Final Fantasy XI Celebrates a Second Chapter

By Rebecca Smith,
On March 1st, 2016, after nearly ten years of service, the servers for Final Fantasy XI will be closed on the Xbox 360. It would be fairly understandable if you were trying to grind through the game to grab as many achievements as possible before it is too late and, once again, Square Enix is here to help with another in-game event.

Running right now and ending on Monday, August 31st, at 7:59 AM PDT, the current campaign adds these bonuses:

Double Experience Campaign
Earn twice the usual amount of experience points from defeating monsters during this campaign.

Double Capacity Point Campaign
Earn twice the usual amount of capacity points from defeating monsters during this campaign.

Monstrosity Double Experience Campaign
Earn twice the usual amount of experience points from defeating monsters during this campaign.

Increased Seal and Crest Drop Rate Campaign
The rate at which seals and crests are dropped is increased based on the number of members in the party up to a maximum of six seals.

Bonus Bayld Campaign
Lair, colonization, and wildskeeper reives will offer evaluation bonuses throughout their duration, doubling bayld and experience gains.
* The maximum amount of bayld and experience available from a single reive remains unchanged.

Abyssea Campaign
A blue treasure chest has been placed near Horst in Port Jeuno (H-8).
Open the chest to receive one of the following prizes.
- Atma (eleven varieties)
- Lunar Abyssite (one piece)
- 100,000 Cruor
Note: These prizes may only be claimed once.

Wildskeeper Reive Campaign
During this campaign, wildskeeper reives will undergo the following changes to make them more accessible.
- The required fame and bayld cost of the key item required to participate have been reduced.
- The respawn times for the following notorious monsters have been reduced.
Colkhab / Tchakka / Achuka / Yumcax / Hurkan / Kumhau

Alter Ego Expo
Alter egos will receive the following improvements for the duration of the campaign.
- Alter egos' Maximum HP and MP are increased by 50%.
- Alter egos have stronger resistance to status ailments.
There is also an Additional Seal Battlefield Spoils Campaign that gives players special rewards for defeating specific monsters. The full list of these items and where to find them can be found here.

Will you be celebrating the Second Chapter of Rhapsodies of Vana'diel, or will you be steering clear?

We've got the full list of Final Fantasy XI achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.