Good day, adventurers!
Matsui here with some information on Vana’diel in July.

Everyone here is now intimately familiar with what it means to work from home. At present, team members are doing a mix of at-home and in-office work, making sure to respect social distancing and taking care that not too many people are in the office at once. I can say with confidence that we’ve finally reached a point where we can give you the same version updates you’ve gotten used to over the past handful of years.

Let’s get right to it, shall we?
First up are job adjustments, which for this version update are centered on paladins.
The first adjustment is to Protect spells, which will now have increased effects when used by a paladin and can target players in an area of effect under certain circumstances. The second adjustment comes to Reprisal, which now provides an even further increased blocking chance against monsters of equal or higher level.

Next up is an expansion to our latest battle content, Odyssey. Sheol B will be added to the game, and even more equipment will be able to be reforged. The foes found within this new Sheol are stronger than in the previous, so be sure to take full advantage of your Moogle Mastery before setting foot in this ethereal realm.

Ambuscade is also getting its monthly facelift, featuring an all-new battle against spiders and the return of Qiqirn to the fray. The spiders switch between various battle modes, making them a bit trickier to tackle than you might expect, but you should be able to seize victory if you counter physical attacks with physical attacks and magic attacks with magic attacks.

Tokyo is now fully within the grasp of the rainy season, with muggy days being the norm. Sleeping at night can be a bit of a struggle without air conditioning, but I think we set the dial a little too far at home, so I’m feeling a bit under the weather. Make sure to take everything in moderation and greet the next version update in the best condition you can be in. See you in Vana’diel!

Below is the usual list of items to be added in July. As always, last-minute issues may arise that prevent some of these items from making it in.

Mission and Quest-Related
Implementation TimingUpdate Task and OverviewIn-progress TaskNotes
JulyRecords of Eminence・Add new objectives
・Update monthly objectives

Content and System-Related
Implementation TimingUpdate Task and OverviewIn-progress TaskNotes
JulyAmbuscade・Add new notorious monsters
・Replace reward items
JulyOdyssey・Add new areas-
JulyWanted Battles・Add to list of upgradeable equipment items-
JulyOtherworldly Skirmishes・Adjust content-
JulyPorter Moogle・Add to list of supported items-

Implementation TimingUpdate Task and OverviewIn-progress TaskNotes
JulyPaladin・Add new job traits
・Adjust certain job abilities
・Adjust certain spells

Implementation TimingUpdate Task and OverviewIn-progress TaskNotes
JulyItems・Add new items-