Post Sections ⇅
- What are FFXIV Seasonal Events?
- 2024 Seasonal Events in FF14
- Other Events
- Why You Should Do FFXIV Events
Since I started playing Final Fantasy XIV a few years ago, I’ve loved taking part in their Seasonal Events. Questing, levelling and running the MSQ can be intense at times and FFXIV events offer a great little respite and rest from that.
I’ve been putting together event guides for a wee while, but I never managed to make a proper “guide of guides” to serve the FF14 community well. So here we go!
What are FFXIV Seasonal Events?
They are time-limited in-game events your character can choose to take part in – or not! They usually offer a short but meaningful story and, as you would expect, offer a range of rewards. These can take the form of outfit glamours, minions, mounts or other items.
How Events Work
As I said, they are time limited and the dates are always clearly announced by FF14.
For some of them, the only aspect is the story and the experience. Plus any rewards on offer, of course.
Occasionally FFXIV events include other activities, such as unique FATEs, jumping course (in the case of the Moonfire Faire) or a specially-created dungeons. SquareEnix tend to swap and switch the mix of activity types and rewards too.
A Note About Final Fantasy XIV Event Rewards
For many seasonal event rewards if your character did not get them during that event, you will not be able to obtain it for free in-game after the event ends.
Instead they are released later on the FFXIV store. Sometimes a lot later.
I can only bring to mind two different minimum-levels:
Most seasonals have a minimum of Level 15, meaning you can take part really quickly in your FFXIV Adventures.
Level 15 But…
While it is true that level 15 is the quest requirement, you may need to fulfil another one before you can take part in a particular event. If the next one in the FFXIV Events Calendar is not in the City State you started in then you need to jump through another proverbial “hoop”.
You need airship access. To get that, you have to complete – or be in the process of completing the Level 15 MSQ “Envoy” quest.
2024 Seasonal Events in FF14
With that out the way, let’s see what the normal, recurring seasonal events are throughout the year.
I have yet to find any pre-announced list of event dates. However, we usually get a week or so’s warning before one starts. So I will aim to update this calendar whenever that happens.
Here is roughly when they happen, based on last year. I’ve linked to my most recent guide below, which will be replaced by the next event as it occurs.
Note: these are the current seasonal events that almost always run.
If any others are announced for 2024, I’ll make sure to add them in.
Event Ends: January 15th 2024 at 2:59pm GMT (6:59am PST)
Welcome in the start of a new year with the Heavensturn Event. Whether you have hope for a brighter future, are worried about what it holds or somewhere in between, come along with your fellow FFXIV players for company.
2024 is the Japanese / Doman year of the Dragon. And we have a decidely weird and/or cute minion to adopt.
Date: 7th February 2024 (8am GMT, 7pm AEDT) – 21st February at 2:59pm (GMT)/22nd February at 1:59am AEDT.
Love comes in many different forms and the story focus changes each year. Last year was much more about learning to love yourself, regardless of your strengths or apparent weaknesses. To be fair, that’s a message I needed.
In 2024, the focus shifts back to the romantic type, but it’s not all soppiness either! See my latest guide below.
Little Ladies Day
Little Ladies Day can either be deep and meaningful or just cute. Or both. The idea is to celebrate the younger girls in Eorzea, to encourage them to become strong people and to remind them just how important they are.
Sometimes they are older girls, but one year we visited a little girls’ orphanage project. So the scope is pretty broad.
It’s interesting that we don’t have a little gents’ day, though.
It’s Spring-time and all things predictably springy appear across Eorzea and in player-glamours.
Things like bunnies, chickens, eggs and…Tonberries.
Okay, the Tonberry thing was just last year and isn’t at all expected at a Spring event. Much like a Polar Bear at Moonfire in fact.
(Possible) Make It Rain Campaign
The Make It Rain Campaign is a two-part event. As with other FFXIV Seasonal Events, there is usually a story of some description. But, as its focus is the Gold Saucer, usually MGP payouts for Gold Saucer activities are increased and time-limited rewards may be available from the Saucer’s vendors too.
June-July was when Make It Rain ran last year. However, whether one runs – or when it does may depend on the Dawntrail release date.
Another possible FFXIV event for this timeslot would be a Moogle Treasure Trove.
- Nothing announced yet, but if a Make it Rain Campaign started in June, it may well finish in July.
Head to Bloodshore’s beach in La Noscea to take part in the Summer’s Moonfire Faire! From the folks that I’ve seen there it seems to be a firm favourite with FFXIV players.
A jumping obstacle course has featured a couple of times, and once we got a new polar bear mount. Yep, a Polar Bear mount in a Summer Seasonal Event! Who said things had to be “normal” in Eorzea?
Timed around the FFXIV Anniversary, The Rising tends to take a “looking back, looking forward” approach.
A primary character in this event is the Wandering Minstrel who will always have a message and a song for you, the Warrior of Light.
