Greetings, adventurers!
Matsui here with your January 2020 roundup.

We’re almost into our first update of the New Year, with the development team working feverishly to close out the 2010s with a bang!

Let’s get right into the thick of things. The first Ambuscade of the 2020s features a new battle against clots. Those of you familiar with mochi—whether the traditional Japanese kind or the ice cream type that I hear is really popular overseas—will understand the inspiration for this battle. The clot will create slime companions under certain conditions, decreasing its HP in the process. Dealing with a near endless supply of little baddies is certainly one way to deal with the beast, but one of them may just contain a little New Year’s treat!

On the job adjustment front, January will focus on beastmasters. We’ve got some pet skill adjustments that should help you pick up the pace in battle.

Finally, there are some small adjustments coming to Domain Invasion based on all the feedback that you’ve given on this month’s large-scale revamp. Please keep reporting any other concerns you have on the forums!

Whether you spend the New Year with friends, family, or by yourself, I hope you are able to find time over the holidays to visit Vana’diel and wish your fellow adventurers a wonderful 2020.

Below is the usual table of items to be added in the next version update. Remember that last-minute issues may arise that prevent us from adding all of them to the game, but we’re working our best to bring you everything on this list!

Mission and Quest-related
Implementation TimingUpdate Task and OverviewIn-progress TaskNotes
JanuaryRecords of Eminence・Update monthly objectives-
Content and System-related
Implementation TimingUpdate Task and OverviewIn-progress TaskNotes
JanuaryAmbuscade・Add new notorious monsters
・Replace reward items
JanuaryDomain Invasion・Make improvements to content-
Implementation TimingUpdate Task and OverviewIn-progress TaskNotes
JanuaryBeastmaster・Adjust merit points
・Adjust pet abilities
Implementation TimingUpdate Task and OverviewIn-progress TaskNotes
JanuaryItem・Add new items-