Lightning Countdown Starts | Lightning FATE Launches In 2 Days

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Highly anticipated and sometimes controversial, the Lightning FATE is set to launch later this week.

It seems like the previously mentioned “14th” will be the magic date that a certain “mysterious traveler” will enter Eorzea. With a bit of mystery surrounding the character and how she actually fits into a logical story line, the first of 4 quests kicks off on Thursday. Every two days a new event in the chain will open up until all four are available. They will then remain available until December 9th, so if you can’t jump into the Lightning FATE right away you don’t have to worry.

Weapons and gender specific gear are on the table for those that complete the event and each of the 4 quests does have a minimum level so make sure you get up to at least level 45 to take on all four challenges.

If you just started playing and can’t make it though, don’t worry. You’ll have another opportunity to play the Lightning FATE event in February of 2014 in the NA/EU regions as the the event will circle back through to usher in the launch of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

Check out the “pre-event” lore on the Lodestone and the full event details below!

* By completing the quest “For the Winsome” players will gain access to a new hairstyle from the aesthetician scheduled for implementation in patch 2.1.

Event Date and Times

From Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. to Monday, December 9, 2013 at 6:59 a.m. (PST)
The story arc for this event is comprised of multiple quests that will be released at the following times:

  • Chapter 1: From Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. (PST)
  • Chapter 2: From Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. (PST)
  • Chapter 3: From Monday, November 18, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. (PST)
  • Chapter 4: From Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. (PST)

* Previous chapters will remain available as new chapters are unlocked.

Lightning Strikes

Speak to the reporters who will appear at the following locations.

* Please note that these quests cannot be completed after the event has concluded.

* This event is scheduled to make a return in February 2014 for the North American and European release of Lighting Returns: FINAL FANTASY XIII.

Chapter 1: For the Winsome

Required Level: 12 or above
Quest Prerequisites: None
Quest Location: Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks – Peter Winsome

Chapter 1: For the Winsome

Chapter 2: Seeking the Scoop

Required Level: 26 or above
Quest Prerequisites: Complete “For the Winsome”
Quest Location: Uldah, Steps of Nald – Dural Tharal

Chapter 2: Seeking the Scoop

Chapter 3: The Knight’s Passage

Required Level: 38 or above
Quest Prerequisites: Complete “Seeking the Scoop”
Quest Location: Old Gridania – Kipih Jakkya

Chapter 3: The Knight's Passage

Chapter 4: Wonder and Lightning

Required Level: 45 or above
Quest Prerequisites: Complete “The Knight’s Passage”
Quest Location: Old Gridania – Kipih Jakkya

Chapter 4: Wonder and Lightning

1 COMMENT

  1. Did you mean to imply that it wouldn’t be available across the board in Feb? If so, can you provide a source as to why it would return only on NA/EU servers? I haven’t found anything saying there would be a division in availability. Maybe its just a phrasing issue and not your intention at all?

    The official post says: “* This event is scheduled to make a return in February 2014 for the North American and European release of Lighting Returns: FINAL FANTASY XIII.”

    Your article says: “You’ll have another opportunity to play the Lightning FATE event in February of 2014 in the NA/EU regions”

    Right now ALL servers are having this event in celebration of the JP release of Nov 21st of the Lightning Returns game. In February the Lightning Returns game will be released in NA/EU regions, and it is my understanding from official posts that again the event will be available on all servers regardless of any data center allocation. Can you clarify this for us please? Thanks so much!

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