orsterra this week and suggest preparing for the Gertrude Cup, starting next week! [1/3]

Romancing SaGa Re;univerSe

  • Happy New Year Players! What better way to celebrate the arrival of 2023 than with 2,023 jewels💎 and more by completing the New Year’s Money Quest! [1/2]
  • Best Wishes will pull you into the New Year with this event! Clear quests for New Year’s BOX Surprise Tickets [Ltd. Time] to pull the Event BOX Surprises to get rewards like S Sword [New Year’s Umbrella (STR+)], Gold Pieces, and more! [1/2]
  • The Zodiac Battle Evil God Tower has made its grand return to SaGaRS! Here’s another chance to collect Red Envelopes/Red & White Fishcakes and exchange them for S [For Survival] Aldora, Platinum Tickets, and more! [1/4]
  • The Lucky White Cat and Final Emperor event has returned! Use this opportunity to collect Divine Liquor and exchange them for S [Feared and Respected] Narwhal’s Daughter and more! [1/5]
  • The new year blazes in with the Romancing Festival Alkaiser! Check out the new Styles including [Iron Fist of Justice] Alkaiser, [Surpassing the Hero] M Black III, and [Watching Over You] Alkarl! [1/6]


  • Events starting today! -STEP Grimoire: New Year’s Banquet -Twilight Crystal/Weapon Set -More Twilight Crystals Promotion -2023 Grab Bags [1/2]
  • SINoALICE Global is 2.5 years old on 1/1! Celebrate our 2.5th Anniversary by earning earn mountains of twilight crystals and medals! Don’t miss your chance to snag 3,300 or more twilight crystal and 10,000 or more 2.5th Anniversary Medals! Log in now and join the party! [1/2]
  • ⚔️30th Gran Colosseum⚔️ Entries for the 30th Gran Colosseum open on 1/11, with preliminaries following from 15th! ▼ Entry Period ▼ 1/11 at 5:00 to 1/14 at 4:59 (UTC) [1/5]
  • The following will be available after this maintenance. -Lineage of Fear -2.5th Anniversary Gold & 3 Vials/Twilight Crystal Set [1/5]
  • Events starting today! -STEP Grimoire: 2.5th Anniversary Lineage of Fear -2.5th Anniversary Gold & 3 Vials/Twilight Crystal Set [1/6]

War of the Visions Final Fantasy Brave Exvius

  • Get ready for a new adventure! The DQ TACT Collaboration arrives in WOTVFFBE starting 1/4/2023, World Time (PST)! [1/2]
  • Don’t forget to finish the Happy New Year 2023 Celebration Quest in WOTVFFBE! Earn 2,023 Visiore once a day for three days! [1/2]
  • Get ready for a new adventure! The DQ TACT Collaboration arrives in WOTVFFBE starting 1/4/2023, World Time (PST)! [1/2]
  • Announcing the official PvP tournament, WOTVFFBE NEW YEAR PVP TOURNAMENT 2023 Auto Battle, to be held on January 28 for Auto! Registration for the auto tournament starts today!Don’t forget to finish the Happy New Year 2023 Celebration Quest in WOTVFFBE! Earn 2,023 Visiore once a day for three days! [1/2]
  • Enjoy this week’s events as the DQTACT Collaboration arrives in WOTVFFBE! – Grab up to 2,500 Visiore from the Login Bonus! – Earn Visiore based on the total number of Slimes defeated by all players! – Obtain awesome rewards from clearing the Challenge Missions! [1/4]
  • Spread fear as UR Zoma, the Lord of the Underworld, comes to WOTVFFBE! His Glacial Doom significantly lowers the reaction ability activation rate and Magic Attack Resistance of targets within range for three turns, then deals a large amount of damage based on his MAG stat. [1/4]
  • Fight with all you have with the arrival of UR Psaro, the Master of Monsterkind, in WOTVFFBE! His Limit Burst, Greased Lightning, removes all Buffs from a target and then deals an extra large amount of damage. [1/4]
  • Fight for your destiny in the DQTACT Collaboration Event Quest in WOTVFFBE! Get DQ TACT Event Medals that you can trade for awesome rewards when you clear the quest. Also, finish the Ex-Quest to earn Crafting Recipes and materials for MR Psaro’s Sword! [1/5]

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