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Welcome Back Campaigns provide previously deactivated Final Fantasy XI accounts to log in for free for a short period of time. These campaigns sometimes coincide with other ongoing Special Events that temporarily accelerate player advancement and progression through content.[1]


  1. Your PlayOnline account is transferred to Square Enix account.
  2. You must have an active PlayOnline/FINAL FANTASY XI service account.
  3. Character status under the inactive character options must be set to "Cancelled" status as of 72 hours before the start of the current campaign.[2]

Campaign Periods

Current Campaign

  • Welcome Back Campaign 2018:
    • From Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 1:00 a.m. to Monday, May 28, 2018 at 1:00 a.m. (PDT)

Concurrent Events

Previous Campaigns


  1. Return Home to Vana'diel Campaign
  2. Return Home to Vana'diel Campaign Eligibility (Account/Character Requirements)