Subtly, he delivers messages from FF14 and his song gives snippets about what may await your character in the future. And the whole thing is usually beautifully filled with gratitude from FFXIV for its players. It’s not cringe-worthy at all, and I’m glad for it.
- The Rising ends sometime this month. Otherwise, September tends to be quieter for in-game FFXIV Events. You know, for that questing thing that’s also available to us!
All Saints’ Wake
Time to get your Halloween glamours on as it’s (already) that time of year again.
As well as whatever the story is this year, the mix of other activities has varied in the last couple of years. Examples include:
- Visiting the Haunted Mansion (which isn’t at all Haukke Manor-like).
- Transforming into well-known FFXIV NPCs for fun and laughs.
- Running an event-specific dungeon (not limited to DPS×2, Heal×1 and Tank×1 I don’t think)
- All Saints’ Wake tends to end this month as it’s on for about three weeks.
Whatever the December celebrations in the offline world mean to you, if anything, Starlight Celebration takes place from mid-December through until The Rising.
It takes a traditionally Christmassy-themed approach and will feature the Saint of Nymeia and probably some children too.
But take some time just to chill out – literally and metaphorically. If you don’t have the /throw emote yet, you can get it from the L36 quest Toss Fit Workout in the Coerthas Central Highlands. Then find fallen snow on the ground to throw snowballs at other players.
Until the 2024-5 Heavensturn Event date is announced, I won’t fill this out here! I don’t need to repeat what I put in January‘s slot!
But making this kind of FFXIV Events Calendar and writing 2025 does make me uncomfortable! Time goes past fast enough, thanks.
These ones are not really Seasonal Events as they have no, well, season! Instead they happen as/when and may not occur in any given year.
Moogle Treasure Troves
What Are They?
Moogle Treasure Trove events are special – and intense! The aim is to complete various group content (multiple times, naturally) to earn randomly-named Irregular Tomestones. These are then traded with Itinerant Moogles for exclusive rewards.
When are the Moogle Events?
They typically start a month before a large or huge game update. And in 2024 you might say that Dawntrail classes as a “large” game update!
The latest one arrived far sooner than I anticipated, so we are actually in one now!
The Current/Next Moogle Event
We are currently in a Tomestone event, hunting for Irregular Tomestones of Genesis!
But this one has been named the First Hunt for Genesis and the Mogpendium shows a second one is on the way.
So, stay tuned!
The Maiden’s Rhapsody
Last Ran: Jan – Feb 2024
Join a Lalafellin reporter who is covering a story about a lost warrior who is carving her way through Eorzea.
The maiden has not merely lost her way, but has forgotten her mission too. Help her unravel the mystery, get the reporter the story they want and gain an awesome glamour outfit to boot.
Fall Guys Collaboration
Last Run: 31st October – 31st December 2023
A new event in 2023, the Fall Guys Collaboration event features repeatable jumping and obstacle courses. You race against other players and it works through three knock-out stages.
Thankfully, you get some partial reward even if you’re knocked out in the first round! If you didn’t, I wouldn’t have gotten anything. I’m not exaggerating.
Due to health issues, I didn’t manage to do a guide for this one, but I’ll aim to whenever it next runs.
Why You Should Do FFXIV Events
Okay should is totally my opinion. But I’ll give you my ×1’s worth:
- They Don’t Take Long to Do (Usually)
I saw a player’s reply to a thread recently offering the idea of some form of large group combat instead of stories. If that’s your thing, then great. But Seasonal Events don’t take much time out of your fighting time!
- Some Parts are Tailored
The more I’ve progressed through FFXIV, the more I’ve noticed this. Some aspects change depending on where your character is at in the MSQ:
- Extra dialogue options
- Certain NPCs appearing in the event area
- More NPCs to ‘meet and greet’ in the secondary parts of events
So I like to see who has been included this year compared to last.
- Chill With Other Players
I often see players just mingling around an event’s area, even a few days after it has started. It’s good to see people just “being”, living in the world and spending time with others.
- Time-Limited Rewards
Very often, if you miss an event, the only way you’ll get that reward is by paying for it with real money. Maybe that’s not so bad for the random minions, but you may regret it for mounts and glamours.
- Unique Storytelling
The stories mean something at FFXIV Events. From self-acceptance, to gratitude, to helping the children, to raising up strong women, to putting others first – there is strong, positive messaging. The stories are coherant and not “preachy”. After so much doom and gloom in EndWalker, events were a breath of fresh air for me.
TL;DR Come and Enjoy the 2024 FFXIV Seasonal Events!
You have plenty of time for reputation-earning, levelling, questing and battling. Take a refresher and a breather and join in the FFXIV Seasonal Events.
Read the full story on at least one character and take it in. There’s no need to power through on your first run. But that’s just my opinion.
Above all, enjoy your time in FFXIV and do your best to make sure others do the same.