Good day, stalwarts of Vana’diel! Matsui here with your monthly update.

I’d like to begin our periodic ritual by sharing with you what you can expect in the update going live on the 12th.

As mentioned during the 29th installment of the Freshly Picked Vana’diel broadcast, we’re bringing you brand-new battle content known as Omen. Omen takes place in a secluded area of Reisenjima, with players carving a path through a variety of dangerous inhabitants and clearing a variety of objectives until they eventually reach their quarry in the heart of the forest.

Clearing objectives in a certain order will reward players with spoils, so you can attempt objectives based on the number and strength of your party members. In addition to powerful equipment, the victorious will be able to get their hands on materials for further reforging their artifact armor, and we hope you experience the thrilling battles we have laid out and work to bring these well-known pieces to the forefront once more.

We’ve also got the monthly changes to Ambuscade and a couple adjustments to Eschan portals found in Reisenjima.

As we end 2016 in Vana’diel in style, I want to take the opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to delivering fresh experiences in 2017, and we look forward to continuing our journey with you for a long time to come.

Below is the usual detailed list of additions and adjustments for December. As always, some items may be pushed back to a later update due to unforeseen last-minute issues.

Content and System-related
Implementation TimingUpdate Task and OverviewIn-progress TaskNotes
DecemberOmen・Add new area-
DecemberReisenjima・Add warp points-
DecemberTitles・Add new title-
Implementation TimingUpdate Task and OverviewIn-progress TaskNotes
DecemberOmen・Add new notorious monsters-
DecemberAmbuscade・Add new notorious monsters-
Implementation TimingUpdate Task and OverviewIn-progress TaskNotes
DecemberFurther Artifact armor reforging・Create new items-
DecemberOmen・Create new items-
DecemberAmbuscade・Create new items-
DecemberGuild Merchant・Add new items-
DecemberSynthesis・Add new recipes-
DecemberPorter Moogle・Add items to the list of supported items-